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Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas

Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This boy and girl are dancing at an African American recreation center in Leavenworth, Kansas. It was part of the Works Progress Administration activities.


Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers

Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers
Date: Between 1888 and 1892
Photograph of Dorothy Robbins Wick and Jessie Robbins Akers carrying milk cans at their farm near Topeka, Kansas.


Dr. Clarence H. Kinnaman as a young man

Dr. Clarence H. Kinnaman as a young man
Creator: Nash, Ed
Date: Between 1885 and 1890
This is half of a cabinet card showing Dr. Clarence H. Kinnaman as a young man. He was born June 30, 1869 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the only son of Dr. and Mrs. Horace A. Kinnaman. He attended public schools in Keokuk, Iowa and graduated from the Keokuk Medical College in 1899. After passing the Iowa State Medical Board examinations, he practiced medicine in his father's office. On October 1, 1917, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the United States Army and ordered to Camp Funston, Kansas, with the 89th Division. Dr. Kinnaman was assigned to the Division Surgeon's Office as an assistant to the camp's sanitary inspector. In February 1918, he was made commanding officer of Sanitary Squad No. 2, 314th Sanitary Train, 98th Division, and the following June was assigned to overseas duty. He returned to the United States the following July and was honorably discharged. Dr. Kinnaman came to Kansas on January 1, 1920 to become health officer of Geary County. On September 1, 1922, Dr. Kinnaman accepted an appointment as Director of County Health Work and State Epidemiologist for the Kansas State Board of Health, heading the Division of Communicable Diseases and Rural Sanitation. At the time he accepted this position, Dr. Samuel Crumbine was the State Health Officer. After Dr. Crumbine's resignation in April, 1923, the Kansas Board of Health was involved in turmoil. In 1925, Dr. Kinnaman was made Chief of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and State Epidemiologist. He was involved in a campaign to eradicate diphtheria and fight other diseases. He and his wife Harriet Alice Samuels Kinnaman had three children that lived, Dr. Joseph H. Kinnaman, Ruth Kinnaman O'Malley, and Margaret Kinnaman Schulte. Dr. Kinnaman died on July 9, 1957 at Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. He and his wife are buried at Oakland National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa.


Dwight David Eisenhower camping with a group of boys.

Dwight David Eisenhower camping with a group of boys.
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
Dwight David Eisenhower is camping with a group of boys near Abilene, Kansas, in this photograph.


Ernest Mourning

Ernest Mourning
Creator: Charles, A. B.
Date: June 20, 1898
A portrait of Ernest Mourning taken at age 16. The portrait was taken in Blue Mound, Kansas.


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.


Fiesta Mexicana Queen, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana Queen, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: June 29, 1968
This black and white photograph shows seventeen year old Anna Maria Tetuan making final adjustment to her coronation costume, with the assistance of Mrs. Felipe Rangel, before being crowned the annual Fiesta Mexicana Queen. The queen's escort Dan Alcala, eight year old ring bearer Felipe Rangel Jr., and five year old flower girl Celia Rangel look on.


Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: September 11, 1975
This black and white photograph shows Karla Lopex, left, Augustine Valdivia and members of the Bailles Mestizos, a Mexican dance group, preparing a float for the annual Fiesta Mexicana parade in downtown Topeka, Kansas.


Florence Palenske and girls seated on porch

Florence Palenske and girls seated on porch
Date: 1920-1929
Florence Palenske, far left, and two unidentified girls sit on a front porch. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Four people, Marysville, Kansas

Four people, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1914
This is an informal portrait of a young man and three young women, all dressed in winter coats, standing on a sidewalk at the intersection of Eighth and Broadway Streets in Marysville, Kansas. Also visible are portions of city buildings, utility poles and power cables, and two people in the background.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection
Creator: Dresher, G. C.
Date: Between 1870 and 1940
This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Harry Walter Colmery, as a young man.

Harry Walter Colmery, as a young man.
Date: between 1910 and 1915
This is a photographic portrait of Harry Walter Colmery, 1890-1979, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights. The portrait of Colmery was taken as a young man.


Haywood Rathbun

Haywood Rathbun
Date: 1916
This is a photograph of Haywood Rathbun standing in front of a building wearing his high school letter sweater in Simpson, Kansas. He contracted the flu and died in 1919.


J. W. Cummings to Harold Fatzer

J. W. Cummings to Harold Fatzer
Creator: Cummings, J. W.
Date: November 27, 1953
In this letter J. W. Cummings, a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, appeals to state attorney general Harold Fatzer to not desegregate public schools. According to Cummings, integration would lead to miscegenation and would be the downfall of society. He writes that "we must keep our country great by not permitting a Policing action forcing communities into a like pattern, forming a state against our will. We must have the liberty of community majority choice, to accept or reject the kind of life our children live." He also believed that those causing this "unrest" were violating the principles of democracy and had been unduly influenced by Communist doctrine.


Joan of Arc of the coal fields, near Pittsburg, Kansas

Joan of Arc of the coal fields, near Pittsburg, Kansas
Creator: New York Times
Date: December 25, 1921
This newspaper clipping, from the New York Times, features a fourteen year old girl dubbed "The Joan of Arc of the Coal Fields." The daughter of a coal striker in southeast Kansas, she carried the American flag at the head of 6,000 marchers. The group of protesters marched through the coal fields showing their support for better wages and improved working conditions for their family members who worked in the camps.


Keturah Rathbun

Keturah Rathbun
Date: 1913
This is a photograph of Keturah Rathbun taken in Beloit, Kansas. In 1917, she married Ralph Prickett.


Keturah Rathbun

Keturah Rathbun
Creator: Graham, Ella
Date: 1917
This is a portrait of Keturah Rathbun, possibly taken for her senior year at Simpson High School in Simpson, Kansas.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


LB: Peggy & Betty, In swim suits

LB: Peggy & Betty, In swim suits
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1936
Peggy (r) and Betty (l) Hughes are in front of their home in Long Beach, California. The girls are wearing swim suits of the 1936 fashion. The man standing behind them is unidentified. By this time their father has been promoted to a Major in the Regular Army. Major James C. Hughes was assigned to ROTC Duty Long Beach Poly High School from 1932 to 1937. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


LINKS, Incorporated Debutantes Ball and Ball committees

LINKS, Incorporated Debutantes Ball and Ball committees
Creator: Dandridge, Deborah L., 1946-
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
These photographs show planning committee members and attendees of the LINKS Debutantes Ball in Topeka, Kansas throughout the 1960s.


Lake Valley School, Finney County, Kansas

Lake Valley School, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1917
The photograph shows a group of unidentified people in front of the Lake Valley School in Finney County, Kansas in 1917.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Canon City, Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Canon City, Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 19, 1922
This is a view of Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, at the top of Sky Line Drive near Canon City, Colorado.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Pikes Peak's Glen Cove Inn in Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at Pikes Peak's Glen Cove Inn in Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 20, 1922
This is a view of the Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, at Glen Cove Inn (altitude 11,425 feet), on the Pikes Peak auto highway, Colorado Springs, Colorado. A log structure is in the background as well as a mountain.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at the top of Pikes Peak

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts at the top of Pikes Peak
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 20, 1922
This is a view of Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, at the top of Pikes Peak (altitude 14, 109 feet) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also visible are the three open buses used to transport the troop members.


Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts breaking camp at Pueblo, Colorado

Liberal, Kansas, Boy Scouts breaking camp at Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: July 19, 1922
This is a view of Liberal Rotary Club Boy Scouts, Troop 182, of Liberal, Kansas, breaking camp at Pueblo, Colorado. Visible in the background are pup tents and three open buses.


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