Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

9th Street

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Photographs

Photograph of the intersection of 9th Street and Locust Street taken from the public library window at the northeast corner of the intersection. This vantage point faces south-southeast with the Federal Reserve Bank Building under construction at the northeast corner of 10th and Grand in the background.

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Photographs

Photograph with partial frontal view of the New York Life Building at the intersection of 9th Street and Baltimore Avenue. This vantage point faces north on Baltimore Avenue between 9th and 10th Street.

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Postcards

Photograph of the interior of the Blue Goose Cafe, a restaurant turned speakeasy caught for serving liquor during Prohibition. It was located at the northwest corner of 9th Street and Wyandotte Street in the basement of Hotel White (renamed Puritan Hotel in 1919). The cafe's entrance entrance faced 9th Street.

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Photographs

Circa 1920 photograph of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church located at the southwest corner of 9th and McGee streets in Kansas City, Missouri. Street light in view. This vantage point faces northwest from the east side of McGee Street between 9th and 10th Street.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Form letter from the Jackson County Republican Committee to the citizens of Kansas City in advance of the 1922 Election. The letter asserts that the nominees on the Democratic ticket were selected by Joseph Shannon, Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, Johnny O'Neill, and Miles Bulger. The Jackson County Republican Committee instead urge the recipients to vote for Republican candidates.

Object Type: 
Clippings
Photographs
Drawings

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937 showing drawings and photographs from the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trial. Included are depictions of the courtroom, evidence, and corridor outside of the courtroom. Vincent J. Doherty (Chief Deputy Election Commissioner), Fred M. Bellemere (Chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners), and Maurice M. Milligan (U.S. District Attorney).

Object Type: 
Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled, "The Thirteen Jurors Who Will Hear the Vote Fraud Trial" from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937. The caption provides the name, profession, and hometown of each juror, all of whom live outside of Jackson County.

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Photographs

Photograph of a Douglas DC-2-112 airplane owned by Transcontinental & Western Air flying south over downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northwest with the Commerce Building at the northwest corner of Walnut Street and 10th Street (white building, right-foreground).

Object Type: 
Periodicals

Volume 7, No. 25 of The Opto, a publication by the Optimist Club of Kansas City. The main article recounts a speech made by Joe Shannon on faith and patriotism the previous month. The other articles detail social activities pertaining to the Optimist Club.

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Photographs

Photograph of Kansas City Fire Department Number 15, Kansas City, Missouri, opened in 1925. Pictured are Captain Eugene King, Driver Herman Lewis, and firefighters George P. Smith, Clarence Hill, and Joseph D. Johnson. This vantage point faces northeast on Mulberry Street between 8th and 9th Street. A defunct viaduct is shown at the top left. This structure was used as an approach ramp to a viaduct that ran overtop the fire station.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Form letter from Joseph B. Shannon to the people of Kansas City in which Shannon provides a list and figures documenting the rise of crime and police brutality in Kansas City from 1921-24 with the police department controlled by Matthew Foster and The Kansas City Star. In the postscript, Shannon alleges that policemen were ordered to "pay monthly political assessments" and states that the past "four years of police administration cost the taxpayers of Kansas City $5,232,691.74."

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Postcards

Postcard of the Grand Avenue Temple Building, located at the southeast corner of 9th and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured behind and to the left is the Grand Avenue Temple Methodist Episcopal Church. This postcard faces southeast from an elevated vantage point catty-corner to the Grand Avenue Temple Building. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Louis Shirley Clapper of Unionville, Missouri.

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