Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

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Photograph of Harry S. Truman with Robert W. Barr, William O. Beeman, Eugene I. Purcell, Howard Vrooman and Sheriff Thomas Bash.

Photograph of Frank P. Walsh and Family

Photograph of Frank P. Walsh, his wife Katherine, and three of their children. Taken between 1918 and 1921.

Photograph showing improvements to Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri, with the widened Wornall Road Bridge in the background, ca. 1930s.

Portrait of William E. Kemp, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1946-1954. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Portrait of Frank P. Walsh, progressive lawyer and labor advocate. Taken around 1915.

Altered photograph of Nick Penna, chauffeur and bodyguard to Kansas City crime boss Charles Binaggio.

Portrait of Frank Moore, Johnson County sheriff from 1935 to 1937. 

Portrait of Frank H. Cromwell, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1922-1924. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Portrait of Jean Helier posed behind glass filled with bullet holes. Photo is autographed as "To N.

Photograph of a crowd gathered around seized gambling equipment at the Johnson County Courthouse square circa 1938.

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio.

Portrait of John B. Gage, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1940-1946. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Head and shoulders autographed portrait of Maurice M. Milligan, U.S. attorney who prosecuted Tom Pendergast.

John B. Gage, Kansas City mayor from 1940 to 1946, in city council chambers.

Mug shot of Hymie Ballew, Inmate No. 42199 at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Photograph of bottles and packages of confiscated liquor outside of the Johnson County Courthouse circa 1938.

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