Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

18th Street

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Photograph of Catherine Sanders and Helen Dupree standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

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Photographs

Photograph of Mr. Russell, an automobile mechanic teacher at R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School. He is pictured with his daughters just west of the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. Also pictured is the Crown Drug Co. sign (top) and the Lincoln Building (left background).

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Photographs

Photograph of Felix Street standing with a pipe near the Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

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Photographs

Photograph of Artie Banks standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. This vantage point faces east with the Street Hotel sign in the background.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Gem Theater, labeled 1912-1923. This vantage point faces south on 18th Street between Vine Street and Highland Avenue.

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Photographs

Photograph showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. Gen. Jacques of Belgium, Gen. Armando Diaz of Italy, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Gen. John J. Pershing and Adm. David Beatty of Great Britain are present at the reviewing stand.

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Ephemera

William T. Kemper, Sr.'s ticket for seat 11, row 2 on the reviewing stand at the Third Annual American Legion Convention parade on November 1, 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tenth Anniversary and "Progress Edition" of the Kansas City Call newspaper. The paper includes stories about crime and political news, social and church updates, sports stories, and advertisements for local businesses, groceries, and cosmetic products. A spread on page B-3 includes a statement from editor and publisher C. A. Franklin as well as photographs of the Call's facilities on 18th Street and its editorial and other staff. "Present Day Kansas City Far Cry From 1850" on B-4 describes the changes in the city over the last 75 years.

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Postcards

Postcard showing the reviewing stand in front of The Kansas City Star building for the American Legion Parade in Kansas City, Missouri. This parade, along with the Liberty Memorial dedication, took place over three days in late 1921: October 30, 31 and November 1st. Gen. Jacques of Belgium, Gen. Armando Diaz of Italy, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Gen. John J. Pershing and Adm. David Beatty of Great Britain are present at the reviewing stand.

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Correspondence

Letter from Louis G. Loschke, assistant cashier at City National Bank & Trust Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Loschke writes that he is Higgins' brother-in-law, and attests the positive assets of his sister and her husband, and his intentions to live a good citizen. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

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Programs

Program for the Silver Jubilee of St. Stanislaus Parish, a Polish congregation at the northeast corner of 18th Street and Ewing Avenue near Blue River. Included are portraits of local clergy including Thomas F. Lillis and Rev. A. F. Radwich; photographs and history of the parish; event details; and advertisements. Notable political figures paying their compliments include Thomas J. Pendergast, Bryce B. Smith, H. F. McElroy, and James V. "Josh" Billings.

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Photographs

Photograph of Chester A. Franklin standing by the door of the Kansas City Call Building. The vantage point faces west on the south side of 18th Street with Lucille's Tavern in the background.

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