Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Clothing & dress

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Size 38 iridescent green wool men's jacket created by the Kansas City Custom Garment Company in the 1940's. Included is a patterned tie fashionable during the period.

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Calf-length black dress with floral embroidery detail and fabric waist belt created by Nelly Don Inc. in the 1940's.

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Two-piece dress and petticoat created in the 1940's by the Gernes Garment Company for the Gay Gibson brand. The dress features a pink and green floral pattern on a black background with buttoned down top. The attached petticoat underneath features a solid salmon pink color with a single-layer ruffle at the bottom.

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Navy blue police buttoned-down uniform worn by a captain of the Metropolitan Police Department of Kansas City, Missouri. The outfit features a captain's police cap with black detail, collar letters "K.C.P.D.", three black stripes at the wrists, emblem buttons, and pleated pants with pastel blue stripes at the side.

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Late 1930's pastel teal, short-sleeve, shirt-waist dress created by Nelly Don Inc. The garment features rhinestone buttoned top and matching belt worn at the natural waist.

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Circa 1926 beige flapper dress with beaded floral detail sold by Rubins, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Circa 1935 black, three-piece beach pajama with multicolor floral pattern created by Nelly Don Inc. This outdoor loungewear features yoked, high-waist, wide-legged trousers, sleeveless blouse, and accompanying waisted, bell-sleeved coverup.

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.