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Scenes from 1936 General Election in Kansas City

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing photographs of Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. Pictured are Pal E. Bush, Sally Hughes, George Fischback, Ethel Wilcox, Kenneth Prater, Owen L. Gilchrist, Marie Griggs, Mae Meehan, John Landon, Alf Landon, Theo Cobb Landon, and Darius A. Brown.

Sample Ballot for General Election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934. This Democratic ticket was issued by the Democratic County Committee.

Sample Ballot for General Election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. This Democratic ticket was issued by the Democratic County Committee.

Red Fox Farm Lake During W. T. Kemper Annual Picnic

Photograph of Red Fox Farm Lake during W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

R. K. Cole, T. J. Higgins, and A. H. Kessel

Clipping entitled "Detective Who Got Tip" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "R. K. Cole, one of the city detectives, who obtained the information leading to the arrest of the alleged kidnapers of Miss Mary McElroy, is shown here standing beside T. J. Higgins, chief of detectives, as he made his report. Inset shows A. H. Kessel, partner of Cole, who worked with him in obtaining the information."

R. Emmet O'Malley, "OK on His Truce"

Clipping of R. Emmet O'Malley from the Kansas City Journal-Post on May 18, 1937 with caption stating, "R. Emmet O'Malley, state superintendent of insurance, was given a clean bill of health Tuesday in the report of a legislative committee which investigated the insurance rate compromise."

R. E. Vetterli, James O'Neil, E. C. Reppert, Howard E. Hall, and Frank Collins

Clipping entitled "Police Head Thanks Pilot" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Howard, E. Hall, pilot of the T. & W. A. [Transcontinental & Western Air] plane that brought back the McElroy kidnapers, was congratulated by E. C. Reppert, director of police, when he arrived at the airport. The picture shows R. E. Vetterli, chief agent, department of justice; James O’Neil, secretary to the chief of police; Mr. Reppert, Howard E.

R. Crosby Kemper, Sr.

Photograph clipping of Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr.

R. Crosby Kemper, Sr.

Clipping with caption stating, "Tomorrow R. Crosby Kemper Will Receive in His Bank's New Home. The City Bank's building at the southeast corner of Eighteenth street and Grand avenue will be open for inspection tomorrow. Here the president appears in a "going-to-luncheon" portrait.

R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.

Clipping entitled "Pals" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on January 11, 1931 with caption stating, "Rufus Crosby Kemper, jr., and his little toy dog are fast friends. -J Alfred Mitchell Photo."

Portrait of Tom Pendergast in Time Magazine

Clipping from Time (magazine) on July 22, 1935 providing a visual and textual portrait of Tom Pendergast.

Pond at Quivira Botanical Gardens

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.