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Corn Pulling

Corn Pulling
Creator: Clare Leighton
Date: 1952
Black and white woodcut print by Clare Leighton, depicting two workers harvesting corn by hand. Prairie Printmakers gift print for 1952. This print's owner, Virginia McArthur, was most likely an associate member of the Prairie Printmakers. Paying a five-dollar annual membership entitled members to receive the Prairie Printmaker's yearly "gift print," produced during the period from 1931 through 1965.


Drouthy Kansas

Drouthy Kansas
Creator: Worrall, Henry
Date: 1878
This painting by Henry Worrall, completed in 1878, challenges the assumption that Kansas was part of the "Great American Desert." Although there had, indeed, been a severe drought during 1860, Worrall believed that Kansas did not deserve this harsh reputation. In the foreground, his painting depicts the bountiful harvests of grain, watermelon, and potatoes, while the background includes rain showers and a rainbow stretching across the horizon. Although Worrall was a very productive artist, "Drouthy Kansas" quickly became his most famous work.


Monday Morning

Monday Morning
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a farmhouse with a woman rocking on the front porch, the laundry hanging on a line in front of her. According to the artist, this was sketched near Milford, Kansas. Monday Morning was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Princess Waconda

Princess Waconda
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: between 1965 and 1975
Salina artist Herschel Logan created this pen and ink drawing for a intended book about Waconda Springs. The drawing references a mythological character associated with the Waconda Springs in Mitchell County. According to legend, Waconda was the daughter of an Indian chief and fell in love with a warrior from an opposing tribe. Upon discovery of their relationship, the two jumped into the Springs and drowned. Their death imbued the springs with medicinal capabilities. Sometime after 1870 a sanitarium and water bottling company were constructed on the site and operated until 1964. That year, the Bureau of Reclamation began construction of the Waconda Lake reservoir, leading to the destruction of the springs and sanitarium. The artist, Herschel Logan worked as a graphic designer in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was associated with the Prairie Print Makers, a group of Midwestern artists that produced art in the 1930s.


Quantrill's raid

Quantrill's raid
Creator: Fisk, Lauretta Louise Fox
Date: between 1866 and 1919
This black and white water color on paper was created by Lauretta Louise Fox Fisk, wife of Washburn College sociology professor Dr. D.M. Fisk, shows Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. Confederate guerilla forces led by William Clarke Quantrill, 1837-1865, attacked Lawrence, Kansas, killing nearly 200 people and burning most of the town.


Rainy Day

Rainy Day
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1924
A black ink on paper woodcut of a man sitting inside a barn door working while it rains outside, by Herschel Logan. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, , executed this work in 1924, and said it was a sketch of a "rainy day at the old boyhood farm near Winfield." Logan was born April 19, 1901, in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Samuel Reader self-portrait

Samuel Reader self-portrait
Creator: Reader, Samuel J.
Date: 1908
Self-portrait by Samuel Reader, an early settler and chronicler of territorial life in Kansas. This watercolor was executed in 1908, but based on an early daguerreotype photograph. Reader was an avid diarist who drew in his diaries and, later, his autobiography. During his lifetime, Samuel Reader was best known for his drawings and paintings of the Battle of the Big Blue and other Civil War experiences in Kansas.


Shooting Bison From a Union Pacific Train

Shooting Bison From a Union Pacific Train
Creator: Walter Lockhart
Date: 1931
An oil painting by Walter Lockhart in 1931, showing people shooting bison from a Union Pacific Railroad-Eastern Division train.


Snow

Snow
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1930
A black ink on long fiber board paper woodcut of snow falling on a country house, by Herschel Logan. Logan, one of the Prairie Printmakers, executed this work in 1930. According to Logan, this was "taken from an early photograph." Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died December 8, 1987.


Sod Shanty

Sod Shanty
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: between 1921 and 1938
Woodcut titled "Sod Shanty" by Herschel C. Logan. A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a man sitting to the left of the open door of his sod house. Herschel C. Logan was born April 19, 1901, in Magnolia, Missouri. His family moved to Winfield, Kansas, shortly after his birth. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. A founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California. He died in 1987.


Sod Shanty

Sod Shanty
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a man seated on left side of open doorway to his one-story sod shanty. According to the artist, the print was executed in Kansas. Sod Shanty was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Sorghum Mill

Sorghum Mill
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1938
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a horse hitched to a mill grinding sorghum. A man in a hat behind the mill is feeding shafts into the back of the mill. According to the artist, the scene is from Eastern Kansas. Sorghum Mill was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Toute Pour La Cuisine Red Cloud

Toute Pour La Cuisine Red Cloud
Creator: Tavernier, Jules
Date: 1874
Toute Pour La Cuisine Red Cloud, a pencil sketch on heavy white paper of a man cooking over an open fire. There are pots and kettles on hooks over the fire. The man is kneeling with his back to the viewer. On the right is a grove of trees; on the left in the distance is a building. The sketch is attributed to Jules Tavernier.


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