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Photograph of the Herman and Ella Voigts house at 2405 West 103rd Street in Leawood. The Prairie-style stone house was built in 1923 by Frank Bayrel for Herman J. Voigts and his family for $23,000. The house stood on a 218-acre cattle and dairy farm.

Photograph of a pond in the Quivira Botanical Gardens north of the Lake Quivira Dam in 1931 or 1932. The 10-acre site, included ponds, gardens, springs, and picnic areas.

Clipping entitled "A Powerful Team" from the Kansas City Star on March 28, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Casimir J. Welch, on the left, posing with the "big" boss, T. J. Pendergast."

Clipping from the Kansas City Daily Democrat on June 18, 1931 showing Thomas J. Pendergast and his wife Carolyn E. Pendergast before their vacation to Europe. The Kansas City Daily Democrat shows its bias as a Pendergast-controlled newspaper in the title and caption of this clipping.

Clipping entitled "'Why Not Talk It Over?'" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 19, 1937 with caption stating, "'Instead of having mass meetings,' T. J.

Photograph of Harry S. Truman with Robert W. Barr, William O. Beeman, Eugene I. Purcell, Howard Vrooman and Sheriff Thomas Bash. The men are attending at celebration barbecue for the Jackson County Ten Year Plan.

Form letter from Joseph B. Shannon to the people of Kansas City in which Shannon provides a list and figures documenting the rise of crime and police brutality in Kansas City from 1921-24 with the police department controlled by Matthew Foster and The Kansas City Star.

Clipping entitled "Aids Police" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Abe Starr, Leavenworth junk dealer, who sold two motor cars to alleged members of the kidnaping ring.

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 1, 1931 showing Joe Shannon turning over the reins to a rabbit drawn carriage of the "Rabbit Faction" to Peter J. Kelly. Dr. L. C. "Doc" Johnson is shown walking away in the background.

Entrance ticket to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 8, 1935 at 2:30 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

Form letter from the Jackson County Republican Committee to the citizens of Kansas City in advance of the 1922 Election. The letter asserts that the nominees on the Democratic ticket were selected by Joseph Shannon, Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, Johnny O'Neill, and Miles Bulger.

Photograph of a Transcontinental and Western Air employee using a tractor to pull a Douglas DC-2-112 Skyliner, NC13790, airplane back into its hangar at Municipal Airport.

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