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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
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...
Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
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...
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...
Main Street, North from 12th Street
Postcard of Main Street, North from 12th Street
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...
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.
Postcard of the Midland Hotel
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...
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.
Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
1830-1940, bulk 1889-1940
The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...
Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...
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...
Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...
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...
Muehlebach Hotel, State Suite
Postcard of the State Suite at the Muehlebach Hotel
March 22, 2006
The "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column features the Municipal Airport in this issue. Picture includes the airport and a TWA DC-2 airplane. An account of the dedication of the airport and the visit...
Native American Photography
The Spring 2011 issue is dedicated to Native American photography, focusing on Horace Poolaw, one of the first American Indian professional photographers in the early twentieth century. Articles included...
Neighborhood School Built on History
August 14, 2013
Postcard image and short article about the original Garfield Elementary School building at 421 Wabash Street. The school was constructed in 1884 and extensively remodeled in 1909. Some notable students...
Newman Theater Was a Beauty Downtown
December 8, 2010
Short article and postcard image of the old Newman Theater at 1114-18 Main Street, one of three Frank L. Newman movie houses in Kansas City. The theater was built in 1918 at a cost of 400,000 and had a...
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