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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
In the 'City of the Future' Unique Streetcar Rise Raised Hair
August 18, 2010
Short article and postcard image of the Ninth Street Incline and West Bottoms District. The line was designed by civil engineer Robert Gillham and completed in 1885. At the time, it was one of only two...
House a Gateway to Wyandot Past
February 15, 2012
Postcard image of and short article on the John M. and Lucy. B Armstrong Residence in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The home was purported to be the oldest existing building in Kansas City, KS when the postcard...
Hotel Victoria Ahead of Time
March 7, 2012
Postcard image of and short article on the Hotel Victoria, formerly located at Ninth Street and McGee. The 240-room hotel opened in 1888 and was frequently patronized by wealthy cattlemen in town for business....
Holy Rosary Crib Tradition a Holiday Classic
December 24, 2008
Postcard image from 1941 of the Holy Rosary Church's Christmas crib nativity scene and a short article about the history of the church and its crib tradition. The Holy Rosary Parish was found in the 1880s...
Holiday Postcard Collection Finding Aid
circa early 1900s
This collection contains approximately 400 greeting card postcards for holidays, including: birthday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year's, Saint Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, and Washington's birthday....
Highest Point in KC Housed Corruption Cleanser
August 19, 2009
Postcard image of the David Proctor residence at 7404 Mercier St., reported to be "located on the highest point in Kansas City, 301.5 feet above the Missouri River." The accompanying article includes biographical...
July 25, 2007
Brief article and early postcard image of Heathwood Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The park is located at 10th & L Road and was developed in the early 1900s as part of the Parkwood residential district.
Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
ca1950s-1990s, [bulk 1960s-70s]
Collection of correspondence, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings (including obituaries), etc., belonging to Harvey Rettberg, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fan Club. Includes information...
Handbills and Posters
File contains various handbills, posters, and related materials.
Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
Photos, illustrations, and information on Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City-based greeting company founded by Joyce Hall in the early 1900s and headquartered at Crown Center.
Ginger Club Businesses Offer Snappy Service
January 30, 2008
Postcard image showing the 300 block of East 12th Street (circa 1909) and a short article about the "Ginger Club," a group of 12th Street business owners who promoted the 300 block area and whose motto...
General Joseph O. Shelby Undefeated to the Last
January 26, 2011
Postcard image of the Joseph O. Shelby memorial at Forest Hill Cemetery (69th & Troost) and short article about the military career of General Shelby. The memorial pays homage to Confederate soldiers who...
From Packing Meat to Packing Heat
June 9, 2010
Postcard image of the Cudhay Packing Co. plant (Kansas City, Kansas) and short article about the company's founder Patrick Cudahy. Patrick and his brothers partnered with the Armour Packing House in the...
Fred Harvey Restaurant
Interior view of the Fred Harvey Restaurant at the Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. ''In the east wing of the Union Station, Kansas City adjoining the Grand Lobby, is the Restaurant. The decorations...
Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge
November 7, 2007
Postcard image of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge located at 11th & Central and formerly the James Ogelbay residence. The caption includes information about James Ogelbay, an early Kansas City...
Fountain Stands the Test of Time
March 28, 2012
Postcard image and short article about the American Legion Memorial Fountain. Originally located at Ninth and Main streets, the drinking fountain was designed by Kansas City sculptor Robert Merril Gage...
First National Bank
Postcard of the interior of the First National Bank Building at 10th and Baltimore
Fire Destroys Once Grand Fairmount Park
March 23, 2011
Postcard image and short historical article about the old Fairmount Park, located in what is now Sugar Creek, Missouri. The 50-acre recreational area was developed by railroad magnate Arthur Stilwell to...
Filled: The Real Deal on Northeast's Reservoir
March 14, 2012
Article gives a history of the old reservoir overlooking Cliff Drive in the Northeast district. The reservoir was completed in 1920 and had a capacity of 16 million gallons of water. It became obsolete...
Fidelity National Bank
2 postcards of the old and new Fidelity National Bank buildings
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