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Photograph capturing one of the hardships faced by families during the Dust Bowl--starving cattle. It was taken in Kansas City, Kansas, by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, a state agency working to relieve the financial burdens of families suffering during the droughts of the 1930s. The KERC worked alongside the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, which began a cattle-purchasing program in 1934. Emaciated cattle (as in this photograph) were destroyed after purchase, and healthy cattle were shipped to slaughter with the meat being distributed to poor families needing relief.

Date: 
May 1st 1935

Livestock report prepared for the year ending December 31, 1935, for the Kansas City Stock Yards, detailing shipments and receipts of livestock throughout that year, as well as summarizing statistics from previous years. Statistics for 1935 are sorted by railroad, year, type of livestock, and by state. The pamphlet also includes photographs of stockyards facilities, as well as directors and officers of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company.

Date: 
1935

Photograph of the exterior of the Commercial National Bank building on the southwest corner of 6th & Minnesota in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The Exchange State Bank is also visible in the background.

Date: 
1935
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.