Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Frank DeLuca.

6 /12 /1942

Kansas City Police Department full length photographs of organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca.

6 /12 /1942

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Frank DeLuca.

6 /13 /1942

Photograph of Kansas City Mayor John B. Gage, who served from 1940 to 1946, with members of the City Council.

8 /17 /1942

L. P. Cookingham, City Manager for Kansas City, Missouri, at his desk in City Hall, ca. 1945.

1945

Photograph of Harry S. Truman speaking to James Pendergast following Tom Pendergast's funeral.

1 /29 /1945

Modified photograph of Kansas City gambler and Mafia associate Morris "Snag" Klein.

10 /25 /1946

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles "Mad Dog" Gargotta.

1947

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Walt Rainey, an ally of numerous Kansas City organized crime figures.

1948

Photographs and quotes from Tony Gizzo, Kansas City mafia figure, during his testimony before the U.S.

1950

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina.

5 /3 /1950

Kansas City Police Department full-length photographs of John Mangiaricina.

5 /3 /1950

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Jack J. "Nagel" Maroon.

5 /6 /1950

Political cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick depicting what appear to be dead bodies outside a door l

9 /29 /1950

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on October 20, 1966 describing the violence that erupted during the Municipal Election on March 27, 1934.

10 /20 /1966

Photograph with full frontal and side view of the Truman Farmhouse, located in Grandview, Missouri.

1992

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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.