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A photograph of a display showing the work of the Manual Training Department and the Girls Department at the State Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas. In 1887 Kansas opened the Soldiers' Orphans' Home in Atchison for children of Union soldiers and sailors. This was the first such facility in the state for children who had lost their parents. At first limited to veterans' children aged five and under, regulations were altered in 1889 to admit all "dependent, neglected or abused children" between the ages of two and 14. The name was changed to the State Orphans' Home in 1909. This home protected orphan children, and gave them a chance to enjoy their childhoods.

Creator: Lotus Engraving Company
Date: 1936

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Item Number: 229088
Call Number: FK2.7 O.1936 *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 229088

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