Kansas City Power and Light Company

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Photographs

Photograph of a Kansas City Power & Light Company exhibition tent at the Johnson County Fair in the early 1930s. The tent is filled with electric farm equipment and promotional signs. An electric milking machine is displayed on the left side of the image wth a sign that reads "Do you know? That you can use a milking machine at a power cost of 9¢ per cow per month." An egg incubator stands in the middle of the tent, with a sign that reads "Do you know? That electric incubators will operate economically without odors or muss." Another sign reads "Do you know?

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of Johnson County Fair exhibit booths and demonstrations in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1931. The stage is set up for cooking demonstrations with appliances and countertops facing the gymnasium. The gymnasium floor contains exhibit booths for businesses including FFOG Stores and ABC laundry appliances. Signs hanging from the gym rafters reading "Overland Parl Lumber Co.," "Farm Crops Department," and "Swarner Drug Co."

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Photographs

Photograph of two women standing in a demonstration kitchen on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium stage as part of the Johnson County Fair in the early 1930s. The kitchen, bearing a Kansas City Power & Light Company sign, includes a refrigerator or ice box, a stove, and a curtained window. The women stand at a countertop, and one operates an electric stand mixer. 

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of a Johnson County Fair cooking demonstration set up on the stage of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium's stage in August 1931. Two women, dressed in white, stand behind tables and an electric stand mixer. Behind them are appliances including stoves and ice boxes. Potted flowers and plants line the front of the stage, which bears a sign that reads "K.C. Power & Light Co." A handwritten note below the image reads "Johnson County Fair Aug-27-28-29-1931."

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Correspondence

Letter from Chester C. Smith, president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Smith writes that he believes Higgins "has been and ... can still be a very useful citizen in the community," and asks that "he be permitted to return to start his life again." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

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