Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Spectators

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Photograph of a crowd waiting at the locked gate at the criminal court building for the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett takes place. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

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Photograph of a crowd waiting at the locked gate of the Criminal Court Building for news about the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

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Photographs

Photograph of spectators watching the detonation of a small structure in a vacant lot; several people are seen fleeing the explosion. The Summe Dairy Co. building on the south side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Benton Boulevard and College Avenue is visible in the background. This vantage point faces east on Benton Boulevard just south of its intersection with 15th Street.

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Postcards

Postcard of the Kansas City-Smithville Race Track, once located east of Bridge Street and north of Little Platte River in Smithville, Missouri. The track was used for illegal betting for a brief period in the late 1920s.

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Postcards

Postcard of the passenger station at the Municipal Airport.

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Postcards

Postcard of Kansas City baseball fans outside of Browning King Men & Boys Clothing at the northeast corner of 11th Street and Grand Avenue.

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Photographs

Postcard showing the spectators at the Liberty Memorial dedication ceremony on November 1st, 1921.
This vantage point faces north-northwest towards Union Station from just south of Pershing Road.

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Photographs

Photograph showing 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. This vantage point faces north on the east side of Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) between 17th Street and 18th Street.

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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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Stereoscopic 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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Photographs

Group portrait of the 1936 Kansas City Blues baseball team inside Muehlebach Field (later renamed Blues/Municipal Stadium). The team is posed in front of an oversized baseball display that reads "George Trautman Official League". Autograph on photo reads "To my pal N. Emerson Paton in appreciation, Phil Small, May 4, 1936, 'Parkview Pharmacy'".

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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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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.