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Majestic hours once lived on Armour Blvd

Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

This postcard published by the Elite Postcard Company of Kansas City doubles as an advertising postcard for the Jenkins Music Company, also of Kansas City.

The view on the front shows the stately mansions of The Paseo looking north from the intersection of Armour Boulevard, formerly known as Commonwealth Avenue. Like most postcards of that era, it was hand-painted and lithographed in Leipzig, Germany because of the Germans' superior printing and lithographing abilities at the time.

On the back is an advertisement for the Jenkins Music Company, located at 1013 Walnut Ave., showing Victor Talking machines and the trademark “Nipper” logo. Jenkins Music Company was founded in 1878 as J. W. Jenkins & Sons by John Woodward Jenkins. Jenkins' stores grew exponentially throughout

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    Missouri’s Home-State Railroad

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

     

     

    Published by the Missouri Pacific & Iron Mountain Railroad by Buxton & Skinner Litho, St. Louis. This promotional postcard bears the heading: “The Missouri Pacific between St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado, the Highway

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    Martin king of exaggerated postcards

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 22, 2013

     

     

     

    William H. “Dad” Martin of Ottawa, Kan., is considered to be the father of the exaggerated postcard. Some of his better work featured huge ears of corn, giant apples and peaches, stalks of

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    Lake Hiwassee now a distant memory

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

     

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 15, 2013

    The great Kansas City real estate developer J.C. Nichols is not known to blunder often, especially in matters of real estate. His two man-made lakes in the Country Club District lends

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    “Great” Pepper Building fire

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    Wednesday, May 7, a regular day: The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4, the Chicago Cubs beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, Tommy Burns beat Jack O’Brien in 20 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title,

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    Airport makes way for B.O.P. plant

    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    This 1942 Max Bernstein linen postcard depicts the Aircraft Assembly Plant, Fairfax Industrial District, Kansas City, Kan.

    Sent on Feb. 11, 1942, to Mr. Jack Reddan, 3369 Grand Ave., Omaha, Neb., the message reads, “Dear

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