23rd Street

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Photographs

Photograph of young girls in a sewing class identified as "Summer School Class, 1924." Sponsored by the Agnes Ward Amberg Club. This vantage point faces south towards the entrance of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at the southwest corner of 23rd Street (now Avenida Cesar E Chavez) and Madison Avenue.

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Photographs

Photograph showing an interior view identified as "Adult Education English Class, Guadalupe Center, 1015 W. 23, Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 3, 36." Individuals not identified.

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Photographs

Photograph with interior view identified as "Halloween Party, Club Tepeyac, Guadalupe Center, October 28, 1939." Many in photograph are in Halloween costume. No identification of individuals.

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Cartoons (Commentary)

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post on the eve of the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Thomas J. Pendergast, Henry F. McElroy, and Casimir J. Welch considering a "cigaret tax" in order to extort more money from the "K.C. Taxpayer".

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Cartoons (Commentary)

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post before the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Tom Pendergast as a ringleader in a circus with his assistant Cas Welch by his side. Their pockets are stuffed with local infrastructure contracts. Spectators to the circus include Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Bryce B. Smith, Ruby D. Garrett, Elliott H. Jones, Byron Spencer, Frank M. Eviston, James B. Shoemaker, and Joseph B. Shannon.

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on February 11, 1931 in which the editor describes the economic and moral implications of high crime in Kansas City and provides crime statistics. The Journal-Post resolves to "change these conditions".

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 5, 1930 showing how many votes each candidate received from each ward in Kansas City in the election the day previous.

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Photographs

Interne certificate awarded to Karl A. Menninger from the General Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Menninger was a psychiatrist who later founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

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Photographs

Photograph of people and vehicles outside the Guadalupe Center in Kansas City, Missouri's Westside neighborhood. The organization, founded in 1919, provided healthcare, education, and other services to the local Mexican immigrant population who had moved to Kansas City for jobs with the railroads and packing houses. The building pictured opened in 1936.

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post with caption stating, "Twenty Years of Skyline Change in Kansas City. These three photographs taken from virtually the same spot on Journal-Post hill show the amazing growth of this city's business district in a score of years. The upper picture was made in August, 1912. The picture in the center was taken August, 1929, and the lower photograph was made in August of 1932. -Photos by W. Laurence Dickey."

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post that criticizes both candidates for mayor: Matthew Foster and Frank H. Cromwell. Foster, a Republican backed by the Kansas City Star, is described as being overzealous in his pursuit as Kansas City police commissioner to "stamp out vice and lawlessness". Cromwell, on the other hand, is accused of being backed by the Kansas City Democratic machine. The Journal-Post urges Kansas City to vote and make their voice heard.

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Postcards

Postcard of the Research Hospital, located at the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Holmes Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast from the intersection of 23rd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to from Frances E. Farrell to Mrs. Mack Allen of Winfield, Kansas.

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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.