Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Photograph of six men in suits and hats standing in a lot.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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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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.