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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.
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.
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.
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.
Coastline of a harbor
Coastline of a harbor in Freetown, Sierra Leone (indicated on back of photo). The coastline is hazy with fog and a large metal chain railing is in the foreground of the photo., December 1947, 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.
Coastline of a harbor
Coastline of a harbor in Freetown, Sierra Leone (indicated on back of photo). The coastline is hazy with fog and a large metal chain railing is in the foreground of the photo., December 1947, 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.
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.
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).
Empty folding chairs outside of Antoinette Tubman Stadium
Empty folding chairs outside of Antoinette Tubman Stadium. Several unidentified people are walking across the top of the stadium wall. Unidentified flags and banners are hanging on the side., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 people on a dirt road
Five unidentified people standing on a dirt road in the middle of a village in rural Liberia. A woman in the center is holding a small child. Everyone is looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., There are multiple exposures of other images on the photo.
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.

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