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Buckskin Gloves

Buckskin Gloves
Date: Unknown
These well-worn buckskin gloves with gauntlets were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1980. The gauntlets have black cotton lining with a red and yellow floral print. The back of the hand and the gauntlets are decorated in a floral motif of white, blue, red, green, yellow, and turquoise beads. The leather is cracking on the fingers.


Buckskin Gloves

Buckskin Gloves
Date: Unknown
These buckskin gloves were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1934. They are lined with red wool and have fur cuffs. The gloves are decorated in an embroidered multicolored floral pattern that when viewed from cuff to fingers resembles a whimsical smiling face.


Clothing store, Alma, Kansas

Clothing store, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows the interior of a clothing store in Alma, Kansas. Merchandise includes shoes, gloves, and hats.


Hannah Russell to Mary Brown

Hannah Russell to Mary Brown
Creator: Russell, Hannah Ripley
Date: December 15, 1861
This letter, written by Hannah Russell from Salem, Massachusetts, on two different dates, was addressed to Mary Brown, the name of both her sister and niece. Russell primarily discusses local efforts in Massachusetts to make clothing for soldiers and those who had escaped from slavery. She told Mary that the antislavery society would send garments to Lawrence on the condition that they would only be given to fugitive slaves. Russell also expressed her fear of a military attack on the United States by Great Britain. A searchable, full-text version of this letter is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Leather Gloves

Leather Gloves
Date: Unknown
This pair of leather gloves were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1962. The flared cuffs are lined with blue and green plaid wool. The back of the hand and the cuffs are embroidered in a floral pattern in shades of lavender and gold.


Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: November 27, 1862
This letter, written by Leigh R. Webber from the "Camp of Grant's Army near Grand Junction Tenn.," was addressed to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Webber described camp life and mentioned the possibility that the troops would return to Kansas. He also discussed the contrast between "the pomp and circumstance of war" and the "blind bull-dog fight" he witnessed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861. The last portion of his letter deals with issues such as clothing, Thanksgiving, and other political issues.


List of clothing articles

List of clothing articles
Creator: Bourne, S.
Date: c. 1856 or 1857
This is a detailed list of the articles of clothing sent to Kansas by the First Congregational Church in Flushing, New York. It includes dresses, frocks, coats, skirts, pants, drawers, shirts, socks, vests, boots and gloves as well as other items. The pastor of the church, S. Bourne, emphasized the quality and durability of the clothing.


Mrs. H. E. Pendelton, Kansas

Mrs. H. E. Pendelton, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows Mrs. H. E. Pendelton wearing a dress and sitting in a chair, in Kansas.


Tassie Johnson

Tassie Johnson
Creator: Tyler
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
This is a photograph of Tassie Johnson, Ingalls, Kansas.


Women in a rowboat, Finney County, Kansas

Women in a rowboat, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows three women in a row boat on a body of water in Finney County, Kansas. The women in the row boat are wearing dresses and hats. Also two of the women are holding umbrellas.


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