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Nurse McKinzie at The Willows Maternity Home

Nurse Miss McKinzie ("who got fired yesterday," per a note written on the back of the photograph) posing in a baby bed with a hot water bottle on her stomach at The Willows Maternity Home.

Nurse Hazel Wagner

Photograph of nurse Hazel Wagner posing under the entrance of The Willows Maternity Hospital, where she trained between 1923 and 1926.

Miss Hilda Fiedler

Photograph of nurse Hilda Fielder (later Mrs. Lawrence Williams) standing under an arbor in the grounds of The Willows Maternity Hospital.

McGee Street South Near 26th

Photograph looking south along McGee Street Trafficway from just north of the 26th Street overpass.

Main Street North from Spring Street

Photograph looking north along the east side of Main Street between Spring Street (31st Terrace) and 32nd Street.

Main South from 27th

Photograph looking south along the west side of Main Street from 27th Street. The caption states, "2. Camera 30 feet north of guy rod, looking south, showing guy rod to trolley pole at 27th & Main Streets. Claim #8859 Claimant Edward W. Wiggin."

Greenlease Motor Car Company Car Invoice for Lillian Lewis

Invoice from the Greenlease Motor Car Company for a car sold to Lillian Lewis of 2208 Garfield Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Lewis bought a used Buick Sedan for $714.28 on July 26, 1935.

From Edwin A. Ferguson to Harry S. Truman

Letter from Kansas City resident Edwin A. Ferguson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Ferguson attaches a letter he sent the same day to Howard Williams, Director of the W.P.A. in Kansas City, Missouri. Ferguson explains that he has been unjustly dismissed from his W.P.A. funded position and provides the circumstances to both Truman and Williams. He also mentions to Truman that he believes he was dismissed for his support of the Pendergast organization (the "Goat" faction).

Dr. John W. Kepner

Photograph of Dr. Kepner, obstetrician, seated on the steps at the entrance to The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Baby Betty Jean

"Baby Betty Jean" in a swing on the porch of a building at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

A Ten Years' Survey of Seclusion Maternity Service

Survey of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium for review by doctors across the country. In the foreword of the document concludes with the following: "After perusing this review, the doctor will not hesitate in recommending any good girl who has made the error of the flesh, to repair to The Willows for seclusion and protection. Any fear he or the patient's family might have of her being thrown among the undesirables and under demoralizing influences, will be dispelled by the charts herein presented...

414 East 31st Street

This photograph was taken looking west on 31st Street just west of Gillham Road in Kansas City, Missouri.