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A World War I Color Guard (either 128th or 129th field artillery or 140th infantry) marches down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, in a parade of soldiers returning home from Europe. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.

Date: 
May 1919

World War I soldiers, returning from Europe, march down Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, in a victory parade. Union Station can be seen faintly in the background to the southwest. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.

Date: 
May 1919

Soldiers returning from Europe at the end of World War I march down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, as people toss flowers into the street. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.

Date: 
May 1919

Ca. 1955 Portrait of James Pendergast, Kansas City political faction leader, long-time friend of former President Harry S. Truman From: Michael Pruett.

Returning to Kansas City for reception and parade after World War I. From an album of Lorain H. Cunningham, who served in the 129th Field Artillery during World War I and was a friend of Harry S. Truman. The photo was titled, "Our return to Kansas City".

Date: 
May 3rd 1919

Kansas City political boss Thomas J. Pendergast and his nephew, James Pendergast, sit on a bench together in what appears to be an office, ca. 1939. From: Truman Home.

Senator Harry S. Truman, Thomas J. Pendergast, James P. Aylward, James Farley, N. G. Robertson, and David Fitzgerald at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Date: 
June 24th 1936

Portrait of Tom Pendergast.

Jackson County Judges Harry S. Truman, William O. Beeman, and Eugene I. "Buck" Purcell took the oath of office on January 6, 1931. L-R: Jackson County Clerk Eddie Becker, Eastern district Judge Eugene Purcell, Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman, Western district Judge William O. Beeman, and Jackson County Deputy Sherriff Tiny Johnson.

Date: 
January 6th 1931

Aerial view of Kansas City, Missouri, looking north-northeast with the Missouri River in the background.

View of military and Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, at the parade in honor of the return of the 129th Field Artillery from France to Kansas City, Missouri. From: 35th Division Collection. This photograph was taken looking northeast from just south of Union Station.

Date: 
May 1919

The new Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri. This drawing was rendered as if looking southeast on Oak Street just north of 12th Street. From: "Courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri, 1933"

Date: 
1933

Soup line at the northeast corner of 6th and Delaware, in Kansas City, Missouri. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Date: 
January 19th 1929

Dedication of the Liberty Memorial, a monument to those who served in World War I. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Date: 
November 11th 1926

Scene in Kansas City, Missouri, looking west on 13th street near Oak Street. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Date: 
1922

Portrait of Thomas J. Pendergast around 1900. From the book, "Independence As It Is."

Jackson County Judge Harry S. Truman is signing county checks with a multiple machine.

Date: 
September 24th 1927

This is a photograph of a newspaper advertisement for Harry S. Truman's 1924 campaign for Eastern District Jackson County Court Judge. The photo ran in the Independence Examiner.

Date: 
October 31st 1924

Bryce B. Smith, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, speaking over KMBC Radio.

Date: 
June 11th 1935

Jackson County, Missouri courthouse building as it looked in Kansas City about 1936. Harry S. Truman, as Presiding Judge of Jackson County, was instrumental in the building of the courthouse. This photograph was likely taken atop the Jackson County Detention Home at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Locust Street, looking north-northwest towards the courthouse and the Kansas City City Hall in the background.

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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.