Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression
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Children racing on tricycles at first Country Club District Community Field Day in 1921 on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School. Six schools and one kindergarten participated.

Date: 
May 12th 1921

Older female participants in a fast foot race during the 1921 Country Club District Field Day on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School. This vantage point faces south-southeast towards Brush Creek and Ward Parkway.

Date: 
1921

Younger boys and girls participating in a maypole dance at the 1921 Country Club District Field Day on the grounds of the Pembroke-Country Day School. Six schools and one kindergarten participated. This vantage point faces east towards houses on Sunset Hill in the far background.

Date: 
May 12th 1921

Six men who patrolled certain sections of the Country Club District, a service arranged by the Country Club District Protective Association.

Date: 
1921

Forty students of the William Cullen Bryant School who pulled dandelions in the Country Club District. Prizes were given for those who pulled the most. This vantage point faces north towards the rear of the school from just north of 57th Street between Wornall Road and Central Street.

Date: 
1921

Sponsored by the Women's Community Council, this Christmas pageant was held at 4 PM on December 24, 1921 for all children and parents in the Country Club District. This vantage point faces south at the intersection of Westover Road, 54th Street, and Brookside Boulevard.

Date: 
December 24th 1921

Groups of carolers traveled around the Country Club District on Christmas Eve. The J. C. Nichols Company furnished the hayracks and teams of carolers. This vantage point faces north towards the Country Club Coffee Shop at the Colonial Shops on 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street.

Date: 
December 24th 1921

Photograph of the members of Wayne Miner Post No. 149, American Legion, Kansas City, Missouri. This picture was taken on October 20, 1921 by J.E. Miller at Lincoln High School at the northeast corner of Tracy Avenue and 19th Street.

Date: 
October 20th 1921

Letter from Kansas City Court of Appeals judge, Ewing C. Bland, to his uncle on April 19, 1921. Bland comments in relation to his own political campaign that, "The Pendergast faction now seems the strongest and could no doubt control any delegation from this county."

Date: 
April 19th 1921

Harry S. Truman and the 129th Field Artillery in front of the Muehlebach Hotel during the November 1921 Armistice parade in Kansas City, MO. Truman is in uniform, on the far side of the street, behind the man in the suit. This photograph was taken looking southeast on 12th Street just west of Baltimore Avenue.

Date: 
November 1921

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Robidoux in St. Joseph, Missouri to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In the letter, Truman mentions sharing his hotel room with James Pendergast during an American Legion State Convention. Truman comments that James is, "a nice boy and as smart as the old man he's named for."

Date: 
September 20th 1921

The program for the Fourth Annual Mess Call of the Battery "D" 129th Field Artillery, held as a St. Patrick's Day Banquet at the Elks Club in Kansas City, March 17, 1921. The program includes the list of speakers, menu, and lyrics for the songs sung at the event. Speakers include, "Little Jimmy Pendergast-Who takes subscriptions for the Star" and "Capt. Truman-Shirts, Socks, Checks and Hootch." Each of the menu items also include entertaining quips.

Date: 
1921

Robert A. Long and Admiral David Richard Beatty riding in procession car to Liberty Memorial, 1921.

Date: 
November 1st 1921

Portrait of Ruby D. Garrett, Chairman of the Program Committee for the American Legion Convention, ca. 1921. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Date: 
1921

Information for the trial of Criminal Case No. 4163: United States vs. Charles S. Gargotta and Charles Gargotta, defendants. The document states that the current charge of possession of whiskey is Charles S. Gargotta's second offense, per Frank Cunningham, Federal Prohibition Agent.

Date: 
April 20th 1921

Commitment in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4163: United States vs. Charles S. Gargotta and Charles Gargotta, defendants. The document notes that Charles S. Gargotta was charged with "Violation of the Act of October 28, 1919," also known as the Volstead Act, and has been sentenced to a prison sentence of 30 days in the Jackson County Jail.

Date: 
April 25th 1921

Commitment in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4182: United States vs. Charley Gargotta, defendant. The document notes that Charles Gargotta was charged with "Violation of the Act of October 28, 1919," also known as the Volstead Act, and has been sentenced to a prison sentence of 30 days in the Jackson County Jail, "to commence at the expiration of sentence imposed in [Case] No. 4163."

Date: 
April 26th 1921

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 4414: United States vs. Charles Gargotta, defendant. Gargotta was found guilty of "the offense of Violation of the National Prohibition Act," and sentenced to serve six months in the Pettis County Jail in Sedalia, Missouri. The document also includes a certification of Gargotta's delivery to the Pettis County Sheriff on December 7, 1921, to begin serving his sentence.

Date: 
December 3rd 1921

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4639: United States vs. Charley Gargotta, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. E. Dunigan, Federal Prohibition Agent, Joseph Lusco was in possession of "a certain quantity of intoxicating liquor," i.e. one half pint of whiskey, on July 30, 1921, in violation of the National Prohibition Act. Dunigan also supported in his deposition Lusco's additional charges: a second count of selling a half pint of whiskey to Clyde Rayburn, and in a third count, a half pint of whiskey to E. L. Kellerstrass.

Date: 
November 21st 1921

Information in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4182: United States vs. Charley Gargotta, defendant. The document states that, per the affidavit of W. E. Dunigan, Federal Prohibition Agent, Charley Gargotta was in possession of a half pint of whiskey on December 29, 1920.

Date: 
April 25th 1921

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