Voting in 21st Precinct of the 15th Ward During 1936 Election


Clipping entitled "Large Ballot Unwieldy" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Sally Hughes, 5600 Tracy avenue, is shown here struggling with the general election ballot, almost as large as a tablecloth, in the poll of the twenty-first precinct of the Fifteenth ward at Fifty-fifth street and Troost avenue. E. A. Scanlon, jr., election judge, at the right of the ballot box, is advising her how it must be folded with initials on its back showing, before it is crammed into the ballot box. Forty-one of the 522 registered persons had voted by 6:55 a. m. when the photograph was taken. —Journal-Post Photo."

Kansas City Journal-Post
November 3rd 1936
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5517 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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William T. Kemper Sr. Scrapbooks: S7.16B, Page 362
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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.