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18th Street and the Paseo in the 1940s
Street's hotel and environs, 18th and Paseo; Kansas City, Missouri, with people walking on the sidewalks and cars parked along the street., 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Reproduction on cardstock; caption: " 'Hotel Streets' (Home of the Blue Room) 1940's"
1946 Mercury
A photograph of a parked 1946 Mercury sedan with the driver's side door open. Two unidentified African American people, a man and a woman, are on the sidewalks beside the car., No date; likely 1946-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related range: P146-156.
1946 Mercury
An unidentified African American woman with her back to the photographer, reaches her left hand across the hood of a 1946 Mercury Sedan to reach her purse., No date; likely 1946-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related range: P146-156.
2nd Baptist Church, Independence, Missouri with view of message on back of postcard
Front: Postcard photo, 2nd St. Baptist church in Independence, Missouri, 116 E. White Oak St., is one of the oldest black Baptist churches in Missouri. It began in 1862. Back: Inscription on photographic postcard back. Message reads, "Dear Sister Ma has been here since last Fri. She says if you will line a box with news p and wrap every potato in a paper [stren] a layer of paper between they will keep. Harrison says he will take $500 cash, Son has some steps and I fear it will be too cold to put them in now. I want mine fixed next spring. Mr. Paxton kept the deed. There are 8 steps and son says he want to grade the yard before they are put in. Mr. M. says the water runs under the house. We are all fairly well. Your sister." Address reads, "Mrs. Effie B. Chinn, Glasgow, Mo. Lock. Box 333." The 1 cent stamp box has KRUXO printed around the edges with a clover leaf in each corner. Printed up the left side, "Published by the North American Post Card Co. Kansas City, U.S.A." Postmark is mostly illegible but possibly says, "Independence. Nov 19", 1909, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Addendum - Photo dated by stamp placeholder, inscribed with a message on the back.
A.M.E. Zion General Conference
Twelve African American men, Board of Bishops of the AME Zions, St. Louis, Missouri, stand on steps in front of doors to a building in Washington D.C. while attending the A.M.E. Zion General Conference held in the John Wesley A.M.E. Zion church at Fourteenth and Corcoran streets., May 18, 1928, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo description provided on a plastic cover the photo came in, includes this and small news clip regarding the photo.
African American military personnel eat with women of color
An unidentified group of African American women and uniformed African American men socializing at one long banquet table while an unidentified African American band is performing in the background at an unidentified venue or event. Approximately 20 people seated at the tables. Approximately six men in the band., No date; likely circa 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on back: "Judge Ralton."
Airplanes on a taxiway
Four airplanes sitting on the taxiway at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois., No date; likely circa 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related photo range 385 - 387; Inscribed on the front: "Taxiway at Scott"
Alice Cecilia Willett
A studio portrait of Alice Cecilia Willett, an African American woman, sitting sideways with her ankles crossed smiling over her left shoulder at the photographer. A tropical backdrop is behind her., No date; likely circa 1920s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on back in pencil: "Alice Cecilia Willett"
All bundled up in the snow
An unidentified African American woman, from her left side, is all bundled up in a winter hat with the brim turned up all the way round and a full-length coat standing in the snow in a city. She is pointing with her right hand while her left hand is in her pocket., No date; likely 1920s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped on the back, "Luxila" in script.
All dressed up
An unidentified African American toddler smiles and stands on a sidewalk in a hat, a light colored dress, and an oversized dark belt. He or she also wears baby shoes and socks with stripes around the tops. A house and roads are behind the toddler., 1915, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., "1915" is handwritten on back.
Anglin and Bailey stand in front of a weaving of John F. Kennedy
Two African American soldiers, Anglin and Bailey, stand in front of a woven image of John F. Kennedy sitting behind a microphone, in front of the White House, and beside the flag of the United States of America., No date; likely early 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Annie Porter
A studio portrait of Annie Porter with a bow in her hair and a high-collared light-colored blouse. The illegible studio name is embossed on the damaged lower right-hand corner., September 1904, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Mounted on 5x6 paperboard. Inscribed: "A complement of Miss Annie Porter to Lewis [Sallee]; Sept. '04"
Army solders stand at attention for the raising of the flag
African American soldiers stand at attention in ranks for the raising of the flag by two soldiers standing by a large flagpole. An MP soldier on the right side of the photograph has his back to the photographer as he stands by the wooden wheel of likely a cannon. A long building runs along the back of the photograph., No date; likely circa 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Army soldiers measure up in ranks
African American Army men hold out their left arms to touch the right shoulder of the man next to them, and look to their right to measure their distance from one another in ranks. They are in front of a clapboard barracks with A25 above the porch. The windows are opened in the barracks. A jeep is parked behind the ranks., No date; likely circa 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Army soldiers outside the barracks
A candid photo of an African American Army soldier on a bike smiling at the photographer over his right shoulder outside barracks. Another soldier is walking behind a pick-up truck toward the barracks where another soldier stands in the open doorway. The barracks are stucco with bars over the windows and a corrugated steel roofs., No date; likely circa 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Baton twirlers
African American female baton twirlers perform on the court of the gymnasium of the Western Baptist Seminary, 2119 Tracy Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. In one line behind the leader with a whistle in her mouth, they each hold the baton above their head with both hands and step forward with their right foot. All wear a light colored t-shirt, a light-colored pleated, thigh-length skirt, and mid-calf, light color boots with tassels on the front. Behind the girls, under the basketball basket, an African American man and woman sit in upholstered chairs and wear large corsages. The woman has a crown on her head. The man is wearing a fedora hat. To the right and behind the girls, African American boys and men sit against the wall wearing suits. On the center farthest right in the photograph stands a white man in a suit by a table with a basketball on it., 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related range: P28-51; part of assembled binder titled "Western Baptist Seminary / K.C.M.O. / Chorus Director / Mrs. D.A. Holmes. " Stamped on back, "Photo by Bibs. 1320 E. 27th. GR. 7343. A. 3 Dimensional Photograph."
Bennie and Lizzie in the garden at Marland Estate
Bennie, an African American man, sits on a tacked quarter horse while Lizzie, an African American woman, stand to their left with a dog in front of her outside the Marland Estate in the garden or courtyard. Lizzie holds her hand in her left hand., No date; likely circa 1928, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related range: P89-112; handwritten on back: "Bennie & Lizzie"
Bob Hogan
Photo of Bob Hogan, standing in military uniform, from his right side, holding a stationary rifle up to is eye as he is playing a rifle game in Atlantic City. Arcade games surround him all over the room but there are no other people in the photograph., No date; likely circa 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on front: "Bob Hogan Atlantic City, NJ." Handwritten on back with various fragments, possibly, "Champions. M C Champs. Wither \u2026 East town. Dec 24. Bob Hogan Atlantic City. The Bord Walk. Kinny Missing . . . Lionel Hamp[ton?] boogie. Tomy dors[sey?] . . . at night… Rattle Road. . . house of love."
Bob, Leata, and LaRue go for a stroll
Bob, Leata and LaRue walking arm-in-arm along an outdoor wooded trail. Bob is taking a drink. All three have hats with wide brims., No date; likely circa 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten on front: "Bob - Leata - LaRue."
Boys play basketball
A basketball game of an African American boys basketball team in white shorts and t-shirts with numbers on the front of the shirts playing an African American boys team in dark shorts with sleeveless t-shirts with number on the front of the shirts in the gymnasium of the Western Baptist Seminary, 2119 Tracy Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. They stand under and around the basket looking up as if waiting for a ball that has been shot to go through the basket. A line of players and African American men sit along the wall and below large windows with wire grate over them and a few with blinds partially pulled. The length of the boys shorts is high above the knees. Two boys wear knee pads. They wear Converse hi-top tennis shoes. A volleyball net is wound and stored in the back left corner., 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related range: P28-51; part of assembled binder titled "Western Baptist Seminary / K.C.M.O. / Chorus Director / Mrs. D.A. Holmes." " Stamped on back, "Photo by Bibs. 1320 E. 27th. GR. 7343. A. 3 Dimensional Photograph."
Bridget, Louise, and Darnella visit Sportree Reed's Music Bar
Bridget, Louise and Darnella, African American women, smile at the photographer as they are seated at a counter at Sportree Reed's Music Bar, 2014 Hastings, Detroit, Michigan. Bridget wears a square, flat hat, a button-down, long-sleeved dress, earrings and a brooch. Louise wears a wrap-around dress with earrings and a brooch. Both Bridget and Louise hold cigarettes. Darnella wears earrings and a pearl necklace and a long-sleeved jacket over a floral dress. Both Bridget and Darnella are drinking Coca-Colas out of a small glass bottle poured into glasses of ice. Louise drinks a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer out of the bottle and holds possibly two mallets or lollipops in her left hand. On the bar is an ashtray, a glass with straws in it and many empty glasses upside down on the bar., September 1, 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Includes "8.5x6.5" paperboard frame with handwritten comments: "Sportree's / Detroit, Mich / Sept 1, 1948 / Bridget / Louise / Darnella."
Business skills students
An African American male instructor leans against a wall on the right back as he speaks with African American co-ed business skills students crowded into a small office doing various clerical duties at the Western Baptist Seminary, 2119 Tracy Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. In the front left of the photograph, two men are seated on either side of a table filling out paperwork or cutting paper. The one writing looks directly at the photographer. On the right side of the photograph, a woman leans against a file cabinet while reading papers on top of the cabinet. Two women sit at a desk; smiling as one is typing and the other is writing. The others stand at the back of the photograph and the back of the office. There are two floor-to-ceiling windows at the back of the office., No date; likely circa 1958, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related range: P28-51; laminated; part of assembled binder titled "Western Baptist Seminary / K.C.M.O. / Chorus Director / Mrs. D.A. Holmes."
Chevrolet Coupe
An unidentified African American person behind the wheel of a 1920s Chevrolet Coupe on brick pavement. Trees are behind the car., No date; likely circa 1920s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Inscribed on back: Chevrolet Coupe.
Children playing in a toy wagon
An unidentified African American kid in the front of a toy wagon, likely an American Coaster" has a big grin as the unidentified African American kid in the back of the wagon covers his or her eyes. One wheel has fallen off of the sidewalk at what appears to be the bottom of a hill. Houses and another group of children playing are in the background. The shadows of the photographer and the children are on the ground., No date; likely 1920s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Chopping up a trunk
An unidentified man chops a tree trunk with an ax and wedges outside in the snow., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Class photo
A class photo of thirty two men and women, both African American and white, posed in three levels of sitting on the ground, seated in chairs, and then standing on a lawn in front of trees., No date; likely circa 1930s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cole Bros. Circus Band
Coles Brother's Circus Band stands on and in front of a stage with a banner behind them of women dancing in costume. The African American men wear light, long-sleeved shirts with Cole Bros. Circus printed on the left breast pocket, white captain's hats with dark brims, and short, wide striped neckties. The three African American women wear dance costumes and hold a pose in the center on the stage. Farthest to the left on stage is a baritone player. To his left is a tenor saxophone player. The three women are to the left of the saxophone player. To their left of the dancers is a trumpet player and then a trombone player. On the ground in front of the stage base curtains is a snare drummer farthest to the left. To his left is P.G. Lowry the cornet player and bandleader. To P.G. Lowry's left is the bass drummer. To the bass drummer's left is an alto saxophone and soprano saxophone player. Farthest to the right is the tuba player. The number 3436 is printed on the bottom of the photograph between the alto saxophonist and the tuba player. Handwritten at the top, "Coles Bro's Circus - 1937." Handwritten on the bottom, "P.G. Lowry.", 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Picture postcard; Purchased from Dolores Hobley, c. early 2010s. Printed on back, "Orcajo photo art. Dayton, Ohio."
Cool Cat
African American Staff Sergeant Harry L. Smith, from his right side, smiles as he stands on the street and looks over his right shoulder at the photographer. Handwritten above and below the photograph on the backing, "Cool Cat. S/Sgt. Harry L. Smith. Tulsa Oklahoma.", No date; likely circa 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Related photo range 385 - 387; Inscribed on the front: "Cool Cat, S/Sgt. Harry L. Smith, Tulsa, Okla."; Inscribed on the back of the photo: "Russell [illegible; possibly "David"] Sgt. [F]"

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