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Architectural drawing depicting a rendering created by J. M. Felt & Company Architects of a new church for the Vine Street Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri. This draft was created shortly before 1931 when this new building was completed and the church was renamed Paseo Baptist Church.

Photograph of the Ministers Congress in Kansas City, posed inside of an unidentified church.

Ruth E. Johnson

Photograph of Ruth E. Johnson (10/27/1898 - 06/15/1970), a beautician in Kansas City, Missouri. Her obituary describes her professional life as follows: "She came to Kansas City about 1917, and attended Beauty school. She worked with Mrs. L. Haley Thompson and Mrs. Ruthelle Winkfield in a beauty shop venture in the old Street’s Hotel. She later bought the Peacock Beauty Shop and, because of her talent, made a successful shop on east 12th street. She was an early specialist in finger-waving and taught the art to many."

Date: 
1940

Photograph of Preston Allen, Jr. in uniform, taken by Ronson Studio.

Photograph of Reverend Preston Allen, Sr. and Otealet Allen outside of their home at 2439 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1940

Photograph of the attendees of the Sunflower Grand Lodge Knights of Pythis and Grand Court 39th Annual Session at the 8th Street Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas, July 26-28, 1932. This photograph was taken by Williams Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri and facing west towards the main entrance to the church.

Date: 
July 1932

Early 1940s photograph of Macedonia Baptist Church congregation members as they depart on a trolley ride to Fairyland (7501 Prospect Avenue) for an annual church picnic there. Reverend Preston Allen, Sr. is pictured standing at the door of the streetcar parked near 22nd Street and Troost Avenue. At that time, the Macedonia Baptist Church was located at 2205 Troost Avenue.

Early 1940s photograph of Grace Allen, Reverend Preston Allen, Sr., and Vernetta Allen standing in front of Preston's home at 2439 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

1926-1927 photograph of LeRoy Anthony, Thelma Anthony-Scott, and Ruby Anthony-Miller posed on an imitation reindeer during their visit with Santa Claus at the Jones Store in downtown, Kansas City, Missouri.

1937-1938 photograph of Willetta Anthony, youngest sister of LeRoy Anthony, standing by an unidentified young boy [Eddo?].

Corner view of a multistorey brick building

Photograph of the segregated Lincoln High School, once located at the northeast corner of Tracy Avenue and 19th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of Tracy and 19th.

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