Prohibition and Vice

Image Gallery

Circa 1934 photograph of three policemen standing in front of a building wearing suits, hats, and overcoats.

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

Photograph with an exterior view of Kansas City police officers and crowd surrounding a confiscated still.

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

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.

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

Two sets of mugshots of Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni.

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

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

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

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