Composite portraits of mobster Sam (Hog) Scola (left) and bootlegger Ferris (Kansas City Tony) Anthon. The latter was murdered by Charles (Mad Dog) Gargotta, Scola and others on August 12, 1933. Scola was killed in the exchange by Sheriff Tom Bash.
Portrait photograph of 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. This photo sat on the dresser in her apartment and was used in the Journal-Post coverage of the murder and trial.
Pamphlet advertisement for the YMCA with testimonials, statistics, camps, programs, services, and roster of division chairmen and board of directors, all to promote support of the group.
Promotional booklet for building family homes in 1920s luxury Kansas City suburban tract development now in the Santa Fe Hills neighborhood southeast of 85th St. and Wornall. It was to include rare amenities such as an open air theater, bell tower, pool, club house, and Dutch windmill.
Seated, autographed portrait of Conrad Mann. Reads: "To N. Emerson Paton, With every good wish to a faithful civic worker, Conrad Mann, KC 5/17/35."
Group portrait of members of the Threshold Service Company bowling team, identified as the 1930-31 champions of the South Central Business Association.
Group portrait of members of the Firestone Service Company bowling team, identified as the 1933-34 champions of the South Central Business Association.
Portrait of James A. Reed with finger in the air.
Head and shoulders portrait of Lou Holland; photo autographed and dated Oct. 21, 1938.
Full body portrait of H. Roe Bartle. He inscribes on the photo, "To my friend Emerson Paton, With all good wishes, H. Roe Bartle, Feb. 25th, 1938."
Head and shoulders portrait of Joan Crawford. She inscribes on the photo, "To Frank Britt, Best Wishes from Joan Crawford."
Head and shoulders portrait of Sally Rand.