Collecting Kansas City Souvenirs

Here's the best Kansas City blogger post of the day by far. Enjoy this glimpse of river city well remembered . . .

Matchless city: A night at the President

The third in a series of posts based on a collection of matchbook covers dating to the late 1940s. This grouping conjures an overnight guest at the Hotel President - perhaps a Westinghouse home appliance dealer, or a fan of the University of Michigan basketball team, or a conventioneer with the Corn Belt Livestock Feeders Association, all hotel visitors in 1949 - and a couple of nightlife options in the immediate neighborhood.


  1. great piece of KC history right there. nice article.


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