Firearms

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Photographs

Photograph of mobster Charles Gargotta (center) being escorted to his arraignment at the Criminal Court Building to face charges of murdering bootlegger Ferris Anthon and the attempted murder of Sheriff Thomas Bash on August 12, 1933. He is being escorted by Chief Deputy William Schickhardt (left) and Deputy Al Finkelstine.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Photograph of Detective Charles Fredericks holding a shotgun. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery. The shotgun pictured was damaged by one of the suspect's bullets.

Object Type: 
Clippings
Photographs

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on August 25, 1935 showing photographs from Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith's farm near the northwest corner of Blue River Road and Red Bridge Road. It includes photographs of Smith and his daughter Betty Mary Smith, the Red Bridge Farm lake (now Alex George Lake), a totem pole, the main entrance, an ornamental well, hunting trophies, a spring house, and other subjects.

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