Tag: old photos

Old Photos: Wonderland Arcade in Kansas City

Old Photos: Wonderland Arcade in Kansas City

Recently a set of photos taken at the Kansas City’s Wonderland Arcade in the late 1960’s made rounds on the Internet. These photos are stored at the National Archives in the file “Wonderland Inc. v. United States of America, 1968 – 1968”. The National Archives allows searches but not direct links or bookmarks, so you…

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Old Photos: Surviving a Nuclear Blast

Old Photos: Surviving a Nuclear Blast

We were driving on I-70 when my Mom saw the billboard for the Churchill Memorial in Fulton, MO. I told her what I knew about the “Iron Curtain” speech; the American experience during the Cold War; the radiation drills; famous videos of kids hiding under their desks; even the fallout shelters in Kansas City.

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Old Photos: Kansas City 1914

Giving the Life Magazine a break, we continue onto the May 1914 issue of the Rotarian Magazine which was largely dedicated to Kansas City. Filled with photos and articles where mustachioed men took turns extolling the virtues of Kansas City, its businesses, theaters, schools, real estate and architecture. If you are bored at work a fan of Kansas…

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Old Photos: Still More Photos from 1938 Kansas City

Old Photos: Still More Photos from 1938 Kansas City

From the author who brought to you Kansas City 1938, More from 1938 Kansas City, and critically acclaimed Even more of 1938 Kansas City, comes long-awaited: Still More Photos from  1938 Kansas City (not available in 3-d) The truth is, I am lazy, my car is in the shop and I have nothing better to…

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Old Photos: Nixon Goes To The USSR

Old Photos: Nixon Goes To The USSR

Life Magazine reported on the Nixon’s trip to the USSR in its August 1959 article “The Vice President in Russia – A Barnstorming Masterpiece.” The only reason for this post is the photo of Nixon in a miner’s hardhat.