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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Calvert Lith co
Glass Negative, Color
Remembering the Roses
Article about the Loose Park Rose Garden created by Laura Conyers Smith in April 1931 with the help of Ella Loose setting "aside a portion of the public park donated in honor of her late husband."
A Hundred Years of Roses on Grave
Biographical article about the Dodds family, especially Hugh Dodds, a minister and plowmaker of Plattsburgh, Missouri, in the 1830s, moving to Independence in the 1850s.
Everything's Coming up Roses
November 23, 2004
Business profile on Rosehill Gardens owned by Steve Asjes, son of Evert Asjes III. Asjes represents the fourth generation to own and operate Rosehill Gardens. The nursery celebrated its 90th anniversary...
Restoring a Garden Treasure
November 12, 2008
The rose garden at Loose Park will undergo its first major renovation in its history. It was establsihed in 1931. The "new and imporved version of the garden--one that hews closely to the plan of tis legendary...
Jacob L. Loose Park
View of roses in Jacob L. Loose Park.
A Garden of Roses
Illustration and article about "the rose garden at the residence of W. A. Pickering" at 3620 Janssen Place, "the largest rose garden in the state."
Roses are Red...and Pink, and White
May 13, 2009
Postcard image and short article on the Laura Conyers-Smith Rose Garden located in Loose Park. The garden was designed by Herbert Hare (of the firm Hare & Hare) in 1931 and originally consisted of 120...
Gift of Roses Leads to Hobby, Trophies
Story of the Portland Rose Society award-winning rose bushes of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Fabian of 5509 Blue Ridge Boulevard, H. W. being a 72-year-old salesman for a book and office supply company.
Visiting a Gardening 'Neighbor'
July 30, 1961
Vertical file contains photos and a biographical article about Timothy Hall and Jack Hudspeth, retired neighbors and gardeners at 2620 and 2619 Garfield Avenue. Hall maintained his own garden and that...
Grain Valley United Methodist Church
July 1, 2003
A short overview of the history of the church on Pink Hill Road, Jackson County, and the village that preceeded Grain Valley. It claims that "the hill three miles northeast of Grain Valley was colored...
Outside: Miss Snyder's Roses
Article about the Westport-based handicrafts magazine publishing business and the surrounding neighborhood gardens and greenery.
Tobler's Grows With the Times
February 10, 2007
Tobler's Flowers celebrates 107 years in business this year. "It is one of the oldest, and one of the largest, florists in the Kansas City area." Its headquarters and central design center is located at...
Unidentified woman holding bouquet of roses, location unknown.
Martin, Snyder & Co.
Advertising card for Martin, Snyder & Co. showing a blonde girl and a donkey leaning over a fence to look at a rose. Front of card says: "Wholesale & Retail Representatives, Weber, Kranich & Bach, Bush...
American Hominy Flake Co.
Advertising card for the American Hominy Flake Co. showing a pink rose and a winter town scene. One of two cards with similar design. Back of card says: "Try a package of Snow Flake Hominy and Cormane...
Geo. W. Strope & Co.
Advertising card for Geo. W. Strope & Co. with an image of a rose and other flowers. One of two cards with similar design. Front of card says: "Vose & Sons, Manufacturers of Superior Piano-Fortes, Boston,...
G. Bernheimer, Bros. & Co.
Advertising card for G. Bernheimer, Bros. & Co. showing a rural water scene bordered by pink roses. Back of card says: "A continuous show at Bernheimers'. Men's Shirts. To make a long story short we'll...
T. Lee Adams
Advertising card for T. Lee Adams showing a boat sailing on the ocean at sunset and a large rose. Front of card says: "Seeds! T. Lee Adams.." .English Blue Grass, Red Top Clover, Timothy Blue Grass, Seed...
Domestic Sewing Machine Company
Advertising card for Domestic Sewing Machine Company showing a child holding up a rose from a basket of roses. Front of card says: "Domestic Sewing Machine Company.." .A. J. Showers, Manager." Address...
Brittain & Smith
Advertising card for Brittain & Smith with image of a white rose reflected in water. Back of card says: "We have refrained from defacing the front of this souvenir by printing thereon our advertisement...Brittain...
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