Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

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.

Portrait of Charles S. Keith, Mayor of Kansas City MO in 1940. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Portrait of James Cowgill, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1918-1922. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Photograph of John B. Gage, mayor of Kansas City from 1940 to 1946, seated at his desk with a pen in hand.

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

Two sets of mugshots of Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni.

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

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

Photograph of Harry S. Truman walking with unidentified men.

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

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio.

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.