Prohibition and Vice

Image Gallery

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

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

Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Hofman, friends who were playing bridge with the Bennetts when Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G.

Photograph of a patients room with twin beds in the men's department at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "This Modern Age" (18th Amendment resubmission), no date.

Mug shot of Frank Nash, used as an exhibit against the defendant in Criminal Case No. 35160: State of Missouri vs. Adam Richetti.

Photograph of a patient room in the ladies department at Major Clinic. The clinic, owned and operated by Dr. Hermon S.

Interior of speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno, once located at 1104 Independence Avenue.

Portrait photograph of Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G.

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.

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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.