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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
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Torey Southwick and Ol' Gus
September 28, 2005
In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column in this issue is featured a postcard of Torey Southwick holding his puppet, Ol' Gus. They were on Kansas City afternoon television from the late 1950s to...
Town Owes History to Oil
April 10, 2013
Postcard image of and short article about the Sugar Creek Refinery, operated by the Standard Oil Company, which began processing oil in 1904. The refinery played a large role in the development of Sugar...
Townley Co. Postcard Shows Business as Usual in 1909
March 5, 2008
Short article and risqué postcard image for the Townley Metal and Hardware Company. The business was founded in 1884 by James P. Townley who resided among Kansas City's elite families in the Northeast...
Treasures from The Collections
World's Fair objects from the Missouri Historical Society collections, highlighted by the museum curators.
TWA Rocket Ship
November 1, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features a TWA promotional postcard of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The rocket in the postcard was also at one time a part of the TWA building in Kansas City....
Vanderslice Made It Big in the KC Ice and Coal Business
August 26, 2009
Advertising postcard and short article about the Vanderslice-Lynds Company, a grain brokerage firm in Kansas City. Includes biographical information about Howard Vanderslice who partnered with John Lynds...
Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
Walnut Street, North from 11th Street
Postcard of Walnut Street, North from 11th Street
West Terrace One of Kessler's First Works
March 25, 2009
Short article and two postcard images of West Terrace Park. Overlooking the West Bottoms district, the 30-acre park was designed by landscape architect George Kessler and completed in 1907. It was also...
Westminster Congregational Church Records Finding Aid
1900-1994 (bulk 1932-1993)
The Westminster Congregational Church, located at 36th and Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri, was dedicated at that address in 1907. It was initially called the Westminster Presbyterian Church but became affiliated...
What's Happening to Transit. ..in Kansas City
Article about the financial restructuring of the Kansas City Public Service Company to facilitate a "$3,000,000 improvement program. ..including purchase of new street cars, trolley buses, and gas buses,"...
When Rockaway Beach Rocked
August 24, 2011
Postcard image and short article about the development of Rockaway Beach on Lake Taneycomo in the Ozarks. The resort community was developed in the early-1900s by Kansas City businessman and realtor Willard...
Whizzo the Clown
July 27, 2005
In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column the featured postcard is of Whizzo the Clown and titled "Whizzo on TV 9". According to information supplied with this card, Frank Oliver Wiziarde was a Westmoreland,...
Wild West Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The majority of photographs in this collection came from the Brookings Montgomery photograph collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. Images are of outlaws, cowboys, Indians, lawmen, judges, western...
World War I Soldiers with Child
A post card of World War I soliders. The solider on the right is John A. Ingino. The one on the left is Manuel Polsinelli; the child is not identified.
World War II Soldier
Promotional postcard for U.S. War Bonds from World War II
Yellowstone Park, Old Faithful Inn
2 postcards from Yellowstone Park
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