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Actor Karl Malden and Roy Menninger, M.D.

Actor Karl Malden and Roy Menninger, M.D.
Date: 1993
Actor Karl Malden was a member of the Board of Directors of the Menninger Foundation. He is shown here with Roy Menninger, M.D., in 1993 at a gathering in Los Angeles, California.


Advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus

Advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus
Date: Between January 01, 1930 and December 31, 1939
Photo of an advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus presenting Reb Russell and his horse, Rebel


Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company

Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company
Creator: Bull, Niels
Date: May 17, 1893
This is an exclusive contract between Niels Bull, his wife Margarita Bull, their six year old son Morten Bull of Singsaas, Herred, Norway, and the Lapland Exhibit Company of Chicago, Illinois, by P. H. Coney, President and Superintendent, and Emil Arner, Vice-President and Manager. The Bull family agrees to work, exhibit, and perform in native costume at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois or elsewhere in the United States of American for the Lapland Exhibit Company. Their family pay rate was 12 kroners per day. The contract was canceled October 31, 1893. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. Emil Arner may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 227115.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows actor Joseph Cotten, best remembered for his role as Jedediah Leland in the movie Citizen Kane, informally posing on the steps of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company passenger car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows actor and singer Bing Crosby standing beside two unidentified woman in front of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company passenger car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows actor Alan Ladd sharing a meal with possible members of his family inside an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company dining car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between May 14, 1937 and May 15, 1937
This black and white photograph shows actor and radio personality Edgar Bergen with his ventriloquist figures aboard a 6,000HP Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company diesel electric engine.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between January 1956 and February 1956
This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz talking to a porter from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. The couple were promoting their movie "Forever Darling" with a cross country tour, by way of the Santa Fe's Super Chief, to major U.S. cities.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between January 1956 and February 1956
This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz holding a heart shaped wreath. The couple were promoting their movie "Forever Darling" with a cross country tour, by way of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief, to major U.S. cities.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Date: Between January 1956 and February 1956
This black and white photograph shows actress and comedian Lucille Ball and her husband actor and musician Desi Arnaz standing on the rear platform of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company passenger car. The couple were promoting their movie Forever Darling with a cross country tour to major U. S. cities.


Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton
Date: Around 1905
This is a photograph of silent film comedian and director Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, 1895-1966, as a child. Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas, and performed as a member of his parents' vaudevillian act from the age of three.


Charles "Buddy" Rogers

Charles "Buddy" Rogers
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
A portrait of Charles "Buddy" Rogers, 1904-1999, actor and jazz musician. Rogers was born in Olathe, Kansas and began his acting career in the mid-1920s. In his most remembered film, he starred opposite Clara Bow in the 1927 Academy Award winning picture "Wings." The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Rogers in 1985 with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.


Charles "Buddy" Rogers

Charles "Buddy" Rogers
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
A portrait of Charles "Buddy" Rogers, 1904-1999, actor and jazz musician. Rogers was born in Olathe, Kansas and began his acting career in the mid-1920s. In his most remembered film, he starred opposite Clara Bow in the 1927 Academy Award winning picture "Wings." The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Rogers in 1985 with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.


Downie Brothers Circus

Downie Brothers Circus
Creator: Kelty, Edward J, 1888-1967
Date: June 1, 1939
A photograph of the Downie Brothers Circus performers, crew, and band members posed before a large circus tent in Newburg, New York. Native Kansan Reb Russell performed with this circus.


Edward Asner and Dan Lykins

Edward Asner and Dan Lykins
Creator: Topeka Capital-Journal
Date: 2010
A photograph of Edward Asner and Dan Lykins taken in Topeka, Kansas. Asner, a native of Kansas City, was in Topeka presenting his one-man stage performance of "FDR" at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.


Fred Andrew Stone

Fred Andrew Stone
Creator: White
Date: February 26, 1917
Portrait of Fred Andrew Stone, 1873-1959, actor and author, Fred Stone performed in vaudeville, stage musicals, and movies. He was known especially for his acrobatic dancing and engaging onstage personality. Stone was raised in Topeka, Kansas, and made his stage debut there at age 11.


Fred Andrew Stone with a circus group

Fred Andrew Stone with a circus group
Date: Between 1885 and 1895
Fred Andrew Stone, 1873-1959, actor and author, with a group of circus performers, copied from Rolling Stone by Fred Stone. He performed in vaudeville, stage musicals, and movies. He was known especially for his acrobatic dancing and engaging onstage personality. Stone was raised in Topeka, Kansas, and made his stage debut there at age 11.


Fred Andrew and Eddie Stone

Fred Andrew and Eddie Stone
Date: Between 1885 and 1895
Fred Andrew Stone, 1873-1959, actor and author, with his brother Eddie (d.1903), copied from Rolling Stone. The photograph is captiioned "Under the Big Top 'My little brother was top mounter.'" Fred and Eddie Stone performed in vaudeville, stage musicals, and movies. They were known especially for their acrobatic dancing and engaging onstage personality. The Stones were raised in Topeka, Kansas, and they made their stage debut as young children.


Fred Stone

Fred Stone
Date: Between 1902 and 1904
This is a photograph of Fred Stone as the Scarecrow in the Broadway show 'The Wizard of Oz', which is always associated with Kansas. He gained notoriety with this role and went on to become a popular actor on Broadway and in feature films. This photograph was copied from Fred Stone's autobiography Rolling Stone.


Georgia Neese Clark Gray

Georgia Neese Clark Gray
Date: Between 1935 and 1940
A formal portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995, of Richland, Kansas. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964, and was appointed by President Harry S. Truman on June 9, 1949 as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer, 1949-1953.


Georgia Neese Clark Gray

Georgia Neese Clark Gray
Date: 1949
This is a signed studio portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964. On June 9, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed her as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer. She served from 1949-1953. She was born in 1898 in Richland, Kansas, to Albert and Ellen Neese, Gray attended school in Topeka and graduated from Washburn College in 1921. During college, she developed an interest in acting and after graduation attended the Franklin Sargent School of Dramatic Art and spent nearly ten years acting with various stock companies. She married her manager, George M. Clark in 1929. They divorced in the mid-1940s. She started working at her father's Richland State Bank as an assistant cashier in 1935 and became president in 1937 following his death. She became active in the state Democratic Party and was elected National Committee Woman in Kansas in 1936, a position she held until 1964. She was an articulate and well-liked representative of the party and an early supporter of Harry Truman. It was this support that brought about her nomination as the first woman to be Treasurer of the United States. She served in that office from June 1949 until January 1953 when Truman left office.


Jess Willard

Jess Willard
Date: Between 1915 and 1919
This photograph shows Jess Willard before a boxing match. Willard, a native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was known in the boxing world, had a career of twenty-five wins, but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard passed away at the age of eighty-six in Los Angeles, California.


Jess Willard

Jess Willard
Date: Between 1910s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows Jess Willard (1888-1968). Willard a native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was called, had a career of twenty-five wins but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles, California.


Jess Willard

Jess Willard
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This photograph shows Jess Willard standing with a group of men. Willard, a native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was known in the boxing world, had a career of twenty-five wins, but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard passed away at the age of eighty-six in Los Angeles, California.


Jess Willard

Jess Willard
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph shows Jess Willard,(1888-1968). Willard a native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was known in the boxing world, had a career of twenty-five wins, but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard passed away at the age of eighty-six in Los Angeles, California.


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