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Album of Topeka, Kansas

Album of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Ward Brothers, Columbus, Ohio
Date: 1888
This printed album contains engravings of public buildings and homes in Topeka, Kansas.


Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas

Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas
Creator: Hannaford, Ed
Date: 1901
This is an album containing photographs of Marion, Kansas, and the Coble family. Included in the album are photographs of Governor Edward Hoch's house, a picnic in Central Park, Mr. and Mrs. Trenner and their house, L. F. Keller's house, the Frazier family, the Marion Presbyterian Church and parsonage, Bessie Thompson's children, William and Aline Frazier in a lilly pond, and an outing to Chingawasa Springs on the Marion Belt and Chingawasa Springs Railroad .


American Legion Rosedale Post 346 photo album

American Legion Rosedale Post 346 photo album
Date: 1940-1969
Photographs of events held by Rosedale Post #346 of American Legion Post. Many of the people pictured are identified on the backs of the photographs. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Anita Straub photo album

Anita Straub photo album
Creator: Straub, Anita
Date: 1940-1959
Photographs documenting the childhood of Anita Straub growing up in Rosedale, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Brewery album

Brewery album
Date: Between 1906 and 1911
A photograph album containing 37 photographs of saloons, Turner Halls, breweries, Shawnee County Courthouse, and shipping and delivery of beer in northeast Kansas.


Brownell High School Album

Brownell High School Album
Date: 1916-1960
This is an album containing photographs of Brownell High School including the school building; the 1939 girls' basketball team; the foundation of the first rock schoolhouse named Vansberg built by Jake Stull in 1884; and members of the senior classes from 1916-1960. For the years 1928, 1932 and 1933 there are no photographs of the senior class members only lists of names.


Camp Funston photograph album

Camp Funston photograph album
Creator: Raymond, Clarence
Date: Between 1917 and 1920
This photograph album contains scenes of Camp Funston compiled by Clarence Raymond, who was stationed at the camp. Included in the album are photographs of a variety of buildings including the post exchange, a post office, theatre, "rustic rest room" and a YMCA. Other images capture soldiers, military maneuvers, the First Kansas Territorial Capitol, an infirmary, weapons, troops and equipment, soldiers with weapons, living quarters, and numerous images of his future wife, Bernice Howe. Camp Funston, built on the Fort Riley reservation near Junction City, Kansas, was one of sixteen Divisional Cantonment Training Camps established at the outbreak of World War I. Construction began during the summer of 1917 and eventually encompassed approximately 1,400 buildings on 2,000 acres.


Cherokee, Kansas, album

Cherokee, Kansas, album
Date: Between 1895 and 1905
A souvenir album of Cherokee, Kansas. Included are photographs of the business district, the public school, the Frisco station, and the railroad yards.


Commissioned Officers of Bourbon County in the World War, 1917-1919.

Commissioned Officers of Bourbon County in the World War, 1917-1919.
Creator: Cory, C. E. (Charles Estabrook), b. 1852
Date: 1956
This album contains portraits and biographical information on World War I commissioned officers from Bourbon County, Kansas.


Donald Appletrad's World War II photographs and diary

Donald Appletrad's World War II photographs and diary
Creator: Appletrad, Donald
Date: 1943-1945
These are two World War II photograph albums and a diary which belonged to Donald Appletrad. During World War II, he served in the Office of Strategic Services Headquarters Company 2677 Regiment, United States Army. Donald Appletrad was born October 11, 1909 in Leonardville, Kansas, the son of Olaf and Lydia Appletrad.


Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp family histories and photographs

Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp family histories and photographs
Creator: Ekart, Sylvester C
Date: 1865-1993
These two volumes contain photographs of people and structures related to the various families in the title. There are also a number of copies of records from the St. Joseph Church, Flush, Kansas. Page 16A has a copy of a Civil War discharge (1865) for Constantin Umscheid, who served in Company H, 11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry. The content was collected and compiled by Sylvester Ekart in the course of preparing the Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp familiy histories. A name index is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Harry Hilderman photograph album

Harry Hilderman photograph album
Creator: Hilderman, Marilyn
Date: 1925-1962
This is an album containing photographs of Harry Hilderman, his family, and friends. Included in the album are photos of Meadow Acres Ballroom located in Topeka, Kansas.


Harry Walter Colmery, American Legion Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium.

Harry Walter Colmery, American Legion Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium.
Creator: American Battle Monuments Commission
Date: August 8, 1937
This is a photograph of Harry Walter Colmey, American Legion National Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium, August 8, 1937. It was copied from Dedications American War Memorials In Europe, 1937.


James Asbury Power, Jr.'s World War II photograph album

James Asbury Power, Jr.'s World War II photograph album
Date: 1945-1946
This is James Asbury Power, Jr's World War II photograph album. He was a member of the 3291 Signal Base Depot Company serving in Japan. Included in the album are photos of Camp Smith, New York; Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokuska, and Nikko, Japan; Roosevelt Park; Pacific Stars and Stripes?the First Year, Sept. 2, 1946; Order to Report for Induction; IRTC Handbook Camp Blanding, Florida; and a document thanking Power for his service.


Kansas Free Fair album

Kansas Free Fair album
Creator: Farrow, W. F.
Date: 1888-1924
This album contains photographs of the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas State Fair Association was organized in 1880 with a representative from each county for the purpose of holding a statewide fair in Topeka. The first Kansas State Fair was held September 12-17, 1881. The Topeka fair became the Kansas Free Fair in 1915, then in 1958 the Mid America Fair, and in 1977 again was renamed to the Sunflower State Fair. The Shawnee County Fair continues to be held annually on the grounds, and the Kansas Expocentre, which opened in 1987 as a conference and event center, retains the remodeled Agricultural Hall, Heritage Hall, Livestock Pavilion and Exposition Hall (now known as Maner Conference Center) from the earlier fairgrounds. Many of these buildings are pictured in this album along with panoramic and interior views of the grounds, grandstands, arenas, tents, food stalls, parking lots and Ferris wheel; the Old Soldiers Reunion; G.A.R Reunion; troops from Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley; parades and bands; horse and auto racing; woman pilot Katherine Stinson; the farmerettes; exhibitions of art work, quilts, livestock, cakes, stills confiscated during prohibition, commercial goods and government services; Cho-Cho the Health Clown, a Baby Clinic and Eugenics Clinic; 4-H and Boys and Girls club events; cow-milking and spelling contests; fireworks, and the fairgrounds covered in snow.


Letters to Mrs. E. F. Stanley

Letters to Mrs. E. F. Stanley
Date: 1949
This three-ring notebook, given to Mrs. E. F. Stanley, contains letters and photographs in honor and appreciation for her work with the Altruist Club of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas.


Mark Elliott scrapbook

Mark Elliott scrapbook
Date: 1960-1989
This is a scrapbook filled with photographs, news clippings, programs, and brochures detailing the life and athletic exploits of Mark Elliott during the years of 1960 through 1989. Mark Elliott, originally from Silver Lake, Kansas, was the state-record holder for career home runs with 36 until it was broken in 2004 by another Silver Lake athlete, Josh Workman. He also went 8-0 as a pitcher in 1977 for the Silver Lake Eagles. Mark played football at Washburn University and was drafted in 1977 by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent three seasons in the minors, hitting .262 with 12 home runs. When he graduated from Silver Lake, Elliott also held the career record for passing yards with 5,525. He also was a well renowned golfer in Topeka, winning four straight City Stroke Play titles from 2007-10 and two straight City Match Play titles from 2007-08 in addition to numerous KGA titles. The son of former Washburn football and baseball coach Larry Elliott, Mark coached the Kansas State golf team from 1991-97.


Mark Elliott scrapbook

Mark Elliott scrapbook
Date: 1960-1989
This is a scrapbook filled with photographs, news clippings, programs, and brochures detailing the athletic exploits of Mark Elliott during the years of 1960 through 1989. Mark Elliott, originally from Silver Lake, Kansas, was the state-record holder for career home runs with 36 until it was broken in 2004 by another Silver Lake athlete, Josh Workman. He also went 8-0 as a pitcher in 1977 for the Silver Lake Eagles. Mark played football at Washburn University and was drafted in 1977 by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent three seasons in the minors, hitting .262 with 12 home runs. When he graduated from Silver Lake, Elliott also held the career record for passing yards with 5,525. He also was a well renowned golfer in Topeka, winning four straight City Stroke Play titles from 2007-10 and two straight City Match Play titles from 2007-08 in addition to numerous KGA titles. The son of former Washburn football and baseball coach Larry Elliott, Mark coached the Kansas State golf team from 1991-97.


Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri

Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri
Date: 1906
This album contains photographs of Pastime Theatre; agriculture scenes; livestock; Lenexa Amusement Company; Lenexa Vaudeville Company; Union Pacific motor car; baseball; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train; depots; motor train; Lenexa Mill; Missouri & Kansas Interurban; Lenexa street scenes and businesses; rural school; judges of the first city election in Lenexa, Kansas; views of Mahaska, Kansas; Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri; and views of various Missouri towns.


Prescription slips pasted into a prescription register, Spring Hill, Kansas

Prescription slips pasted into a prescription register, Spring Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1898 and 1900
These images show small handwritten prescription slips from various doctors in the region of Spring Hill, Kansas, pasted into a prescription register belonging to Henry Adams, a registered prescription druggist in Spring Hill. Only a few sample pages are shown here. Partially visible on the prescription slips are examples of old-fashioned prescription compounding instructions for the pharmacist. Some chemical names and instructions are in Latin or use standardized Latin abbreviations, and some parts of the instructions are indicated using special apothecary symbols for units of measurement such as ounces and drams. Some parts of the prescription, such as instructions for the patient about taking the prescription, are in English. The entire prescription register contains over 200 pages filled with such prescriptions.


Rusty Hilderman photograph album

Rusty Hilderman photograph album
Creator: Hilderman, Marilyn
Date: 1946-1965
Here photographs selected from Rusty Hilderman's photo album show Hilderman from birth to enlistment in the military. The Hilderman family lived in Hutchinson, Kansas where Rusty attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Belvoir School, and Liberty Middle School. Hilderman was active in Cub and Boy Scouts and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Included are photographs of Rusty, family, and friends involved in daily activities including fishing, camping, driving vehicles and school activities. One photograph shows Rusty seated on a lion statue at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.


S. H. Fairfield home in Topeka, Kansas

S. H. Fairfield home in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is an album containing photographs of the S. H. Fairfield home located at 1108 Throop Street in Topeka, Kansas.


Stephen Hurd Smith family photograph albums, Topeka, Kansas

Stephen Hurd Smith family photograph albums, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1984
These are three albums with photographs, letters and newspaper clippings documenting the life of Stephen Hurd Smith and his family. Smith was born in Grantville, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Smith. After the death of his wife, Dr. Smith moved the family to Topeka where Stephen Hurd Smith graduated from Topeka High School. He began his career working at Hall Lithographing Inc. selling cameras, and later started his own successful business Steve Smith Audio-Visuals Inc., Topeka, Kansas. In addition to his audio-visual business, he produced films on fire safety and training that were widely used throughout the United States. Smith married Ruth Royer in 1920 and they had two daughters and one son.


The life and times of Howard Athon, a pictorial account

The life and times of Howard Athon, a pictorial account
Date: 1900-1985
This is a photograph album containing photographs of Howard Lincoln Athon. He was born and grew up in Quenemo, Kansas. After graduating from high school, he joined the U S. Navy during World War I. When he returned home, he married Roberta in December 1922 and they lived in Gridley, Kansas for about a year. Howard worked in the oil fields until they closed. The Athons moved to Topeka where he went into the flying business. On July 29, 1931 Howard was involved in a flying accident. His two-seater American Eagle biplane fell from 2,000 feet and crashed in the Kansas River, and A. J. McKimmey, the passenger, died instantly and Howard was seriously injured. Howard went on to be an electrician after the accident. His work included wiring at Forbes Field, and several missile sites in northeast Kansas and Sedalia, Missouri.


Thomas Soza's family photograph album

Thomas Soza's family photograph album
Creator: Soza, Thomas
Date: Between 1920 and 1960
This is Thomas Soza's photograph album containing photos of his family and friends. Included in the album are photos of Lincoln School, fourth and fifth grades in 1955 and East Topeka High School.


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