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Constitution Hall

Constitution Hall
Date: Possibly between 1857 and 1900
This is a view of Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kansas. This building was where pro-slavery delegates to the Constitutional Convention debated the divisive issue of slavery in Kansas. It is administered as a state historic site by the Kansas Historical Society. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1908-1955
This series of photographs represent different views of Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kansas from 1908 through 1955. Several of the photographs were used by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.). Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: Undated
This photograph is a representation of Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kansas. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1852
This photograph represents an illustration of the State-House, more commonly known as Constiution Hall, in Lecompton, Kansas from Henry Howe's "Historical Collections of the Great West". Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Place in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1957
These photographs represent individual views of Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Kansas in 1957. The photographs were taken by staff of the Kansas Historical Society. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: Undated
This photograph represents a sketch from the Kansas State Historical Society publications of the foundation of the capitol building at Lecompton. In 1856, Congress gave $50,000 in financial support to build the capitol which later became part of Lane University and later a high school. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1957
This is a view of Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas. In 1857, proslavery delegates gathered at the hall and wrote a constitution, which would have brought Kansas into the Union as a slave-holding state. On August 2, 1858, after several attempts to pass the constitution, it was decisively voted down. The building is a state historic site and maintained by the Kansas State Historical Society. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Construction of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall

Construction of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall
Date: April 1, 1912
This is a photo of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall under construction at 10th and Jackson in Topeka, Kansas.


Exterior of the High Plains Museum building, Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas

Exterior of the High Plains Museum building, Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1963
Two views of the exterior of the High Plains Museum in Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas.


Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1963
A view of the Fort Wallace Historical Museum and the restored stage station building next to it, near Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas.


Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas

Fort Wallace Historical Museum, Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas
Date: 1963
A view of the exterior of the Fort Wallace Historical Museum and the welcome sign there, located near Wallace in Wallace County, Kansas.


Interior view of the bedroom in the V.A. Kear sod house, Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior view of the bedroom in the V.A. Kear sod house, Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1961
An interior view of the bedroom in the V.A. Kear Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. The text on the reverse of the image reads: "Bedroom in Kear soddy shows old style garments, organ, and old furniture. Note handmade toys on shelf."


Interior view of the kitchen at the V.A. Kear Sod House, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior view of the kitchen at the V.A. Kear Sod House, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1961
An interior view of the kitchen in the sod house at the V.A. Kear Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. The text on the reverse of the image reads: "Kitchen in a Kear soddy shows pioneer equipment. Cast iron coal stove in window is rare 1881 model. Doll is hung on scales to show how pioneer babies were weighed."


Old Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Old Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: June 21, 1900
This photograph represents an illustration of the Old Constitution Hall from the "Lecompton Sun" in Lecompton, Kansas. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Original site of the Norman No. 1 oil well with museum building and drilling rig, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

Original site of the Norman No. 1 oil well with museum building and drilling rig, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1961 and 1989
This photograph shows the reproduction of the Norman No. 1 wooden drilling rig and the museum building when they sat on the original site of the Norman No. 1 oil well in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. The Norman No. 1 was the first well drilled in the Mid-Continent Field. The historic site was dedicated on July 30, 1961. In the late 1980s it was moved several blocks north to the historical museum on Main Street. The photograph was taken by Johnson's Studio and Camera Shop.


Port de Hal Armour, Bruxelles, Belgium

Port de Hal Armour, Bruxelles, Belgium
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
While in Brussels, Captain Hughes visited the Porte de Hal and photographed examples of medieval armor from the Middle Ages. Porte de Hal was a fort dating back to the 14th century which was built to protect the city. The walls have since been removed but the fort itself still stands. During his time in Brussels with the Army of Occupation he had opportunities to visit many sites. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Port de Hal Armour, Bruxelles, Belgium

Port de Hal Armour, Bruxelles, Belgium
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
While in Brussels, Captain Hughes photographed this fine example of medieval armor from the Middle Ages. This was on display in the Porte de Hal, a fort which dates back to the 14th century had protected the city. The walls have since been removed but the fort itself still stands. During his time in Brussels with the Army of Occupation he had opportunities to visit many sites.James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Port de Hal Armour, Bruxelles, Belgium

Port de Hal Armour, Bruxelles, Belgium
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes took this photograph of medieval helmets while he was visiting Porte de Hal in Brussels. Porte de Hal was a fort dating back to the 14th century which was built to protect the city. The walls have since been removed but the fort itself still stands. During his time in Brussels with the Army of Occupation he had opportunities to visit many sites. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Santa Fe Trail Center, Larned, Kansas

Santa Fe Trail Center, Larned, Kansas
Date: 1969
This is an architect's drawing of the proposed Santa Fe Trail Center in Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas. It includes buildings replicating a cowtown.


Several views of the exteriors of the buildings at the Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Several views of the exteriors of the buildings at the Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1961
Several views of the exterior of the buildings at the V. A. Kear Sod House Museum in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. Text on the reverse of the color postcard image: "V. A. Kear's nationally famous Sod House Museum, located on U.S. Hi-way 24, 2 miles east of Colby, Kansas. This is the first sod building in a village of six or more being built to preserve the history of prairie homestead days. This is the Prairie Homestead Capital of North America."


Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1957
A panoramic view of the structures at the Sod House Museum in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


Third Territorial Capitol, Lecompton, Kansas

Third Territorial Capitol, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1883
This photograph represents an illustration from the "History of Kansas", Volume 1 of the third territorial capital, more commonly known as Constitution Hall, in Lecompton, Kansas. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.


Three exterior views of the V.A. Kear Sod House Museum in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Three exterior views of the V.A. Kear Sod House Museum in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1961
These photographs present three exterior views of the V.A. Kear Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. The text on the back of the color postcard reads: "The famous Sod House near Colby, Kans. Built and furnished like the thousands of rugged prairie homes used by the Homesteaders throughout the plains region of North America. Walls 2 feet thick are plastered and whitewashed inside. Roof is covered with sod. Open May to Autumn for visitors--V.A. Kear, manager."


V.A. (Verney A.) Kear, Sod House Museum, poses with a little girl by the door of one of the museum's sod houses, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

V.A. (Verney A.) Kear, Sod House Museum, poses with a little girl by the door of one of the museum's sod houses, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1961
In this photograph V.A. (Verney A.) Kear, owner and manager of the Sod House Museum, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas poses with a little girl in the doorway of one of the sod buildings on the property. The text on the verso of the image reads: "Bachelor Verney A. Kear loves kids and has played Santa Claus for 28 years. Here he greets one young traveler in doorway of Colby, Kan. sod house."


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