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Election pamphlet giving brief biographies and formal portraits of major Democratic candidates running for office in 1924, from President to Jackson County public administrator. These candidates include Lewis C. Ayers for County Surveyor, Burto Z. Palmer for County Assessor, Fred W. Klaber for Public Administrator, Charles D. Capelle for Sheriff, Thomas W. Alton for Prosecuting Attorney, Dr. Harry Czarlinsky for Coroner, C. A. Winfrey for County Treasurer, John W. Davis for President, Arthur W. Nelson for Governor, George H. Combs, Jr. for Congress, B.

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1924

Program for a banquet in honor of Colonel Conrad H. Mann commemorating his twenty-five years of distinguished civic service to Kansas City, and his sixty-eighth birthday. Along with the program order and dinner menu, the document includes highlights of Mann's accomplishments and a portrait photograph of Mann.

Date: 
December 14th 1938

First issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes a statement on the newspaper's objective, maintaining that the newspaper is not against any certain political party or vice, but that it is simply for "good government". Featured articles include: “Council Passes Cab Ordinance” (pp. 2 & 4) discussing councilman Frank H. Backstrom’s reaction to the ordinance and detailing other ordinances appropriating bond funds.; "Adult Education--A Fine Work" (pp.

Date: 
January 11th 1935

Composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City Board of Education, officers, and superintendent, "As organized April 5, 1928." Pictured are Allendoerger, C. W., Treasurer; Baird, Charles; Fuller, Carolyn Farwell; Jackson, J. B., Secretary; Melcher, George, Superintendent; Meservey, Edwin C., President; Moore, Annette; Smith, Bryce B., Vice President; Smith, J. Roy.

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April 1928

Photograph of Joe Sanders seated at the piano.

Full body portrait of H. Roe Bartle. He inscribes on the photo, "To my friend Emerson Paton, With all good wishes, H. Roe Bartle, Feb. 25th, 1938."

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February 25th 1938

Head and shoulders portrait of Joan Crawford. She inscribes on the photo, "To Frank Britt, Best Wishes from Joan Crawford."

Head and shoulders portrait of Sally Rand.

Portrait of Sally Rand with full body feather fan. Rand inscribes on the photo, "To The South Central Business Association, My friends and boosters, all happiness and prosperity. Gratefully, Sally Rand. May 8, 1934."

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May 8th 1934

Portrait of Jean Helier posed behind glass filled with bullet holes. Photo is autographed as "To N. Emerson Paton, Kansas City's Livest Business Assn. Secretary from Hean Helier, Secretary to Otto P. Higgins, 5-20-38". Photo is credited to the Kansas City Police Department.

Head and shoulders portrait of Lou Holland; photo autographed and dated Oct. 21, 1938.

Date: 
1938

Head and shoulders autographed portrait of Maurice M. Milligan, U.S. attorney who prosecuted Tom Pendergast.

Photograph of Dr. D. M. Nigro standing by a wall of photographs. Autographed as: "To my good friend N. Emerson Paton the best secy & manager in the country. With best wishes, Doc Nigro, 1938".

Date: 
1938

Portrait of James A. Reed with finger in the air.

Autographed head and shoulders portrait of Mrs. Russell (Clara) Stover of Russell Stover Candies.

Seated, autographed portrait of Conrad Mann. Reads: "To N. Emerson Paton, With every good wish to a faithful civic worker, Conrad Mann, KC 5/17/35."

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1935

Group portrait of members of the Threshold Service Company bowling team, identified as the 1930-31 champions of the South Central Business Association.

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1931

Group portrait of members of the Firestone Service Company bowling team, identified as the 1933-34 champions of the South Central Business Association.

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1934

Promotional booklet for building family homes in 1920s luxury Kansas City suburban tract development now in the Santa Fe Hills neighborhood southeast of 85th St. and Wornall. It was to include rare amenities such as an open air theater, bell tower, pool, club house, and Dutch windmill. Built on property owned by Daniel Boone's son Nathan, and featuring the Boone school and home. Businessman developer Emory Sweeney founded an automobile school and WHB radio. Landscape architects Hare & Hare were to handle the project, and George Hamilton Stone was assigned as General Manager.

Date: 
1925

Pamphlet advertisement for the YMCA with testimonials, statistics, camps, programs, services, and roster of division chairmen and board of directors, all to promote support of the group.

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1940

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