Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Clipping showing James M. Pendergast, Bennett Champ Clark, and Joe Shannon (left to right) conversing to together.

Photograph showing Dwight Brown, former Governor Guy Park, and Herbert T. Hilscher at unidentified South Central Business Association function.

Portrait of Charles S. Keith, Mayor of Kansas City MO in 1940. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Photograph of John B. Gage, mayor of Kansas City from 1940 to 1946, seated at his desk with a pen in hand.

Two sets of mugshots of Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni.

Portrait of James A. Reed with finger in the air.

Photograph of the Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s.

Portrait of James Cowgill, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1918-1922. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Photograph of Harry S. Truman with Robert W. Barr, William O. Beeman, Eugene I. Purcell, Howard Vrooman and Sheriff Thomas Bash.

Photograph of a daytime rally for Alfred E. Smith and Joe Robinson during the 1928 presidential campaign.

Photograph showing improvements to Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri, with the widened Wornall Road Bridge in the background, ca. 1930s.

Portrait of William E. Kemp, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1946-1954. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Altered photograph of Nick Penna, chauffeur and bodyguard to Kansas City crime boss Charles Binaggio.

Photograph of Ben Bernie, radio star and musician, with Frank Cromwell and Mayor Bryce Smith and other unidentified men at unidentified location wi

Photograph of civic leader Conrad Mann and others seated in a room.

Portrait of Frank H. Cromwell, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1922-1924. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Pages

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.