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Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Richmond Lithograph Company
Date: September 04, 1894-September 07, 1894
Baskets of crops and produce surround three children in this poster for the Anderson County, Kansas, fair. At the bottom, it lists R.T. Stokes, President, and M.L. White, Secretary, of the fair.


Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas
Creator: Donaldson Lithograph Company
Date: September 03, 1895-September 05, 1895
A crowd is gathered on the fair grounds in this Anderson County, Kansas, fair poster. Adults, children, livestock, farm implements, and buildings are featured. M.L. White is listed as secretary of the fair.


Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas
Creator: Donaldson Lithograph Company
Date: September 03, 1895-September 05, 1895
Livestock and farm equipment are featured on this fair poster for Anderson County, Kansas. The fair dates are advertised as September 3-6, 1895, in Garnett. M.L. White is advertised as secretary of the fair.


And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair

And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair
Creator: Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Assocition
Date: September 12, 1888-September 14, 1888
This Greenleaf, Kansas, fair poster features two girls holding a hand fan.


Behold with bated breath a death defying airnaut

Behold with bated breath a death defying airnaut
Creator: Haskell Show Print
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This Cowley County fair poster advertises Professor Le Roy, a man who jumps from a balloon 4,000 feet in the air, and uses a "parachute umbrella " to come safely down to earth. The fair's dates are shown as September 2-4, in Winfield, Kansas. The exact year is not known.


Better than ever! The fifth annual fair of the Bourbon County Fair Association

Better than ever! The fifth annual fair of the Bourbon County Fair Association
Creator: J.B. Savage, Mammoth Show Print
Date: October 6 - 9, 1885
Advertising the approaching Bourbon County, Kansas fair, this poster tells of entertainment that will include horse racing, baseball, cycling, and live music. Fair officers are J. W. Davis, president; J. F. Cottrell, treasurer; and E. W. Hulbert, secretary.


Better than ever. The fourth annual fair of the Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association

Better than ever. The fourth annual fair of the Western Kansas Agricultural Fair Association
Date: October 05, 1886-October 08, 1886
Numerous activities are featured on this poster that advertises the Hays City fair. Crowds of people are shown as well as demonstrations and local farmer's livestock. A list of entertainment includes music, foot and bicycle races, horse races, and livestock displays.


Bicycle racing. Seneca fair

Bicycle racing. Seneca fair
Date: September 08, 1896-September 11, 1896
Bicycle races are promoted on this Seneca, Kansas, fair poster. Only amateurs are allowed to participate with an entry fee of 50 cents a race. Prizes are displayed at Walter Sperling's, jeweler. J. J. Knepp is the president and John Stowell is the secretary of the fair association.


Biggest and best! The Donniphan County Fair Association will hold its tenth annual exhibition

Biggest and best! The Donniphan County Fair Association will hold its tenth annual exhibition
Creator: Weekly Kansas Chief
Date: September 24, 1878-September 27, 1878
Indian war dances, a grand agricultural display, an animal show, and horse races are all advertised on this Doniphan County fair poster, with Thomas Henshall listed as president and T.W. Heatley as secretary for the Doniphan County Fair Association.


Big show at Garnett, Kansas

Big show at Garnett, Kansas
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: August 26, 1884-August 29, 1884
This Anderson County fair poster advertises horse racing, which will include a fenced track and new stables along with "many other improvements." Featured is an illustration of a horse race along with four images of livestock. D. D. Judy is the president of the Anderson County Fair Association and M. L. White is the secretary.


Business adversiting pamphlet for Paola fair

Business adversiting pamphlet for Paola fair
Date: 1896
This pamphlet is an advertisement for a number of Paola businesses to encourage patronage of their companies by people attending the Miami County fair. Some of them include John F. Merrill, Unruh and Scheer, E.T. Ahrens Mercantile Co., Stem and Robinson, George L. Robinson, S.J. Hurst and Co., G.H. Hall, Voglesong and Poteet, S.D. Condon, and Peiker and Wishropp.


Douglas County Agricultural and Mechanical Association!

Douglas County Agricultural and Mechanical Association!
Creator: Douglas County Agricultural & Mechanical Association
Date: October 10, 1861-October 11, 1861
A fair poster promoting the Douglas County exhibition being held on October 10-11, 1861. A list of officers of the Douglas County Agricultural and Mechanical Association is included along with a list of the exhibitions and premiums.


Fair bulletin

Fair bulletin
Creator: Miami County Agricultural and Mechanical Association
Date: September 1896
This fair bulletin lists the entertainment, activities, and exhibits that will be available at the Miami County fair in Paola, Kansas. Attractions include a mechanical department, a ladies' department, livestock exhibit, horse races, a poultry exhibit, live music, and fruit, floral, and vegetable displays. Fair officers are J. F. Donahoe, president, and G. P. Leavitt, secretary.


Fifth annual Potawatomi Indian fair and races

Fifth annual Potawatomi Indian fair and races
Date: September 3 - 6, 1919
Poster announcing the fifth annual Potawatomi Indian Fair held in Mayetta, Kansas. Activities include a parade, sulky races, lacrosse, baseball, snake dances, and broncho riding. The poster also promotes the Haskell Indian Band.


First Annual Fair of the Lykins County Agricultural Society

First Annual Fair of the Lykins County Agricultural Society
Creator: Lykins County Agricultural Society
Date: September 26, 1860-September 27, 1860
This poster provides the information about First Annual Fair of the Lykins County Agricultural Society, which was held at Paola on September 26th and 27th, 1860. It lists the fair officers, the rules under which the competition will occur, and the various classes in which items may be entered.


Fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association

Fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association
Creator: Russell & Morgan Printing Company
Date: August 30, 1886-September 03, 1886
The local fairgrounds, livestock, fruits, and vegetables are prominently featured on this poster for the Cowley County fair in Winfield, Kansas. Some of the entertainment and activities listed include horse racing, baseball games, and displays of livestock. Fair officers are S.P. Strong, president, F.W. Schwantes, vice-president, A.H. Doane, treasurer, J.R. Sumpter, general manager, and W.J. Wilson, secretary.


Franklin County fair

Franklin County fair
Creator: Herald Print
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
A poster advertising the Franklin County fair to be held in Ottawa, Kansas. The Honorable Norman J. Coleman is listed as a speaker on agriculture. Displays will be from the Franklin Township Medal, Dietrich Bros., S.B. Rohbraum, C.D. Crane, The First National and People's National Banks, Ottawa Dry Goods Co., W.W. Fraser & Co., the Ottawa Herald, P.A. Hilderman, Co., and R.W. Kratz & Co. The fair official is E.M. Sheldon, secretary.


Johnson County co-operative fair at Edgerton, Kansas

Johnson County co-operative fair at Edgerton, Kansas
Creator: Strobridge Lithograph Co.
Date: September 15, 1896-September 18, 1896
Horses and horse riders are featured on this poster for the Johnson County fair in Edgerton, Kansas. It also lists newly improved grounds and buildings, all premiums paid in full, and attractions all day. Fair officials are noted as V.R. Ellis, president and C.M. Dickson, secretary.


Kansas mid-winter exposition

Kansas mid-winter exposition
Creator: Malk Printing Co.
Date: January 20, 1902-January 30, 1902
Advertised on this fair poster is the Kansas-Mid Winter Exposition in Topeka, Kansas. It lists an exposition of natural and manufactured products of Kansas.


Miami County fair

Miami County fair
Creator: Russell & Morgan Printing Company
Date: September 24, 1895-September 27, 1895
Harness racing is prominently displayed on this poster for the Miami County fair in Paola, Kansas. Fair officers are listed as G.B. Hanna, president and George P. Leavitt, secretary.


Miami County fair, Paola, Kansas

Miami County fair, Paola, Kansas
Creator: Whitaker & Son, Printers
Date: September 29, 1896-October 02, 1896
Professor Montz Bozarth's cannon act is featured on this poster for the Miami County fair in Paola, Kansas.


Museum of fossils at Ness County fair

Museum of fossils at Ness County fair
Creator: News Job Print
Date: September 14, 1899-September 16, 1899
A museum of fossils and petrifactions is advertised on this Ness County fair poster. Some examples will include a "tylosaurus proriger", a gall sack, meteors, zinc ore and lead ore, and Indian relics. The poster says the "museum contains fossils and petrifications found in Western Kansas."


Neosho Valley Trotting Circuit, Fall Meetings

Neosho Valley Trotting Circuit, Fall Meetings
Creator: National Trotting Association
Date: September 13, 1881 - October 10, 1881
This poster announces the meetings of the Neosho Valley Trotting Circuit for the fall of 1881. The competitions were held as: Oswego from September 13th to 17th by C.A. Wilkin, Neosho Falls from September from 26th to 31st by R.P. Hamm, Ft. Scott from October 18th to 21st by W.B. Shockley, Chanute from October 5th to 8th by John P. Cone, Joplin from October 12th to 15th C. J. Lewis, and Emporia from September 20th to 24th by W.R. Griffith. This circuit was governed by the National Trotting Association.


Ness County Fair, Ness City, Kansas

Ness County Fair, Ness City, Kansas
Creator: Fair Publishing House
Date: September 14, 1899-September 16, 1899
A young girl climbs a fence on this poster advertising the Ness County fair in Ness City, Kansas. A caption reads "my folks are all going to the fair ain't you?"


Ness County fair, Ness City, Kansas

Ness County fair, Ness City, Kansas
Creator: Fair Publishing House
Date: September 14, 1899-September 16, 1899
A cow is being shown with the caption "she's the best cow on earth, sir" on this Ness County fair poster. Some of the entertainment and activities listed include exhibits, a parade, racing, and a large crowd. Fair officers are B.F. Hermon, president and Samuel G. Sheaffer, secretary.


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