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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Handbills and Posters
File contains various handbills, posters, and related materials.
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.
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...
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....
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...
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....
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...
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...
In the Beginning, Northeast High School is Newly Constructed
January 12, 2011
Postcard image and short article about the construction of the Northeast High School building, completed in 1913. Classes were held at the old Central High School at 11th & Locust prior to the building's...
Innovative Trucks Drove Kansas City's Economy
September 9, 2009
Advertising photo postcard and description of the Kansas City Auto Truck Co. (1428 Holmes St.) The image shows delivery trucks manufactured by the company for Kansas City businesses including the Kansas...
Jaccard's Jewelry Store
Postcard of Jaccard's Jewelry Store
James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914)
James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...
John Barber White Papers Finding Aid
1896-1929 (bulk 1901-1921)
Born on December 8, 1847, successful lumberman John Barber White moved from New York to Missouri in 1879 to help organize the Missouri Lumber & Mining Company, headquartered in Kansas City. He worked nationally...
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