Show-Me history and ephemera from archives, vendors, and trash bins
"Guest Ticket, 1900 DNC, Kansas City, Mo"
The convention took place the week of July 4th, 1900. Delegates nominated William Jennings Bryan for President (who lost to William McKinley in the general election in November). Thomas Jefferson’s portrait is featured at left on the front of the ticket. The convention hall burned completely on April 4th, 1900, and was completely rebuilt for the convention in only ninety days.
This timeline is the culmination of several months of research at archives and libraries around Kansas City. Through my internship with the Kansas City Museum, I was tasked with developing themes, and gathering statistical information and contemporary images for the display. Ultimately, the research and images I compiled were reviewed by curatorial staff at the Kansas City Museum and then sent to a graphic designer. I’m pretty pleased with the final project!
From the controversial Jazz documentary by Ken Burns. Burns’ team had already completed initial production of the film before they even came to Kansas City to do research, resulting in a scramble to incorporate KC jazz history into the film. Because of criticism of the film, it is the only Burns documentary never to re-air on PBS. Still, this section provides a little tribute to KC and Basie.