Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression


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Political advertisement in the form of a letter to Missouri voters which characterizes Lloyd Stark as a corrupt affiliate of the Pendergast machine.

August 3rd 1936

Political publication in the form of a "sample ballot" indicating that a vote for Jesse Barrett was a vote against Pendergast influence in Missouri.


Campaign letter, political advertisement and newspaper clipping in support of Harry S. Truman senatorial campaign.

July 11th 1934

Advertisement for Truman & Jacobson Haberdashers at 104 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The tongue-in-cheek message describes the mutual benefit between consumer and company by patronizing the haberdashery.

An advertisement by Music Corporation of America (MCA) for Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra showing the ensemble seated and playing. Source: John Coon.

Advertisement for Imperial Brewing Co., no date. The advertisement reads, "A. F. Stoeger, Geo. Schraubstadter, Imperial Brewing Co., Brewers of High Grade Kansas City Lager Beer. Patronize and Encourage Home Industry. There is no better beer brewed anywhere-Don't contribute to the $2,000,000 annually sent out of Kansas City for bottled beers. This is an exact fac-simile of Missouri's Best Bottled Beer for sale at all independent bars and cafés." Imperial Brewing Co. was sold in 1919 to Rodney Milling Co.. Source: Jack Ralston.

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.