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Breaking sod, western Kansas

Breaking sod, western Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1925
This black and white photograph shows a steam tractor breaking sod in western Kansas as a group of men and two children look on. The men standing on the plow are raising and lowering the implement as it turns the soil.


Cattle in a fenced pasture

Cattle in a fenced pasture
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
View of cattle in a fenced pasture, next to a barn, on an unidentified farm presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a man afoot, a horse-drawn carriage, a farmhouse and outlying farm buildings, and a man and boys astride horses.


Child labor

Child labor
Creator: The Club Member
Date: December 1907
This article, published in a women's club magazine, discusses the importance of the child labor laws in Kansas. These laws improved child welfare and worked alongside school truancy laws. The article also discusses the duties of industrial inspectors and the areas of the system that need improvement. Toward the end of the article, the unnamed author also cites statistics to place Kansas within a national context; Kansas was one of nine states that prohibited employment of children under the age of 14 in factories, stores, offices, hotels, laundries, theaters, bowling alleys, and bakeries.


Child labor and woman suffrage

Child labor and woman suffrage
Creator: The Club Member
Date: January 1907
This brief article in The Club Member describes the problem of child labor, arguing that in states where women had the right to vote "child labor and illiteracy have ceased to be problems." This information is taken from an article called "Treason of the Senate" by David Graham Phillips.


Children working in Kansas beet fields

Children working in Kansas beet fields
Date: 1922
This photograph shows children working in a Kansas beet field. According to the notation on the back of the photograph, this image appeared in William H. Cape's thesis, Child Labor in Kansas, completed in 1948.


Daisy L. Gulick to Vicente Villamin

Daisy L. Gulick to Vicente Villamin
Creator: Gulick, Daisy L.
Date: June 27, 1928
This letter by Daisy Gulick, Factory Inspector in the Women's Division of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations, was written in response to Vicente Villamin's inquiry about a report on child labor in Kansas beet fields that had been written in 1922. Gulick wrote that no copies of this report were left, but that from her personal experience she could confidently state that there was no exploitation of child labor during the beet harvest. Children in Kansas over ten years old could be excused from school for two weeks during the harvest, provided that they made up the schoolwork that they missed.


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.


"How we husk corn in Kansas"

"How we husk corn in Kansas"
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This photomontage or exaggerated photograph shows two men and a young boy attempting to husk corn from overgrown stocks in an unidentified field in Kansas.


J. A. Flock's onion field, Finney County, Kansas

J. A. Flock's onion field, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows adults and children working in an onion field in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows a horse pulling a plow in a neighboring field.


Melvin Brose photograph album

Melvin Brose photograph album
Date: 1945-1952
This photograph album belonging to Melvin Brose visually documents his childhood through high school. The Brose family lived and farmed southwest of Valley Falls, Kansas. Included in the album are photographs of 4-H and Valley Falls High School activities, farming, and views of Valley Falls, including floods and snow.


Seeding Hubbard squash, M.G. Lee's farm, Finney County, Kansas

Seeding Hubbard squash, M.G. Lee's farm, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: 1895
The photograph shows men and children seeding Hubbard squash on M.G. Lee's farm in Finney County, Kansas.


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.


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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