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Double Irish Chain quilt

Double Irish Chain quilt
Creator: Copeland, Emma Cartwright (Mrs. Russell E.)
Date: between 1900 and 1904
Cotton quilt pieced in variation of Double Irish Chain pattern. Pieced blocks feature mostly brown or tan prints, and are edged with triangles in a light-blue print. Pieced blocks alternate with whole pink squares. Two opposing corners have a small piece of brown printed fabric at the border. Hand-stitched and -quilted in a grid design overall. Brown print binding. White cotton batting and backing. Initials "E.D.C." are handwritten in ink on back corner, and indicate the owner, Elmer Dwight Copeland. This quilt was made by Emma Cartwright Copeland (b. 1865 Indiana, d. 1944 Kansas) for Elmer who was her son and only child.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
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. The subject of this part of the collection is businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Caldwell and ending with Everest. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Caldwell, Caney, Carbondale, Cassoday, Cedar Bluffs, Cedar Vale, Centropolis, Chanute, Chase, Chautauqua, Chetopa, Circleville, Clay Center, Clayton, Climax, Clinton, Clyde, Codell, Coffeyville, Colby, Coldwater, Collyer, Colony, Columbus, Concordia, Corona, Courtland, Cuba, Damar, Deering (Dearing), Delavan, Delia, Denison, Denmark, Denton, Derby, De Soto, Dorrance, Dover, Dresden, Dunlap, Durham, Dwight, Easton, Edson, Elk City, Elk Falls, Elkhart, Ellinwood, Ellsworth, Elmdale, Emporia, Ensign, Eudora, and Everest. There are interiors of the Brown Grand Theatre in the Concordia folder. The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


Sage Inn in Dover, Kansas

Sage Inn in Dover, Kansas
Creator: Shirer, Hampton F., 1894-1977
Date: 1971
This is a photograph of the Sage Inn in Dover, Kansas. It was possibly built by Alfred Sage or his brother Mark. The Sage brothers were masons for the original Kansas Capitol (east wing) in Topeka from 1866-1869. They also built the Crane farm which is the administration building for the Topeka Cemetery. The stone building known as Sage Inn was originally built as a residence in 1878 at a cost of $1,300. According to some accounts, the south wing was added to the building around 1882. Alfred Sage who owned the building was a successful farmer, businessman, and public figure as well as a pioneer. Sage Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Standard atlas of Shawnee County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1898
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


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