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American Hominy Flake ...
J H Buford
Richmond & co
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
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...
R. S. Brown & Sons, Florists
Advertising card for R. S. Brown & Sons showing a robin sitting on a pink rose with a scene of a cottage in snow behind. Front of card says: "R. S. Brown & Sons, Florists, Telephone 1770." Front lower...
Pioneering in the Plains: Journey to Mexico in 1848--The Overland Trip to California
Letters between the McCoy brothers mentioning the weather conditions in 1838 and 1841, winters alternately covered with snow and warmer with very little precipitation.
Pioneer Plows & Steel Rails: Outriders of Civilization in the Valley of the Solomon
Description of the blizzard of 1886, severe enough to kill "hundreds of head of livestock" in the Kansas City area by burying them in snow and temperatures as low as 28 degrees below zero.
Palace Clothing Co., The
Advertising card for The Palace Clothing Co. showing nine boys having a snowball fight. Front of card identifies "D. Simon, Resident Manager." On the right of the image is number 718 and on the left it...
October 1, 1901
Brief biographical article about Edgar Harris Snow, or Edgar Snow, "one of the most successful jewelry traveling salesmen out of Kansas City," representing Woodstock, Hoefer & Company, wholesale jewelers....
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...
Old Fashion Water Well
View of well on Brookwood Road in the snow.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Corner view of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art taken in the winter with snow on the trees and ground.
Nelson Art Gallery Exterior in Winter
Full frontal view, looking north, in winter, with snow on ground.
View of the Missouri River with snow on the ground, looking toward the northwest. The ASB Bridge can be seen in the distance. What appears to be early construction work on the Paseo Bridge can be seen...
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....
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Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Frank Snow, "captain of police in Kansas City." Born in New York in 1844 and coing to Kansas city in 1881 as "patrolman in the police department" with residence at 2904 Holmes Street....
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.
Kansas City Milling Co.
Advertising card for Kansas City Milling Co. showing a cottage in the snow. Front of card says: "Use the best flour, Imperial Fancy Patent. Manufactured Out of the best Selected Wheat, by Kansas City Milling...
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