Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

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

Head and shoulders autographed portrait of Maurice M. Milligan, U.S. attorney who prosecuted Tom Pendergast.

Photograph of a crowd gathered around seized gambling equipment at the Johnson County Courthouse square circa 1938.

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio.

Clipping showing James M. Pendergast, Bennett Champ Clark, and Joe Shannon (left to right) conversing to together.

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.

Mug shot of Hymie Ballew, Inmate No. 42199 at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Photograph of bottles and packages of confiscated liquor outside of the Johnson County Courthouse circa 1938.

Portrait of Albert I. Beach, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1924-1930. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Photograph showing Dwight Brown, former Governor Guy Park, and Herbert T. Hilscher at unidentified South Central Business Association function.

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

Architectural rendering of the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, after renovations in 1933.

Portrait of James A. Reed with finger in the air.

Photograph of Kansas City organized crime figure Giovanni "John" Blando.

Photograph of City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, which opened on October 25, 1937.

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