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A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas

A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of A. S. Parsons' residence in Finney County, Kansas. In addition to the residence, an outbuilding is visible on the left side of the photo.


A farm near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas

A farm near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Industrial Development Division
Date: 1966
A typical farm scene near Ottawa, Kansas, in Franklin County. This photograph shows a two-story house, large barn, silo and multiple out-buildings.


Animals watering, Finney County, Kansas

Animals watering, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows livestock at a watering hole. A windmill and horse and buggy are also visible.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part seven of twelve. The stockyards in Kansas City, Kansas, the Soldier's Home in Leavenworth, and Ft. Scott High School are some of the featured photographs.


Arthur Sayler cutting post rock, Albert, Barton County, Kansas

Arthur Sayler cutting post rock, Albert, Barton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1970 and 1990
These photographs show Arthur Sayler of Albert, Barton County, Kansas demonstrating techniques for cutting post rock. Limestone fence posts like these were commonly used in west-central Kansas where timber was scarce.


Barbed wire advertisement

Barbed wire advertisement
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
An early advertisement for barbed wire fencing "Victorious and triumphant! Haish's improved S barb and Stevens' lock stitch steel fence wire." The advent of barbed wire as material for fencing dramatically changed ranching and land use in the American West by ending the open range system that had prevailed previously.


Barbed wire advertisements

Barbed wire advertisements
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
Advertisements for three barbed wire manufacturers: H. B. Scutt & Company of Buffalo; Hazard Manufacturing Company of New York; and Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company of St. Louis.


Barbwire section

Barbwire section
Date: 1881
Harbaugh's Torn Ribbon, patented June 7, 1881 by Joseph W. Harbaugh of Lawrence, Kansas.


C-D Ranch, Beaver County, Oklahoma

C-D Ranch, Beaver County, Oklahoma
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of the C-D Ranch, C. E. Dudley proprietor, in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Livestock, outbuildings, fences, and several people are also visible.


C-D Ranch, Beaver County, Oklahoma

C-D Ranch, Beaver County, Oklahoma
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of the C-D Ranch, C. E. Dudley proprietor, in Beaver County, Oklahoma. There are two men riding horses in the center of the image and several men watching cattle in the background. A bluff and outbuildings are also visible.


C.J. Jones' buffalo herd, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

C.J. Jones' buffalo herd, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows C. J. Jones' buffalo herd in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. A man is also visible at back right.


C. J. Jones'  herd of buffalo in Garden City, Kansas

C. J. Jones' herd of buffalo in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows part of C.J. Jones' buffalo herd in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows a fence and a grassy background.


C. McLain's pumping plant, Finney County, Kansas

C. McLain's pumping plant, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows C. McLain's pumping plant in Finney County, Kansas, including an Aermotor windmill and man sitting near a reservoir filled with water.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches are a reflection of the homestead and the building of barb wire fences. These panels were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.


Cattle in a farm corral

Cattle in a farm corral
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of cattle in a corral, next to a barn, on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas.


Cattlemen, cowboys, and cattle

Cattlemen, cowboys, and cattle
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of cattlemen and cowboys posed on horseback, an automobile, and on a fence near a pasture and corrals. F. E. (Gene) Murphy is in the right foreground, standing at the left of the automobile, with a hat and coat on and his right arm extended along his side. Also visible in the background is a herd of cattle.


Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas

Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows an irrigated farm near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas. It also shows an elevator, silos, and cattle. In the background is a residence and a windmill. The photograph was donated by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


Cattle on the Zirkle ranch, Finney County, Kansas

Cattle on the Zirkle ranch, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1916
The photograph shows cattle on the Zirkle ranch in Finney County, Kansas. Two farm buildings are also visible.


Cimarron Valley, possibly Gray County, Kansas

Cimarron Valley, possibly Gray County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of what could possibly be Cimarron Valley in Gray County, Kansas. In the foreground of the photo, there is a man sitting on a bicycle and a child standing next to him.


Cowboy on horseback with a herd of cattle

Cowboy on horseback with a herd of cattle
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of a cowboy on horseback with a herd of cattle in Seward County, Kansas. Also visible are a wire fence and a trough.


Dipping Cattle Association, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Dipping Cattle Association, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows the Cattle Dipping Association in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. A group of men are shown standing on either side of a dipping vat near a corral. Cattle can be seen moving through the vat.


Early Garden City, Kansas

Early Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: 1895
The photographs show different views of Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, as it appeared around 1895


Farm and automobile

Farm and automobile
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a view of an unidentified farmhouse and buildings presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible are a windmill, barn, and two people seated in an automobile.


Farm family portrait in Butler County, Kansas

Farm family portrait in Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1899
This posed photograph shows four well-dressed women and a man by a stacked stone wall in rural Butler County, Kansas. A rough cedar beam shelter is visible on the left. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Field, Finney County, Kansas

Field, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a field divided by fencing in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows two men and a horse standing in the field.


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