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Crowd in Front of Criminal Court Building for Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial

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.

Criminal Court Building During Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial

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.

Crestwood Entrance

Stone archways were built at each of the entrances into the Crestwood area. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of Locust Street, 55th Street, and Oak Street.

Crestwood Country Club District, 55th and Oak, Kansas City, Mo.

Postcard showing the Crestwood Country Club District at 55th Street and Oak Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north towards the 2nd Presbyterian Church (pictured left) from between Oak Street and Crestwood Drive, just south of 55th Street. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to W. C. Hobbs at the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri.

Courtroom Scene at Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial

Photograph of a courtroom scene at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. She is pictured in the foreground on the far right. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 6, 1931.

Courtroom Scene at Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial

Photograph of spectators in the courtroom at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. James A. Reed, J. Francis O'Sullivan, defense counsels, and Mrs. Bennett (with hat) "are seated at the counsel table." Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 3, 1931.

Courtroom Scene at Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial

Photograph of Judge Ralph S. Latshaw "has a parting word with James A. Reed, one of the attorneys for the defense" after the verdict in 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 found not quilty. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 7, 1931.

Court Houses of Jackson County, Missouri

Book containing text and photographs of the history, facilties, art, and architecture of the courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri. The document also includes portrait photographs of the public servants that aided in the creation of the new Jackson County Courthouse and a list of county judges of Jackson County from 1827 to 1933.

City Ice Company, Plant No. 53

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 53, built in 1919. It was located on the west side of Oak Street between 48th Street and 49th Street. This property was situated just north of Brush Creek before the waterway was diverted to its current location.

City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri

Photograph of City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, which opened on October 25, 1937. This vantage point faces north-north-east on Oak Street between 12th and 13th Streets.

Christmas Entertainment by the School Children of Our Lady of Sorrows School

Program of Christmas entertainment performed by Our Lady of Sorrows School students on December 26, 1926. Songs include "Aren't you glad it's Christmas Time", "How can anybody sleep at Christmas Time", "Once in a Manger Lowly", "When Old Santa Quits", and "Jingle Bells".

Charles Gargotta Being Escorted by Officers

Photograph of mobster Charles Gargotta (center) being escorted to his arraignment at the Criminal Court Building to face charges of murdering bootlegger Ferris Anthon and the attempted murder of Sheriff Thomas Bash on August 12, 1933. He is being escorted by Chief Deputy William Schickhardt (left) and Deputy Al Finkelstine.