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Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, Kansas
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration, titled "Abilene in its Glory," of crowds of people at the railroad depot in Abilene, Kansas. Also visible are a train drawn by a steam locomotive, people on foot and on horseback, a telegraph wire, a horse-drawn carriage, and buildings. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Alf Landon's campaign truck, Junction City, Kansas

Alf Landon's campaign truck, Junction City, Kansas
Creator: Smith, Guy E.
Date: Between 1932 and 1934
This black and white photograph shows Alf Landon's campaign truck in Junction City, Kansas. Landon was elected in 1932 as the twenty-sixth governor of Kansas and was re-elected in 1934.


Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon

Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon
Date: 1936
An informal portrait of Kansas governor Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon, campaigning for President of the United States from a rail car in Canton, Ohio. Landon lost the 1936 presidential election to Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: 1918
This is an image of First Lieutenant Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887-1987, dressed in military uniform. He served in the United States Army Chemical Warfare Service.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: Between 1941 and 1945
This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon purchasing war stamps in the shoe department of a department store in support of the United States efforts during World War II.


Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor

Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor
Date: Between 1906 and 1907
This portrait represents Kansas Governor, Alfred Mossman Landon when he was a student at the University of Kansas. He was governor from 1933 to 1937 and ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1936 against President Franklin Roosevelt.


Alfred Mossman Landon and family

Alfred Mossman Landon and family
Creator: International News Photos, Inc
Date: 1935
This photograph portrays Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon with his family at the governor's mansion in Topeka, Kansas. The photograph may have been taken during his unsuccessful run as Republican nominee in the 1936 President race against President Franklin Roosevelt.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: June 7, 1935
This is an informal photograph of Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937. She is seated between two women on a parade float in Atchison, Kansas. The two women may be Barbara and Lorraine Hellener, daughters of the City Manager, Earl Hellener. Also visible are the float's driver, spectators, and parked automobiles along the city street. A native of Atchison, Earhart spoke at Memorial Hall to a crowd of 3,500 people during her visit. The parade was June 7, 1935.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Creator: Phyfe, Hal, 1892-1968
Date: Between 1932 and 1937
This is a portrait of George P. Putnam and Amelia Earhart. Putnam was Earhart's husband.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: 1921
This is an informal photograph of pilot Amelia Earhart after her first solo flight in 1921. The image was copied from "Soaring Wings," which was written by her husband, George P. Putnam, and published in 1939 by Harcourt, Brace & Co. after her presumed death.


Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid

Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This is a photograph of Amelia Earhart as a nurses' aid in Canada.


Arthur Capper, Ben Paulin, Charles Curtis, and Carl R. Gray at Pawnee Capitol, Pawnee, Kansas

Arthur Capper, Ben Paulin, Charles Curtis, and Carl R. Gray at Pawnee Capitol, Pawnee, Kansas
Date: August 1, 1928
This photograph shows Senator Arthur Capper, Kansas Governor Ben Paulin, Vice President Charles Curtis, and Carl R. Gray standing from left to right while visiting the Pawnee Capitol in Pawnee, Kansas on August 1, 1928. The men visited the Pawnee Capitol, commonly referred to as the First Territorial Capitol at Fort Riley, when Senator Capper was visiting Kansas. The First Territorial Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger coach number 3070

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger coach number 3070
Date: Between 1936 and 1939
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company's coach number #3070.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workmen, construction equipment, piers, plank forms, and materials at the Pecos River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harvey House, and railroad yard, Dodge City, Kansas

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harvey House, and railroad yard, Dodge City, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1914
This birds-eye view shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, tracks, Harvey House, freight house, and railroad yards at Dodge City, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are passenger and box cars. This photograph was copied from the Santa Fe Magazine, March, 1914, Vol. VIII, No. 4.


"Aunt Sally" steamboat on the Arkansas River

"Aunt Sally" steamboat on the Arkansas River
Date: 1878
A view of a large crowd of people aboard the steamboat "Aunt Sally" as it lies docked somewhere along the Arkansas River in Kansas. The boat is riding low in the water because of the weight of the crowd aboard it. Note that the photograph image is backward (see the reversed name on the paddle wheel housing near the stern).


Carry Amelia Nation

Carry Amelia Nation
Creator: London News Agency
Date: 1909
A photograph showing Carrie Nation standing on a street with her hatchet.


Carry Amelia Nation

Carry Amelia Nation
Creator: Nichols and Davidson
Date: 1901
Portrait of Carry A. Nation holding a hatchet and Bible.


Carry Amelia Nation

Carry Amelia Nation
Creator: Harden, Alden Wakefield, 1838-1927
Date: Between 1904 and 1905
A portrait of temperance leader Carry Amelia Nation, 1846-1911, shown with her bible kneeling in prayer by a chair in a jail cell at an unknown location.


Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis
Date: 1928
Charles Curtis in 1928 during his political campaign to become United States Vice President, under soon to be elected, President Herbert Hoover.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A photograph of Clyde Vernon Cessna, 1879-1954, inside a Comet airplane. Cessna was an aviation pioneer and founder of the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: 1917
This photograph shows a group of men including Clyde Cessna (4th from left) posing with the first plane built in Wichita. The image includes a description that reads "a part of the Beaver Boosters, Okla [Oklahoma]."


Crossing the Plains, the journal of Harriett Bidwell Shaw

Crossing the Plains, the journal of Harriett Bidwell Shaw
Creator: Shaw, Harriet Bidwell
Date: 1851
Harriett Bidwell Shaw started a journal in September 18,1851, when she and her husband, Reverend James Milton Shaw traveled in a wagon train via the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico. Harriett was the only woman to accompany the wagon train. She documented their daily activities, the weather conditions, hardships on the trail, encounters with Indians, and buffalo hunting. When the Shaws passed through Kansas they stayed at Shawnee Baptist Mission, Council Grove, and Pawnee Rock and stopped near Fort Mackey on the Arkansas river. They reached Santa Fe on November 14, 1851, where the journal ends. The Shaws eventually went to Albuquerque and then Socorro to establish Baptist missions among the Spanish people. In sum, Shaws journal presents a remarkable picture of the difficulties and rewards of travel to the American West prior to the American Civil War.


Dan Kelley

Dan Kelley
Date: 1880s
This black and white photograph, taken in Providence, Rhode Island, shows composer Dan Kelley of the song "Home on the Range." Kelley a carpenter by trade was also a musician and composer for the Harlan Brothers orchestra. His musical talents and the beautiful verses from the poem "My Western Home" by Dr. Brewster Highley, set to music one of the most popular songs ever written. On June 30, 1947, "Home on the Range" was officially recognized as the state song of Kansas.


Dewey Theatre, New York, New York,  with signs promoting an appearance by Carry Nation

Dewey Theatre, New York, New York, with signs promoting an appearance by Carry Nation
Date: 1901
View of the Dewey Theatre, New York, N. Y., with signs promoting an appearance by Carry Nation.


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