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Alexander Soule Johnson

Alexander Soule Johnson
Creator: Uhl, S. Jerome
Date: 1906
Oil portrait of Alexander Soule Johnson by artist Jerome S. Uhl. The subject was the son of Rev. Thomas Johnson who operated the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Johnson County, Kansas. He worked as a land surveyor in Johnson County and oversaw settlement of the region as land and tax commissioner of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway land grant. During the Civil War, Johnson served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Kansas State Militia and participated in the Price Raid. He was a lawyer and member of the first territorial legislature. Johnson took an active role in, and served as president of, the Topeka Club. This social group consisted primarily of prominent Topekans. Johnson's portrait hung in the organization's clubhouse until it disbanded in the early 1920s. The artist was a painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, who studied in Paris, exhibited in Europe, and painted portraits of a number of prominent Americans.


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Mug
Creator: Cropper, May
Date: 1907
Cylindrical porcelain mug with slightly flared base and open handle. Landscapes painted on sides. According to marks on mug, it was painted by May Cropper of Pittsburg, Kansas, for Frank Hobart in 1907. Hobart donated the mug to the Topeka Club where it was used to decorate the Club House. The Topeka Club (1889-1921) was a social organization primarily consisting of prominent Topekans but also drawing membership from across the state. It was founded as a place for its members to relax and exchange ideas, and to entertain friends and acquaintances visiting Topeka. The mug's owner, Frank Hobart, was a Topeka druggist who trademarked the word "Hondurasparilla" for a type of blood medicine.


The Topeka Club

The Topeka Club
Creator: Topeka Club
Date: 1894
This booklet includes the charter, by-laws, rules, officers, and list of members of The Topeka Club. The Topeka Club was a gentlemen's social and literary club chartered in Topeka, Kansas, in 1892.


The Topeka Club announcements

The Topeka Club announcements
Creator: Topeka Club
Date: 1900-1910
These announcements from The Topeka Club document some of the club's regular functions including the "Uncle Jake Smith" Annual Onion Party for "all true friends of the onion." The Topeka Club was a gentlemen's social and literary club chartered in Topeka, Kansas, in 1892.


Topeka Club clippings

Topeka Club clippings
Date: 1893-1977
These clippings document the birth, death and rebirth of The Topeka Club, a gentlemen's social and literary club chartered in 1892 in Topeka, Kansas.


Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Hall Stationery Co., Topeka, KS
Date: Between 1905 and 1921
These two postcards show the Topeka Club at the corner of 6th and Harrison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The two-story building, designed by Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, served as a gathering place for Shawnee County's prominent men. The club disbanded in 1921. The building is no longer standing.


Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1921
This photograph shows the Topeka Club at the corner of Sixth and Harrison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The two-story structure, designed by Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, served as a gathering place for Shawnee County's prominent men. The club disbanded in 1921. The building is no longer standing.


Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1921
This photograph shows the Topeka Club at the corner of Sixth and Harrison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The two-story structure, designed by Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, served as a gathering place for Shawnee County's prominent men. In 1921 the club disbanded. The building is no longer standing.


Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1921
This photograph shows the Topeka Club at the corner of Sixth and Harrison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The two-story structure, designed by Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, served as a gathering place for Shawnee County's prominent men. In 1921 the club disbanded. The building is no longer standing.


Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Club, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1921
This postcard shows the Topeka Club at the corner of Sixth and Harrison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The two-story structure, designed by Kansas City architect Louis Curtiss, served as a gathering place for Shawnee County's prominent men. The club disbanded in 1921. The building is no longer standing.


William Henry Rossington

William Henry Rossington
Creator: Uhl, S. Jerome
Date: 1909
Oil portrait of William Henry Rossington by artist Jerome S. Uhl. The subject was editor of the Commonwealth and Leavenworth Commercial newspapers. He also served in the State Legislature and operated a law firm with Charles Blood Smith. Rossington and Smith co-founded the Topeka Club, a social group consisting primarily of prominent Topekans. This portrait hung in the organization's clubhouse until it disbanded in the early 1920s. The artist was a painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, who studied in Paris, exhibited in Europe, and painted portraits of a number of prominent Americans.


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