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Photograph of a totem pole dedication at Camp Bo-Ho-Ca, located on the east side of Blue River Road near 121st Street. The camp, named for the first two letters in each word of "Boys Hotel Camp", was a boarding school to young orphaned boys ages 9-14 before joining older boys at the Boys Hotel at 1601 Admiral Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The camp was later leased to the Boy Scouts of America.

Date: 
August 14th 1932

An autochrome photograph of Merle Smith and the 36 maple trees that border the road to Joseph F. Porter's residence southwest of the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Outer Belt Road (now Missouri Route 150). The photograph was taken at 5:00 P.M. on November 1, 1933. Porter was president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company.

Date: 
November 1st 1933

Entrance ticket to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 8, 1935 at 2:30 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Bathing Beauty Contest", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

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

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Photograph of people eating barbecue on the ground by Red Fox Farm Lake at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Photograph of W. T. Kemper, Jr. on horseback at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Clipping entitled "Scenes at Outing of 1,200 Members of 'Commerce Family'" from the Kansas City Post on June 9, 1935 showing photographs from W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Those pictured include "barbecue artists", W. T. Kemper, Jr., W. T. Kemper, Sr., James M. Kemper, Sr., Pauline Thompson, and James Mack.

Date: 
June 9th 1935

Photograph of a contestant from the bathing suit contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

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.

Date: 
June 8th 1935

Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Ladies Bathing Beauty Contest - eight to eighty (Men Judges)", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Entrance ticket to "W. T. Kemper's Annual Picnic" for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 20, 1936 at 2:00 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Clipping entitled "Scenes at William T. Kemper's Annual Picnic at Red Fox Farm" from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 showing photographs from W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Those pictured include W. T. Kemper, Sr., Billy Purdy, W. T. Kemper, Jr., Helen Finch, Diana Sheffield, and Jimmy Lawrence.

Date: 
June 21st 1936

Photograph of the soda pop stand from Setzler's Soda Water Company at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Photograph of a crowd viewing one of the events at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

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.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 describing W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. The article lists the activities, including a recognition of employment anniversaries, "bathing beauty" contest, hog calling contest, and a picnic.

Date: 
June 21st 1936

Photograph of an unidentified man with soda pop and barbecue at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Photograph of W. T. Kemper, Sr. standing near the crowd at his annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Photograph of people seated under a pavilion tent at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

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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.