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Photograph of Mary McElroy who was kidnapped in 1933 at 25 years old and held for ransom. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 539217, A SUICIDE, KANSAS CITY, MO:- A recent picture of Miss Mary McElroy, daughter of recently deceased City Manager H. F. McElroy, who ended her own life recently with a bullet from a.25 caliber gun. It is believed she had been despondent since the death of her father, which occurred while he was under federal indictment. ET, CREDIT LINE (ACME) 1/23/40 (JC)."

Photograph of Dolores Goddard posed in dancing attire.

Ruth Kathryn Rhodes

Photograph of Transcontinental & Western Air employee Ruth Kathryn Rhodes, who was appointed first chief hostess in December 1935.

Portrait of Elsie Child (Mrs. H. C. Child), president of the Kansas City Athenaeum 1938-1940. Portrait of Leona Koehler Ryan (Mrs. L. K. Ryan), president of the Kansas City Athenaeum 1940-1942.

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.