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An autochrome photograph of A. B. Eisenhower's residence, taken looking northeast at the intersection of Ensley Lane and Tomahawk Road. Eisenhower was vice-president of the Commerce Trust Company.

Date: 
May 13th 1937

An autochrome photograph of Sara Gee standing next to her rose bush. Her husband, Werter L. Gee, was president of the Atlas Mutual Insurance Company, Fidelity Underwriting Agency, Inc., and the Rankin - Benedict Company.

Date: 
June 4th 1937

An autochrome photograph of Edith C. Jenkins's residence, taken from the southeast. Her deceased husband was president of the Jenkins Music Company.

Date: 
May 6th 1937

An autochrome photograph of lilacs by Brush Creek on the grounds of the Kansas City Country Club.

Date: 
May 9th 1937

An autochrome photograph of rugosa roses by the house of W. Malcom Lowry, taken from the northeast. Lowry was a Kansas City engineer at Henrici-Lowry Engineering Company.

Date: 
May 14th 1937

An autochrome photograph of the Municipal Rose Garden (Loose Park Rose Garden) pool looking from the west.

Date: 
June 1st 1937

An autochrome photograph of lilacs and a gate by the farm house of Thornton W. Sanborn, executive at J. W. Sanborn (wholesale lumber).

Date: 
May 10th 1937

An autochrome photograph of tulips in the gardens at The Walnuts, taken looking east-southeast.

Date: 
May 6th 1937

An autochrome photograph of tulips in the gardens at The Walnuts, taken looking west-northwest.

Date: 
May 4th 1937

An autochrome photograph of tulips in the gardens at The Walnuts, taken looking northwest.

Date: 
May 4th 1937

Photograph of the Annual Missionary Baptist Convention, held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City, Kansas on October 5, 1937.

Date: 
October 5th 1937

Photograph of the Niles' Home for Orphan children, an orphanage for African-American children, located on the south side of 23rd Street between Michigan Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The orphanage is celebrating the birthday of Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 30, 1937.

Date: 
January 30th 1937

Photograph of the R. T. Coles Vocational School Class of 1937 posed outside of the main entrance to the school. R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School opened in the old Lincoln High School building at the northeast corner of 19th Street and Tracy Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, for the 1936/1937 academic year. The school offered a junior high curriculum to ninth grade students and trades, including domestic and mechanical arts, to tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. This vantage point faces north 19th Street just east of Tracy Avenue.

Date: 
June 1937

KMBC reporter, Paul Henning (who later went to Hollywood and produced Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies) interviewing Bernice Claire; flanked by Ruth Warrick and Dick Berger at the Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo.

Date: 
1937

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 13649: United States vs. Margaret T. Kelley, Cecelia Ditsch, Beulah Walton, Maurine Nelson, Marie Denger, Olga Kegin, Frank Ditsch, and George Neeper, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 26th Precinct of 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
January 9th 1937

Separate verdicts for selected defendants in Criminal Case No. 13649: United States vs. Margaret T. Kelley, Cecelia Ditsch, Beulah Walton, Maurine Nelson, Marie Denger, Olga Kegin, Frank Ditsch, and George Neeper, Defendants. All verdicts are signed by the foreman and are assumed to be guilty.

Date: 
January 1937

Remarks of the court on Thursday, February 25, 1937, before imposing sentences for Criminal Case No. 13650: United States vs. Callie Clark, Lorne E. Wells, Frank H. Adams, Joe R. Wells, Jr., Pearl Sperry, John A. Luteran, and Leo B. Roach, Defendants. This document states that there is no question of the defendants guilt; "The only reliance of defendants is the hope... that perhaps the exact and precise conspiracy charged in the indictment is not amony the several of which unquestionably they are guilty." The document also remarks on civic ethics in elections.

Date: 
February 25th 1937

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 13676: United States vs. Samuel J. Clark, Marie Ogden, Myrtle E. Middleton, Joseph Maher, Herbert Campbell, and Don Depasco, Defendants. In this indictment, the defendants are charged with voter fraud during the national election on November 3, 1936. These defendants were in charge of recording votes for the 28th Precinct of 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
January 29th 1937

Judgement and sentence for Criminal Case No. 13676: United States vs. Samuel J. Clark, Marie Ogden, Myrtle E. Middleton, Joseph Maher, Herbert Campbell, and Don Depasco, Defendants. The document states that Ogden, Middleton, Maher, Campbell, and Depasco were found guilty and that Clark had pleaded nolo contendere ("no contest").

Date: 
June 29th 1937

Memorandum on motion for new trial for Criminal Case No. 13676: United States vs. Samuel J. Clark, Marie Ogden, Myrtle E. Middleton, Joseph Maher, Herbert Campbell, and Don Depasco, Defendants. The document provides an intriguing and detailed account of the voting fraud that occurred in the 28th Precinct of the 12th Ward of Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri on November 3, 1936. Joseph Maher, known to be the 28th Precinct captain for the Pendergast Machine, claims that "In what I did I had no intention of defrauding any specific person".

Date: 
June 29th 1937

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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.