Headshot of George E. Halley in dark suit, white shirt, and polka dotted tie against light background. Wearing wire rimmed glasses and has flower on lapel. Facing to his right at 45-degree angle from camera, head turned to his left, and looking further to left past camera. Handwritten note and signature along lower left: "To Arthur / With (?) Good Wishes / George / 1943." Photographer's signature on lower left corner: "Bert's K.C."
Portrait of Marion Nume (?) in dark dress button up dress with white handkerchief in pocket. Hair curled and pulled up. Wearing large earrings. Sitting in front of Texas Rangers poster facing her right at 45-degree angle from camera with right arm resting on partially visible desk and looking to her right past camera. Handwritten note and signature on center left: "Season's Greetings / Marion Nume (?)."
Back of auditorium with upper and lower level seating visible including upper balcony entrance stairs and railings. Seating fully occupied by men, women, and children except for small section in center.
Large room mostly empty with two level concrete balcony on back wall. Two doorways on both side of back wall. Large boxes and long piece of wood on bottom floor under balcony. Storage cabinets, lamp, and various furniture on upper balcony.
Publicity portrait of KMBC news correspondent Gene Dennis in dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie sitting behind KMBC-CBS microphone and facing his left at 30-degree angle away from camera. Wearing glasses and looking in to camera. Handwritten note and signature in bottom left corner: "Kindest regards with best wishes for the year ahead / Gene Dennis."
Knees-up portrait of Jack Dunigan in dark suit, white shirt, dark tie, and dark fedora against white background. Facing his right at 45-degree angle from camera behind KMBC-CBS microphone, looking further right past camera, and smiling. Left hand in pocket and right hand in fist at right hip. Handwritten note and signature on left center: "another happy Christmas at KMBC. Thanks to Mr. Church. / Sincerely / Jack Dunigan."
Arthur B. Church, Mark Norman Smith, and three unidentified men sitting around desk. Smith on far left; Church at middle right. All men wearing medium colored suits. Newspapers scattered on desk. Church holding pen and notepad. Notebooks in front of Smith. Bookcase with magazine, photo frame, and small statue against left wall. Large window with blinds on far wall.
Louise Massey performing at piano in white dress on stage with barn background. KMBC-KFRM microphone in foreground. Unidentified man in white cowboy hat with guitar in left background. Men with accordion and guitar partially visible behind piano. Millie Bybee of Millie and Sue seated in right background.
Speaker, media personnel, and crowd at 1936 Republican National Convention. Speaker at raised podium in middle-ground and seated crowd in background. Media personnel seated in tables in front of podium. Radio equipment including headphones visible on tables and in use by personnel. Group of photographers standing on tables near podium. Arrows on photo identifying Mark Smith and Chick Allison.
Publicity portrait of Phil Evans in medium-toned suit, white shirt, and dark striped tie sitting behind KMBC microphone. Facing camera and smiling. Left arm slightly away from body. Handwritten note and signature in bottom left corner: "Merry Xmas / Phil Evans."
Headshot of Dorothy [unknown surname] facing her right at 90-degree angle from camera with head turned toward camera. Wearing dark dress with white trim and white fabric flower. Short waved hair and wire rimmed glasses. Handwritten note and signature on bottom: "Love and Best Wishes / for the holiday season / Dorothy / 12/25/43." Photography studio embossing in lower left corner: "Bert's Studio / Kansas City, MO."
The Texas Rangers portrait. Four men in white, button-up, long sleeve shirts and dark pants with white stripe down side holding instruments. Left to right: Gomer "Tenderfoot" Cool, fiddle; Herb "Arizona" Kratoska, banjo; Paul "Monty" Sells, accordion; Clarence "Idaho" Hartman, string bass.
Headshot of Karl Koerper in dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie against dark background. Facing his right at 45-degree angle from camera, had turned to his right, and looking further right past camera. Hair parted on his left. Handwritten note and signature along left near shoulder: "To Arthur / a splendid friend and a swell boss / from you UP."
Publicity portrait of Louisiana Lou. Lou seated facing camera, smiling, and holding guitar. Right arm resting on guitar body. Wearing medium-toned button-up dress. Light background with field silhouette. Handwritten note and signature in upper right corner: "A Merry Merry Christmas to my boss, The best one I've ever found. / Louisiana Lou."
KMBC building, B-C announcers' booth. Sound studio with two microphones and music stand. One studio window on right wall leading to room with "KFRM" microphone. Two studio windows on left wall. Unidentified man seated in upper room at desk with microphone and notes on stand. Unidentified man seated in lower room in front of equipment.
Publicity portrait of The Texas Rangers. Eight members on set with artificial grass and mountain scene backdrop. Top from center: Bob Crawford standing with left leg propped up on furniture, Edward "Tookie" Cronenbold seated in rattan chair with legs crossed, "Dave" May Rod (Roderick May) behind Cronenbold with chin resting on hand, Herb "Herby" Kratoska standing with guitar in playing position, Paul "Monty" Sells kneeling in front of Kratoska with accordion, Gomer "Tenderfoot" Cool sitting on floor in front with violin, Fran "Irish" Mahaney sitting in tree branch rocking chair with left leg over arm rest, and Clarence Hartman with cigarette in mouth standing with double bass in playing position. All wearing match outfits of dark pants with light trim, light shirts with dark trim, and light cowboy hats. All looking at other members; none looking at camera. Signatures on or near each member except for Sells and Cool.
Headshot of Helen Charles in dark jacket, polka-dotted shirt, light hat, large earrings, and lapel pin against light background. Seated facing her right, head turned, and looking in to camera. Handwritten note and signature on left: "Merry Christmas! Mr. Church / Helen Charles."
KMBC's director of education, Charles F. Church, Jr. standing on passenger train car steps in Portland, Oregon. Church holding large suitcase and smaller briefcase and is wearing medium toned suit with white shirt, striped tie, and white Panama hat. Church facing camera and smiling with back to train door.
Two-toned radio tower broken at 10 degree angle. Several people visible around two-toned building at bottom of photo. Two men climbing bottom half of tower. "Second blow-down of antenna summer of 1941. / Bill Simes and high school friends Paul Geraghty were visiting the station at the time" printed on photo.
Promotional portrait of The Texas Rangers, Bob Crawford in the center. Five members, facing forward, smiling, holding instruments, and standing on tile floor with one foot forward on raised platform. All are wearing suits with ties, and white cowboy hats.
The Texas Rangers portrait. Four men in white, button-up, long sleeve shirts and dark pants with white stripe down side holding instruments. Clockwise from top: Paul "Monty" Sells, accordion; Clarence "Idaho" Hartman, string bass; Gomer "Tenderfoot" Cool, violin; Herb "Arizona" Kratoska, guitar.
KMBC building, Kansas City Bureau, United Press Associates office. Large room with several wooden desks, printers, typewriters, phones, and ashtrays. Two men and one woman working. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. Shelf with large book on far wall under large TWA Calendar set to April 1951. Two doors on left side of far wall. Radio on desk against right wall next to large map on wall.
Portrait of switchboard operator Josephine Horn in dark suit, white shirt, large earrings, and glasses sitting in front of switchboard desk. Desk and equipment on right edge of photo. Horn facing her right at 45-degree angle from switchboard desk and looking toward right edge of photo. Horn holding headphones in left hand. Clock and "information" sign on top of switchboard. Handwritten note and signature in upper left corner: "The Seasons greetings. / Josephine Horn." Image slightly out of focus.
Headshot of Erle Smith in dark striped suit, white shirt, and dark tie against dark background. Seated behind KMBC microphone, holding stack of papers, looking to the right of the camera, and smiling. Hands partially visible in foreground. Handwritten note and signature in lower right corner: "Another Xmas and the same old wish \u2013 the best of everything / Erle Smith."