Kansas City Museum / Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

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Late 1930's pastel teal, short-sleeve, shirt-waist dress created by Nelly Don Inc. The garment features rhinestone buttoned top and matching belt worn at the natural waist.

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Circa 1926 beige flapper dress with beaded floral detail sold by Rubins, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Size 38 iridescent green wool men's jacket created by the Kansas City Custom Garment Company in the 1940's. Included is a patterned tie fashionable during the period.

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Calf-length black dress with floral embroidery detail and fabric waist belt created by Nelly Don Inc. in the 1940's.

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Banner for the Coat and Suit Workers Local 270 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, as seen on display at the entrance to the Kansas City Garment District Museum.

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Two-piece dress and petticoat created in the 1940's by the Gernes Garment Company for the Gay Gibson brand. The dress features a pink and green floral pattern on a black background with buttoned down top. The attached petticoat underneath features a solid salmon pink color with a single-layer ruffle at the bottom.

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Circa 1935 black, three-piece beach pajama with multicolor floral pattern created by Nelly Don Inc. This outdoor loungewear features yoked, high-waist, wide-legged trousers, sleeveless blouse, and accompanying waisted, bell-sleeved coverup.

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Photographs

Photograph of the First Annual Picnic of the Stern Slegman Prins Company, a garment manufacturer in Kansas City, Missouri. Segregation is shown as black workers are pictured separately from white workers. This vantage point faces west towards the entrance to 1000 Broadway.

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Navy blue police buttoned-down uniform worn by a captain of the Metropolitan Police Department of Kansas City, Missouri. The outfit features a captain's police cap with black detail, collar letters "K.C.P.D.", three black stripes at the wrists, emblem buttons, and pleated pants with pastel blue stripes at the side.

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Advertisements

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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Photographs

Circa 1938 photograph of majorettes marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo in Black Elks parade. Source: Black Economic Union.

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Photographs

Portrait of John B. Gage, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1940-1946. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Pages

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.