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American Hominy Flake ...
J H Buford
Richmond & co
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Guadalupe Center Photograph Album 3, Page 22
Exterior view, not identified but believed to have been taken in Europe in relation to World War II. Scene appears to show heavy bombing damage. Taken in winter with snow on the ground.
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
circa 1908-1950 (bulk 1920-1940)
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
Snow Covered Home
Winter scene with unidentified two-story tudor residence. A wreath above the door has "Happy New Year" lettering.
Winter Sledding Scene
Winter scene showing a skier and sledder on a snow covered hill.
8th Street and Delaware
A snowy, wintery street scene identified as 8th and Delaware. Weather has caused a traffic jam. An overhead transit bridge shows the Kansas City Public Service Company logo and slogan: "Safe Dependable...
Vintage KC: 1915
December 1, 2006
Photograph and brief description of men plowing sidewalks and streets for the J.C. Nichols Company in 1915, using mule drawn, V-shaped snowplows made of wood.
Actors Rehearsing on Stage
Four actors on stage, from the Coach House Players' production of New Girl in Town (December, 1966). In front from left, Janice Christian, Etta Marie Carisle. In back from left, Faxon House, Wayne Snow....
Kansas City Public Library
February 20, 1959
Rooftop view from Jackson County Courthouse looking west, showing 3rd floor covered in snow, new main building at 12th and Oak.
Mailboxes at 11th and Grand covered with snow.
The Last (Dirty) Picture Show
January 10-16, 2013
Article describes the history of and current state of the historic Strand theatre, located near 35th Street and Troost. References are made to the Strand theatre as a mainstream motion picture theater...
January 10, 1930
Cars at lot covered with snow; located at 3234 Troost.
Life Came to a Standstill in the Blizzard of 1885-1886
January 2, 1972
Article about the devastating effects on the Midwestern prairie, especially western Kansas and Nebraska, by the blizzard of 1886. Description of the many deaths by freezing by families and their livestock....
Second Church of Christ Scientist
Partial frontal view of the Second Church of Christ Scientist, located on the northeast corner of 31st and Troost, showing people standing in snow in foreground.
A Service Program for 705 Miles of Streets
Article about the Public Works Department's Street Repair Section and other sections and their maintenance of Kansas City's 705 miles of streets against floods, snow, and other wear and tear.
Early Day Weather Documented in Society Archives
Article about using historical records to determine climatic changes in the Kansas City area, including extremes such as floods, snowfall, heat waves, etc.
And Now. ..A Missive from Mont Blue
Letter to the editors of City magazine about omitting the Mont Blue Ski Area in Lawrence, Kansas, from a previous publication of area snow skiing sites.
Origin of "Goats" and "Rabbits"
Probably originating from "the hill" or the West Bluffs where many of the Irish following of James Pendergast lived and raised goats as pets. The accepted account is that one of the Shannon faction applied...
Crews Fight Snow to Restore Power
Description of the "most damaging storm to power lines in area history," with photos of the severe weather event.
The Once and Future King? [and] Pretender to the Throne
Photos and accompanying articles about the Kansas City mayoral race between Charles Wheeler (incumbent) and Sarah Snow (challenger) and topics for debate in 1975.
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