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African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony
A large ship named African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony in Monrovia. The pier is lined with a large crowd of people., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony
A large ship named African Patriot docks on a pier during a port dedication ceremony in Monrovia. The pier is lined with a large crowd of people., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Albert Witchen with two women
Albert Witchen, Vice Consul for American Legation, sitting with two women at an outdoor dining table, possibly at a restaurant or party in Monrovia. All three are looking forward with a neutral expression. They are wearing business dress clothing., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Names written on back of photo but unreadable from black marks.
American Legation
American Legation Office and Minister Quarters in Monrovia. The three story house has large windows on all sides and floors of the building., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Art prints hanging from the side of a wooden stall
Art prints hanging from the side of a wooden stall in Paris. The prints are of flowers and animals. Some are reproductions of paintings., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Beneath the Eiffel Tower
Beneath the Eiffel Tower. The base tower support is made of intricate metal designs. A road goes under the main archway., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bishop Brown christening Dorothy Madelyn Davis
Bishop Brown (right) and and an unidentified clergyman christening Dorothy Madelyn Davis, likely in Monrovia. Brown is holding Davis over the baptismal fount. Both men are wearing traditional religious garment., September 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo info provided by Dorothy Madelyn Davis via Dr. Robert Farnsworth, March 2008
Boats docked along a concrete pier
Boats docked along a concrete pier, likely in Italy. One of the boats has two levels, intended for passengers or tourists., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Building entrances to tourist services
Building entrances to tourist services in Italy. The archway on the left leads to the funicular and the door on the right leads to information services. A car is parked on the road in front of the building., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buildings along St. Peter's Square
Buildings along St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Several people are walking across the plaza and a car is parked on one side. The buildings have ornate columns and domes., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buildings lining the entrance to St. Peter's Square
Buildings lining the entrance to St. Peter's Square in Vatican city. The buildings have ornate columns. There is a row of concrete pillars., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buildings on a pier
Buildings on a pier, viewed behind ship rigging and a metal pole., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buildings on a pier
Buildings on a pier, viewed behind ship rigging and a metal pole., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buildings on the edge of water
Buildings on the edge of a body of water, likely in Monrovia. The buildings have a fairly modern architecture style., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is covered with small spots.
Burglary and Robbery Bureau of 1945
Group photo of the Burglary and Robbery Bureau of the Kansas City Police. Everyone is looking forward and smiling. Sitting in the front row (left to right) are Ray Minnic, Clarence Raisbeck, James Sprague, Raymond Williams, and L. Gilmore. Leon Jordan is standing fifth from right. The other detectives are Tommie Redmond, Alex Stewart, Prime McDonough, James Messick, Jack Clifford, Sr., George Beckwith, William Peters, Lou Myers, Victor Phippen, George Mall, Fred Ennis, Albert Sagand, Delbert Cull, Clifford Warren, and John Cunningham., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is signed by each person in photo and Jack Swift, Chief of Detectives.
Bush Devil dancer on an open road
A Bush Devil dancer, symbolic of the materialization of a spirit form as well as the chief's authority for the Vai tribe, on an open road somewhere in Liberia. A group of men are standing around the dancer and watching., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bush Devil dancer on an open road
A Bush Devil dancer, symbolic of the materialization of a spirit form as well as the chief's authority for the Vai tribe, on an open road somewhere in Liberia. A group of people are standing around the dancer and watching., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bush Devil dancer on an open road
A Bush Devil dancer, symbolic of the materialization of a spirit form as well as the chief's authority for the Vai tribe, on an open road somewhere in Liberia. A group of men are standing around the dancer and watching., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Central obelisk monument in St. Peter's Square
Central obelisk monument in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. The plaza is surrounded by ornate buildings with columns and domes., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Central obelisk monument in St. Peter's Square
Central obelisk monument in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. The plaza is surrounded by ornate buildings with columns and domes., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Chauncey Downs, Leon Jordan, and Clifford Warren with three Antler Lodge members
Chauncey Downs, Leon Jordan, and Clifford Warren with three unidentified men at an event for Antler Lodge No. 1426. The members are awarding a gift to Warren, second from right, for attaining the rank of Colonel, at the time the highest rank of any black officer in the Kansas City Police Department. Jordan is standing third from right and Downs is standing third from left. The Antler Lodge members are wearing hats with lodge information. Warren is receiving a small wrapped box. Everyone is looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1965 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: purchase from Dolores Hobley, Waldo Antique Mall & Flea Market - Kansas City, June 2009.
Children walking across a large concrete pier
Children walking across a large concrete pier possibly in Barcelona. The children are wearing black robes over t-shirts and shorts. A car is parked on the pier and a boat is going past the pier., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cityscape of warehouses and several skyscrapers
Cityscape of warehouses and several skyscrapers somewhere in Europe. The warehouses in the foreground are the length of city blocks. The cityscape extends into the horizon., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cityscape somewhere in Spain
Cityscape of small buildings and a large smokestack somewhere in Spain. Factories and warehouses are in the foreground and residential areas in the background., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clifford Warren
Headshot of Major Clifford Warren, Leon Jordan's KCPD partner. Warren is wearing a dress uniform and hat along with badges and insignia of the Kansas City Police Department. Warren is looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: Dr. Robert M. Farnsworth, courtesy of Errol and Vesta Warren (son and daughter-in-law of Clifford Warren), acquired September 2007.
Cliffs against the ocean
Cliffs against the ocean somewhere in Spain. Several large rocks jut out of the water. Several houses are visible on the side of the far cliff., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clouds rolling over open waters
Clouds rolling in over open waters in Liberia. The edge of a lake or bay is far in the distance., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Colonne de Juillet (July Column)
The Colonne de Juillet (July Column), featuring a winged angel on top of the column, in Paris. The column is several stories tall and has a large base. A car is parked in front of the column., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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