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1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 11, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Rock Creek Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


Alma Sale Pavilion in Alma, Kansas

Alma Sale Pavilion in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1920
Black and white photograph of the sale pavilion in Alma, Kansas. It was located near the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway depot on the east edge of town. In later years, the building was used for drying whey created in the production of cheese. In this view, carpenters appear to be nearing completion of the building.


Building museum dioramas, Lawrence, Kansas

Building museum dioramas, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1939 and 1940
A photograph showing workers constructing dioramas for the Work Progress Administration's Museum projects. The studio was located in Lawrence, Kansas.


By-laws and trade rules of Carpenter's Union No. 1212

By-laws and trade rules of Carpenter's Union No. 1212
Creator: Carpenters' Union
Date: July 25, 1903
The by-laws and trade rules of Carpenter's Union No. 1212 in Coffeyville, Kansas.


By-laws and trade rules of Wichita Local Union No. 201

By-laws and trade rules of Wichita Local Union No. 201
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Date: 1907
The by-laws and trade rules of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Wichita Local Union, No. 201, Wichita, Kansas.


By-laws of the District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America

By-laws of the District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Creator: Carpenters and Joiners of America
Date: February 18, 1908
The By-Laws of the District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America of Topeka, Kansas. These laws were approved on February 18, 1908 and put into effect on July 1, 1908. Other items listed in the pamphlet, but not limited to, are the objectives and powers of the council, finances and appropriations, and the powers and duties of the president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer of the organization.


Camp Funston, Fort Riley,  Kansas

Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas
Creator: Holt, O.W.
Date: September 01, 1917
This panoramic view shows civilian workers awaiting their pay at Camp Funston. The facility located on the Ft. Riley military reservation, named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston, was one of sixteen divisional cantonment training camps built during World War I to house and train soldiers for military duty. Construction began in July of 1917 as approximately 15,000 carpenters built buildings in city block squares. The number of buildings estimated to have been built at the camp, were from 2,800 to 4,000 to accommodate the over 40,000 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 89th Division that were stationed at the facility. After the war, Camp Funston became a "mustering-out" center as soldiers prepared to return to civilian life. In 1924, the military decommissioned the 2,000 acre site with the dismantling of the buildings.


Carpenters building a home

Carpenters building a home
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This photograph shows six carpenters building a wood-framed house and four barefoot children standing in a group by the work bench. Also visible are saws, lumber, nail box, window frame, wood plane, work bench, saw horses, and construction site rubbish.


Carpenters in Holyrood, Kansas

Carpenters in Holyrood, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
A postcard showing a group of carpenters (and one little boy) at a construction site in Holyrood, Kansas, wearing aprons from A. Aitken Lumber and Building Materials.


Carpenters in Plains, Kansas

Carpenters in Plains, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This black and white photograph shows carpenters building a two-story brick structure in Plains, Kansas. In the foreground to the right, the following is visible written across the metal container "Manufactured by Nelson, MFG & Supply Company, Hutchinson, Kansas".


Charles Wolcott Smith

Charles Wolcott Smith
Date: Between 1880s and 1900s
This photograph shows a formal portrait of Charles Wolcott Smith, (1831-1907). Smith a native of Portage County, Ohio, migrated to Lawrence, Kansas in 1854 from Lowell, Massachusetts as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company. A carpenter by trade, Smith was fortunate to escape from danger during Quantrill's Raid, on August 21, 1863, as he worked on a building west of town. When he received word of the raid, Smith immediately came to the rescue to build wooden boxes for the dead. On July 30, 1907, Smith died at the age of seventy-five at the home of his daughter Allie Homestead in Lawrence, Kansas.


Charles Wolcott Smith

Charles Wolcott Smith
Date: Between 1880s and 1900s
This photograph shows a formal portrait of Charles Wolcott Smith, (1831-1907). Smith a native of Portage County, Ohio, migrated to Lawrence, Kansas in 1854 from Lowell, Massachusetts as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company. A carpenter by trade, Smith was fortunate to escape from danger during Quantrill's Raid on August 21, 1863, as he was working on a building west of town. When he received word of the raid, Smith immediately came to the rescue to build wooden boxes for the deceased. On July 30, 1907, Smith died at the age of seventy-five at the home of his daughter Allie Omstead in Lawrence, Kansas.


Church construction

Church construction
Date: Between 1910 and 1930 ?
This black and white photograph shows a view of four men seated on the roof or bell tower of a large stone church that is under construction. Also visible are a ladder, a utility pole and power lines, and construction materials in piles along the side and front of the building. The name and location of the church is not known.


Construction at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Construction at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1992
Mark Moulden and Bill Hart are photographed as they worked on the courtyard exit from the Tower Building, West Campus of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


Dan Kelley

Dan Kelley
Date: 1880s
This black and white photograph, taken in Providence, Rhode Island, shows composer Dan Kelley of the song "Home on the Range." Kelley a carpenter by trade was also a musician and composer for the Harlan Brothers orchestra. His musical talents and the beautiful verses from the poem "My Western Home" by Dr. Brewster Highley, set to music one of the most popular songs ever written. On June 30, 1947, "Home on the Range" was officially recognized as the state song of Kansas.


Dan Kelley

Dan Kelley
Date: 1880s
This black and white photograph shows composer Dan Kelley of the song "Home on the Range". Kelley a carpenter by trade was also a musician and composer for the Harlan Brother orchestra. His musical talents and the beautiful verses from the poem "My Western Home" by Dr. Brewster Highley, set to music one of the most popular songs ever written. On June 30, 1947, "Home on the Range" was officially recognized as the state song of Kansas.


Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas

Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1889
This pamphlet titled The Neosho County Advertiser was published by Dr. H. C. Perdue, M. D., in Erie, Kansas. It contains approximately 50 pages of descriptions of medical cures and other advertising. Descriptions of Dr. Perdue's Ague Cure and other medical treatments are on pages 2-28, and other advertisements are on pages 29-49, plus the inside and outside of the back cover. Besides information on Dr. Perdue's medical practice, there are numerous advertisements for drug stores. Drug stores listed in the advertisements (and their town locations, all in Kansas) include: Palace Drug Store, Erie; Ira Steinberger Drug Store, Erie; New City Drug Store, Erie; Dr. C. E. Steadman, Druggist, Osage Mission; I. N. Wherrett General Merchandise and Drugs, Vietsburg; M. Devine, Druggist, Osage Mission; Baldwin House Drug Store, Thayer; W. R. Kramer, Druggist, Chanute; John McCarthy, Druggist, Galesburg; and Mrs. Samuel Whelpley, Druggist, Morehead. Druggists listed as references for Dr. Perdue include Charles H. Eaton and J. T. Brown, both of Erie. Other businesses and professions advertised include attorneys, real estate agents, merchants, banks, doctors, clothing stores, millinery and dress making stores, grocery stores, jewelry stores, candy stores, cigar stores, meat markets, bakeries, livery stables, abstracters, tree nurseries, buggy harness stores, carpenters, hardware stores, fur dealers, barber shops, lumber companies, monument dealers, dry goods, dentists, hotels, and furniture stores.


Hand-carved sculpture

Hand-carved sculpture
Creator: Sands, Gust Andrew
Date: 1960
Hand-carved and painted wooden figure of a two-wheeled cart being pulled by a donkey. The figure was made by Gust Andrew Sands and given to the donor's son around 1960. Mr. Sands came to Kansas as a boy from Sweden. He was a cabinetmaker and finish carpenter.


Hand-carved sculpture

Hand-carved sculpture
Creator: Sands, Gust Andrew
Date: 1960
Hand-carved and painted wooden figure of a boy (possibly Pinocchio) on a square wooden base. The figure was made by Gust Andrew Sands and given to the donor's son around 1960. Mr. Sands came to Kansas as a boy from Sweden. He was a cabinetmaker and finish carpenter.


John Christoph photograph album

John Christoph photograph album
Date: 1891-1895
This album contains photographs of Ellinwood and Barton County, Kansas, taken by John Christoph. On June 18, 1891, he opened a photography gallery in the north room of a furniture store and continued in the business until February 14, 1919. Christoph also served as the Ellinwood police judge for twenty years.


Kansas State Council of Carpenters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Kansas State Council of Carpenters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Creator: Farley, O.E.
Date: November 21, 1927
A letter written to E.E. Frizell from O.E. Farley, Secretary of the Kansas State Council of Carpenters. The letter lists the resolutions introduced and passed at the Ninth Annual Convention of the K.S.C.of C. held in Manhattan, Kansas.


Local Union No. 561 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Local Union No. 561 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Date: March 15, 1927
The local by-laws and trade rules of Local Union No. 561, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Luther and Shorty McClain, Rossville, Kansas

Luther and Shorty McClain, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1960
Luther McClain and Shorty McClain putting down a floor in Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


L. W. Halbe Collection

L. W. Halbe Collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Orville Chester Brown to Mr. Edwards

Orville Chester Brown to Mr. Edwards
Creator: Brown, Orville Chester, 1811-1904
Date: April 10, 1856
Orville C. Brown wrote this letter from Osawatomie to Mr. Edwards, regarding a shipment of school books. He also wrote concerning a common school in the area that would begin classes in May, taught by a Mr. Martin. Brown also mentioned, rather briefly, the needs of the Osawatomie community, including such skilled workers as blacksmiths and carpenters.


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