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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
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.
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 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...
No Better View West of the Hudson
February 3, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the stone arched 15th Street Bridge over Blue Ridge Boulevard. Built in 1906-07 by the Swenson Construction Company, the limestone bridge stands 80 feet above the...
Old City Prison Still Stands on Vine Street
December 7, 2011
Postcard image of and short article about the City Work House building located at 2001 Vine St. The stone, castle-like structure was designed and completed by local architect Wallace Love in 1896. It housed...
Old Reservoir New Park Site
March 14, 2012
Postcard image and short article about Observation Park. Located at 20th Street and Jarboe, the 4.4 acre park originally contained a reservoir that provided water to the industrial West Bottoms district....
Once-Enchanting Igloo to Return
December 2, 2009
Postcard image and short article about the Kansas City Museum's famed igloo, the centerpiece of the old Eskimoland exhibit on the museum's third floor. The igloo was a popular attraction of generations...
P&L Building Lights Up KC
November 4, 2009
Postcard image and short article about the Kansas City Power and Light Building at 14th and Walnut streets. The 31-story building was constructed by local architects Hoit, Price & Barnes in 1931 and capped...
Pastoral Scene Belies Bloody History
March 30, 2011
Postcard image of the Marais Des Cygnes River and an accompanying article about the Marias Des Cygnes Massacre that took place on May 19, 1858. The massacre involved Charles Hamilton, a pro-slavery sympathizer,...
Polished Beauty Rode the Rails
December 9, 2009
Postcard image and short article about the Alton Burlington, Ozark State Zephyr train, billed as the "first streamlined diesel-powered train between St. Louis and Kansas City." The Ozark State Zephyr was...
Postcard picturing a 1907 U.S. mail carrier with a take-out folder of 12 postcard views of Kansas City.
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