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9th & 10th Cavalry 116th Anniversary

9th & 10th Cavalry 116th Anniversary
Date: 1986
Two men and a woman are shown sitting at a table in evening dress at the 9th & 10th Cavalry's 116th Anniversary banquet in Wichita, Kansas. The man seated at the far right is identified as Charles Scott.


Albin K. Longren

Albin K. Longren
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A portrait of Albin K. Longren, who in 1911, constructed and flew his first pusher-type biplane, dubbed the Topeka I. That flight earned him the distinction of being the first to manufacture within Kansas a successfully-flown aircraft. This was the beginning of a lifelong career in aviation for Longren. As an aviator, he barnstormed throughout the Midwest, making a total of 1,372 exhibition flights from 1911 - 1914 without a major mishap. Longren channeled his income from barnstorming into his more serious interest of aircraft design and construction in his Topeka factory.


Amasa Akers

Amasa Akers
Date: 1912
An informal portrait of Amasa Akers, father of Dorothy Alice Akers Jones, in Topeka, Kansas.


Bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas

Bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Sailors and civilians looking at books from a bookmobile, part of the Works Progress Administration, library services program, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.


Bookmobile, Kansas City, Kansas

Bookmobile, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Civilians and members of the military at a bookmobile, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The bookmobile was part of the Works Progress Administration's library services program.


Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas

Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: September 7, 1929
This is a view of a young boy and a man looking at their new Chrysler automobile which is parked in front of the Lipscomb Blocker Motor Company at 704 Center Street in Marysville, Kansas. A dog is shown next to the boy on the car's running board.


Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas

Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: September 7, 1929
This is an informal portrait of a man and a boy, dressed as a chauffeur, seated on the bumper of a new Chrysler automobile parked in front of the Lipscomb Blocker Motor Company at 704 Center Street in Marysville, Kansas. The man is the owner of the new automobile.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: January 30, 1859
Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, who, accompanied by Mrs. Edward C. K. Garvey, had returned to Meadville, Pennsylvania to give birth to her second child. Meanwhile, Cyrus Holliday (who was Vice President of the upper territorial legislative body, the Council) had passed four bills, including one establishing Topeka as the Shawnee county seat. He bought new clothes for the session, since Lawrence had become more refined, with a new hotel. Holliday mentioned emigration to Pikes Peak, the Topeka bridge, trouble in L[i]nn county, and meeting three women, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. [Robert] Morrow, and Mrs. O'Donell (possibly Mrs. William O'Donnall) in Lawrence. He proposed that Liz, Mary Holliday's younger sister, return with her.


Cyrus W. Higginbotham

Cyrus W. Higginbotham
Date: Between 1881 and 1910
Cyrus W. Higginbotham was one of the earliest settlers of Shawnee County and Rossville township and one of the founders of Rossville, Kansas. 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.


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.


Edwin S. Eldridge

Edwin S. Eldridge
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
Photograph of Edwin S. Eldridge, youngest brother of Shalor W. Eldridge, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. He and his brothers built the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, which was burned during Quantrill's Raid in 1863.


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 Anson Carroll

George Anson Carroll
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This black and white photograph shows George Anson Carroll (1897-1975). The son of George Francis Carroll and Carrie Mae Williamson. He was born October 14, 1897 near Garden City, Kansas. As a young man, Carroll attended Kansas State University and served during World War I in the U.S. Army. For most of his adult life, Carroll worked as a electrician for the Deal Cement Company in Superior, Nebraska. He married Martha Rose King on April 14, 1929 in Superior, Nebraska. On December 14, 1975, Carrol passed away at the age of 78 in Superior, Nebraska.


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.


Gerry Clothing Store

Gerry Clothing Store
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
Photographs showing Gerry's Clothing Store, a men's wear store located on Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Photographs represent the opening day and the ribbon cutting ceremony outside of the store. Mayor Wright and Governor Avery attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Harry Kurfas, prisoner 7693

Harry Kurfas, prisoner 7693
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: Date Unknown
This photograph shows inmate Harry Kurfas, prisoner #7693. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on February 22, 1896 from Ellis County, Kansas for robbery. Varient spellings of his surname includes Kurfuss and Kurfess.


Henry Werth farm, Schoenchen, Kansas

Henry Werth farm, Schoenchen, Kansas
Creator: Clark, M.D.
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows a view of Henry Werth's farm in Schoenchen, Kansas. Standing before the structure are members of the Werth family dressed in their traditional Volga German clothing of dark and simple dresses and suits. Identified from left to right: John A. Werth, Mrs. Karl Werth, Rosa Werth, and Henry Werth.


Henry and Ada McColl Thiles

Henry and Ada McColl Thiles
Date: December 18, 1895
Wedding photograph of Henry Thiles and Ada McColl.


Hub Bolinger and Thomas Grannon, prisoners 9265 and 8030

Hub Bolinger and Thomas Grannon, prisoners 9265 and 8030
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 26, 1901
This photograph shows inmates Hub Bolinger, prisoner #9265 and Thomas Grannon, prisoner #8030. Hub Bolinger, also known by the surname Bollinger, was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on March 23, 1900 from Sumner County, Kansas for grand larceny. Inmate Thomas Grannon, also known as G.G. Gilbert, was received at the penitentiary on February 24, 1897 from Republic County, Kansas for burglary.


J.E. "Eb" Martin and Edward Lane, prisoners 8433 and 9491

J.E. "Eb" Martin and Edward Lane, prisoners 8433 and 9491
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 25, 1901
This photograph shows inmates J.E. "Ed" Martin, prisoner number 8433, and Edward Lane, prisoners number 9491. J.E. "Ed" Martin was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on January 31, 1898 from Cherokee County, Kansas for murder. Inmate Edward Lane was received at the penitentiary on October 13, 1900 from Custer County, Oklahoma for manslaughter.


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.


James Draper, prisoner 1709

James Draper, prisoner 1709
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: Date Unknown
This photograph shows inmate James Draper, prisoner number 1709. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on October 29, 1878 from Miami County, Kansas for shooting with intent to kill.


James Hill, prisoner 8745

James Hill, prisoner 8745
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: December 3, 1898
This photograph shows inmate James Hill, prisoner #8745. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on December 3, 1898 from Ellis County, Kansas for grand larceny.


James R. Bernard

James R. Bernard
Date: Between 1930s and 1940s
A photograph from a glass plate negative of James R. Bernard.


Jas. W. Evans, prisoner 9644

Jas. W. Evans, prisoner 9644
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 26, 1901
This photograph shows inmate Jas. W. Evans, prisoner #9644. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on January 25, 1900 from Ellsworth County, Kansas for bigamy. This was his second term at the penitentiary.


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