Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Kansas City Museum / Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

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Physical Objects

Navy blue police buttoned-down uniform worn by a captain of the Metropolitan Police Department of Kansas City, Missouri. The outfit features a captain's police cap with black detail, collar letters "K.C.P.D.", three black stripes at the wrists, emblem buttons, and pleated pants with pastel blue stripes at the side.

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Physical Objects

Late 1930's pastel teal, short-sleeve, shirt-waist dress created by Nelly Don Inc. The garment features rhinestone buttoned top and matching belt worn at the natural waist.

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Physical Objects

Circa 1926 beige flapper dress with beaded floral detail sold by Rubins, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photographs

Portrait of William Volker, no date. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

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Photographs

Exterior of the Convention Hall that housed the 1928 National Republican Convention in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This hall was once located on the north side of 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. It was razed after the completion of the Municipal Auditorium in 1935. This vantage point faces northeast on Central Street, just south of 13th Street.

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Advertisements

Promotional card for Jay McShann and His Decca Recording Orchestra, no date. The card also promotes "Confessin' the Blues" featuring blues singer Walter Brown. A small portrait of Jay McShann is included in the upper right corner of the card. Source: Gene Ramey.

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Photographs

Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra posed with mule and cart. Source: John Coon.

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Clippings

Front page of El Torreon News, Vol. 2, No. 20, Saturday, February 9, 1929. This issue advertises a Valentine Party on Thursday, February 14 and a Mystery Trunk Dance on Saturday, February 16. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

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Photographs

Portrait photograph of the 1899 Kansas City, Missouri councilmen's baseball team. Pictured on top from left to right: Lewis B. Sawyer, 7th Ward, center field; Jesse L. Jewell, 3rd Ward, second base; O. Hansford Swearingen, 5th Ward, catcher; Claus Swanson, 4th Ward, right field; and John Moran, 2nd Ward, third base. Pictured on bottom from left to right: F. N. Johnson, 14th Ward, pitcher; John P. Lynch, 6th Ward, left field; James Pendergast, 1st Ward, short stop and Captain; A. D. Burrows, 10th Ward, substitute; and F. L. Middleton, 13th Ward, first base.

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Photographs

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra at a baby grand piano, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

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Photographs

Spectators at the Municpal Airtport that have come to send off the Kansas City delegation to the inauguration of President Rubio of Mexico, February 2, 1930. Municipal Airport (known currently as Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport) is located on the opposite side of the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. Source: Lou Holland Aviation Collection, courtesy of the Kansas City Museum.

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Photographs

Texas Tommies in posed shot in mock saloon at Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1926. Phil Baxter shown center behind the bar. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.