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Inaugural Address of Hon. Bryce B. Smith
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Inaugural address of Bryce B. Smith, mayor of Kansas City, Missouri delivered on April 10, 1930 in the Council Chamber of City Hall. Smith addresses the current challenges of corruption and how his administration will regain the trust of the public through his political agenda. Smith encourages a community-wide effort through cooperation among public officials to best serve the public.

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Photograph of two men eating a meal at the Helping Hand Institute.

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Photograph of the City Market (foreground) and City Hall (background) looking northwest from the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

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Circa 1928 photograph with frontal and side view of the American Steel and Wire Company; located at 417-23 Grand Avenue.

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Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Graham Paper Company, once located at the northeast corner of 6th Street and Broadway Boulevard. Other businesses in view include Kansas City Furnace Company and Sleek-Warwick Paper Company.

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Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Produce Exchange Bank, located on the southeast corner of Missouri Avenue and Walnut Street.

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Photograph of the entrance to Annie Chambers' house of prostitution, on the corner of 3rd and Wyandotte streets, has an Oriental design. This vantage point faces east on the south side of 3rd Street just west of Wyandotte Street.

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Photograph of assistant prosecuting attorney, John V. Hill, who opened final arguments for the state at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 5, 1931.

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Photograph of Judge Ralph S. Latshaw "has a parting word with James A. Reed, one of the attorneys for the defense" after the verdict in the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was found not quilty. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 7, 1931.

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Photograph of spectators in the courtroom at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. James A. Reed, J. Francis O'Sullivan, defense counsels, and Mrs. Bennett (with hat) "are seated at the counsel table." Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 3, 1931.

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Photograph of a crowd waiting at the locked gate at the criminal court building for the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett takes place. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

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Photograph of Defense Attorney James A. Reed talking to the jury at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

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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.