Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression
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An autochrome photograph of Lucian Rosenwald's tulip garden. This vantage point faces west-northwest with the house at 4309 Campbell Street in the left background. Rosenwald was an office manager for a real estate company.

Date: 
May 2nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of the gardens at The Walnuts, taken looking northeast from inside the apartment building.

Date: 
July 22nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of the center of the gardens at The Walnuts, taken from the south atop the apartment building.

Date: 
July 2nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of The Walnuts gardens, taken looking east-southeast.

Date: 
July 22nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of a fountain and summer house, taken from the southeast in the gardens at The Walnuts.

Date: 
July 22nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of a an umbrella and a summer house, taken from the south-southeast in the gardens at The Walnuts.

Date: 
July 22nd 1936

An autochrome photograph of the gardens at The Walnuts, taken from the southeast outside of a window in the apartment building.

Date: 
July 24th 1936

In June 1936, the J. C. Nichols Company built this home at 6505 State Line Road for W. Edwin Bixby, president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company. This vantage point faces south-southeast towards the house from just east of State Line Road.

Date: 
June 1936

Group of men and women celebrating at the 1936 Country Club Plaza Fiesta. Among those pictured are Ike Smith, manager of Park Lane Hotel; William. J. Crawford; Edward Tanner; Lucy Drage; Katherine Page; Mary McGavran; Charlotte Crane; and Hazel B. Clough.

Date: 
1936

Children playing at a playground located at the then undeveloped lots at the northeast corner of Rockhill Road and Oak Street.

Date: 
1936

Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap.

Date: 
1936

Count Basie shaking hands with Joe Belford at the Roseland Ballroom. Basie is smiling and looking up. Belford is wearing a pinstripe suit and patterned tie.

Date: 
December 1936

A bill for a car loan of Dr. Milton C. Lewis for payment to Jardon Investment Company, 1813 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This bill of November 27, 1936 shows $49.61 owed on a Buick.

Date: 
November 27th 1936

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Date: 
December 19th 1936

Photograph of The Donnelly Garment Company 1936 Christmas Party, hosted by Nell Donnelly Reed at the Pla-Mor Ballroom.

Date: 
December 19th 1936

Admission summary of Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, describing his previous record, family and personal data, medical and psychiatric status, and recommendations for his imprisonment. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date: 
April 29th 1936

Special progress report for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, assessing his fitness for transfer to Alcatraz. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date: 
May 13th 1936

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description for Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, upon his transfer to Alcatraz, including physical descripton and sentence information. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre, and later transferred to Alcatraz.

Date: 
August 6th 1936

Text of a Kansas City Star article on the August 4, 1936 election in Kansas City. It describes ballot boxes being removed before polls closed, threats made against voters, fake votes, and other problems. Joe Shannon is quoted as saying the election was "so corrupt it was a disgrace to American civilization."

Date: 
August 4th 1936

St. Louis Star-Times article about the 1936 investigation into election fraud, including a sketch of Pendergast by Thomas Hart Benton. The article reports Pendergast "said today that he had been investigated so often that 'one more doesn't bother me much.'" He argued that he had no idea of any election fraud.

Date: 
December 15th 1936

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