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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.
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.
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.
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.
Green Duck Tavern and Freedom, Inc. office
Green Duck Tavern (2548 Prospect) and Freedom, Inc. office in Kansas City, Missouri. The bar is a two story building with several signs advertising alcohol. Two unidentified men are standing in the corner entrance to the bar. The Freedom, Inc. office has a banner sign and a striped awning., 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: Dr. Robert M. Farnworth via James Humphrey, prosecuting attorney for the James Willis and Maynard Cooper cases, acquired May 26, 2009.
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.
Inner City Dames
Kansas City social club, The Inter City Dames, posing for a photo outside the residence of Mrs. Nettie Gleed, 2322 Lydia, Kansas City, Missouri. The members are identified in "Your Kansas City and Mine" as (seated) Mrs. Gleed, Mrs. Maude Olden, Mrs. Callie Edwards, Mrs. Myrtle Cook, Mrs. R.T. Coles, Mrs. Susie V. Bolden; (second row) Mesdames Geneva Wiley, Phoenix, Lena Rivers Jordan (Leon Jordan's mother), Josephine Branch, Annis Garrett, Irene Fairfax, Daisy Day MacKnight, Minnie Crosthwaite; (third row) Mattie G. Hubbell, Nettie Westmoreland, Lena Fountain, Maggie Clay; (fourth row) Leana McCampbell, Rose Kenkins, Corrine Jenkins, G.B. Buster, Mable Reynolds; (fifth row) I.F. Bradley, Andrew Brent, Frankie Givens, T.C. Unthank, Lena Rhone; (sixth row): Sallie Love, Francis Trent, Ted Lee, Gertrude Huff, Eva Fox Evans, Sallie Dibble., 1925, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: Dr. Robert M. Farnsworth (research files), January 20, 2010. Three copies of various sizes: 1-10x8, 2-9x7.25, 3-10x8 (photocopy of image with overlay of photo information in bottom left); photo source: Your Kansas City and Mine (book).
Leon Jordan and an unidentified girl in front of a car
Leon Jordan standing with an unidentified girl, possibly Lavera Smith, and a black dog in front of a car on the street in Kansas City. Jordan is looking down. The girl is looking forward and smiling., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan and an unidentified woman in front of a car
Leon Jordan with an unidentified woman, possibly Lavera Smith, in front of a car and wooden garage in Kansas City. Jordan is hugging the woman. Both are looking forward and smiling., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan at a desk in his office
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk in his office in Kansas City. Photographs of fingerprints are hanging in front of the desk. Jordan is looking down at charts with other prints. The desk is covered with reports and a rotary phone., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan on the steps of his house
Leon Jordan standing on the steps in front of his house in Kansas City with a black dog. Jordan is looking down at the dog and petting it., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Leon Jordan reclining in a chair
Leon Jordan reclining in a chair with a dog in his lap. Jordan is looking down., No date; likely 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., White markers on the photo.
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk with a typewriter and rotary phone. Jordan is holding a cigarette over an ash tray and is wearing a pin-stripe suit. He is looking up at the camera., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk with a typewriter and rotary phone. Jordan is holding a cigarette over an ash tray and is wearing a pin-stripe suit., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan standing beside a car
Leon Jordan standing beside a car on the street in Kansas City. Jordan is wearing a suit and hat. A black dog is standing to the right of the car., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan standing beside a car
Leon Jordan standing beside a car on the street in Kansas City. Jordan is wearing a suit and hat. A black dog is standing to the left of the car., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan with an unidentified man
Leon Jordan standing with an unidentified man on a street in Kansas City. Jordan is wearing a light colored shirt and holding his arm around the other man. The other man is wearing a dark suit and tie. Both are 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.
Leon Jordan with an unidentified man and woman
Leon Jordan sitting at a table with an unidentified man and woman, likely in the Jordans' Kansas City house. Leon is looking down at papers and is sitting next the woman who is looking at him. The other man is looking down at papers., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan with an unidentified man and woman in a dining room
Leon Jordan with an unidentified man and woman in a dining room in Kansas City. Jordan is kneeling on the floor and talking in a phone at the side of the room. The unidentified man and woman are sitting at the dining table and looking forward while smiling., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon Jordan sitting on a couch in his Kansas City house with items collected in Africa. Several animal skins are on the couch. Carved ebony and ivory figurines are on an inlaid ivory table., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon Jordan sitting on a couch in his Kansas City house with items collected in Africa. Several animal skins are on the couch. Carved ebony and ivory figurines are on an inlaid ivory table., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Full list of items in photo listed on back. Photo is crazed and warped.
Leon Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon Jordan sitting on a couch in his Kansas City house with items collected in Africa. Several animal skins are on the couch. Carved ebony and ivory figurines are on an inlaid ivory table., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan at a formal event
Leon and Orchid Jordan with a group of unidentified people at a formal event. Orchid is sitting on the far right with a twelve other women all wearing formal dresses. Leon is standing on the far left with eleven other men all wearing tuxedoes., No date; likely between 1965 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan embracing
Leon Jordan reclining in a chair while embracing Orchid Jordan. Orchid is kneeling and looking forward while smiling, wearing a floral dress. Leon is looking at Orchid while smiling., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is overexposed.
Leon and Orchid Jordan in a living room
Leon and Orchid Jordan in the living room of a house in Kansas City. Leon is sitting in an upholstered chair and looking at Orchid. Orchid is wearing an animal print jacket and looking down at Leon. Both are smiling., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan in a living room
Leon and Orchid Jordan in the living room of a house in Kansas City. Leon is sitting in an upholstered chair and looking at Orchid. Orchid is wearing an animal print jacket and looking down at Leon. Both are smiling., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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