Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr.

11 /3 /1928

Group portrait of Harry Truman, Senator Thomas P.

11 /12 /1929

Program for the third annual dinner of the Fifteenth Ward Regular Democratic Club, a Joe Shannon "Rabbit" faction organization.

1 /25 /1930

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post before the local election on March 25, 1930.

3 /20 /1930

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post on the eve of the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Thomas J. Pendergast, Henry F.

3 /24 /1930

Cartoon from the Kansas City Star after the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts James P.

3 /30 /1930

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper The Missouri Democrat on June 13, 1930. This excerpt includes photographs of Thomas J.

6 /13 /1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Times in September 1930 showing Joe Shannon, Peter Kelly and L. C. Johnson.

9 /1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 12, 1930 showing Thomas B. Bash, Dr. J. C. Johnson, W. O. Beeman, and Frank C.

11 /12 /1930

Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on December 7, 1930 with caption stating, "Thomas J.

12 /7 /1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Star of Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, and Cas Welch dressed as old women and knitting while the Kansas City Police Dep

1931

Executive committee at work in preparation of the Ten Year Plan in Kansas City.

1 /13 /1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 1, 1931 showing city hall employees with free passes getting onto a street car driven by Henry F.

2 /1 /1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 1, 1931 showing Joe Shannon turning over the reins to a rabbit drawn carriage of the "Rabbit Fa

2 /1 /1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, and Cas Welch enjoying Home Rule of the Kansas City Po

2 /15 /1931

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Democrats eating around the "Water Main Job Counter" while Tom Pendergast

2 /15 /1931

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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