Photograph of the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe circa 1939. Taken from the street, looking northwest, the lawn surrounding the building is covered in snow. The two-story brick courthouse with central belltower was designed by architect George Washburn in 1891, and was demolished in 1952.
Photograph of male students at Shawnee Mission Rural High School having a snowball fight in 1940 or 1941. The students stand in the middle of a snowy field with houses visible in the background, and some are pictured mid-throw. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Recreation" scrapbook. A note included with the photograph reads "Annual all school snow ball fight. F.F.A.
Photograph of two men posing outside a Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railway car in the 1910s. The single trolley car bears a "SHAWNEE" sign on the front, and "Shawnee" and "Kansas City & Olathe E. R." are painted on its side. Snow covers the ground, and houses are visible behind the car. One of the two uniformed men is identified as Tom Davis. The interurban rail line ran for 7 miles between Olathe and Kansas City from 1903 to 1934, and was also known as the Hocker's Grove or Hocker Line.
Photograph of Lois and Robert Sanders and an unidentied woman posing near a Country Club Plaza sign in winter, circa 1930. Lois, a local entertainer and radio personality, stands at left; Robert, first mayor of Fairway, Kansas, peeks from underneath the sign; their unidentified companion stands at right. The sign reads "Country Club Plaza Shopping Center Free Parking" and includes an image of a tower. Buildings and utility poles are visible in the background of the image.