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Hall, Joyce C
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
Catherine M Knowles
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
Mrs. Sam Ray Postcards
A 2 volume collection of photocopies of portions of the column "A Postcard from Old Kansas City" from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times. Authored by Mrs. Sam (Mildred Kittell) Ray, the column...
Monarch Vinegar Works in Kansas City, Missouri
February 22, 2006
Featured in the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column is one entitled "A Partial View of Our Immense Plant, Kansas City, Mo." The Monarch Vinegar Works was located at 2400 Nicholson Avenue in the East...
Missouri Pacific Lines: Route of the Eagles
May 4, 2011
Promotional postcard and accompanying article about the Missouri Pacific Railroad's "Eagle" streamliners. The Eagle line was launched in 1939 to much fanfare. MoPac discontinued it in 1994.
Mildred (Mrs. Sam) Kittell Ray
Mildred Kittell Ray, known as Mrs. Sam Ray, with postcard in hand standing by wooden cabinet with drawers containing her postcard collection. Location not given but presumably photograph was taken at her...
Postcard of the Midland Hotel
Melrose Methodist Church
July 20, 2005
Postcard featured in "Postcards of Historic Northeast" this issue is an interior view identified as the Melrose Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales. It was built in 1928.
Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards
May 22, 2013
Article profiles William H. "Dad" Martin of Ottawa, Kansas, considered to be a pioneer of the exaggerated or "tall-tale" postcard. Martin worked under photographer E.H. Corwin in Ottawa in the early 1900s...
Main Street, North from 12th Street
Postcard of Main Street, North from 12th Street
Main Street Theater History to Live on as Downtown's New Cineplex
April 9, 2008
Article and postcard image of the old Mainstreet Theater (14th and Main Street). The theater was designed by the firm of Rapp and Rapp of Chicago and opened October 30, 1921. The historic building was...
Loss of the Great American Shoe Store
March 9, 2011
Postcard image and accompanying article on the G. R. Kinney Co. shoe store located at 8th & Delaware in Kansas City, Missouri. The company was founded by George Romanta Kinney who revolutionized the industry...
Liberty Memorial Great Frieze
November 9, 2011
Postcard image of and short article about the stone frieze carved into the north wall of the Liberty Memorial monument. The frieze measures 18 feet high and 140 feet long. It was designed by Italian sculptor...
Leaders in Our Town: Joyce Hall Proves Art Can Grow in a "Cow Town"
Larrapin Lous & Bustin Babes For a Good Cause
October 10, 2012
Short article about an exhibition game that took place Oct. 15, 1927 at Muehlebach Field between teams managed by George Herman '"Babe" Ruth and "Larrapin" Lou Gehrig. The game was fundraiser for Mercy...
Lake Hiwassee Now a Distant Memory
May 15, 2013
Postcard image of and short article about Lake Hiwassee, a man-made lake formerly located at 63rd and Indiana Lane in the Country Club District. The lake featured two islands connected by rustic bridges...
KCK Flour Mill Was One of the Largest of Its Time
September 1, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the old Southwestern Milling Company plant near present-day 18th Street and Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The mill was built in 1913 along the banks of the...
Kansas City-Smithville Race Track
Postcard of the Kansas City-Smithville Race Track
Kansas City's Oldest Motorcycle Store
December 15, 2010
Short article and postcard image of Kenny's Harley Davidson, 403 Southwest Boulevard, known as Kansas City's oldest motorcycle dealership. The shop's origin dates back to 1918 when a local mechanic named...
Kansas City's First Memorial
March 10, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the history of the August R. Meyer Memorial. Located at 10th Street and Paseo Boulevard, the monument was dedicated on June 2, 1909, in memory of August Meyer, first...
Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid
This collection contains material transferred from the Kansas City School District to the Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Valley Special Collections department, primarily in the early to mid...
Kansas--The Centennial Year
First of a two-part series of articles with photos (of historical Kansas postcards) and description of the pre-Civil War history and centennial celebration of the state of Kansas in 1861.
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