Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Portrait of George H. Edwards, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1916-1918. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Political cartoon criticizing Casimir Welch for his corrupt practices.

Photograph of Harry S. Truman walking with unidentified men.

Portrait of Frank P. Walsh, progressive lawyer and labor advocate. Taken between 1910 and 1925.

Soup line during the Depression; Casimir J. Welch with woman in lower inset photo, no date.

Photograph of Frank P. Walsh and Family

Photograph of Frank P. Walsh, his wife Katherine, and three of their children. Taken between 1918 and 1921.

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

Portrait of Frank P. Walsh, progressive lawyer and labor advocate. Taken around 1915.

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.

Portrait of Jean Helier posed behind glass filled with bullet holes. Photo is autographed as "To N.

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.

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

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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.