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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.
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
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.
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.
Couples dancing during a party at American Legation
Couples dancing and people milling about during a party at the American Legation, Hansons House, in Monrovia. Orchid Jordan is dancing with a man identified as Lewis. A group of people are standing outside the house watching the party. Others in the photo are identified as Arthur Sherman, John George, Maude Mavis, and Deshields., 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.
Crowds of people watching girls dancing
Crowds of people watching girls dancing during a parade or event in Monrovia. The girls are wearing white dresses and dancing around maypoles with streamers., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowds on a large pier
Crowds walking on a large pier, likely in Monrovia. A large shipping or transport ship is docked at the back of the pier., 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.
Crowds on a large pier
Crowds walking on a large pier, likely in Monrovia. A large shipping or transport ship is docked at the back of the pier. Many of the people walking about are wearing uniforms., 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.
Crowds on a large pier
Crowds walking on a large pier, likely in Monrovia. A large shipping or transport ship is docked at the back of the pier., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed. Photo is cut from a larger sheet with partial handwriting on the back.
Crowds watching a street parade
Crowds watching a street parade for an event in Monrovia. Several uniformed officials are walking down the street with a group of young girls in white dresses. People are standing on both sides of the street watching the parade., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Exterior shot of an Episcopal Church
Exterior shot of the Episcopal Church where Dorothy Madelyn Davis was christened in Monrovia. Several unidentified people are standing in front of the church, next to a car parked in front. The church is light colored and has several ladders leaning against the side., 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
Fifteen people in the offices of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Fifteen unidentified people sitting in the offices of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The man in the center of the front row is holding a plaque for Employee of the Year. All the men are wearing dress shirts and slacks. Everyone is looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Five matadors and a bull in the center of a large stadium
Five matadors and a bull in the center of a large stadium in Barcelona. The bull in running toward one of the matadors. The stadium has two levels of seats. Advertising banners are hanging from both levels., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Five unidentified men in military uniforms
Five unidentified men in military uniforms standing in front of a car on the street in Monrovia. The men are wearing formal dress uniforms and looking forward while talking. A row of houses is behind them., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed.
Five unidentified men on a beach
Five unidentified men on a beach in Liberia in front of large canoes. The men are wearing swimming shorts and looking forward., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is grainy and stained.
Five unidentified men on a beach
Five unidentified men on a beach in Liberia in front of large kayaks. The men are wearing swimming shorts and looking forward., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is grainy and stained.
Five unidentified women on the beach
Five unidentified women on the beach in Liberia. Four women are sitting at a table under an umbrella and playing cards. A fifth woman standing on the left is looking at the game., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Five unidentified women standing by trees
Five unidentified women standing in front of trees and bushes in a rural area of Liberia. The woman on the left is holding a small child. All the women are wearing patterned fabric skirts and head wraps. One woman is bare-chested and looking to the side while the others look forward., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Flash-- by the dawn's early light, Dorothy Madelyn
Muriel Davis holding daughter Dorothy Madelyn. Muriel is looking down and Dorothy is leaning against her chest while sleeping shortly after Dorothy's birth in Monrovia., September 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Caption on front: "Flash-- / By the dawn's early light / Dorothy Madelyn / Sept 1st, 1953 / Monrovia, Liberia / Muriel and Griff Davis"; photo info provided by Dorothy Madelyn Davis via Dr. Robert Farnsworth, March 2008
Four matadors and a bull at the side of a large stadium
Four matadors and a bull at the side of a large stadium in Barcelona. The bull in running toward one of the matadors. The stadium has two levels of seats. Advertising banners are hanging from both levels., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Four men in an open dirt road
Four unidentified men standing in an open dirt road, somewhere in Liberia. The men are wearing floor length robes and head coverings., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed.
Four men in an open dirt road
Four unidentified men standing in an open dirt road with several houses along the side, somewhere in Liberia. The men are wearing floor length robes and head coverings. Writing on the back of the photo possibly reads "Niading from French colony; an Arab from Nigeria.", No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Four men in an open dirt road
Four unidentified men standing in an open dirt road, somewhere in Liberia. The men are wearing floor length robes and head coverings., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is underexposed.
Four men in an open dirt road
Four unidentified men standing in an open dirt road, somewhere in Liberia. The men are wearing floor length robes and head coverings., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is overexposed.
Four men sitting in chairs
Four unidentified men sitting in chairs in the backyard of a house, likely in Monrovia. Two of the men are partially out of the photo. One man is leaning and looking to the side. The other man is sitting and holding a cigarette while talking., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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