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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leon Jordan and Liberian President William Tubman
Leon Jordan and Liberian President William Tubman with two unidentified men at a ceremony awarding Jordan a medal for his coordination of a rescue of a downed plane of French diplomats visiting Liberia. Jordan is standing on the left and Tubman is standing second from right. Tubman is holding a document in his hand while talking., September 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan and Orchid Jordan
Leon Jordan and Orchid Jordan standing in the front lawn of an unidentified residence. Leon is holding a young girl and Orchid is holding an infant. Everyone is looking forward and smiling. Leon is wrapping his arm around Orchid. The house has a covered porch and wooden railing., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan and a large group of visitors with Pope Pius XII
Leon Jordan and a large group of visitors standing with Pope Pius XII somewhere in Vatican City. The pope is standing in the center of the room and everyone is either looking at him or forward at the camera. A group of religious officials are standing along the back wall., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 Robertsport monument
Leon Jordan with an unidentified woman and two men, likely tour guides. They are sitting at a monument for the centennial of the city of Robertsport, Liberia. Jordan is leaning back and all four people and smiling at the camera., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan at Robertsport monument
Leon Jordan with an unidentified woman and two men, likely tour guides. They are sitting at a monument for the centennial of the city of Robertsport, Liberia. Jordan is leaning back and all four people and smiling at the camera., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan at Robertsport monument
Leon Jordan with an unidentified woman and two men. They are sitting at a monument for the centennial of the city of Robertsport, Liberia. Jordan is leaning back and all four people and smiling at the camera., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, 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 at the base of a building
Leon Jordan with a group of unidentified people standing at the base of a building at the Tower of London. Jordan is looking at the building and holding his hand on his hip. The building has ornate brick patterns., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan at the entrance to a building
Leon Jordan at the entrance to a building somewhere in Europe. Jordan is looking at the camera and pointing his thumb back toward the building. The doorway has panels of glass with a wooden frame., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan in a boat with an unidentified man and woman
Leon Jordan sitting in a boat with an unidentified man and woman, possibly Orchid Jordan. Leon is looking to the side and wearing sun glasses. The other man is looking at Leon. Large cliffs overlooking water are in the background., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan in a living room
Leon Jordan in a living room, likely in Barcelona. Jordan is sitting in a chair covered in floral upholstery and reading a magazine. Several patterned rugs are spread across the floor., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan in an open road
Leon Jordan standing in an open road somewhere in Liberia. Jordan is wearing a light colored uniform and is smiling while standing in front of a thatched-roof hut. A group of unidentified people are standing by the hut., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is overexposed.
Leon Jordan in front of a United States Embassy
Leon Jordan standing with unidentified men and women in front of a United States Embassy in Europe. Jordan is standing in the foreground on the right. A large eagle statue sits on the stone gate post., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan in front of a United States Embassy
Leon Jordan standing with unidentified men and women in front of a United States Embassy in Europe. Jordan is standing fourth from the right. A large eagle statue sits on the stone gate post., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan in front of a river crossing
Leon Jordan standing in front of a river crossing, likely in Italy. Several rowboats are being rowed across the river. On the other side of the river is a staircase leading under rocks and up the side of a large hill., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan in front of a stream
Leon Jordan standing in front of a stream somewhere in Europe. Several dragon statues and a stone walkway with railing are behind the stream. Jordan is wearing a suit and sunglasses and is looking forward. Several palm trees and large bushes are growing around the stream., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan in front of the Arc de Triomphe
Leon Jordan standing in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. A car is driving toward the arch. Several other people are walking along the sidewalk. Leon is wearing a beret., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan on a balcony
Leon Jordan standing on a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Jordan is holding a jacket under his arm and looking toward the camera. Several chairs and tables are spread across the balcony. A hazy shoreline is visible at the edge of the water., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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