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Child's Dress

Child's Dress
Date: 1888
Child's dress made of heavy blue fabric. Trimmed with fluted pleat ruffles and plaid shirring. Worn by Bertha Luzette Garman (1878-1974) in about 1888. She was born to George Wilson and Amanda Elizabeth (Zeigler) Garman in Bristol, Indiana. When she was three months old, the family homesteaded the Kill Creek area of Osborne County, where here farther worked as a carpenter. She and her sister attended the "Little Stoney" country school until high school, when they transferred to Osborne High School. In 1905 she married Ulysses George Hibbs.


Child's quilt

Child's quilt
Creator: Garman, Amanda Elizabeth (Ziegler)
Date: between 1878 and 1883
Child's cotton quilt in a unique design featuring red appliquéd hands on white ground. Made by Amanda Ziegler Garman for her daughter, Bertha. The appliqué pattern was made by tracing Bertha's hand. The family immigrated to Kill Creek, Kansas, from Bristol, Indiana, shortly after Bertha was born in 1878. Sashing strips are pieced of tiny red triangles on white ground. White cotton binding and backing. Batting is probably cotton. Hand-appliqued, hand-pieced, and machine-quilted in geometric designs.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: 1981-1993
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


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