Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Elks Club Building

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Photographs

Photograph of Mayor Frank Cromwell and former mayors: (left to right) James A. Reed, George M. Shelley, Darius A. Brown, Leander J. Talbot, Thomas T. Crittenden, Jr., Cromwell, George H. Edwards, Jr., and Samuel B. Strother. They acted as honorary pallbearers at the funeral of Webster Davis at the Elks Club.

Object Type: 
Ephemera

William T. Kemper, Sr.'s membership card for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 26 of Kansas City, Missouri. The document states that Kemper is a life member since May 30, 1914.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard of the B.P.O. Elks Club No. 26 in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 7th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Helen Ader of Minneapolis.

Object Type: 
Postcards

Postcard of the B.P.O. Elks Club No. 26 in Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 7th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter.

Object Type: 
Programs

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.

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.