Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

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

Photograph of James Alexander Reed (1861-1944), 3/4 length portrait, seated, facing left.


Political attack advertisement that documents Kansas City Star owner August F.

3 /26 /1922

Photograph of Mayor Frank Cromwell and former mayors: (left to right) James A. Reed, George M. Shelley, Darius A. Brown, Leander J.

2 /26 /1923

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


Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on April 4, 1924 showing the cancelled check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast.

4 /4 /1924

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 6, 1924 showing a truck carrying a large reproduction of a check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis C

4 /6 /1924

Photograph of the exterior of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, located on the northwest corner of 7th Street and Minnesota Avenue, looking northwes


Clipping from the Kansas City Post on February 26, 1925 showing three Kansas City policemen involved in a heist.

2 /26 /1925

Three photographs of Senator James A. Reed with amusing captions.


Advertisement for the re-election of Forest W. Hanna as Prosecutor of Jackson County, Missouri.


Photograph with caption stating, "Kansas City's Councilmen, the city manager and the mayor, pose for a cameraman.


Advertisement for the re-election of Ewing C. Bland as Judge of the Kansas City Court of Appeals, Jackson County, Missouri.


Clippping with caption stating, "Dr. D. M.


Photograph looking north along Baltimore from the southwest corner of 12th and Baltimore.

6 /13 /1928

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 21, 1928 showing Missouri Governor Alfred E.

10 /21 /1928


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.