Old Photos: Kansas City 1938

Google tweaked something in its Life Magazine Archives search and now I am finding some of the best photos I was ever able to post on this blog. This batch was taken by the Life photographer William Vandivert in 1938. I can’t place most of these, so feel free to comment.

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

There may be a clue to the last two photos – similar ones by the same photographer were published in the book “Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History“, maybe Plastic Sax will be able to help with additional information.

© Time Inc. William Vandivert

© Time Inc. William Vandivert