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Babies' sore eyes is a dangerous disease

Babies' sore eyes is a dangerous disease
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, informs parents about the danger and treatment of Infantile Conjunctivitis and how to avoid needless blindness in children.


Baby Santa Claus outfit

Baby Santa Claus outfit
Creator: J.C. Penney
Date: between 1960 and 1965
Joan Ledeboer arrived just in time for Christmas, on December 3,1963, in Belvue, Kansas. Her aunt and uncle, Mary and David Prickett, bought this infant's Santa Claus ensemble for Joan's first holiday. Mary had purchased it from J.C. Penney, a major retailer that issued its first catalog that very same year.


Baby carriage

Baby carriage
Date: 1811
This baby carriage was made in 1811 for George Geiger from a design drawn by his father, John, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. John Geiger had been apprenticed to a carriage maker as a youth but was a merchant when his son was born. John designed the baby carriage in the style of early 19th century coaches, with a heavy body and a canvas-covered top. Most of the work was done by an carriage maker, but John made the wheels. George Geiger moved to Ohio in 1831, then to Kansas in 1867. He remained in the state until his death in 1885.


Baby in a wicker baby carriage

Baby in a wicker baby carriage
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing a baby in a wicker baby carriage.


Baby will be unhappy and cross

Baby will be unhappy and cross
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A poster issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, outlining good infant care.


Baby will be well and happy

Baby will be well and happy
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, includes information on good baby care.


Bathing the baby

Bathing the baby
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, illustrates how to bathe a baby.


Blanche and Georgie Halbe, Dorrance, Kansas

Blanche and Georgie Halbe, Dorrance, Kansas
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: January, 1909
This is an informal portrait of two of the photographer's siblings, Blanche and Georgie Halbe, outside of their home in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas. Also visible are the snow-covered yard, a wicker baby carriage and stone posts along the city street.


Cabinet card of Laura Palenske

Cabinet card of Laura Palenske
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1901
This is a cabinet card showing Laura Palenske as an infant. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cabinet card of Victor Palenske

Cabinet card of Victor Palenske
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1904
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Victor Palenske taken when he was an infant. Victor was the son of Louis and Emma Palenske of Alma, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Canton, Kansas

Canton, Kansas
Creator: Lomax, Hugh
Date: 1929
This film presents silent footage of Canton, Kansas. Beginning with a steam engine pulling into a railroad depot, the film features many street scenes, people, schools and other small town scenes. It shows many people entering and leaving the post office or general store. It also shows many school children playing games on the playground and mothers with infants.


Catharine Wright

Catharine Wright
Date: 1900-1925
These photographs show Catharine Bratton Wright as a baby and as a young woman. She married William C. Menninger in 1925. They had three sons, Roy Wright, Philip Bratton, and William Walter. All three sons continued the Menninger Clinic in Topeka. The clinic was established in 1919 by Dr. C. F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Will and Dr. Karl.


Cheyenne cradleboard and log cabin

Cheyenne cradleboard and log cabin
Date: 1930-1940
This is a photograph that features two separate images. The first image is of a child in a cradleboard posed outside a log building. The second image is of a large group of children holding hands along with adults supervising in the front yard of a log cabin. The photographs are attributed to Alfred Habegger. Habegger was a Mennonite preacher in Busby, Montana on the Cheyenne Reservation. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


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.


Dorothy Lois & Margaret Harriet Tyler

Dorothy Lois & Margaret Harriet Tyler
Date: December 1912
Photo of Dorothy Lois Tyler, age 6 months, and Margaret Harriet Tyler, age 2 years, 10 months.


Earl Barnes

Earl Barnes
Creator: Croft & Cusick
Date: 1890
A photograph of Earl Barnes at age 10 months. He was born August 22, 1889 in Eustis, Florida, but apparently had relatives in Arkansas City, Kansas, where the photograph was taken. In 1894, he was placed in the Home of the Innocents, an Episcopal Orphanage in Louisville, Kentucky. When he turned five, he went to the Orphanage of the Good Shepherd. After leaving the orphanage, he worked on Thomas Yann's farm in Louisville, Kentucky. He joined the army and served in World War I. After leaving the army, he went to Salt Lake City, Utah.


Family and sod home, Finney County, Kansas

Family and sod home, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows an unidentified family standing in front of a sod house or dugout in Finney County, Kansas.


Frank Clare's family, Finney County, Kansas

Frank Clare's family, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows Frank Clare's family outside of his residence. Maude Elliott wrote on the back of the photograph about Frank Clare: Frank Clare was the clerk of the school board, even though he could not write his own name. Elliott believed he had the nicest house in the district, half of it was a dugout and the other half was above ground, as seen in the photograph. Frank Clare was said to have been a criminal, he stole cattle, and ended up in a shoot out in a bar in Garden City.


Frank Clare homestead, Finney County, Kansas

Frank Clare homestead, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows the out buildings on Frank Clare's homestead. Maude Elliott remembered him as having the only windmill in the district. The photograph also shows an infant and a dog.


Fred Palenske cabinet card

Fred Palenske cabinet card
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1888
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Fred Palenske as an infant. This portrait was produced by Palenske's father, Louis Palenske in his studio in Alma in 1888. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fred Palenske cabinet card

Fred Palenske cabinet card
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1888
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Fred "Fritz" Palenske as an infant. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fred Palenske cabinet card

Fred Palenske cabinet card
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1888
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Fred "Fritz" Palenske as an infant. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fred Palenske cabinet card

Fred Palenske cabinet card
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1889
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Fred Palenske as an infant. This portrait was produced by Alma photographer, Gus Meier. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fred Palenske cabinet card

Fred Palenske cabinet card
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1888
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Fred "Fritz" Palenske as an infant. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fresh air for the babies

Fresh air for the babies
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, informs parents how to safely insure their baby has fresh air for his health.


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