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An autochrome photograph showing a pedestrian bridge over Brush Creek near the intersection of Central Street and Ward Parkway in the Country Club Plaza. This vantage point faces northeast with the penthouse atop the Ponce De Leon in the distance.

Date: 
May 8th 1938

An autochrome photograph of the Scout Statue, as seen from atop Scout Hill in Penn Valley Park, looking north. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri is picture in the background.

Date: 
September 8th 1938

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing under a banana tree on the property of T. T. Hurley, Operator, Kansas City Water Department.

Date: 
September 16th 1938

An autochrome photograph of two seated women looking across Lake Tapawingo on the property of George W. Allan, President of the Kansas City Pump Company.

Date: 
June 24th 1938

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman and child in Arno Leslie Roach's memorial garden at his retirement home in present-day Lake Tapawingo, Missouri. The garden is in honor of Elizabeth M. Roach, Arno's first wife. Pictured in the foreground is a plaque on the garden wall.

Date: 
June 21st 1938

An autochrome photograph of an unidentified child seated in Arno Leslie Roach's memorial garden at his retirement home in present-day Lake Tapawingo, Missouri. The garden is in honor of Elizabeth M. Roach, Arno's first wife. Pictured in the foreground is a plaque on the garden wall.

Date: 
June 21st 1938

John Walker, Eleanor Nichols, and her husband Earl W. Allen at the 1938 Country Club Plaza Fiesta.

Date: 
1938

The Wornall Homestead Homes Association Annual Dinner on March 15, 1938.

Date: 
March 15th 1938

Northwest view from the southeast corner of U.S. Route 50 (now Shawnee Mission Parkway) and Belinder Road (now Belinder Avenue), showing a gas station.

Date: 
March 1938

Male mariachi band members with assorted female guests at the 1938 Country Club Plaza Fiesta.

Date: 
July 1938

Wide view of Oak Meyer Gardens housing development. This vantage point faces northwest from 69th Street and Holmes Road. Cherry Street north of 69th Street is pictured in foreground; the steeple of Sixth Church of Christ Scientist and Southwest High School on Wornall Road is pictured in the right far background.

Date: 
1938

Wide view of the then-newest member of Country Club District, Fairway. The name was chosen because of the development's proximity to three golf courses. This vantage point faces northeast towards State Park Road between Canterbury Road and Falmouth Road from near the northern limits of the Kansas City Country Club.

Date: 
1938

Around the corner view of a neighborhood found in the then-new Fairway housing development. The name was chosen because of the development's proximity to three golf courses. This vantage point faces south down Fairway Road from the intersection of U.S. Route 50 (now Shawnee Mission Parkway) and Fairway Road.

Date: 
1938

Photograph of the R. T. Coles Vocational School Class of 1938 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: 
1938

A reprint of an article clipped from defunct Kansas City newspaper, The Kansas City American. This clipping documents the shift in local and national politics in which black voters begin to support Democratic candidates. Felix H. Payne and the Central United Democratic Committee provides an endorsement for Judge James V. Billings for Judge of the Supreme Court, urging readers to "join us August 2, [1938,] primary election day, to go to the polls in your community..."

Date: 
1938

Publicity photo of Dana Suesse.

Date: 
1938

Judgment and commitments for Marie Ogden, Joseph Maher, and Don Depasco in Criminal Case No. 13676: United States vs. Samuel J. Clark, Marie Ogden, Myrtle E. Middleton, Joseph Maher, Herbert Campbell, and Don Depasco, Defendants, and related cases. Ogden and Maher were sentenced for two years and fined $500.00; Depasco was sentenced for 18 months and fined $500.00.

Date: 
July 18th 1938

Judgment and commitments for selected defendants in Criminal Case No. 13677: United States vs. James Callahan, Frank Geier, May Bartlett, Geneva Vielbig, Maude Hancher, Frank Gumminger, James Carter, and Mike Cummings, Defendants. Each of the selected defendants were sentenced six to eight months in jail and fined $1000.00.

Date: 
December 2nd 1938

Judgement and commitment/orders for the defendants in Criminal Case No. 13756: United States vs. Henry T. Johnston, Vernie McCollum, Bertha Patterson, Florence Buchanan, Edward Hogendorn, I. Vaughn Buchanan, and Harry O. Mittong, Defendants. Johnston, F. Buchanan, I. Buchanan, and Mittong were sentenced from three to seven months in jail and fined from $250.00 to $1,000.00. McCollum, Patterson, and Hogendorn were given two years probation.

Date: 
May 23rd 1938

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 14110: United States vs. John Francis Harnett, Thomas J. Maloney, Fred Foster, Kennedy, Rose Probst, John August Maddy, William M. Johnston, Louis William Le Grand, Margaret May Bergman, Linna Johnston, Ollie Ratcliff, and Mildred Teale, 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 20th Precinct of the 12th Ward located in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date: 
April 15th 1938

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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.