Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Governor Charles Robinson's safe - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

Large steel-plated safe used by Charles Robinson, the first Governor of Kansas. Mosler-Bahmann Safe Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, produced this safe in the 1880s. Along with pastoral scenes and decorative trim, Governor Robinson's name is featured at the top. Inscribing the purchaser's name was a common courtesy at Mosler-Bahmann. Born in Massachusetts, Charles Robinson came to Lawrence, Kansas, in the 1850s as head of the anti-slavery New England Immigrant Aid Society. He served as Governor from 1861 to 1863. The safe was used in Topeka by subsequent governors at the statehouse and Cedar Crest, the official residence.

Creator: Mosler-Bahmann Safe Company
Date: between 1882 and 1883

Bookbag Share Print

Governor Charles Robinson's safe - 1Governor Charles Robinson's safe - 2Governor Charles Robinson's safe - 3Governor Charles Robinson's safe - 4

Governor Charles Robinson's safe - 1

Item Number: 225236
KSHS Identifier: 1991.71.0

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.