Where exactly was that old picture taken at?
I think the picture was taken from west of the BNSF tracks looking east. In the lower, aerial picture, the railroad runs along the top of the photo. The older photo would have been standing on future I-435 in the eastbound lanes just beyond the bridge that crosses the railroad and Santa Fe Drive.
Not that I have any personal knowledge of this. I found this old Johnson County map http://www.ksdot.org/BurTransPlan/maps/PastPublishedCounty/johnson1965.PDFand pieced things together reading the overhead signs. I can read all of the highway shields except the sunflower (Kansas route) below US-50 and US-56. I suspect it's K-58.
Thanks Dave, for providing the map!
OK. I take back everything above. Unfortunately, the old picture was not taken on I-435. It was taken on Shawnee Mission Parkway, also just west of the BNSF tracks looking east. The interchange lying ahead is SMP and I-35, which used to be a cloverleaf configuration. The K-10 route shield is what made me second-guess the location. Prior to the completion of I-435, K-10 used to be routed on SMP. Click the link on my name to see a Google Streetview of this location today. Note the large radio antenna on the horizon in both photos.