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1. World War I Soldiers with Child World War I Soldiers with Child A post card of World War I soliders. The solider on the right is John A. Ingino. The one on the left is Manuel Polsinelli; the child is not identified.

2. Whizzo the Clown Whizzo the Clown July 27, 2005 In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column the featured postcard is of Whizzo the Clown and titled "Whizzo on TV 9". According to information supplied with this card, Frank Oliver Wiziarde was a Westmoreland,...

3. When Rockaway Beach Rocked When Rockaway Beach Rocked August 24, 2011 Postcard image and short article about the development of Rockaway Beach on Lake Taneycomo in the Ozarks. The resort community was developed in the early-1900s by Kansas City businessman and realtor Willard...

4. Vanderslice Made It Big in the KC Ice and Coal Business Vanderslice Made It Big in the KC Ice and Coal Business August 26, 2009 Advertising postcard and short article about the Vanderslice-Lynds Company, a grain brokerage firm in Kansas City. Includes biographical information about Howard Vanderslice who partnered with John Lynds...

5. TWA Rocket Ship TWA Rocket Ship November 1, 2006 The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features a TWA promotional postcard of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The rocket in the postcard was also at one time a part of the TWA building in Kansas City....

6. Townley Co. Postcard Shows Business as Usual in 1909 Townley Co. Postcard Shows Business as Usual in 1909 March 5, 2008 Short article and risqué postcard image for the Townley Metal and Hardware Company. The business was founded in 1884 by James P. Townley who resided among Kansas City's elite families in the Northeast...

7. Town Owes History to Oil Town Owes History to Oil April 10, 2013 Postcard image of and short article about the Sugar Creek Refinery, operated by the Standard Oil Company, which began processing oil in 1904. The refinery played a large role in the development of Sugar...

8. Torey Southwick and Ol' Gus Torey Southwick and Ol' Gus September 28, 2005 In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column in this issue is featured a postcard of Torey Southwick holding his puppet, Ol' Gus. They were on Kansas City afternoon television from the late 1950s to...

9. This Alley Was Outta this World This Alley Was Outta this World January 8, 2014 Postcard image and short article on the former All Star Bowl at 6000 Independence Avenue. The former space-themed bowling venue featured "The Space Lounge," decorated with hanging planets, comets and rocket...

10. The Spring Valley Park that Once Was The Spring Valley Park that Once Was March 27, 2013 Postcard image of and short article about the Spring Valley Park, located between 28th St., and Woodland Ave., and 29th St., and Brooklyn Ave. With several natural springs and a lake, the area was a popular...

11. The Sheffield Car & Equipment Company The Sheffield Car & Equipment Company November 29, 2006 The "Postcards of Historic Northeast" feature for this issue is the Sheffield Car & Equipment Company. According to city directories from around 1911 the company was located at the Blue River and the Santa...

12. The Chester Steams Through Missouri River's History The Chester Steams Through Missouri River's History September 10, 2008 Postcard image and short article about the Chester steamboat and the Armour, Swift and Burlington Bridge. The Chester was owned by the Kansas City Transporation and Steamship Company and transported passengers...

13. Sunday School at Oakley M.E. Church Sunday School at Oakley M.E. Church March 13, 2013 Postcard image of and short article about the Oakley Methodist Episcopal Church near Independence Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. Construction on the building, designed by landscape architect George Kessler,...

14. Sni-A-Bar Gardens Sni-A-Bar Gardens April 11, 2012 Postcard image and short article about Sni-A-Bar Gardens, described as the "largest and best appointed dinner dance place in the central west." The entertainment venue was located at 40 Highway and Blue...

15. Sex Sold...Even in 1909; Risque Photos Entice Men Sex Sold...Even in 1909; Risque Photos Entice Men June 8, 2011 Photo postcard and short article about the Townley Metal & Hardware Co. and its founder James P. Townley. The risque postcard/calling card showing a provocatively posed woman on the front was mailed to...

16. Seeing Kansas City on the Gray Line Seeing Kansas City on the Gray Line March 19, 2014 Postcard image of a 1920s "Parlor Coach" operated by the Yellow Cab Company. An accompanying article describes how such coaches were built by the American Car Company and Safeway Six Wheel Company. Each...

17. Schooled in the Manual Arts Schooled in the Manual Arts February 1, 2012 Postcard image of the old Manual Training School building and a short article on the history of the institution. Located on the 1200 block of Truman Road, Manual Training School was founded in 1897 and...

18. School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History October 15, 2008 Short article and postcard image of the Scarritt Bible and Training Institute. Established in 1890, the school for girls was located at Harris (now Norledge) and Askew avenues near the Melrose Methodist...

19. SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1890-1998 Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...

20. SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...