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1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 1, 1880 through June 2, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Farmer Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas

1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 8, 1880 through June 23, 1880
This census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of both white and black settlers in Nicodemus Township in Graham County, Kansas. This township had been settled by Exodusters in 1877 along the south fork of the Solomon River. Today, the town of Nicodemus is the only surviving Exoduster settlement west of the Mississippi River.


1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 11, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Rock Creek Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


Cow milking contest, Topeka, Kansas

Cow milking contest, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Alan Sells Studio; Topeka, KS
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Cow milking contest at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas.


Delivering wood, Nr. Kilberg

Delivering wood, Nr. Kilberg
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 17, 1919
Captain Hughes photographed this German man and woman delivering wood off their cart pulled by cattle. Notice the man in the corner above the cattle, he appears to be doing something as he stands near the U.S. Military equipment parked on the hill. The photo was taken June 17, 1919, while the 18th Field Artillery with the Army of Occupation was near Kolberg, Germany. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


Harvest crew and cook wagon in Sedgwick County, Kansas

Harvest crew and cook wagon in Sedgwick County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a postcard view showing a harvest crew and a cook shack wagon in Sedgwick County, Kansas.


Harvesting Crew, Edwards County, Kansas

Harvesting Crew, Edwards County, Kansas
Date: 1913
These two black and white photographs show a harvesting crew with horse-drawn equipment and a McCormick header in a field in Edwards County, Kansas.


Harvesting, Decatur County, Kansas

Harvesting, Decatur County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
These two photographs show a group of farmers using horse drawn equipment to harvest wheat, possibly in Decatur County, Kansas. In the first photograph a group of men are gathered around the equipment while the name Coschie & Bros is visibly written across the wagon. The second image shows a woman and a group of men standing beside a reaper in a wheat field.


Harvesting, Norton County, Kansas

Harvesting, Norton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This postcard shows a group of people gathered around a McCormick Header and horse-drawn equipment in an unidentified field in Norton County, Kansas.


Harvesting scene, Preston, Kansas

Harvesting scene, Preston, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1906
These three photographs show farmers using horse drawn equipment to harvest hay and wheat on the N.M Stead farm three miles west of Preston, Kansas.


Harvest scene

Harvest scene
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This photograph shows a family standing in front of an unidentified farm during harvest time. In the foreground, two women and a baby are visible as well as a farmer and two boys gathered around a reaper. In the background, two children are sitting in a horse-drawn cart.


Harvest scene, Finney County, Kansas

Harvest scene, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1924
A photograph showing men and women harvesting wheat in Finney County, Kansas. Also pictured is some of the equipment used for harvesting.


Harvest scenes in Sedgwick County, Kansas

Harvest scenes in Sedgwick County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Here are four photographs showing harvest scenes in Sedgwick County, Kansas.


Hidatsa Indian women cultivating crops

Hidatsa Indian women cultivating crops
Date: Between 1850 and 1870
This illustration shows women from the Hidatsa tribe cultivating maize and squashes with a bone hoe. It was copied from "American Indian" by Clark Wissler.


Nr. Kilberg, German woman turning hay, In front of U. S. tanks/cars

Nr. Kilberg, German woman turning hay, In front of U. S. tanks/cars
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 17, 1919
Captain Hughes photographed this German woman turning hay in front of U.S. military vehicles. The photo was taken June 17,1919, while the 18th Field Artillery with the Army of Occupation was near Kolberg, Germany. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Silas Smith's second wife:  a popular story complete in one volume.  Souvenir edition

Silas Smith's second wife: a popular story complete in one volume. Souvenir edition
Creator: Cobb, E.M.
Date: 1908
This promotional pamphlet was produced by the Union Pacific Railroad, highlighting the beauty and picturesque scenery of the Butte Valley in California.


Steam tractor, Ness County, Kansas

Steam tractor, Ness County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
These four photographs show a steam tractor discing land on the John Miek farm in Ness County, Kansas.


"The Farmer Feeds Them All," The Farmer's Wife

"The Farmer Feeds Them All," The Farmer's Wife
Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: May 1894
The Farmer's Wife, a Populist newspaper published in Topeka, Shawnee County, printed this poem that illustrates the importance of farmers' work. While farm prices were "fixed by members of the various 'Boards of Trade,'" whom the Populists believed to be corrupt, the valuable labor of farmers was under appreciated. The Farmer's Wife was edited by Emma Pack.


The drouth of '34: a farm woman's account

The drouth of '34: a farm woman's account
Creator: McKinney, Mary Francis
Date: 1935
In this magazine article, Mary McKinney relates her experiences during the drought of the 1930s. Her reminiscence includes details about how farm families conserved water and kept cool during the blazing summer months, and also how they responded to relief efforts and New Deal programs. The article can be found in Kansas Magazine (1935), 22-24.


Threshing crew in Western Kansas

Threshing crew in Western Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing a threshing crew with their machinery and a cook's wagon in Western Kansas. The photograph was possible taken in Ford County, Kansas.


Threshing crew in Western Kansas

Threshing crew in Western Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing a threshing crew with their machinery and a cook's wagon in Kansas. The photograph was possibly taken in Ford County, Kansas.


Veselik-Gannon photograph collection

Veselik-Gannon photograph collection
Creator: Gannon, Richard
Date: Between 1900 and 1920; 1953
The Veselik-Gannon photograph collection documents farming and ranching activities in Sherman County, Kansas, in the early twentieth century. The photographs include images of sod houses and other residences, barns and outbuildings, many children and farm and ranching families, tractors and other farm machinery, horses and cattle, people doing farm chores, cowboys, and early automobiles and motorcycles. The John L. and Mary Veselik residence near Ruleton appears in many of the photographs. The photographer is unknown. Richard Gannon donated copies of the photographs to the Kansas Historical Society in 1983 after discovering them in a building on his property.


Why we grow

Why we grow
Creator: The Farmer's Wife
Date: September 1891
This article, originally printed in William Peffer's Kansas Farmer, explains the reasons behind the growth of the Populist movement. Consequently the article focuses on corruption within the government, which has led to legislation that discriminates in favor of the wealthy and privileged and at the expense of the working man. The Farmer's Wife was created by Ira and Emma Pack, who published it from Topeka, Shawnee County, from 1891 until 1894. The newspaper served as a forum to discuss reform movements (including populism and suffrage), to present human interest stories, and to offer practical advice to Kansas women.


William Beh, testimony

William Beh, testimony
Creator: Hyatt, Thaddeus
Date: Around 1857
This testimony, presumably from the Journal of Investigations in Kansas, was most likely recorded on paper by Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. This particular testimony is a very brief account of William Beh's experiences during the turbulent times of 1856 and 1857. It includes information about his claim on the south fork of Pottawatomie Creek and his involvement in the militia as a member of Capt. Samuel Anderson's company. He also requests aid, because he has been sick for three or four months.


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