Kansas City Monarchs

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Kansas City Monarchs at Natatorium Park

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965. The players have been identified by their respected rows. Back row: left to right; Frank Duncan, Sr., Andy Cooper, Charles "Hooks" Beverly, Chet Brewer, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, George Giles, T.J. Young.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs

Group portrait of the Kansas City Monarchs. Standing, from the left: Sam Bankhead, T.J. Young, George Giles, Turkey Stearnes, Frank Duncan, Moocha Harris, Carroll Mothel, Cool Papa Bell, Newt Allen, Willie Wells, J.L. Wilkinson. Kneeling, from the left: Chet Brewer, Newt Joseph, Bullet Joe Rogan, Charles Beverly.

Kansas City Monarchs

1940s photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs standing side by side on field with fans in stands behind team in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right players are identified as N. Allen, R. Bibbs, W. Sims, L Bryant, W. Brown, J. Williams, F. Bradley, H. Smith, K. Duncan, L. Greene, F. Smith, G. Walker, J. O'Neil, T. Strong, C. Johnson, S, Paige.

Kansas City Monarchs

Panoramic photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs, including L-R: Jack Marshall (P), Hurley McNair (OF/P) , Newt Joseph (3B), Harold 'Yellowhorse' Morris (P), Heavy Johnson (OF), Newt Allen (1B/SS), 'Bullet Joe' Rogan (P), Jose Mendez (P), Dobie Moore (SS), Lemuel Hawkins (1B), William Bell (P), C. Bell, Dink Mothel (UT), Frank Duncan (C), Bill Drake (P), George Sweatt (CF), and Howard Bartlett (P).

Kansas City Monarchs

1930's photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965.

Kansas City Call Tenth Anniversary and Progress Edition

Tenth Anniversary and "Progress Edition" of the Kansas City Call newspaper. The paper includes stories about crime and political news, social and church updates, sports stories, and advertisements for local businesses, groceries, and cosmetic products. A spread on page B-3 includes a statement from editor and publisher C. A. Franklin as well as photographs of the Call's facilities on 18th Street and its editorial and other staff. "Present Day Kansas City Far Cry From 1850" on B-4 describes the changes in the city over the last 75 years.

James Floyd

1930's photograph of Kansas Monarchs' trainer James Floyd, commonly know as Jew Baby Floyd, wearing the baseball team's uniform.