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Maps

Plat map illustrating available lots for development in the Hocker Grove subdivision in Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The subdivision, between 55th Street on the north and Johnson Drive (then Main Street) on the south, was located west of Turkey Creek and developed by Richard W. Hocker. The map illustrates the route of the Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka Electric Railroad running largely east to west through the development, roughly parallel to Hocker Avenue.

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Pamphlets

Copy of the cover of a pamphlet advertising the Hocker Grove subdivision in Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The subdivision was between roughly 55th Street and Johnson Drive, west of Turkey Creek. The subdivision was served by the Kansas City and Olathe Line, an interurban railway line. Both the subdivision and rail line were developed by Richard W. Hocker.

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Photographs

Illustrated photograph from a pamphlet advertising real estate in the Hocker Grove subdivision of Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The two houses feature stone foundations, and a car is parked in the driveway of the house in the foreground. A small well stands to the right of the image. The image caption reads "The two beautiful and artistic homes adjoining Hocker Grove at Knox Avenue and Hocker Avenue, showing the interior beauty and home comforts of the one and hte exterior domestic use of the other."

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Advertisement for the re-election of Ewing C. Bland as Judge of the Kansas City Court of Appeals, Jackson County, Missouri. The document states that Bland has bi-partisan support from over 1,000 members of the bar.

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Advertisement in the Kansas City Times for the American Beauty Macaroni Products featuring Enid J. Kemper (wife of R. Crosby Kemper, Sr.) with her children Sarah Ann (Sally), R. Crosby, Jr., Jan Claire Kemper (left to right). The caption states, "Healthy and Good Looking are the Three Children of Mrs. Crosby Kemper and They All Like Macaroni!"

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Advertisement stating that the "Your vote to re-nominate Ernest S. Gantt, Democratic Candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court, will be personally appreciated by The Pendergast Organization." The card was produced by the Eighth Ward Democratic Club, Inc. for the primary election on Tuesday, August 4th, 1936. No signature is included on the blank for Precinct Captain.

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Circa 1938 photograph of Tommy Douglas and his orchestra posed in front of their tour bus. The back of the photograph is an advertisement for the band that reads: "'Howdy' Folks, Tommy Douglas and his Band, The finest and fastest Colored Band on the road, Showmen, Vocalists, Musicians - A Real Entertaining Attraction. Remarks:- For Dates :- Write, Park Region Orchestra Service, Battle Lake, Minnesota. Tommy Douglas And His Band Will be tootin' near you soon. You Will Enjoy Them."

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Political attack advertisement that documents Kansas City Star owner August F. Seested's political exploits for personal gain in local real estate. This document was produced to discourage Kansas Citians from voting for Kansas City Police Commissioner Matthew Foster, the Republican candidate for mayor.

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Advertisement for the re-election of Forest W. Hanna as Prosecutor of Jackson County, Missouri. The document provides crime statistics and figures on funds generated during his time as prosecutor.

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Clippings

Clipping from the Independence Examiner on February 18, 1932 that advertises Kansas City lawyer Charles M. Howell as candidate for the U.S. Senate. The advertisement provides his qualifications, platform, party service, and availability.

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Advertisement for the Transcontinental & Western Air coast to coast route called "The Lindbergh Line". The route took 48 hours to get from New York City to Los Angeles and used railroads at night and air travel by day.

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Advertisement for Imperial Brewing Co., no date. The advertisement reads, "A. F. Stoeger, Geo. Schraubstadter, Imperial Brewing Co., Brewers of High Grade Kansas City Lager Beer. Patronize and Encourage Home Industry. There is no better beer brewed anywhere-Don't contribute to the $2,000,000 annually sent out of Kansas City for bottled beers. This is an exact fac-simile of Missouri's Best Bottled Beer for sale at all independent bars and cafés." Imperial Brewing Co. was sold in 1919 to Rodney Milling Co.. Source: Jack Ralston.

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