Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

Image Gallery

Photograph with full frontal portrait of Frank Cromwell on porch of the Swope Memorial Golf Course clubhouse.

6 /17 /1932

Clipping from the September 1932 issue of The Jeffersonian showing a portrait photograph of the Honorable James A.

9 /1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 16, 1932 showing the attendees of the funeral of Francis M.

10 /16 /1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Labor News on November 4, 1932 showing "Hon. Joseph B.

11 /4 /1932

Photograph of Jackson County Courthouse undergoing renovations.


Photograph of George McGee, Lillie Knight, and Ralph T. Harding (left to right) with R. H. Moore removed from the picture to the right.


Political advertisement that urges St. Louisans to vote against Bernard F.


Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on January 8, 1933 showing the governors-elect of Missouri and Kansas: Guy B.

1 /8 /1933

Political cartoon in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 25, 1933 depicting Thomas J.

3 /25 /1933

Political cartoon in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 25, 1933 depicting Thomas J. Pendergast's hand reaching to control politics in St.

4 /1 /1933

Photograph of the cast of "Womanless Wedding," the all-male production performed at Memorial Building in Independence, Missouri on April

4 /20 /1933

Photograph of Henry F. McElroy, Jr. and Mary McElroy with their father Henry F. McElroy, Sr. (left to right).

5 /29 /1933

Photograph of the front of Union Station in Kansas City where the Union Station Massacre has just happened.

6 /17 /1933

Photograph of Ralph T. Harding, Walter McGee, John V. Hill, and Joseph B. Keenan (left to right) at the trial of Walter McGee.

7 /26 /1933

Photograph of Mary McElroy who was kidnapped in 1933 at 25 years old and held for ransom.

7 /26 /1933

Photograph of convicted kidnapper Walter H. McGee. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 211935... (Chicago Bureau). IN DEATH CELL.

7 /29 /1933


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.