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Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. as it appears on page 5 of the August 1927 issue of West Texas Today.

Date: 
August 1927

Photograph of James Madison Kemper (left), father of William Thornton Kemper, Sr. (right), father of James M. Kemper, Sr. (center), father of David W. Kemper (front).

Date: 
November 1921

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on February 26, 1925 showing three Kansas City policemen involved in a heist. The caption states, "Confessions they stole eleven cases of whisky from a $200,000 cache they found in a garage at 7112 East Fifteenth street, were made today by these three policemen. Their signed statements involve Joseph R. Gant, accused wrecker of the Centropolis bank. They are (1) Ira H. Miller, police chauffeur; (2) Lawrence Bowers, patrolman; (3) William F. Langford, patrolman."

Date: 
February 26th 1925

Three photographs of Senator James A. Reed with amusing captions.

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on April 4, 1924 showing the cancelled check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast. Also pictured are Mrs. Harvey W. Harris (left) who presented the check to W. B. Brown (right).

Date: 
April 4th 1924

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 6, 1924 showing a truck carrying a large reproduction of a check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast. The advertisement was funded by the Republican city committee.

Date: 
April 6th 1924

Photograph with caption stating, "Kansas City's Councilmen, the city manager and the mayor, pose for a cameraman. Those in the rear row, left to right - C. Jasper Bell, Ira B. Burns, A. N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Clarence A. Burton, H. L. McCune and David B. Childs. Front row - H. F. McElroy, city manager, Albert I. Beach, mayor, and George L. Goldman. -Anderson Photo Co. Photo."

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on November 8, 1924 showing the Board of Governors for the Liberty Memorial Association. The caption states that, "A copper plate has been made from the above photographs of members of the board of governors of the Liberty Memorial association, and will be placed in the cornerstone of the memorial shaft at the cornerstone laying ceremonies tomorrow. The copper plate was made and donated by the Holland Engraving company. The photos are by Strauss-Peyton.

Date: 
November 8th 1924

Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on December 7, 1930 with caption stating, "Thomas J. (Tom) Pendergast of Kansas City, right, directing head of one of the most powerful political machines in the United States, as he appeared at the Democratic National Convention at Houston in 1928. Joseph B. Shannon, left, until recently the leader of an opposing faction of Kansas City Democrats, who was elected to Congress in the Fifth District. Pendergast actively supported Shannon and thereby eliminated the rival who had frequently challenged Pendergast's political supremacy.

Date: 
December 7th 1930

Clippping with caption stating, "Dr. D. M. Nigro, commissioner of communicable diseases and child hygiene, today was appointed to the chairmanship of Italian activities in Missouri by the Democratic national committee in behalf of Governor Al Smith's candidacy for the presidency."

Date: 
1928

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post showing Gladys W. Kemper (wife of James M. Kemper, Sr.) as hostess at the Fiesta ball. Photograph by Cauthen.

Date: 
1929

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper The Missouri Democrat on June 13, 1930. This excerpt includes photographs of Thomas J. Pendergast, Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr., James M. Pendergast, and James A. Reed.

Date: 
June 13th 1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on March 24, 1926 showing the five officers of the Grand Avenue Cleanup Association. Pictured are T. S. Abernathy, Treasurer; R. C. Kemper, Vice-President; John W. Wagner, President; E. L. Scarritt, Vice-President; Charles Tucker, Secretary.

Date: 
March 24th 1926

Three-page excerpt from William T. Kemper, Sr.'s passport. Included is a portrait photograph and details on physical description, date and place of birth, and profession.

Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T. Robinson as Vice President of the United States." The document issued by the Democratic National Committee includes portrait photographs of Smith and Robinson.

Date: 
November 3rd 1928

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 21, 1928 showing Missouri Governor Alfred E. Smith on his presidential campaign in Sedalia, Missouri. Also pictured are Charles M. Howell and William T. Kemper, Sr.

Date: 
October 21st 1928

Certificate to visit Mexico issued to William T. Kemper, Sr. by the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City, Missouri. The document includes a portrait photograph and physical description of Kemper and specifies that he may visit six months. The Mexican Consulate was located in Room 523 of the first Bryant Building at the southwest corner of 11th Street and Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Misssouri.

Date: 
February 2nd 1927

Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XIV, No. 4, featuring a biography of James Madison Kemper, Sr. on the occasion of his promotion to president of the Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
December 1925

Clipping with caption stating, "Tomorrow R. Crosby Kemper Will Receive in His Bank's New Home. The City Bank's building at the southeast corner of Eighteenth street and Grand avenue will be open for inspection tomorrow. Here the president appears in a "going-to-luncheon" portrait.

Date: 
1926

Advertisement for the re-election of Ewing C. Bland as Judge of the Kansas City Court of Appeals, Jackson County, Missouri. The document states that Bland has bi-partisan support from over 1,000 members of the bar.

Date: 
1928

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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.