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A.A. Rassicot family

A.A. Rassicot family
Date: Between 1870 and 1899
This photograph shows the A.A. Rassicot family leaving Ransom, Kansas in a covered wagon heading to St. Anne, Illinois.


A. D. Birch listening to a radio in Topeka, Kansas

A. D. Birch listening to a radio in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: King, Ernest V., 1874-1964
Date: Between 1925 and 1929
This photograph shows the A. D. Birch family and friends listening to a radio. Birch lived at 1109 Van Buren in Topeka, Kansas.


A.J. Anthony's home, Ford County, Kansas

A.J. Anthony's home, Ford County, Kansas
Date: 1873
This is an exterior image of A. J. Anthony's home, one mile west of Dodge City in Ford County, Kansas.


A. J. Skeen family in Eskridge, Kansas

A. J. Skeen family in Eskridge, Kansas
Date: 1889
This is a studio portrait of Andrew Jackson Skeen and his family in Eskridge, Kansas. Skeen was the foreman of the Tanner Ranch at Eskridge. Other members of the family are identified as Ed, Patsy, Fred, Frank, John, Sarah 'Sally', William, Benjamin, Charles, Andrew, and his mother, Malinda Denning Skeen.


A Kansas bungalow

A Kansas bungalow
Creator: Martin, William H., 1865-1940
Date: 1909
This photomontage or exaggerated postcard shows an African-American family standing in front of a giant watermelon that resembles a home. It was used as an advertising item for the Palace Clothing Company for a raincoat sale being held in the Arts Building of the Topeka Fair Grounds. The photo content would not be considered "politically correct" by current standards.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning
Date: Between 1872 and 1874
This is a photograph of Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters Eva born January 12, 1869 and Hallie born February 5, 1871. Aaron Lanning was a farmer and the family lived near Melvern, Kansas.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning family

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning family
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing members of the Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning family. People in the photograph are identified as front row (left to right) Frank Athon, Lourah King, Oliver Green and Emma Athon; second row Pauline King, Aaron Lane Lanning, Sarah Emma Preston Lanning, Hallie Athon with a baby; third row Howard Athon, Eva Green, __________, Pauline Green.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters
Date: 1930
This is a photograph showing front row (left to right) Sarah Emma Preston Lanning and Aaron Lane Lanning; and second row (left to right) Pauline Lanning King, Hallie Lanning Athon, and Eva Lanning Green.


Aaron Lanning and Sarah Emma Lanning with their grandchildren

Aaron Lanning and Sarah Emma Lanning with their grandchildren
Date: 1925
This is a photogrpah showing Aaron Lane Lanning holding Merrill Dean Athon and Sarah Emma Lanning holding Ruth Madeline Maxwell.


Abraham Coffman family in Topeka, Kansas

Abraham Coffman family in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1923
This photograph from 1923 shows members of the Abraham Coffman family posing with the family automobile. Included are Abraham, his wife Lilly Mae, and their children Ted, twins Loyd and Floyd, Leavern, and Hazel. Coffman was a painter in Topeka, Kansas. Not pictured in the photo are the three youngest children, Ed, Abraham Jr., and Kenneth. The boys in the family would later become involved, to varying extents, in Topeka's baseball community. The Coffman name was especially associated with the Topeka Decker Oilers, a successful semi-pro baseball team in the late 1940s and 1950s. Vern Coffman was the team's manager, Ed was an outfielder, and Junior (Abraham, Jr.) was a mainstay in the pitching staff. Vern's sons, Harland and Burton, also played on the team. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Abram and John Pratt, with two little boys, Studley Home Guard, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas

Abram and John Pratt, with two little boys, Studley Home Guard, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: 1917
Abram Pratt, sitting, and John Pratt with two little boys at the home of Tom Pratt, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas in 1917. The Pratt men are in their Studley Home Guard uniforms. Cottonwood Ranch was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.


Adele Boehme Fine with her children

Adele Boehme Fine with her children
Creator: Brady
Date: 1905
Adele Boehme Fine with her children Harry, John and Margaret. As a teenager, Harry Fine, a recent graduate of Andover High School, Princeton, New Jersey, worked on the W. J. Tod Ranch near Maple Hill, Kansas, from October,1915 to June,1916. While working on the ranch, Harry wrote letters and postcards describing his experiences. The letters and postcards can be read on this web site at item 209185.


Adobe house on the Barkman farm, Marion County, Kansas

Adobe house on the Barkman farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1899
Mary Barkman, Agnes Barkman, Edward Dewald, Mrs. Peter Barkman, William Dewald, Peter M. Barkman, and Dietrich Barkman are standing in front of their adobe house, Marion County, Kansas.


Adolph Roenigk

Adolph Roenigk
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
A postcard photograph showing a group of people, including Adolph Roenigk and his sister, Louisa Rasmussen.


A family posed in front of their house

A family posed in front of their house
Date: Between 1875 and 1899
In this photograph, an unidentified African-American family is standing in front of their house. The location is not identified.


A gathering at Jonathan Erickson's home, Russell County, Kansas

A gathering at Jonathan Erickson's home, Russell County, Kansas
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: June 12, 1913
View of people gathered at Jonathan Erickson's home in Russell County, Kansas. Also visible are a carriage and many automobiles parked in the front yard, and a large group of people standing either on the porch or in the yard.


Agnes DeDonder (Huntsman) and Philip DeDonder.

Agnes DeDonder (Huntsman) and Philip DeDonder.
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a photo of Agnes DeDonder (Huntsman) and Philip DeDonder, children of Francis and Anna DeDonder taken by the old barn on the DeDonder farm at "Sandy Hook," Rossville township, Shawnee County, Kansas. Agnes is wearing her graduation gown.


Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company

Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company
Creator: Bull, Niels
Date: May 17, 1893
This is an exclusive contract between Niels Bull, his wife Margarita Bull, their six year old son Morten Bull of Singsaas, Herred, Norway, and the Lapland Exhibit Company of Chicago, Illinois, by P. H. Coney, President and Superintendent, and Emil Arner, Vice-President and Manager. The Bull family agrees to work, exhibit, and perform in native costume at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois or elsewhere in the United States of American for the Lapland Exhibit Company. Their family pay rate was 12 kroners per day. The contract was canceled October 31, 1893. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. Emil Arner may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 227115.


Alan, Fannie and Jack Wisman

Alan, Fannie and Jack Wisman
Date: 1975
An informal portrait of Alan, Fannie, and Jack Wisman at their Army Surplus store located at 626 South Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas

Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas
Creator: Hannaford, Ed
Date: 1901
This is an album containing photographs of Marion, Kansas, and the Coble family. Included in the album are photographs of Governor Edward Hoch's house, a picnic in Central Park, Mr. and Mrs. Trenner and their house, L. F. Keller's house, the Frazier family, the Marion Presbyterian Church and parsonage, Bessie Thompson's children, William and Aline Frazier in a lilly pond, and an outing to Chingawasa Springs on the Marion Belt and Chingawasa Springs Railroad .


Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel with their children

Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel with their children
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This is a photograph showing Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel with their children (left to right) Edna, Charlotte and Edgar. This photograph was taken in Topeka, Kansas.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Creator: Baugh's Studio
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This photograph shows Alf Landon with his father John Manual Landon in their garden. Alf Landon is on the right.


Alfred Mossman Landon and Helen Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon and Helen Landon
Creator: Miller
Date: Between 1889 and 1891
This photograph shows Alfred Mossman Landon with his sister Helen.


Alfred and Elizabeth Springett Mercer

Alfred and Elizabeth Springett Mercer
Date: 1870
This is a photograph of Alfred and Elizabeth Springett Mercer who came to the United States from England with their seven children. The family settled in Cottonwood, Chase County, which later became Strong City, Kansas.


Alfred and Wilfred Neidiger

Alfred and Wilfred Neidiger
Date: 1924
This is a miniature photograph, possibly from an automatic photo booth, of Alfred and Wilfred Neidiger. They lived in Cimarron, Kansas, while attending high school.


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