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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Drumm Institute: A Helping Hand with a Closed Palm
Illustrations and article about the Andrew Drumm Institute, a school and work farm for orphaned boys (but not delinquents) "southeast of Independence, Missouri," "founded by the late Andrew Drumm, a livestock...
E. Pinkert, Practical Furrier
Advertising card for E. Pinkert showing an image on a palette of two boys lending a hand to a girl on snowy ground. Front of card says: "E. Pinkert, Practical Furrier." Back of card says: "E. Pinkert .."."...
File containing photos and multiple articles about Earl Beck, "recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia" as appointed by his personal friend, President Harry Truman. Beck was an African American...
Electric Park (2nd), Beach
Postcard view of Beach at Electric Park (2nd)
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
Photo and bio of John Perry, co-founder of the Keith & Perry Coal Company (changed in 1890 to the Central Coal & Coke Company) in Kansas City in 1890 and of the Perry Memorial Home for orphan boys in Westport....
Advertising card for Ernst Stoeltzing showing a girl cutting a piece of meat or sausage with a large knife while two boys and a dog look on. Front of card is stamped with: "Tel. 851 Grand. Est. 1863. Ernst...
Excelsior Springs, Elms Hotel
Postcard of the Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs, MO
Exterior View of Westminster Congregational Church
Street corner view of the Westminster Congegational Church located at 36th and Walnut. Includes two small unidentified boys standing on corner.
F. T. Hadlond
Advertising card for F. T. Hadlond showing a boy appearing as if he is bursting through the card, ripping it, with dandelions below. Card is embossed. Front of card says: "This Bottle of Seely's May Queen...
Famous Burger Rolling Away
August 17, 2007
A 60-year-old Sedalia, Missouri, landmark called the Wheel Inn Drive Inn is scheduled to close on September 3, 2007. The restaurant is known for its Guber Burger, a "1940s era hamburger with peanut butter."...
Fire in the Hole: Missouri's Coal History
July 28, 2013
Article describes the history of the coal industry in Missouri. An explosion at Mine No. 6 of the Keith & Perry Coal Company in Rich Hill, Missouri, that resulted in the deaths of over twenty miners on...
Folder contains a souvenir program in the shape of a football for the Kansas vs. Missouri football game held on Thanksgiving Day, 1896, at the Exposition Ball Park. The program contains published photographs...
For Troubled Boys: New Family, New Life
Photo and biographical article about Curtis Kenyon and his wife Elinor Kenyon, volunteer hosts and counselors for troubled boys at their home at 4940 Westwood Road. Institution known as "The Family" and...
Fort Leavenworth, Residence
A house located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with four boys, two girls, and two women seated on the porch. Written in pencil on the back, "260 I/Capt. Huf?'s/Fort."
Fourth of July
Fourth of July Postcard
Frank S. Land, 69, of De Molay Dies: Founder of Fraternal Group of Youth Served as Imperial Potentate of Shriners
Photo and obituary for Frank Land (1890-1959), "founder of the Order of De Molay and its director for forty years." Description of his career as a shriner, forming De Molay to help "boys left fatherless...
Garment District Building
Building located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri at the corner of 10th and Broadway with an address of 1000 Broadway. The 1953 Kansas City city directory identifies the building as the W. R. Nelson Trust...
George B. Peck Dry Goods Company
Postcard of the George B. Peck Dry Goods Company building
George Laurence Mailliard, Sr. Obituary
December 10, 2008
George L. Mailliard, Sr., known as Mr. M., died on December 9, 2008. He owned Mailliard's Incorporated, a men and boys clothing store which began in the Prairie Village Shopping Center in 1954. Eventually...
Ghastly 1918 Tales Chronicle Pandemic
November 2, 2005
The Spanish influenza of 1918 had a drastic effect on Kansas City. Article states that the city was in the ranks of the 10 most devastated cities. Includes how life was altered during that time period...
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