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Hand tinted photographic glass lanternslide of Samuel Reader, taken in 1896. This picture accompanied an article that appeared in the Topeka Mail and Kansas Breeze newspaper on May 22, 1896, commemorating Reader's service in the Civil War and to the Topeka community. This slide is part of a collection made by Samuel Reader between 1866 and 1913. Reader was a Kansas farmer who was active in the early Topeka community. He built two homes, served in the Civil War, and wrote in a diary nearly every day for 64 years. Reader began painting slides in 1866 and continued throughout much of his life, holding magic lantern shows for the local community in his house and at church.

Creator: Reader, Samuel J.
Date: 1896

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Item Number: 224901
KSHS Identifier: 1949.22.47

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