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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.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with another couple
Leon and Orchid Jordan with another couple resting under a streetlight, likely in Italy. Leon and the unidentified woman are sitting. Orchid is standing on the right, looking in a purse. The man on the left is talking to Leon. A large park or gardens are behind the group., 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with four unidentified people at a party
Leon and Orchid Jordan with four unidentified people at a party or gathering, likely in Monrovia. Leon is sitting second from left. Orchid is resting in another man's arms second from right. Everyone is laughing and smiling. One man in the center is holding a ukulele and singing., 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 with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in the basement of their house in Kansas City with items collected in Africa. They are holding a hammock and Orchid is wearing a handmade hat. The items on display include rugs and containers and other handmade artifacts., 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 and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in the basement of their house in Kansas City with items collected in Africa. They are holding a hammock and Orchid is wearing a handmade hat. The items on display include rugs and containers and other handmade artifacts., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in the basement of their house in Kansas City with items collected in Africa. Ebony statues and other handmade artifacts are on a table and animal skins hang from a pipe behind the Jordans., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in the basement of their house in Kansas City with items collected in Africa. Ebony statues and other handmade artifacts are on a table and animal skins hang from a pipe behind the Jordans., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing at a table in their Kansas City home with items from their African art collection. Carved ivory tusks and ebony statues are on a fireplace behind them. A harp and several smaller items are on the table. Orchid is wearing a patterned dress and head wrap. Leon is wearing a striped robe and head covering., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo; first copy from original Jordan Collection, second copy purchased from Dolores Hobley, Waldo Antique Mall & Flea Market - Kansas City, June 2009; second copy is reverse print of original.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in the basement of their house in Kansas City with items collected in Africa. They are holding a hammock and Orchid is wearing a handmade hat. The items on display include rugs and containers and other handmade artifacts., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in the basement of their house in Kansas City with items collected in Africa. Ebony statues and other handmade artifacts are on a table and animal skins hang from a pipe behind the Jordans., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo; first copy from original Jordan Collection, second copy purchased from Dolores Hobley, Waldo Antique Mall & Flea Market - Kansas City, June 2009; second copy is reverse print of original.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan standing in the basement of their house in Kansas City with items collected in Africa. They are holding a hammock and Orchid is wearing a handmade hat. The items on display include rugs and containers and other handmade artifacts., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo; first copy from original Jordan Collection, second copy purchased from Dolores Hobley, Waldo Antique Mall & Flea Market - Kansas City, June 2009; second copy is reverse print of original.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with items collected in Africa
Leon and Orchid Jordan sitting on a couch in their Kansas City house with items collected in Africa. An animal skin and ivory statues are on a table with carved elephant base. Orchid is holding a statue and looking forward. Leon is looking down at the statue. Both are smiling., No date; likely between 1955 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is stained and worn.
Leon and Orchid Jordan with three unidentified people at a party
Leon and Orchid Jordan with three unidentified people at a party or gathering, likely in Monrovia. Orchid is standing on the right and Leon is sitting in the center. Everyone is laughing and smiling. One man on the left is holding a ukulele and singing., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Linda Kay Randolph and Carla Barry Sayles
Linda Kay Randolph, Carla Barry Sayle standing in front of two cars parked in an area identified as [???] Washington Farm. The cars have long tail fins. The girls are wearing jean shorts and looking forward while smiling., No date; likely between 1971 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Linda Kay Randolph and Carla Barry Sayles
Linda Kay Randolph and Carla Barry Sayles sitting on a bench in front of a tree in an area identified as [???] Washington Farm. Two people stand behind the tree talking. The girls are looking up and smiling., No date; likely between 1971 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Lines of people in the street
Long lines of people standing on both sides of an open street during the middle of the day in Liberia., March 5, 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is overexposed. Back of photo printed with Kodak mark and date.
Mai Padmore, Griff Davis, Muriel Davis, Leon Jordan, Orchid Jordan, and Bishop Brown
Mai Padmore, Griff Davis, Muriel Davis, Leon Jordan, Orchid Jordan, and Bishop Brown standing left to right at Dorothy Madelyn's christening in Monrovia. Muriel is holding Dorothy. And looking down. Others are looking forward or at Dorothy and smiling. The women are wearing formal dresses and the men are wearing suits., 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
Members of a parade marching with a banner
Members of a parade marching in Liberia with a banner for William Tubman for President. Several men are holding the banner and a marching band is playing in back. A man wearing a suit, possibly William Tubman, is walking at the head of the group., No date; likely March 5, 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is overexposed. Back of photo printed with Kodak mark and date.
Members of a parade marching with a banner
Members of a parade marching in Liberia with a banner for Benjamin G. Freeman for Vice-President. Several men are holding the banner and a marching band is playing in back., No date; likely March 5, 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is overexposed. Back of photo printed with Kodak mark and date.
Members of the Gamma Kappa Phi Sorority
Members of the Gamma Kappa Phi Sorority standing in front of a brick building. Orchid Jordan is standing in the first row, third from left. The young women are wearing dresses and looking forward while smiling. The back of the photo identifies the women by row: 1st row, Katie Humes-Memphis, Catherine Edwards-Wilmington, Orchid, Blondgetta Everetts, [illegible name], Albertine Ford, Helen Foy; 2nd row, Evelyn Thompson, unknown, unknown, Helen Hill, Charlotte Stone, Ruby Franklin; 3rd row, Violet McClendon, Brendah Blade, Elizabeth Stanford, unknown, Millie Bailey; 4th row, Ethel Gibson, Mae Bruce, Catherine Kinney; 5th row, Marguerite Beck, Martha, Ruth Woodson., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Men in military dress uniforms walking down the street
Men in military dress uniforms walking down the street during a parade or event in Monrovia. A group of people are standing on the side 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.
Men working on a dock
A group of men working with large equipment or shipping materials far away on a dock or other industrial area in Liberia., No date; likely between 1947 and 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is overexposed.
Missouri's 74th General Assembly
Collection of portraits and names for all state officers and representatives of Missouri's 74th General Assembly, 1967-1968. The print includes oval portrait of Leon Jordan, District 11, seventh from bottom, fourth from right., No date; likely between 1967 and 1968, 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.
Missouri's 76th General Assembly
Collection of portraits and names for all state officers and representatives of Missouri's 76th General Assembly, 1971-1972. The print includes oval portrait of Orchid Jordan, District 11, seventh from the bottom and fourth from the right., No date; likely between 1971 and 1972, 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.
Missouri's 80th General Assembly
Collection of portraits and names for all state officers and representatives of Missouri's 80th General Assembly, 1979-1980. The print includes oval portrait of Orchid Jordan, District 25, seventh from the bottom and fourth from right., No date; likely between 1979 and 1980, 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.
Monkey rug and additional African items
A couch cover identified as "monkey rug" and additional African items collected by the Jordans in their Kansas City home. An unidentified woman is sitting in the corner of the room. In front of the couch is a small table identified as ofram Elephant table., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Item identified on back of photo. Photo is warped and creased.

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