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William T. Kemper, Sr.'s ticket for the dedication of the Liberty Memorial at 11 A. M. on November 1, 1921. The ticket is signed by R. Bryson Jones, Chairman of the Dedication Committee.

Date: 
November 1st 1921

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post that criticizes both candidates for mayor: Matthew Foster and Frank H. Cromwell. Foster, a Republican backed by the Kansas City Star, is described as being overzealous in his pursuit as Kansas City police commissioner to "stamp out vice and lawlessness". Cromwell, on the other hand, is accused of being backed by the Kansas City Democratic machine. The Journal-Post urges Kansas City to vote and make their voice heard.

Date: 
April 3rd 1922

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post on the eve of the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Thomas J. Pendergast, Henry F. McElroy, and Casimir J. Welch considering a "cigaret tax" in order to extort more money from the "K.C. Taxpayer".

Date: 
March 24th 1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post with caption stating, "Twenty Years of Skyline Change in Kansas City. These three photographs taken from virtually the same spot on Journal-Post hill show the amazing growth of this city's business district in a score of years. The upper picture was made in August, 1912. The picture in the center was taken August, 1929, and the lower photograph was made in August of 1932. -Photos by W. Laurence Dickey."

Date: 
August 28th 1932

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post before the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Tom Pendergast as a ringleader in a circus with his assistant Cas Welch by his side. Their pockets are stuffed with local infrastructure contracts. Spectators to the circus include Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Bryce B. Smith, Ruby D. Garrett, Elliott H. Jones, Byron Spencer, Frank M. Eviston, James B. Shoemaker, and Joseph B. Shannon.

Date: 
March 20th 1930

Clipping entitled "Ready for the Big Parade" from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Left to right, M. D. Waters, George Harrington, Pendergast leader in the fifteenth ward; Mrs. Margaret Denoit, secretary of the Jackson County Democratic committee; John J. Manning, city assessor; Mrs. Catherine Selby Riley, Mrs. Morris Bigus and Mrs. Mamie Horton."

Date: 
March 27th 1932

Clipping entitled "All Aboard" from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Left to right, William Hornbuckle, secretary to A. L. Darby, city director of finance; Joseph W. Spoor, a member of the board of zoning adjustment, and other Democrats are shown at one of the special trains just before it left yesterday."

Date: 
March 27th 1932

Clipping entitled "A Real Goat Makes the Trip" from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Members of the Washington Township Democratic Club, a Pendergast organization, are shown with their brown goat mascot, which they took along on one of the special trains. However, the goat will not be in the big parade planned by the local Democrats in St. Louis today. Leaders said it might cause some trouble."

Date: 
March 27th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Pictured is the Washington Township Democratic Club with their goat mascot, William Hornbuckle, Joseph W. Spoor, M. D. Waters, George Harrington, Margaret Denoit, John J. Manning, Catherine Selby Riley, Mrs. Morris Bigus, Mrs. Mamie Horton, and other Kansas City Democrats.

Date: 
March 27th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on September 29, 1935 showing downtown Kansas City. This vantage point faces north-northwest from the east side of Gillham Road between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The photograph shows the Kansas City Journal-Post Building (left-center) and the Western Auto Building (left).

Date: 
September 29th 1935

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on February 11, 1931 in which the editor describes the economic and moral implications of high crime in Kansas City and provides crime statistics. The Journal-Post resolves to "change these conditions".

Date: 
February 11th 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 5, 1930 showing how many votes each candidate received from each ward in Kansas City in the election the day previous.

Date: 
November 5th 1930
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