Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City

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Photographs

Photograph of City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, which opened on October 25, 1937. This vantage point faces north-north-east on Oak Street between 12th and 13th Streets.

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Correspondence

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses his announcement of his U.S. Senator campaign and a meeting he had with Thomas J. Pendergast. He mentions that Pendergast said he "uniformly pursued the rule of supporting any Kansas City candidate who did not happen to be personally offensive" to him.

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Miscellaneous Documents

An analysis of City Beverage Company's surplus from July 15, 1933 through 1947. The document includes net profits for each year as well as deductions and additions of various types. The highest reported balance of the company was $111,271.64 at the end of 1945.

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Photographs

Photograph of Wilbur H. Dunn Park in the summer of 1937, looking north from 68th St. at the Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Photographs

Photograph showing improvements to Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri, with the widened Wornall Road Bridge in the background, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces east from the north side of Brush Creek.

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Maps

Map of Kansas City, Missouri indicating a proposed plan for expenditure of $8.3 million for major traffic arteries in Kansas City.

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Photographs

Aerial view of Kansas City's Municipal Airport with the Missouri River and downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the background.

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Photographs

Armour-Swift-Burlington Bridge, with the Mark Twain and the General Ashburn, stern wheelers, carrying Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of War, and his party on a trip to demonstrate the navigability of the Missouri River. This vantage point faces east towards the bridge and the south bank of the Missouri River.

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Photographs

The new municipal wharf on the east side of state line in Missouri, opposite the airport. This vantage point faces northwest with a newly constructed river-rail grain terminal (Kansas City, Kansas) in the far background.

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Photographs

Liberty Memorial, monument to World War I, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point was taken from the Kansas City Union Station, facing south-southwest towards the monument.

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Photographs

Photograph with caption, describing Thomas J. Pendergast Jr., his wife, Mary Louise Weyer Pendergast, and James M. Pendergast traveling to New York to see Thomas J. Pendergast, who recently underwent surgery.

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Photographs

Photograph with caption, describing Thomas J. Pendergast's abrupt decision to end his tour of Europe because of the illness of his wife, Carolyn Elizabeth Pendergast.

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