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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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BOT: 1906

BOT: 1906

Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1906. "Board of Trade Building." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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That's a lot of bricks!

There's rather nice history of the building here. Needless to say, it's no longer around, having been razed in 1968.

Home sweet home

60 years before my time that is.

Spot the window washer.

Burnham & Root

This was Burnham & Root's most important commission in Kansas City. The Chicago firm won an architectural competition held for the project in 1886; the building was finished in 1888. The trading room was located behind the big arched windows on the top floor of the left-hand wing. Alas, like nearly all the other Burnham & Root buildings in KCMO, it was torn down - in this case, in 1968.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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