Photograph of telephone operators Nannie Belle Kennedy (left), Hattie Bongers (center), and Vera Felton (right). These witnesses inadvertently connected long distance wires for those charged in the trial concerning the Kansas City Massacre, June 17, 1933.
Kansas City Museum / Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
Downtown Kansas City as shown from an aerial view before the 1928 Republican National Convention begins on June 12 at Convention Hall. This elevated vantage point faces northeast and shows the Convention Hall in the right-center foreground. The Missouri River is pictured in the far right background.
Count Basie at piano at Municipal Auditorium, showing audience in background, including Jay McShann, no date. Municipal Auditorium is located on 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Source: John Randazzo.
Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "After Her Sponsor Thought It Was in the Bag", no date. The drawing shows a depiction of "Hatch Law" stopping "Della Gates" and her sponsor "Government Jobholders" from joining other winning delegates in the 1940 National Convention. Source: Vivian Fredericks.
The intersection of Main Street and 12th Street decorated with patriotic banners and flags for the 1928 Republican National Convention at Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. This elevated vantage point faces south on Main Street towards the intersection of 12th and Main from just south of 11th Street.
Down Beat photo with caption, "That McShann Rhythm Section!", ca. 1941. The caption reads, "New York - Here they are, beating it out at the Savoy in Harlem. Jay McShann (at the piano) and his rhythm section include Leonard Enois, guitar; Eugene (Pops) Ramey, bass, and Gus Johnson, drums.
Portrait of James Cowgill, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1918-1922. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).
Group photo of Blue Devils band standing around their instruments at radio station KFJF; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ca. 1928. Pictured from left: Oran "Lips" Page, trumpet; Henry "Buster" Smith, alto sax; Clair Benton, banjo; Walter Page, bass; Emir "Bucket" Coleman, trombone; Jones L.
Interior of the Convention Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This hall was once located on the north side of 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. It was razed after the completion of the Municipal Auditorium in 1935.
Chauncey Downs' band with Woody Walder (sax) and Ernie Williams at Chauncey Downs Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) in the Downs Building at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Prospect Avenue, ca. 1940. Source: Corrine Walder.
Group photograph of Phil Baxter's El Torreon Orchestra, taken by Anderson Photo Company, Kansas City, Missouri. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Plaza. Source: Cliff Haliburton.
The Half and Half entertainer, half man and half woman, posed for full-length portrait at Dante's Inferno in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Half-and-Half would regularly perform there as a singer, comedian, and impersonator, ca. 1935. Source: Ida Minturn.