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Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of children posed on a slide at the Gillis Orphans' Home at the southwest corner of 81st Street and Wornall Road. The image is featured in the photograph section of the October 29, 1933 issue of the Kansas City Star.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking northeast with slide description: "Venetian fountain, 47th and Mill Creek; Kansas City, Mo. (1931)."

Genre: 
Photographs

Circa 1920 photograph with slide description, "Girls from Westport Jr. High playing ball south of Hyde Park; Kansas City, Mo." This vantage point faces southeast on the west side of Gillham Road between 38th Street and 39th Street. The Santa Fe Trail Marker on Gillham Road is pictured.

Genre: 
Photographs

Circa 1935 photograph of the Medical Arts Building at the northwest corner of 34th Street and Broadway Boulevard.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking west toward Troost Avenue from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene was part of an investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933 murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed two gangsters during the exchange.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of a large crowd surrounding a car at Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The car belonged to mobster Gus "Steinie" Fasone and was the intended getaway vehicle following the murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by Charles Gargotta and accomplices. Fasone and fellow gangster Sam "Hog" Scola were killed in the exhange by Sheriff Tom Bash. Scola's body is slumped over the steering wheel.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking northwest from the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933, murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by mobster Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta and others. Sheriff Tom Bash killed to gangsters during the exchange.

Genre: 
Maps

Map of the shootout between police and gangsters on the morning of August 12, 1933. The caption states, "A diagram of the scene of the Saturday morning gun battle in the vicinity of Amour boulevard and Forest avenue, showing the paths taken by the gangsters in their pursuit of Ferris J. Anton and the route taken by Sheriff Thomas B. Bash, who killed two of the gunmen, and captured a third man."

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking north along the east side of Main Street between Spring Street (31st Terrace) and 32nd Street.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking north from the south side of intersection of 39th Street and Main Street.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking north from the original intersection of Main Street and 40th Street. Montrose Hotel is pictured center.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph looking east along Armour Boulevard from the west side of Gillham Road.

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