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1844 Quarter from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367

1844 Quarter from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367
Date: 1844
This quarter was minted in 1844 in New Orleans. It was recovered from the site of the 2016 Kansas Archeology Training Program, the Last Chance Store in Council Grove. It shows a seated Liberty on one side and an eagle on the other. The Last Chance Store was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


1876 Penny from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368

1876 Penny from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368
Date: 1876
The 1876 penny was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School at the Kaw Mission. The penny, sometimes called an Indian Head cent or Indian Head penny shows Liberty with a head dress on the obverse side. The reverse side shows an oak wreath and shield surrounding the words "ONE CENT." The Mission was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951 and it was listed in 1971 to the National Register of Historic Places.


AT & SF Railway agent's pin

AT & SF Railway agent's pin
Date: between 1930 and 1940
Curved steel Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway hat pin for wearing on front of cap. Appears to be from the 1930s. This was part of Charles "Bud" Goebel's railroad museum at the Burlingame, KS depot from 1963 to 1981, when it was donated to the Kansas State Historical Society.


AT & SF Railway baggage and mail helper's pin

AT & SF Railway baggage and mail helper's pin
Date: between 1930 and 1940
Curved steel Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway hat pin for wearing on front of cap. Appears to be from the 1930s. This was part of Charles "Bud" Goebel's railroad museum at the Burlingame, KS depot from 1963 to 1981, when it was donated to the Kansas State Historical Society.


AT & SF Railway baggageman"s pin

AT & SF Railway baggageman"s pin
Date: between 1930 and 1940
Curved steel Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway hat pin for wearing on front of cap. Appears to be from the 1930s. This was part of Charles "Bud" Goebel's railroad museum at the Burlingame, KS depot from 1963 to 1981, when it was donated to the Kansas State Historical Society.


AT & SF Railway brakeman's pin

AT & SF Railway brakeman's pin
Date: between 1890 and 1910
Curved steel Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway hat pin for wearing on front of cap. Appears to be from the 1930s. This was part of the Charles "Bud" Goebel's railroad museum at Burlingame, Kansas depot from 1963 to 1981, when it was donated to KS.


AT & SF Railway conductor's pin

AT & SF Railway conductor's pin
Date: between 1930 and 1940
Curved steel Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway pin for wearing on front of cap. Appears to be from the 1930s. This was part of Charles "Bud" Goebel's railroad museum at the Burlingame, Kansas depot from 1963 to 1981, when it was donated to the Kansas State Historical Society.


AT & SF Railway porter's pin

AT & SF Railway porter's pin
Date: between 1930 and 1940
Curved steel Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway hat pin for wearing on front of cap, appears to be from the 1930s. This was part of Charles "Bud" Goebel's railroad museum at the Burlingame, KS depot from 1963 to 1981, when it was donated to the Kansas State Historical Society.


AT & SF conductor's cap

AT & SF conductor's cap
Creator: A. G. Meier & Company
Date: between 1950 and 1969
Railroad conductor's cap for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, donated by the AT&SF General Offices. Cap has dark blue wool crown, black mesh band, and shiny black synthetic visor. Stamped brass strap secured at sides with brass Santa Fe buttons. According to the AT&SF, this cap dates from the 1950s or 1960s. The latest possible year of use would have been 1971, when the AT&SF ceased passenger service.


Admiral John E. Gingrich's hat

Admiral John E. Gingrich's hat
Creator: Unt Rankin Leather Company
Date: between 1945 and 1947
This U.S. Navy full dress bicorne hat belonged to Admiral John Edward Gingrich (1897-1960). Gingrich was born in Dodge City, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1919. As Captain of the cruiser Pittsburgh in 1945, he received a silver star for assisting the crippled aircraft carrier Franklin. He also received a Legion of Merit and gold star for safely sailing his cruiser following severe typhoon damage in June 1945. Gingrich promoted to Rear Admiral late in 1945. In 1947, he became the first director of the Division of Security and Intelligence at the Atomic Energy Commission. Gingrich commanded the Blockade and Escort Force in 1952, for which he received the Distinguished Service Medal. He retired in 1954 with the rank of four-star Admiral. He died in New York City in 1960.


Alfred Landon campaign button cap

Alfred Landon campaign button cap
Date: 1936
Beige cap covered with campaigns buttons promoting the 1936 Presidential campaign of Alfred Landon and William Knox. Landon served as governor of Kansas from 1933-1937.


Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet

Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet
Date: 1953
Silver metal charm bracelet of the shield and symbols of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Kappa Alpha is a traditional black sorority. This bracelet was a souvenir of 1953 National Convention of the AKA Sorority and was worn by Mamie Williams at local meetings and at Boule 1953-1956.


An Eclectic Collection from 14JO417

An Eclectic Collection from 14JO417
Date: Unknown
These three items were collected from a multicomponent site in Johnson County with occupations in both the prehistoric and historic time periods. These artifacts were from the later time period. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2006. Do they represent the remains of someone's prize collection? Shown is a bisque figurine of Donald Duck riding a hobby horse with "WALT DISNEY" on one side. Also pictured is a plastic duck head that was once affixed on another object and a marine shell similar to a whelk shell.


Anti-Populist political ribbon

Anti-Populist political ribbon
Date: 1894
A blue political campaign ribbon sponsored by the Emporia Gazette (newspaper) promoting "more [corn], less hell" in 1894. The slogan is a rebuttal of the Populist appeal that farmers raise "less corn and more hell" often attributed to Populist agitator Mary Elizabeth Lease.


Antoine Barada's Parfleche

Antoine Barada's Parfleche
Date: 1861
Parfleches, like this one, were generally made of a dried buffalo hide that had been stretched and shaped to form a bag or container. This parfleche, donated to the Kansas Historical Society, was made for Antoine or Antonine Barada, 1807-1885, son of an Omaha mother and a French-American fur trapper and interpreter. Barada was something of a local folk hero in Nebraska, credited with feats of strength. The parfleche is decorated with a painted red, black and yellow geometric pattern on the front and back. The inner closure flap has "A. Barada 1861" in pencil. The seams are sewn with sinew.


Apron

Apron
Date: between 1918 and 1919
White linen apron. Mid-length skirt. Short bib without neck strap. Worn by Marie Inez Walker (1899-1974) while working at Topeka's Cremerie Restaurant from 1918 to 1919. The Cremerie (occasionally advertised as The Creamerie) first opened on the 700 block of Kansas Avenue in Topeka in June of 1892. It continued operations until about 1934, going through several remodels, moves, and reorganizations during that time.


Arapaho Quillwork Bag

Arapaho Quillwork Bag
Date: Unknown
This buffalo hide bag or pouch entered the Kansas Historical Society's collection in 1956. The records indicate it was Arapaho in origin. The bag is edged with a calico binding and leather thongs. Both sides have five rows porcupine quills dyed purple and yellow. The bag is 3 3/4" x 3".


Army 1st Infantry Division Patch

Army 1st Infantry Division Patch
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" should patch. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army Air Force uniform

Army Air Force uniform
Creator: Sol Frank Military Supply Co.
Date: between 1940 and 1945
United States Army officer's uniform. The uniform is made of lightweight, khaki-colored wool. An Army Air Force patch is sewn on the left sleeve of the coat. Galen L. Warnock of Topeka, Kansas, wore this uniform during World War II. He was a 2nd Lieutenant with 835th Bomber Squadron, 486th Bomber (Heavy), serving as a B-24 navigator. In 1944, Warlock went missing on a mission over Austria. His name is included on the Tablets of the Missing in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy.


Army Private First Class stripe patch

Army Private First Class stripe patch
Date: between 1943 and 1946
United States Army Private First Class sleeve stripe. Belonged to Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army duffel bag

Army duffel bag
Date: between 1943 and 1946
U.S. Army duffle bag. Carried by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army garrison cap

Army garrison cap
Date: between 1943 and 1946
World War II United States Army garrison cap. Khaki with light blue Infantry piping. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army garrison cap

Army garrison cap
Date: between 1943 and 1946
World War II United States Army garrison cap. Olive drab wool with light blue Infantry piping. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army jacket

Army jacket
Date: between 1943 and 1946
U.S. Army Eisenhower-style jacket. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Army leggings

Army leggings
Creator: Nasco Awnings, Inc.
Date: 1942
Pair of United States Army M1938 dismounted leggings. Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


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