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E F Corwin
Reuben Gold Thwaites
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
A City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A. W. Alger
Advertising card for A. W. Alger with two images of women in a kitchen called "The Old Way" and the "The New Way." The old way shows a stove falling apart, a broken dish, a spilling pot, a broken window,...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 57 with Portraits and People in Outdoor Scenes
Scrapbook page containing eight smaller advertising cards arranged artfully around a larger central card. Central card shows a woman holding a rose. Two small cards show a boy and a girl with flowers....
An "Ice Ball" of Mirrors
April 15, 1923
Photo and article about the "gigantic 'ice ball'" atop the sprinkler tower of the Kansas City Cold Storage and Warehouse Company building (managed by E. M. Dodds) on East 3rd Street, resembling a ball...
Another KC Winner
April 20, 2008
Kansas City artist Elijah Gowin won a Guggenheim Fellowship. This is the second time in two years that a Kansas City artist has won this award. Gowin is assistant professor of art and art history at the...
Big Blue River
May 12, 1905
Short description of the Big Blue River, called in 1804 the "Blue Water River" by Lewis and Clark on their exploration of the Louisiana Territory.
Biography of Dorothy B. Perkins (1884-1981), Ballet Teacher
Corn Straight from Grist Mill Made Food for Every Table in Earlier Days
File containing an article about Falling Springs Mill, "north of Alton, in Oregon County, near the southern border of the state" of Missouri, and the corn meal produced there.
Downtown, North from Liberty Memorial
Postcard view of Downtown Kansas City, looking North from the Liberty Memorial
Electric Park (2nd), Lake
Postcard of Lake in Electric Park (2nd)
Electric Park (2nd), Tower and Bandstand
Postcard of Electric Park (2nd), Tower and Bandstand at Night
Fall of 11 Stories Kills an Executive: Edwin C. Hogueland Fatally Injured in Tragedy at Harzfeld Store
Photo and story of the life and death of Edwin Hogueland (~1909-1961), "a vice president and treasurer of Harzfeld's" Downtown clothing store at Main and Petticoat Lane, falling to his death at the age...
Falling under the Pounding of a Wrecking Ball
Photo and caption about the demolition of "the 57-year-old E. C. White School" in 1965 "to make way for the new Plaza branch library."
Forgotten Missourians Who Made History: Missourians Who Made Lasting Contributions to Our State and Nation yet Are Largely Forgotten by Subsequent Generations
Illustration and biographical sketch of David Atchison, a federal senator for Missouri and President of the United States for one day in March 1849 because of the inauguration of the incoming president...
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the City Bosses
Chapter of the book about Tom Pendergast, political boss of Kansas City, with comparisons of him to other national urban bosses rising and falling in the Great Depression.
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing a man in a suit and top hat falling off a diving board into the water below where a man swims, smoking. One of a set of two cards telling...
History of St. Charles, Montgomery and Warren Counties, Missouri
One paragraph about a myriad of falling stars or meteors in the sky of Montgomery County and surrounding areas in 1833.
J. W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co.
Folded advertising card for J. W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co. that unfolds to show an illustrated version of "Jack and Jill." When folded, the card looks like a crocodile leather wallet which says: "As there...
John Raymond Winslow
Portrait of John Raymond Winslow, a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp. He was born on September 28, 1921 in Chanute, Kansas to David and Sylvia Winslow. The family moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1930, graduating...
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