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Agnes Johnston

Agnes Johnston
Date: Between 1850s and 1900s
This is a sleeved tintype portrait of Agnes Johnston (1855-1885), wife of John McCrum. She was a sister of William Agnew Johnston. She moved with her husband John from East Oxford Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada to Minneapolis, Kansas. She died in Minneapolis in 1885 shortly after giving birth to their son Johnston McCrum. The baby died a few days after his mother.


Beth Rogers

Beth Rogers
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
A photograph of Beth Rogers, who was chosen by the Manhattan Mercury, a local newspaper, as one of the "Ten Best Dressed Women". She was the wife of Richard Dean Rogers, mayor of Manhattan, Kansas. The photograph was taken in their home at 800 Humboldt, Manhattan, Kansas.


Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A man and four women reading books at a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Bookmobile

Bookmobile
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A man and woman standing next to a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas

Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas
Date: 1961
This photograph shows Miss Terry Douglas of Larned, Kansas reading a book at the Brookville Hotel in Brookville, Kansas.


Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas

Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas
Date: 1961
This photograph shows a woman dressed in period clothing at the Brookville Hotel in Brookville, Kansas.


Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas

Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas
Date: 1961
This photograph shows Miss Terry Douglas of Larned, Kansas and a gentleman eating a chicken dinner at the Brookville Hotel in Brookville, Kansas.


Children with bicycles, Harper County,Kansas

Children with bicycles, Harper County,Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a group of children standing beside their bicycles in Harper County, Kansas.


Clara Livona McCreery Howe

Clara Livona McCreery Howe
Date: 1861
A portrait of Clara Livona McCreery Howe taken at age 11. She was born on September 19, 1850 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. In 1856, she and her family moved from Wisconsin to West Union, Iowa. Clara married Fletcher Bowman Howe on December 31, 1868. They had two sons, George Christina and Mark Watson. In 1873, the Howes' moved to a homestead near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas, where they spent most of their lives farming.


Czech dancing group, Rossville, Kansas

Czech dancing group, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1920-1940
A photograph of a Czech dancing group. Left to right are Georgianna (Olejnik) Davis, Millie (Kovar) Badura, Josephine (Olejnik) Pressgrove, Florence (Macha) Tuller, Letha (Kovar) Olejnik, Lydia (Penaz) Scott, Viola (Kovar) Gideon, Jarmilla (Mitcha) Kovar, and Mrs. Frank Kratrina. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Dalby home, Sheridan County, Kansas

Dalby home, Sheridan County, Kansas
Creator: Pratt, John Fenton, 1856-1937
Date: 1890
This photo shows people posed at the Dalby home located northeast of Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. They are identified as: back row (left to right) Harry Jeffery; Mr. Dalby; Adam Scott; Mrs. Adam Scott; and front row Mrs. Dalby and her two children; Mrs. Jeffery and granddaughter; Mrs. John Fenton Pratt; and Hilda Pratt.


David B. and Hattie Long

David B. and Hattie Long
Date: 1867
Black and white photograph of David B. and Hattie Long, Fort Wallace, Kansas. Long was a hospital steward for the army.


Dodson family

Dodson family
Date: 1885
A photograph of the Dodson family taken in Urbana, Illinois, just before they came to Gray County, Kansas. Family members are identified as (top row) Henrietta, Clara B. (Yeiter), Bessie B., (second row) John W., Henry J. (father), Frank E., Mary Jane (mother), Fannie M, J. Fred (seated on his father's lap), and Arthur G. (seated on the floor).


Dorothy Alice Akers

Dorothy Alice Akers
Date: About 1907
A studio portrait of Dorothy Alice Akers, daughter of Amasa Akers of Topeka, Kansas, at the age of two.


Dorothy Alice Akers

Dorothy Alice Akers
Date: 1917
A portrait of Dorothy Alice Akers at the age of twelve.


Dorothy Alice Akers Jones

Dorothy Alice Akers Jones
Date: Between 1920 and 1935
A portrait of Dorothy Alice Akers Jones, wearing a dress that had belonged to her grandmother, Rosetta Maria Hungerford Akers. The photograph was taken on the south side of the Kansas State Capitol building in Topeka, Kansas.


Eliza J. Johnston

Eliza J. Johnston
Date: Between 1860s and 1880s
This is a sleeved tintype portrait of Eliza J. Johnston, a sister of William Agnew Johnston. Eliza Jane Johnston remained in East Oxford Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada, where she married William James Dougherty. She died in 1913 in East Oxford.


Ellen and Carrie Vieux

Ellen and Carrie Vieux
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
Studio portrait of sisters-in-law Ellen and Carrie Vieux, Pottawatomie Indians.


Elton Raymond and Josie Allen

Elton Raymond and Josie Allen
Date: Between 1905 and 1907
A photograph of Elton Raymond and Josie Allen, the children of Byron and Edith Allen, Jackson County, Kansas.


Four generations of Landons

Four generations of Landons
Date: October 15, 1919
A family portrait showing four generations of Landons in Independence, Kansas. People in the photograph are John Landon (seated left); Peggy Anne, seated on John's lap; Mrs. William H. Mossman(seated right); and Alfred M. Landon (standing). The photograph was taken on Mrs. William H. Mossman's 91st birthday.


George Washington Craig family

George Washington Craig family
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows the George Washington Craig family. The family have been identified from left to right as follows: George Washington Craig and Ella (Terry) Craig, (back row), Ida, Golda, Grace, and Edna.


German immigrants, Ness County, Kansas

German immigrants, Ness County, Kansas
Date: 1888
This photograph shows a group of German immigrants from Austria-Hungary who came to Northern Ness County, Kansas in 1881.


Girls with dogs, Marysville, Kansas

Girls with dogs, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: Between 1925 and 1935
This photograph shows two young girls, each with ringlets and bows, at what may have been a community fair or picnic in Marysville, Kansas. The girls are seen with a Radio Special wagon and two small dogs dressed in clothes and hats. Also visible in the background are a wooden platform with boxes and an awning, men, a woman, and girls.


Grace (Eversole) Hartzell

Grace (Eversole) Hartzell
Date: Between 1911 and 1935
Grace (Eversole) Hartzell helped start the Home Demonstration Unit, later known as the Extension Homemakers Unit, for Rossville, Kansas. Her childhood portrait is Unit ID 99779. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Group of girls from Topeka High School

Group of girls from Topeka High School
Date: Between 1860s and 1900s
Tintype portrait of a group of girls from Topeka High School.


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