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B. F. Stinson and Company Bottle from the Adair Cabin, 14MM327

B. F. Stinson and Company Bottle from the Adair Cabin, 14MM327
Date: 1890-1912
This complete bottle was recovered during excavations in 2014 of the Adair cabin site, home of Reverend Samuel and Florella Brown Adair and their family, in Osawatomie, Kansas. Osawatomie and the Adairs were much involved with the abolitionist movement during the "Bleeding Kansas" years. The clear glass bottle may have once held shoe polish. Embossed on the front and back panels is the advertising "B. F. STINSON & CO BUFFALO, N.Y. U.S.A."


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.


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.


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.


Elias D. Porter to Thaddeus Hyatt

Elias D. Porter to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Porter, Elias D.
Date: November 27, 1856
Elias Porter, writing from Oriskany, New York, informed Thaddeus Hyatt, chairman of the National Kansas Committee, about a box of provisions sent to W. F. M. Arny, an agent with this committee. The letter includes an itemized list of the materials send to aid the free state settlers residing in Kansas.


Four people, Marysville, Kansas

Four people, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1914
This is an informal portrait of a young man and three young women, all dressed in winter coats, standing on a sidewalk at the intersection of Eighth and Broadway Streets in Marysville, Kansas. Also visible are portions of city buildings, utility poles and power cables, and two people in the background.


Harris-Goar Company

Harris-Goar Company
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
This is a photograph of the Harris-Goar Company, 612-614 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It shows the front of the building with a sign advertising Clothing, Shoes, Men-Women-Children, Jewelry-Radios. There are several automobiles parked at the curb.


Heel Plate from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368

Heel Plate from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368
Date: Unknown
This brass heel plate was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Kaw Mission. The heel plate was worn on the heel of the shoe or boot to help prolong the life of the footwear. This artifact still contains several partial nails. The site, now called the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Jack Hale

Jack Hale
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
A postcard showing Jack Hale, a member of the Potawatomi tribe, dressed in a suit with a cane.


Joaquin Jim and wife

Joaquin Jim and wife
Date: Undated
This photograph shows Paiute members Joaquin Jim and his wife. Joaquin Jim is wearing beaded jewelry around his neck and over his torso, his wife is wrapped in a plaid blanket wearing mocassins and a pointed hat.


Josiah Reece and wife

Josiah Reece and wife
Creator: Van's North Star Art Gallery
Date: Between 1875 and 1889
Studio portrait of Josiah Reece and his wife members of the Kansa Indian tribe. They are dressed in their Kansa Indian attire.


Leather and wood crafts display

Leather and wood crafts display
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A display of leather wallets, shoes, a belt, and a wooden box made by workers in the Works Progress Administration's crafts program.


Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)

Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: April 30, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Fort Riley, Kansas, addressed to "Senorita Morena," or Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Webber first praises Fort Riley and describes the surrounding landscape. He goes on to describe fort life, including equipment and food. He also discusses his thoughts on the troops' future plans to march to New Mexico and his efforts to learn Spanish.


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.


May Johnson

May Johnson
Date: February 16, 1903
Postcard portrait of May Johnson, a member of the Kansa Indian tribe. She is dressed in Kansa Indian attire.


National Kansas Committee, request for clothing and provisions

National Kansas Committee, request for clothing and provisions
Creator: National Kansas Committee
Date: c. October 1856
This advertisement was attached to a receipt for the placement of a notice in the New York Times. The advertisement included information about how the people of New England could aid the fight for freedom in Kansas--both with funds and with labor. It also gave the names of National Kansas Committee members and an address for their New York office.


Sac-a-pee, Mo-less and Wah-port-e-cah portrait

Sac-a-pee, Mo-less and Wah-port-e-cah portrait
Date: Between 1866 and 1880
This photograph shows Sac and Fox members Sac-a-pee, Mo-Less and Wah-port-ce-cah, also known as Big Bear. The men in the photograph are wearing leggings, moccasins, shirts and scarves fastened around their neck.


Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull
Date: 1876
Photographs show Sioux member Sitting Bull. One photograph shows Sitting Bull wearing a feathered headdress and moccasins. The other portrait shows Sitting Bull wearing a hat and fur collar.


Tommy Jones and friend.

Tommy Jones and friend.
Date: 1894
Photograph portrait of Tommy Jones and friend, both were members of the Kansa Indian tribe. They are dressed in Kansa Indian attire.


Unidentified young woman

Unidentified young woman
Date: 1880s or 1890s
Photo of an unidentified young woman in formal Native American clothing, possibly Pottawatomie.


Viggo Jensen and Herbie Johnson

Viggo Jensen and Herbie Johnson
Date: 1922
A photograph of Viggo Jensen and Herbie Johnson.


Woman's pumps

Woman's pumps
Creator: Selby
Date: between 1930 and 1945
Pair of woman's black suede, high-heeled pumps. The shoes are decorated with a subtle, perforated design, black patent leather trim, and a small bow. The shoes were made by the Selby Shoe Company as part of their "Styl-EEZ" line, which was popular in the 1940s. A mark in one shoe indicates that the style was made expressly for the John Braitsch Shoe Company of Wichita, Kansas. According to city directories, Braitsch operated a shoe store in Wichita as early as the 1870s.


Works Progress Administration  library

Works Progress Administration library
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A photograph showing a woman seated in a chair reading a library book. The library was part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


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