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Young Man with Dog

Photograph of a young man kneeling with a dog, surrounded by dead rats, circa 1922. The young man, identified as Harold Dunham, is the son of William Dunham, superintendent of the Johnson County Poor Farm from 1917 to 1923. He is posed with a dog identified as Toodles, who was responsible for killing the 30+ rats at the farm. The farm, located at the northwest corner of 119th Street and Ridgeview Road in Olathe, Kansas, operated from 1863 through World War II. 

Snowplow at Work in Oak Meyer Gardens

Motorized snowplows are called into action to clear the sidewalks of J. C. Nichols Companies homes in the Oak Meyer Gardens subdivision. This vantage point faces west on 65th Street just west of Cherry Street. Southwest High School at Wornall Road and 65th Street can be seen in the far background.

Slow - Children street sign at Westwood Road and Mercier Street

A young boy with his bike and dog photographed in front of a Slow - Children street sign erected by the Westwood Homes Association at Westwood Road and Mercier. This vantage point faces north-northwest at the intersection of Mercier Street and Westwood Road.

Scenes from 1936 General Election in Kansas City

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing photographs of Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. Pictured are Pal E. Bush, Sally Hughes, George Fischback, Ethel Wilcox, Kenneth Prater, Owen L. Gilchrist, Marie Griggs, Mae Meehan, John Landon, Alf Landon, Theo Cobb Landon, and Darius A. Brown.

Picnic in Indian Hills

This picnic oven in Indian Hills was a favorite spot of Mr. Nichols, and the family often spent an evening here. Mr. Nichols is shown bringing the firewood, Ernest Holt tending the fire, Miller and Eleanor with one of the family dogs around a tub of water, Jake Scott standing at the fireplace, Grace Carlson seated at far right, and Clyde Nichols and another of the family pets seated on top of the fireplace.

Mr. and Mrs. Browning Fellers with a Polygonum Vine

An autochrome photograph of Browning Fellers with Mary B. Fellers standing next to a polygonum vine on their property.

J. C. Nichols Company Salesmen Organization

J. C. Nichols Company salesmen organization, taken on the terrace of the J. C. Nichols home at 1214 W. 55th Street. This vantage point faces north towards the residence from just north of Santa Fe Road (now 55th Street) between State Line Road and Ward Parkway.

Indian Lane Ford

The Indian Lane ford over Brush Creek in Mission Hills, Nichols children in the center, Harriet Smith on the left. This vantage point faces southwest towards the intersection of Indian Lane and 63rd Street, pictured left.

FFA Boys Repairing an Outdoor Oven

Photograph of about a dozen young men, Future Farmers of America participants, gathered around a brick outdoor oven in 1940 or 1941. A note included with the photograph reads: "Repairing an out-door oven for a patron." The boys are laughing at a small dog sitting inside the oven, and one boy stands on top of the structure next to the brick chimney. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook.

English Cherry Tree

An autochrome photograph of Mrs. Ella B. Adams sitting under an English cherry tree on her and her husband's property. Mr. Washington Adams was an attorney at law, Kansas City, city attorney and county counselor for Kansas City and Jackson County.

5528 Glenwood, Mission

Photograph of the back and backyard of house at 5528 Glenwood Street in Mission, Kansas, in 1941. The house, owned by Marvin Nye, has a bird bath and Adirondack chairs in the back yard of the one-story wood-sided house. Mrs. Nye can be seen kneeling on the ground next to the family dog.

"Scenes on Mayor Bryce B. Smith's Red Bridge Farm"

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on August 25, 1935 showing photographs from Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith's farm near the northwest corner of Blue River Road and Red Bridge Road. It includes photographs of Smith and his daughter Betty Mary Smith, the Red Bridge Farm lake (now Alex George Lake), a totem pole, the main entrance, an ornamental well, hunting trophies, a spring house, and other subjects.