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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Four men wearing uniforms on a pier
Four unidentified men wearing uniforms and standing on a pier, likely in Monrovia. The man second from left, possibly Leon Jordan, is holding a small girl in his arms., 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.
Front view of the Jordans' house
Front view of the Jordans' house in Monrovia. The house is two stories tall and has large windows., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Crazing on photo.
Front view of the Jordans' house
Front view of the Jordans' house in Monrovia. The house is two stories tall and has large windows., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is not centered on print. Black edging on one side of photo.
Front view of the Jordans' house
Front view of the Jordans' house in Monrovia. The house is two stories tall and has large windows., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is not centered on print. Black edging on one side of photo.
Griff and Muriel Davis with daughter Dorothy Madelyn
Griff and Muriel Davis with daughter Dorothy Madelyn; likely outside the church where Dorothy was christened in Monrovia. Griff is wearing a light suit and bending forward to hold Dorothy. Muriel is holding Dorothy and looking down., 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
Hendrik Jordense, Howard Jordan, Orchid Jordan, Leon Jordan, and Lt. T. Colwel Jordense on a beach
Hendrik Jordense, Lt. T. Colwell Jordense, Orchid Jordan, Leon Jordan, and Howard Jordan standing left to right on a beach in Monrovia. They are setting up a canopy and placing a pole in the ground. Everyone except Colwell is looking forward and smiling., February 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Hendrik Jordense, Lt. T. Colwell Jordense, and Leon Jordan on a beach
Hendrik Jordense, Lt. T. Colwell Jordense, and Leon Jordan standing left to right on a beach in Monrovia. Colwell is holding rope used to set up a canopy., February 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Henry and Zarr standing in front of a building
Henry and Zarr (identified on back of photo) standing left to right in front of a building housing the Jordans' kitchen in Monrovia. Zarr is the Jordans' cook and is holding a barracuda fish. Henry is the Jordans' steward boy., 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.
Henry next to the Jordans' house
Henry, the Jordans' steward boy, standing next to the Jordans' house in Monrovia. Henry is looking forward with a neutral expression., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jordan and Dudley at table with a group of unidentified people
Leon Jordan and US Ambassador to Liberia Edward Dudley sitting at a dining table with a group of unidentified people at a formal gathering outside a large white building, likely in Monrovia. Leon is sitting on the far left. Dudley is sitting fourth from right. Men are wearing formal suits and women are wearing dresses and large hats. There are bottles on all the tables., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jordan and Dudley at table with a group of unidentified people
Leon Jordan and US Ambassador to Liberia Edward Dudley sitting at table with a group of unidentified people at a formal gathering outside a large white building, likely in Monrovia. Leon is sitting on the far left. Dudley is sitting third from right. Everyone is wearing suits and a group of uniformed officials are standing in the background., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Large girders and steel bars on a ship
Large girders and steel bars on a ship with rigging hanging all over. The ship is likely in waters near Monrovia., 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.

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