Identified on the photograph as "An oriental dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swyden to the Board of Governors of the South Central Business Association, May 17, 1934". Included in the photograph are Joseph Wirthman, Clara Stover, N. Emerson Paton, and others.
Photograph of Sally Rand (far left) seated at the head table of a South Central Business Association luncheon. To her left sits association president Orvis A. Sturdy, the Rev. Marion Nelson Waldrip of Troost Avenue Methodist Church, and Dr. Burris Jenkins of the Community Church.
Identification on photograph reads "The Board of Governors of the South Central Business Association were entertained at the new home of Mrs. Russell Stover, 803 West 54th Terrace, May 9, 1935. Standing left to right: Irl T. Oliver, Jack Rieger, Joseph C. Wirthman, George H. Charno, Dr. Thomas A. Kyner, Edwin J. Barnes and Dr. Roy W. Parmenter. Seated, left to right: Webster Withers, Harry T. Redd, Herbert T. Hilscher, A. O. Sackin, Mrs. Stover and her charming daughter, N. Emerson Paton, Frank A. E. Swyden, Garrett L. Smalley and Russell R. Jay.
Photograph of a group of South Central Business Association men and police officers operating parking meters immediately after their installation on Troost Avenue. Includes from second to the left: N. Emerson Paton, Jack Rieger, and Joseph Wirthman. This vantage point faces west-northwest from Troost Avenue just south of 31st Street. The entrance to Isis Theatre is pictured to the right.
Group portrait of N. Emerson Paton (left), Morris Shankman (holding shovel) and other unidentified South Central Business Association officials at the groundbreaking for the Shankman Building, located at 3119 Troost. This vantage point faces north-northeast with the building at 3109 Troost in the background.
Group portrait of the 1936 Kansas City Blues baseball team inside Muehlebach Field (later renamed Blues/Municipal Stadium). The team is posed in front of an oversized baseball display that reads "George Trautman Official League". Autograph on photo reads "To my pal N. Emerson Paton in appreciation, Phil Small, May 4, 1936, 'Parkview Pharmacy'".
Portrait of Sally Rand with full body feather fan. Rand inscribes on the photo, "To The South Central Business Association, My friends and boosters, all happiness and prosperity. Gratefully, Sally Rand. May 8, 1934."