Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Campaign letter, political advertisement and newspaper clipping in support of Harry S. Truman senatorial campaign.

7 /11 /1934

Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire", no date.

10 /25 /1941

Political cartoon criticizing Casimir Welch for his corrupt practices.

Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

1934

Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

1934

Mugshots of Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S.

7 /18 /1938

Portrait of Missouri Governor Lloyd C. Stark.

1936

Henry F. McElroy, Kansas City's first city manager and proponent of the Ten Year Plan.

Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

1934

Political advertisement in the form of a letter to Missouri voters which characterizes Lloyd Stark as a corrupt affiliate of the Pendergast machine

8 /3 /1936

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

Mugshot for Sam Brenner, Inmate #53427. Brenner was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S.

7 /18 /1938

L. P. Cookingham, City Manager for Kansas City, Missouri, at his desk in City Hall, ca. 1945.

1945

Executive committee at work in preparation of the Ten Year Plan in Kansas City.

1 /13 /1931

Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

1934

Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood.

1934

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