Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Automobile of Walter H. McGee

Description: 

Clipping entitled "The Inevitable Error" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Sooner or later every criminal does something to spoil the “perfect crime." This car, purchased by Walter H. McGee, leader of the McElroy kidnapers, in Amarillo proved to be the gang’s undoing. A telegram concerning the purchase was intercepted and gave officers the information that led to McGee arrest."

Publisher: 
Kansas City Journal-Post
Object Type: 
Date: 
June 3rd 1933
Subject: 
Owning Organization: 
Modern Location: 
Amarillo, TX
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
William T. Kemper Sr. Scrapbooks: S7.12B, Page 233
Digital Object Identifier: 
JCHS-KS-S7.12B-P233-0008
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