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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.
Graduating class photo
Graduating class photo in front of a large brick building. Orchid Jordan is standing in the first row, sixth from right. Everyone is wearing black robes and mortarboard hats with tassels. Everyone is looking forward and some are smiling. Several names are listed on the back of the photo including Elmer Stokes, Melba Lawrence, Grace Cooper, Charlotte Stoner, Charlotte Howard, Lillian Williamson, and Blanche Falfus., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
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.
Hendrik Jordense, an unidentified sailor, and Orchid Jordan
Hendrik Jordense, an unidentified sailor, and Orchid Jordan standing left to right on the deck of the U.S.S. Monrovia. All three are standing by a lifesaver and looking forward. Two unidentified sailors are walking 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 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, Orchid Jordan, and Hendrik Jordense in front of a car and plane
Leon Jordan, Orchid Jordan, and Hendrik Jordense standing in front of a car and plane on an airfield, likely James Spriggs Payne Airfield in Monrovia. Leon wrapping his arms around Orchid. Both women are wearing dresses and all three are looking at each other while talking., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Print is cut with portion of second photo at the bottom.
Leon Jordan, Orchid Jordan, and Hendrik Jordense in front of a car and plane
Leon Jordan, Orchid Jordan, and Hendrik Jordense standing in front of a car and plane on an airfield, likely James Spriggs Payne Airfield in Monrovia. Leon wrapping his arms around Orchid. Both women are wearing dresses and all three are looking at each other while talking., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Print is cut with portion of second photo at the bottom.
Leon Jordan, Susan Maude Ramsey, and Orchid Jordan
Leon Jordan, Susan Maude Ramsey (Orchid's mother), and Orchid Jordan standing left to right in the front lawn of an unidentified residence. All three are looking forward with neutral expressions., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo info provided by Aline Walker via Dr. Robert Farnsworth, January 2008.
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 at an event
"Rev" Juanita, Orchid Jordan, Ramona, Paula, Leon Jordan sitting at a table at an event. Leon is sitting on the right, closest to the camera, and Orchids is sitting on the left, farthest from the camera. Everyone is smiling and wearing formal clothes. The table has plates and glassware. Other tables with people are in the background., February 12, 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is in a folding matte frame. Names and a date are written around the photo on the matte. The outside of the folding frame is labeled "Frank Sennes' Moulin Rouge."
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.
Leon and Orchid Jordan in an office
Leon and Orchid Jordan in an office, likely in Monrovia. Leon is sitting at a table covered with papers and sorting bins. Orchid is standing behind him, looking forward, and smiling. The back wall is covered in large, open windows., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan in an open field
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in an open field in Liberia. Two palm trees are in the background. Leon is wearing a dress shirt and Orchid is wearing a striped dress., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan in an open field
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in an open field in Liberia. Two palm trees are in the background. Leon is wearing a dress shirt and Orchid is wearing a striped dress., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan in front of an airplane
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in front of an airplane on a dirt airfield, likely James Spriggs Payne Airfield in Monrovia. Leon is holding Orchid with his arms wrapped around her. Both are wearing light colored clothing and are looking to the side., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan in front of the Arc de Triomphe
Leon and Orchid Jordan walking into the street in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Cars are driving toward the arch. Several other people are walking along the sidewalk. Leon is wearing a beret and Orchid is holding a package under her arm., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan on large stone steps
Leon and Orchid Jordan sitting on large stone steps, likely in Monrovia. Orchid is wearing a striped dress and small necklace. Leon is wearing a dress shirt with a bade for the Liberian Constabulary Police. Both are looking forward and Orchid is smiling., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan on large stone steps
Leon and Orchid Jordan sitting on large stone steps, likely in Monrovia. Orchid is wearing a striped dress and small necklace. Leon is wearing a dress shirt with a bade for the Liberian Constabulary Police. Both are looking forward and Orchid is smiling., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo exposure is very dark.
Leon and Orchid Jordan sitting at a table
Leon and Orchid Jordan sitting at a table with an unidentified man. The table is on the patio of an outdoor dining area with an oceanside view, likely in Liberia. Leo and Orchid are looking forward and smiling. Orchid is wearing a striped dress and the men are wearing short-sleeved shirts., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan sitting with an unidentified man
Leon and Orchid Jordan sitting with an unidentified man on living room chairs. Orchid is kneeling at the side of the sofa, looking down at photos with Leon. The unidentified man is handing them additional photos., No date; likely between 1941 and 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in a courtyard
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in a courtyard with an unidentified man, likely in Paris. The courtyard is covered in vines and ferns. Several tables with chairs are spread around the courtyard. Leon is standing near an archway with Orchid., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan walking along a garden path
Leon and Orchid Jordan walking along a garden path in Paris with several unidentified men. Large ferns and flowers are growing on both sides of the path and hanging from a thatched roof., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan wearing formal attire
Leon and Orchid Jordan wearing formal attire. Orchid is sitting in a chair and looking forward. She is wearing a black dress. Leon is standing behind the chair and leaning forward. He is wearing a black suit and bowtie., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Written on back: "Eagle News / Feb. 3 / 2 cols"
Leon and Orchid Jordan with an unidentified man on an open patio
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing with an unidentified man on an open patio in Paris. An iron fence lines the back of the patio. Leon is standing in the center and wearing a beret. Orchid is wearing sunglasses. All three are looking forward., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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