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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...
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...
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...
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,...
The Always Fashionable Brookside Hotel
June 25, 2014
Postcard image of and short article on the former Brookside Hotel located at 54th Street and Brookside Boulevard. The hotel opened in 1919. During WWII it housed officers attending Rockhurst College; the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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.
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