Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

23rd Street

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Photographs

Photograph of the Amberg Club's Guadalupe Center Settlement House (right) and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (left). This vantage point faces south from the northwest corner of the intersection of 23rd Street (now Avenida Cesar E Chavez) and Madison Avenue.

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Photographs

Circa 1930 photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 901 W. 23rd Street (now Avenida Cesar E Chavez). The Amberg Club Guadalupe Center Settlement Home in the adjacent house to the west. This vantage point faces southwest from the north side of 23rd Street just east of Madison Avenue.

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Photographs

Circa 1932 photograph with side view of a City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery truck described as "six-wheel, 63-cake Diamond T., used as transfer truck." The truck is parked outside of the Locust Street entrance of General Hospital with two unidentified people. This vantage point faces east from the west side of Locust Street between 23rd Street and 24th Street.

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Photographs

Photograph of young girls in a sewing class identified as "Summer School Class, 1924." Sponsored by the Agnes Ward Amberg Club. This vantage point faces south towards the entrance of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at the southwest corner of 23rd Street (now Avenida Cesar E Chavez) and Madison Avenue.

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Photographs

Photograph showing an interior view identified as "Adult Education English Class, Guadalupe Center, 1015 W. 23, Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 3, 36." Individuals not identified.

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Photographs

Photograph with interior view identified as "Halloween Party, Club Tepeyac, Guadalupe Center, October 28, 1939." Many in photograph are in Halloween costume. No identification of individuals.

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on February 11, 1931 in which the editor describes the economic and moral implications of high crime in Kansas City and provides crime statistics. The Journal-Post resolves to "change these conditions".

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 5, 1930 showing how many votes each candidate received from each ward in Kansas City in the election the day previous.

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Photographs

Interne certificate awarded to Karl A. Menninger from the General Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Menninger was a psychiatrist who later founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

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Photographs

Photograph of people and vehicles outside the Guadalupe Center in Kansas City, Missouri's Westside neighborhood. The organization, founded in 1919, provided healthcare, education, and other services to the local Mexican immigrant population who had moved to Kansas City for jobs with the railroads and packing houses. The building pictured opened in 1936.

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post that criticizes both candidates for mayor: Matthew Foster and Frank H. Cromwell. Foster, a Republican backed by the Kansas City Star, is described as being overzealous in his pursuit as Kansas City police commissioner to "stamp out vice and lawlessness". Cromwell, on the other hand, is accused of being backed by the Kansas City Democratic machine. The Journal-Post urges Kansas City to vote and make their voice heard.

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Cartoons (Commentary)

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post on the eve of the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Thomas J. Pendergast, Henry F. McElroy, and Casimir J. Welch considering a "cigaret tax" in order to extort more money from the "K.C. Taxpayer".

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