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General Photograph Collection
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TitleGeneral Photograph Collection
AbstractThis collection of over 40 boxes and 25 linear feet is an on-going, artificial collection of photographs covering a wide range of years and including various different photographers. The bulk of the collection is composed of the Brookings Montgomery photographs which were purchased by the Kansas City Public Library from the Montgomery estate in the 1960s. This collection contains a large number of photographs by the Photo View Company of Kansas City which Mr. Montgomery had acquired. Most of the prints in this collection have negatives and are black and white and 8"x10" in size. The collection has been arranged alphabetically by subject. The collection is strong in Kansas City's structural images as its buildings, bridges, homes, institutions, streets, statues and other landmarks. Also preserved are images of natural events as floods, fires and tornado damage. Social aspects are captured in scenes of parades, clubs, schools, parks, as well as some portraits of prominent citizens and groups. There are also a number of automobile photographs ranging in time from ca1900-1960. The strength of the collection lies in its focus on Kansas City and the broad range of years it covers. This collection has been digitized and is available for viewing on this Local History site. Photographers/studios include Brookings Montgomery, Dory DeAngelo, Anderson Photo Company, Photographic & View Company (PhotoView), and others. Current arrangement processed: 1990-92.
NotesBrookings Montgomery was a local Kansas City photographer for 50 years. He owned Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte Street. Mr. Montgomery died in 1963.
Dateca1870-[ongoing] (bulk 1895-1960)
Local SubjectPhotographs
Montgomery, Brookings
Item TypeArchival Material
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Item ID209409
CONTENTdm number36557
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