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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.


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 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.


Arthur Capper nameplate

Arthur Capper nameplate
Date: between 1919 and 1949
Copper nameplate from the desk of U.S. Senator Arthur Capper. Originally from Garnett, Kansas, Capper established a large publishing enterprise in Topeka. In 1915 he was elected Governor and later served 30 years in the U.S. Senate. This nameplate adorned Capper's desk in the Senate chamber in Washington, D.C. It was later given to the Capper Foundation for Crippled Children, a treatment center for disabled children founded by Arthur and Florence Capper in Topeka in 1920.


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.


Baseball trophy

Baseball trophy
Date: 1926
"Goldsmith Trophy Awarded Dr. J.R. Brinkley, Milford, Kansas, owner Brinkley's Goats, Winners Base-Ball Championship, Rocky Mountain News Times, Denver 1926." The Goats won six of seven games during the tournament, defeating Milliken's Whiz Bangs of Denver in the championship on August 16. During the 1920s John R. Brinkley (1885-1942) sponsored several baseball teams in Milford, both to promote the town and advertise his clinic's goat gland procedure.


Baseball trophy

Baseball trophy
Date: 1867
Silver baseball trophy awarded to the Kaw Valley baseball club of Lawrence, Kansas, during a baseball tournament held at the Third Annual Kansas State Fair in Lawrence in 1867. The Executive Committee of the State Agricultural Society commissioned the trophy. Teams in the competition included the Shawnee Club of Topeka, the Kaw Valley Club of Lawrence, and the University Club of Lawrence.


Carry Nation souvenir pin

Carry Nation souvenir pin
Date: between 1901 and 1911
This gold-plated and mother-of-pearl souvenir hatchet pin belonged to Carry A Nation. A resident of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Nation achieved infamy for attacking saloons with a hatchet to discourage drinking. She was frequently jailed for vandalism. Nation adopted the practice of selling these souvenir hatchet pins to raise funds and awareness for her cause.


Carry Nation souvenir pin

Carry Nation souvenir pin
Date: between 1901 and 1911
This is a gold-plated and mother-of-pearl souvenir hatchet pin has a rhinestone mounted at the center and is pinned to its original paper card. Carry A. Nation, a nationally recognized leader in the Temperance movement, was known to enter alcohol-serving establishments and attack the bars with a hatchet. To raise funds and awareness for her cause, Nation adopted the practice of selling souvenir hatchet pins.


Carved butternut pin

Carved butternut pin
Date: between 1861 and 1865
Small lapel pin made of the cross-section of a butternut nut rind, and fixed with a brass pin shaft. One end of a length of brass wire has been wrapped through holes in the rind, and extends straight below it to form a short pin shaft. This pin was taken from a Southern sympathizer in Davenport, Iowa, during the Civil War. Butternuts or Copperheads made up the extreme pacifist element in the Democratic Party during the war. They tended to be ex-southerners living north of the Ohio River who hoped to end the war and restore the Union with slavery. These individuals declared their loyalties by wearing pins made of butternuts or heads cut from copper pennies. The cross-section of a butternut rind forms two joined hearts, which the Butternuts claimed signified the inseparable North and South.


Charles Curtis political button

Charles Curtis political button
Date: 1893
Small political campaign button featuring Charles Curtis. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Curtis served in the United States Congress and was later elected Vice President. He was the first individual of American Indian ancestry to reach that high office. This button depicts a very young Curtis and was probably used in his early campaigns for the Kansas seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Eisenhower political button

Eisenhower political button
Date: 1952
this large red, white, and blue button promoted the presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Originally from Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th President of the United States. The phrase "I like Ike" was a clever play on Eisenhower's name and proved popular during his 1952 campaign. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Fireman's Badge

Fireman's Badge
Date: between 1886 and 1901
Badge for E.L. Skelton, Assistant Fire Chief of Parsons, Kansas. Gold. In three sections linked by small chains. Edward Lincoln Skelton (1854-1915) had become First Assistant Chief by at least 1898. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Chief he served as Foreman of Hook and Ladder Company Number 1.


Fraternal ribbon

Fraternal ribbon
Creator: Whitehead & Hoag Company
Date: 1900
Member ribbon from the 29th Annual Meeting of the Kansas State Dental Association in Topeka, May 3-5, 1900. Gold on white. Member badge at top and circular button with the State Seal at center. Made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.


Glenn Cunningham's Olympic Trophy

Glenn Cunningham's Olympic Trophy
Creator: Dieges and Clust (firm)
Date: 1936
Trophy for Most Popular Man presented to Glenn Cunningham by his fellow American Olympians at the 1936 Games in Berlin. Silver-plated cup mounted to a black plastic pedestal. Glenn Cunningham was one of the world's top middle distance runners in the 1930s. He was known as the "Kansas Ironman," as well as the "Elkhart Express" and the "Kansas Flyer." He was born in Atlanta, Kansas,and grew up in Elkhart, Kansas. In 1917, at age seven, he suffered severe burns to his legs in a schoolhouse fire and doctors told him that he would never walk again. Despite this prognosis, Cunningham became one of the premiere runners of the 1930s. He first came to national attention as a senior at Elkhart High School, where he won many state and national titles, including setting the world prep record for the mile at the National Interscholastic Meet. He then attended the University of Kansas, where he won six conference mile runs, two NCAA titles, and eight AAU national titles. He competed in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles and placed fourth in the 1500M. In the 1936 Olympics he finished second to Jack Lovelock of New Zealand. In 1936 he also broke the world record for 800M. He broke the world record for the mile in 1934 and again in 1938. He also broke the indoor record for the 1500M and the mile seven times. Cunningham retired from racing in 1940.


Grand Army of the Republic fraternal ribbon

Grand Army of the Republic fraternal ribbon
Date: 1892
Fraternal ribbon of ivory-colored silk. Ribbon was presented to veteran soldiers of the G.A.R. at a dedication ceremony in Olathe, Kansas, in 1892. G.A.R. emblem in the center of the badge. The recipient of this ribbon, James B. Abbott (1918-1897), was a Union officer during the Civil War. Before the war, Abbott raised funds and purchased arms to support the free-state cause in Kansas Territory, and took part in the Battle of Black Jack and the 1856 defense of Lawrence. After the war, Abbot was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union soldiers' veterans organization, and served in the state legislature. This ribbon was presented to his wife in 1897 at the indicated G.A.R. dedication ceremony after Abbott's death.


Home Defender button

Home Defender button
Date: 1898
Small white "Home Defender" button worn by a resident of Topeka, Kansas. Followers of Carry A. Nation, a devout Christian and nationally recognized temperance advocate wore these buttons. Nation, a resident of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, achieved infamy for attacking saloons with a hatchet to discourage drinking. She was frequently jailed for vandalism. She considered a home defender to be anyone who fought to protect his or her home from the ravages of alcohol. Those that shared Nation's temperance sentiment were encouraged to wear these buttons signaling their allegiance. In 1901, Nation herself donated this pin to the Kansas Historical Society.


James M. Cox political pin

James M. Cox political pin
Date: 1920
James M. Cox was serving as Governor of Ohio when the Democratic party nominated him a candidate for the presidential election of 1920. Franklin D. Roosevelt was his running mate. Cox lost the election to Warren G. Harding.


Jeremiah Simpson political ribbon

Jeremiah Simpson political ribbon
Date: between 1892 and 1898
Jeremiah (Jerry) Simpson (1842-1905) served in the Civil War and moved to Barber Co. near Medicine Lodge Kansas in 1878. He unsuccessfully ran for the Kansas House of Representatives on the Independent ticket twice, but served two terms as a populist from 1891-1895 and one term from 1897-1899.


Jeremiah Simpson political ribbon

Jeremiah Simpson political ribbon
Date: between 1892 and 1893
Jeremiah (Jerry) Simpson (1842-1905) served in the Civil War and moved to Barber County near Medicine Lodge, Kansas in 1878. He unsuccessfully ran for the Kansas House of Representatives on the Independent ticket twice, but served two terms as a populist from 1891-1895 and one term from 1897-1899. Lorenzo Dow Lewelling (1846-1900) moved from Salem, Iowa to Wichita, Kansas in 1887. In 1892 he was elected and served as the populist governor of Kansas. In 1894 he was nominated for a second term but the platform declared in favor of woman suffrage, which alienated Democratic support, and this, together with the recollections of the stormy scenes attending the opening days of his administration, encompassed his defeat. Beginning in 1896 he served in the Kansas senate until his death in Arkansas City, Kansas in 1900.


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