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A flock of chickens

A flock of chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a flock of chickens, a man, chicken coops, farm buildings, and a windmill on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Poultry was a very important food source before refrigeration was commonplace in rural households on the prairie. Chickens and turkeys also provided a much-needed source of income through the sale of live birds and eggs.


Arnold Schmitz farm and residence, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Arnold Schmitz farm and residence, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing the barn, chicken house, and residence on Arnold Schmitz's farm located west of Alma on old highway 10, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.


Chickens and a poultry house in Chase County, Kansas

Chickens and a poultry house in Chase County, Kansas
Creator: Chase County Extension Office
Date: 1935
A photograph showing an unidentified girl standing by a poultry house with a flock of chickens in Chase County, Kansas. The photograph was copied from the Chase County Extension office annual report.


Dust storm so severe Kansans were lost in yard of own farm home

Dust storm so severe Kansans were lost in yard of own farm home
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: March 23, 1935
This article recounts the harrowing experience of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Blender of Monument, Logan County, who were caught unprepared during a dust storm in 1935. The couple was trying to round up their chickens to put them in the hen house when the storm hit, and they quickly became disoriented by the dense, blowing dirt. Luckily they safely found their way to the house.


Flock of chickens at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas

Flock of chickens at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1926
This is a photograph showing a man with a flock of chickens at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. The school kept a flock of chickens to supply student kitchens with meat and eggs. The building in the background is a large chicken house.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s - 2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects included in this part of the collection are: airports, animals, antiques, and attractions.


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.


Outbuildings of the Security Benefit Association farm in Topeka, Kansas

Outbuildings of the Security Benefit Association farm in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920s-1930s
These photographs show farm buildings for the Security Benefit Association hospital, orphanage, and old folk's homes.


Residences in Sheridan County, Kansas

Residences in Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
These are two images of residences in Sheridan County, Kansas. The first photograph is of a sod house with a frame barn, stone fence, and a stone one-level house. Work horses are standing by the barn. The second photograph shows a group of people outside a wood frame two-story home with a lean-to. Visible are a barrel to catch rain water and a chicken coop.


William Jolitz farm near Talmage, Kansas

William Jolitz farm near Talmage, Kansas
Date: 1953
This is an aerial photograph showing William Jolitz's farm located near Talmage in Dickinson County, Kansas. The road in the upper left portion of the photograph passes by the pasture, potato patch, windbreak, and a lane enters the property. To the right of the house, is the granary, windmill, barn, chicken coop, brooder house and wash house. A tornado destroyed all the buildings except the chicken coop.


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