Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Photograph of the Boyle-Pryor Construction Company Building near the southeastern city limits at that time.

Photograph showing improvements to Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri, with the widened Wornall Road Bridge in the background, ca. 1930s.

Portrait of William E. Kemp, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1946-1954. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Photograph of Harry S. Truman with Robert W. Barr, William O. Beeman, Eugene I. Purcell, Howard Vrooman and Sheriff Thomas Bash.

Photograph of the exterior of the Wyandotte County Jail in Kansas City, Kansas, circa 1930, located at the southeast corner of 7th Street and State

Photograph of the Boyle-Pryor Construction Company Building near the southeastern city limits at that time.

Altered photograph of Nick Penna, chauffeur and bodyguard to Kansas City crime boss Charles Binaggio.

Clipping with a cartoon depicting a group of rabbits forcing a goat to run away.

Portrait of Frank H. Cromwell, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1922-1924. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Portrait of John B. Gage, reform mayoral candidate in 1940.

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio.

Portrait of John B. Gage, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1940-1946. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Photograph of Harry S. Truman walking with unidentified men.

Portrait of Frank P. Walsh, progressive lawyer and labor advocate. Taken between 1910 and 1925.

Photograph of Bryce B. Smith standing, facing left in the new City Hall at the northeast corner of 12th Street and Oak Street, ca. 1937-39.

John B. Gage, Kansas City mayor from 1940 to 1946, in city council chambers.

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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.