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Photographs

Photograph of the Herman and Ella Voigts house at 2405 West 103rd Street in Leawood. The Prairie-style stone house was built in 1923 by Frank Bayrel for Herman J. Voigts and his family for $23,000. The house stood on a 218-acre cattle and dairy farm. Voigts was also president of the First National Bank of Olathe and vice president of the City National Bank and Patron's Bank of Olathe. The all but 10 acres of the surrounding farm property was sold off for suburban residential development by 1959. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

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Photographs

Photograph of a pond in the Quivira Botanical Gardens north of the Lake Quivira Dam in 1931 or 1932. The 10-acre site, included ponds, gardens, springs, and picnic areas.

Genre: 
Broadsides

Three excerpts from Republican sources that document police brutality present in the Kansas City Police Department. Excerpts include an editorial from the Kansas City Star from August 30, 1921, a court opinion by Judge Thad B. Landon, and a statement from Attorney R. R. Brewster published on September 4, 1921. This broadside was produced to discourage Kansas Citians from voting for Kansas City Police Commissioner Matthew Foster, the Republican candidate for mayor.

Genre: 
Cartoons (Commentary)

Cartoon from the Kansas City Star after the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts James P. Aylward driving a street sweeper with Bryce B. Smith, Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Thomas J. Pendergast, Joseph B. Shannon, and Casimir J. Welch. The caption reads, "The Democratic Machine makes a clean sweep in our recent municipal election."

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Photographs
Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City American on January 10, 1929 featuring a biography of William T. Kemper, Jr. on the occasion of his promotion to president of the First National Bank of Independence.

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Photographs
Clippings

Clipping from the St. Louis Star on March 28, 1932 of Carolyn E. Pendergast and her daughter Marceline P. Burnett. The caption states, "The daughter and wife of the Kansas City political boss are shown above. Mrs. Pendergast is at left, and at right is her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Burnett."

Genre: 
Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled "James M. Kemper, Commerce Trust President, and His Bride" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on January 19, 1933 with caption stating, "Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kemper. Mrs. Kemper, until her marriage Thursday afternoon, was Mrs. Craig Velie. The wedding was at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert V. Jones."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Hazel Autry to Ellison A. Neel asking for help after having her daughter taken away from her five months prior. She writes that after opening a bathhouse she was expected to make pay-offs, but later learned that the person collecting that money was not passing it along to "the 'man'," leading to her business being raided, being jailed, and her daughter being "put in a home." Autry writes that her daughter will not be released unless she pays a fee she can't afford, but that she has "worked on all elections ...

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on August 25, 1935 showing photographs from Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith's farm near the northwest corner of Blue River Road and Red Bridge Road. It includes photographs of Smith and his daughter Betty Mary Smith, the Red Bridge Farm lake (now Alex George Lake), a totem pole, the main entrance, an ornamental well, hunting trophies, a spring house, and other subjects.

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Clippings
Photographs

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (front), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants during the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of Helen Finch (far right), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other 14 contestants after the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled "Candidate Votes" 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, "Pal E. Bush, candidate for reelection as clerk of the district court of Wyandotte county, Kas, a Democrat, cast his vote in the basement of the city hall, Kansas City, Kas. He is shown here depositing: his ballot. —Journal-Post Photo."

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