Prohibition and Vice

Image Gallery

Photograph of the entrance to College Inn, including signs advertising the Drumboogie Cavaliers playing nightly, as well as floor shows and dancing

Photograph of the staff of the College Inn on 12th Street.

Photograph of the entrance to Annie Chambers' house of prostitution, on the corner of 3rd and Wyandotte streets, has an Oriental design.

Two sets of mugshots of Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni.

Photograph of "Eddie Spitz" Osadchey (left) and his wife Vearl seated at a nightclub table with two other unidentified men.

Souvenir photograph from the College Inn, showing Marjorie Wright, Johnnie Wright, Ruth Wright, Gerry Kenney, Clarence Kenney, Beulah Koonse, and E

Photograph of a treatment room at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

Photograph of Edward "Eddie Spitz" Ochadsey behind his bar at the College Inn and presenting Himm Walker's De Luxe Straight Bourbon

Mug shot of Hymie Ballew, Inmate No. 42199 at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Photograph of Kansas City organized crime figure Giovanni "John" Blando.

Photograph of the reception room at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

Composite portraits of mobster Sam (Hog) Scola (left) and bootlegger Ferris (Kansas City Tony) Anthon.

Photograph of Vivian Mathias, Vernon C. Miller's girlfriend.

Photograph of the office of the medical director at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

Mug shot of Vernon C. Miller or Verne Miller, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs.

Mug shot of Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs.

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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.