Title: Local Nightclubs

Description: Composite photograph which features eight different nightclubs/speakeasies located in Kansas City during the 1930s. Photograph was made from image as published in the "Future" newsweekly, Vol. 1, No. 12, March 29, 1935, p. 1, MVSC F051 F996. Includes: Dante' Inferno, Red & Dutch at 924-28 W. 8th, Hey-Hay Club at 4th and Cherry, DeLuxe Night Club, Harlem Nite Cub, Wiggle Inn, Derby Tavern, and King Kong on 12th Street.

Date: 1935

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 8 x 10 in.

Collection: General Collection (P1), Taverns--Miscellaneous, #1

Notes: Article with picture - "Night Life of the Mortals" states "for there are more night clubs per capita in Kansas City than in any other city in the United States, and many of them are well designed fire traps. Three hundred or more clubs, saloons, hotels, joints and dives--a numerically impressive collectiion that give Kansas City its reputation as a 'hot, wide open town.' The majority of these spots are small, obscure and ephermeral, stemming directly from speakeasies. They are so much alike in decor, entertainment, choice of beverages and patrons that only the name distinguishes one from the other."

Each photograph featured in this composite has its own 8 x 10 in. photograph.

Subject: Nightclubs; Speakeasies; Composite photographs;

Local Subject: Taverns;

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10016392

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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