Historic Photos of Kansas City
By the mid nineteenth century, Kansas City was an important trading center for the westward movement. Through the late 1800s, two World Wars, and into the modern era, Kansas City has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity through the strength and resolve of its citizens.
This volume, Historic Photos of Kansas City, captures this journey through still photography from the city’s finest archives. From the Civil War, to the turn of the century, to the building of a modern metropolis, Historic Photos of Kansas City follows life, government, education, and events throughout Kansas City’s history. This book captures unique and rare scenes as depicted in nearly 200 historic photographs. Published in striking black and white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.