Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

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

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

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

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

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio.

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

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

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 a daytime rally for Alfred E. Smith and Joe Robinson during the 1928 presidential campaign.

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.

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

Photograph of Ben Bernie, radio star and musician, with Frank Cromwell and Mayor Bryce Smith and other unidentified men at unidentified location wi

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

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

Pages

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.