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KC Fans Getting World Series returns
KC Fans Getting World Series returns
TitleKC Fans Getting World Series returns
DescriptionPostcard of Kansas City fans getting World Series returns
Historical ArticleAn old promotional post card pictures Kansas City fans getting World Series returns from a scoreboard on the front of Browning King's men and boys' clothing store at the northeast corner of 11th and Grand.

The post card was mailed to a Browning King customer July 19, 1924, to advertise a Genuine Palm Beach suit sale, $11.75, and imported English broadcloth shirts, each $2.45, three for $7.

Since the World Series had not yet been played when the card was mailed in July, the post card probably pictures a crowd the previous year. In 1923 the World Series was held in New York City with the New York Yankees beating the New York Giants four out of six games.

The post card was contributed by Ouida Roach of Leawood.

Today the old Browning King corner site is occupied by the Chicago Title Insurance Company and on the upper levels by the Shoppers Parkade, a 6-floor parking facility fronting on McGee.

Kansas City Star
October 9, 1976

Kansas City has always been known as a baseball town. The old postcard in color, postmarked July 19, 1924, pictures fans getting the latest returns on the World Series from a scoreboard located in front of the Browning King Men & Boys Clothing store at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Grand Avenue.

Streetcars ran frequently on the tracks pictured on this busy downtown street. Some people in the crowd wisely chose a viewing point just west of the tracks and many on the corner near the Emery-Bird-Thayer Grand Avenue entrance.

The Johnson County Historical Museum has brought together hundreds of artifacts for a baseball exhibit titled Take Me out to the Ball Game. It takes a look at professional and amateur baseball in the Greater Kansas City area. More than 50 institutions and individuals are loaning items for the exhibit, including the Smithsonian Institute to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The exhibit opens Saturday at the museum, 6305 Lackman Road. Hours are 10:00 to 4:30 Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00 to 4:30 Sunday. Admission is free.

Kansas City Star
May 11, 1990

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectBrowning, King and Co. Building
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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