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Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. and Arch E. Downing.

Date: 
1935

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 12, 1930 showing Thomas B. Bash, Dr. J. C. Johnson, W. O. Beeman, and Frank C. Beck at the Blue Springs farm of Dr. Johnson.

Date: 
November 12th 1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on March 22, 1931 showing graves where street parking should be in downtown Kansas City.

Date: 
March 22nd 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 16, 1932 showing the attendees of the funeral of Francis M. Wilson, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Missouri that year until his death. Those present include Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, Guy Park, Lloyd Stark, Thomas Bash, et al.

Date: 
October 16th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on May 3, 1931 showing motorists avoiding potholes with men sleeping in them. A pedestrian asks, "See anyone?" The caption states, "There are 150 Men filling holes in the streets says Matt S. Murray. -But where are they? ('Has anybody looked in the bottom of the holes?')."

Date: 
May 3rd 1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on October 20, 1966 describing the violence that erupted during the Municipal Election on March 27, 1934. The included photographs show damage done that day in 1934 to an automobile and building owned by the Citizens Fusion party, an anti-Pendergast organization in Kansas City. The article describes election day gang tactics, police complacency, padded voter rolls, and tactics used by Joe Doakes, a Pendergast machine precinct captain. The author then details the murder of Deputy Sheriff Lee Flacy, "a member of the L. C.

Date: 
October 20th 1966

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on April 23, 1931 showing three men (presumably Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, and Joe Shannon) taking a joy ride while a young boy holds a sign stating, "We have no money for playground supervision."

Date: 
April 23rd 1931

Photograph of people and vehicles outside the Guadalupe Center in Kansas City, Missouri's Westside neighborhood. The organization, founded in 1919, provided healthcare, education, and other services to the local Mexican immigrant population who had moved to Kansas City for jobs with the railroads and packing houses. The building pictured opened in 1936.

Photograph of the front of Union Station in Kansas City where the Union Station Massacre has just happened. Identification on back reads: At right is the automobile of Raymond J. Caffrey, federal officer who conducted Frank Nash to Union Station, at Kansas City, Mo., where he and three other officers as well as Nash, the convict, were slain when gangsters attempted to wrest the prisoner from the officers. Between the cars may be seen two of the officers who were slain in the shooting and behind the wheel of Caffrey's car the head of the slain Nash.

Date: 
June 17th 1933

Circa 1940 photograph of the Park Central Hotel located at 300-02 E. Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the building is in view from street level. The structure was built in 1929 and is part of the Armour/Gillham Historic Apartment-Hotel District.

Photograph of the intersection of 9th Street and Locust Street taken from the public library window at the northeast corner of the intersection. This vantage point faces south-southeast with the Federal Reserve Bank Building under construction at the northeast corner of 10th and Grand in the background.

Date: 
1919

Photograph with partial frontal view of the New York Life Building at the intersection of 9th Street and Baltimore Avenue. This vantage point faces north on Baltimore Avenue between 9th and 10th Street.

Photograph of Harry S. Truman speaking to James Pendergast following Tom Pendergast's funeral.

Date: 
January 29th 1945

Postcard of the Country Club District, showing Brookside Boulevard. This vantage point faces north on the west side of Brookside Boulevard, just south of 54th Street. The description on the back of the postcard reads, "An interesting view in the country club district, one of Kansas City's best residence sections. This is the largest high class exclusive residence section in the United States."

Date: 
1917

Circa 1920s photograph looking northeast with full frontal and partial side view of the J. W. Jenkins Sons' Music Co. located at 1013-15 Walnut. Shows also American Optical Company and Devoe Paint and Varnish Products, as well as the Jaccard Jewelry Store.

Circa 1928 photograph with frontal view of the Newman Theater, located at 1114 Main Street. Marquee says White Desert and Ice Carnival. The Baltimore Shop is next door with Berks next to them. This vantage point faces southwest from the east side of Main Street between Petticoat Lane and 12th Street.

Photograph of Joe Sanders with fur coat, bowler hat and spats standing beside Carleton Coon while waiting for a parade to begin. Both are by a car parked at Union Station when the band was welcomed back in Kansas City on December 9, 1927. Photograph taken by "Pat" Murphy of the Kansas City Journal-Post.

Date: 
December 9th 1927

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal view of City Ice Company of Kansas City, Plant No. 54, remodeled from an old brewery in 1922. This vantage point faces southwest from the southeast corner of 20th Street and Washington Street with a City Ice Company delivery vehicle in the foreground.

Circa 1930 photograph with full frontal and side view of Western Ice Service Company, Plant No. 125; built in 1911 and located at the western corner of 42nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. This vantage point faces south-southwest from the east side of Pennsylvania Avenue between Archibald Avenue and 42nd Street.

Circa 1932 photograph showing a fleet of City Ice Company of Kansas City delivery trucks parked at Plant No. 1; located at 21st and Campbell streets. Identifying information says: "Walker Electrics. The Company owns Walker trucks in 12, 20 and 36-cake sizes. These are used on routes."

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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.