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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.
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.
Duke Garrette featured with Lionel Hamptons Orchestra
Publicity photo of Duke Garrette playing trumpet. He is holding the trumpet up and looking forward. Garrette is wearing a suit and standing against a studio wall., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Caption: "Duke Garrette Featured With Lionel Hampton's Orchestra"; inscribed: "To Leon a Great / Friend of Mine / I do wish you and / your wife Lots of / Luck and success / Musically yours / Duke Garrette." Photo is a facsimile copy of the original photo in Brian Thurn Collection (P12).
Etta Moten posing for a publicity photo
Etta Moten posing for a publicity photo. Moten is looking up and to the left. She is wearing a laced black dress., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo was given to the Jordans in 1952. Photo inscribed: "Love & best wishes / to Leon & Orchid / Etta Moten / Liberia / 1952"
Group photo of Orchid Ramsey's school
Group photo of Orchid Ramsey's [Orchid Jordan] elementary school. Several adults are sitting with dozens of children in suits and dress uniforms. Orchid is sitting far left in the second row. Everyone is looking forward with neutral expressions., No date; likely between 1915 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3, of Jordan Collection. Photo is mounted to 13.5x11.5 paperboard.
Headshot of Leon Jordan
Headshot of Leon Jordan. Jordan is looking forward with a neutral expression. He is wearing a dark suit jacket and black tie., No date; likely between 1961 and 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Headshot of Warren E. Hearnes
Headshot of Warren E. Hearnes, Governor of Missouri. Hearnes is looking forward with a neutral expression. He is wearing a dark suit and tie., No date; likely between 1968 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3, of Jordan Collection. Photo is inscribed: "To My Good Friend Leon Jordan, Personal Regards, Warren E. Hearnes."
Inauguration Album - Republic of Liberia - January 1952
Photo album of the people and events surrounding the 1952 inauguration of Liberian President William V. S. Tubman., 1952
Leon Jordan posing for a photograph
Leon Jordan posing for a photograph. Jordan is looking forward and smiling. He is wearing a tweed jacket and scarf along with a visor or hat., March 20, 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan posing for a photograph
Leon Jordan sitting in a photo booth used for criminal mugshots. Jordan is making a silly grimace with his face. An identification bar reads "KCMO PD 67602/ 4-20-50." The camera has a stack of photo plates and another mugshot attached to the back., March 20, 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Missouri's 74th General Assembly
Collection of portraits and names for all state officers and representatives of Missouri's 74th General Assembly, 1967-1968. The print includes oval portrait of Leon Jordan, District 11, seventh from bottom, fourth from right., No date; likely between 1967 and 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3, of Jordan Collection.
Missouri's 76th General Assembly
Collection of portraits and names for all state officers and representatives of Missouri's 76th General Assembly, 1971-1972. The print includes oval portrait of Orchid Jordan, District 11, seventh from the bottom and fourth from the right., No date; likely between 1971 and 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3, of Jordan Collection.
Missouri's 80th General Assembly
Collection of portraits and names for all state officers and representatives of Missouri's 80th General Assembly, 1979-1980. The print includes oval portrait of Orchid Jordan, District 25, seventh from the bottom and fourth from right., No date; likely between 1979 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3, of Jordan Collection.
Orchid and Leon Jordan with Lavera Smith
Orchid and Leon Jordan with an unidentified girl, possibly Lavera Smith, sitting on steps outside an entrance to the Jordan residence at 2745 Garfield, Kansas City, Missouri. All three are looking forward and smiling. Leon is wearing a straw hat, Orchid is wearing a patterned skirt, and the girl is holding a stick in both hands., No date; likely between 1951 and 1955, 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.
Portrait of Leon Jordan
Portrait of Leon Jordan. He is leaning to the side and looking forward, wearing a fedora and herringbone suit., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Portrait of Leon Jordan
Portrait of Leon Jordan. He is looking to the side with a neutral expression. Jordan is wearing a black suit and tie with a white pocket square., No date; likely between 1965 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Three copies of photo of various sizes: 1-8x10, 2-16x20, 3-16x20 (painting of photo), copies 2 and 3 housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3.
Portrait of Les W. Kricher
Portrait of Les W. Kricher, a detective with the Kansas City police. Kircher is looking forward with a neutral expression. He is wearing a suit and black tie., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo inscribed by Kircher to Leon Jordan.
Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Shifferaw
Portrait of a man identified as Lieutenant Colonel Shifferaw. The man is wearing a military dress uniform covered in medals. He is looking forward and smiling., June 15, 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo autographed by Shifferaw. Back of photo inscribed "This is souvenir to my dears Mrs. And Mr. Leon Orchid Jordan; Shiffy."
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. Jordan is looking forward and smiling. She is wearing a white blazer and silk scarf. Front and back of photo stamped with text "This is an unretouched portrait pre-view for your inspection and must be returned for your order. It is necessary for our file. Wright Studio, Jefferson City, Mo.", No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., "I Voted" sticker on back of photo.
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. Jordan is turned to the right and looking forward while smiling. She is wearing a turtleneck sweater and necklace with medallion., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. She is looking forward and smiling, wearing a green blouse., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is artificially color-tinted.
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. Jordan is looking to the left and smiling. She is wearing a dark blazer and metal brooch. Front and back of photo stamped with text "This is an unretouched portrait pre-view for your inspection and must be returned for your order. It is necessary for our file. Wright Studio, Jefferson City, Mo.", No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. Jordan is looking forward and smiling. She is wearing a white dress shirt., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. Jordan is looking forward and smiling. She is wearing a large necklace made of shells, No date; likely between 1981 and 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. Jordan is looking forward and smiling. She is wearing a white dress shirt., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Portrait of Orchid Jordan
Portrait of Orchid Jordan. Jordan is looking to the right and smiling. She is wearing a dark blazer and metal brooch. Front and back of photo stamped with text "This is an unretouched portrait pre-view for your inspection and must be returned for your order. It is necessary for our file. Wright Studio, Jefferson City, Mo.", No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Publicity photo of Cab Calloway
Publicity photo of Cab Calloway looking up and smiling. Calloway's mouth is wide open and his hands are in the air., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo inscribed: "To Leon / 'Be hold!' Stubbins[?] of / the day / Lots of Luck / Hi-de-Ho / Cab Calloway." Photo is facsimile copy of the original photo in Brian Thurn Collection (P13).
Publicity photo of Duke Ellington
Publicity photo of Duke Ellington. Ellington is looking up with a slight grin. He is wearing a dress shirt and tie., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo inscribed: "To Mrs. Orchid Jordan / good luck / Duke Ellington." Photo is facsimile copy of the original photo in Brian Thurn Collection (P14).

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