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1000 B-29's

1000 B-29's
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1945
This article, published in the March 1945 edition of the Boeing Magazine, covers the completion of the 1,000 B-29 Superfortress in Wichita, Kansas.


A Negro Regiment in Action

A Negro Regiment in Action
Date: March 14, 1863
An iIllustration from pages 168-169 of the March 14, 1863 issue of "Harper's Weekly," titled "A Negro Regiment In Action."


A "Round-up"

A "Round-up"
Creator: Castaigne, A.
Date: June 1892
Cattle round-up sketched by A. Castaigne copied from Scribners Magazine, June 1892.


A Stampeded Herd

A Stampeded Herd
Creator: Castaigne, A.
Date: June 1892
Stampeded herd sketched by A. Castaigne copied from the June 1892 issue of Scribners Magazine. This image shows cowboys in the midst of a stampeding herd of cattle.


Allen and Gompers debate letters

Allen and Gompers debate letters
Creator: Colliers Magazine
Date: November 27, 1920
In these letters submitted to the Colliers Magazine, Kansas Governor Henry Allen and Samuel Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, continue the debate over the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations and workers' right to strike. The letters were written two months after the Allen-Gompers debate on the strike issue held in Carnegie Hall New York.


A memory of old Fort Harker

A memory of old Fort Harker
Creator: The Club Member
Date: February 1908
This reminiscence by Mrs. Henry Inman, published in The Club Member, describes her experiences as a Kansas pioneer. She moved to Fort Harker in January 1868 after a difficult journey in severe winter weather. She details various aspects of frontier life, including the U.S. military's conflicts with Native Americans and the daily struggle for survival. She also mentions how she met "Mother" Bickerdyke, and that her husband served in the Seventh Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer.


"Another Investigation Committee"

"Another Investigation Committee"
Date: January 31, 1880
This illustration by cartoonist Thomas Nast was published in Harper's Weekly. It depicts a potential Exoduster being questioned by a watchful Irishman with the caption "An' what right have you, sure, to be afther laving your native place an' coming here? Spake!" In the background a sign reads "Free Soil Kansas".


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 1916
This series of photographs, copied from Santa Fe magazine in February of 1916, show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey Houses in Syracuse, Kansas. The top image shows the first Harvey House. The structure built in 1881 in Coolidge, Kansas was moved to Syracuse, Kansas around 1885. A fire destroyed the facility in 1906. The bottom photograph shows the second Fred Harvey House called the Sequoyah Hotel. The hotel designed by Louis Curtiss opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was demolished in 1972.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's turntable, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's turntable, Syracuse, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August 1911
This photograph, copied from the August 1911 Santa Fe Magazine, shows employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company standing in front of steam locomotive #1871 on the turntable at Syracuse, Kansas. The turntable allowed for a steam locomotive to be turned around for a return trip.


Battle of Beecher's Island

Battle of Beecher's Island
Date: Oct. 17, 1868
An illustration of the Battle of Beecher's Island printed in Harper's Weekly on October 17, 1868.


Battle of Milliken's Bend

Battle of Milliken's Bend
Date: June 7, 1863
An illustration from Harper's Weekly, July 4, 1863, depicting the Battle of Milliken's Bend where African-American soldiers of the 8th, 9th, 11th, and 13th Louisiana Infantry Regiments and 1st Mississippi Infantry fought valiantly along side the 23rd Iowa Regiment against Confederate troops. Although the African-American soldiers were recently recruited and ill-equipped, they engaged the Confederate troops in one of the longest hand-to-hand battles of the Civil War. The battle finally ended after the Union gunboats Choctaw and Lexington arrived and began firing on the Rebels.


Battle of the Washita

Battle of the Washita
Creator: Taylor, James E., 1839-1901
Date: 1969
An illustration portraying General George Armstrong Custer's surprise attack on the Southern Cheyenne camp along the Washita River on November 27, 1868. This illustration was published in the July 1969 issue of Golden West Magazine - True Stories of the Old West, page 30. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens
Date: 1955
This is the cover from Better Homes and Gardens magazine, February 1955.


Biggest land transport

Biggest land transport
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1944
This article, published in the November 1944 edition of the Boeing Magazine, details the development of the Boeing 377 airliner. Produced at the end of World War II, the 377 Stratocruiser owed its development to the success of earlier Boeing airplanes, such as the B-29.


Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry

Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry
Date: 1859
Illustration showing soldiers bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia).


Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen magazine

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen magazine
Date: 1917
Semi-Monthly Magazine of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. The brotherhood was so named in 1906 and in 1919, with 116,990 members, the BLF&E led the fight for an eight-hour day for rail workers, and in 1926 pressed successfully for passage of the Railway Labor Act. The donor, Charles Goebel, was a Santa Fe employee for 46 years.


Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas

Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: April 19, 1867
This illustration portrays soldiers under the command of General Winfield S. Hancock burning a Cheyenne village on Pawnee Fork, thirty miles west of Fort Larned. The illustration was drawn by Theodore Davis and published in Harpers Weekly, April 19, 1867.


Burying dead insurgents after Harpers Ferry insurrection

Burying dead insurgents after Harpers Ferry insurrection
Creator: Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper
Date: 1859
A sketch of the dead Harpers Ferry insurgents being buried.


"Busted!" - A Deserted Railroad Town In Kansas

"Busted!" - A Deserted Railroad Town In Kansas
Creator: Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889
Date: 1874
This is an illustration titled "Busted! A Deserted Railroad Town in Kansas" published in Harper's Weekly, v. 18 (February 28, 1874), p. 192.


Butterfield's Overland mail coach starting out from Atchison, Kansas

Butterfield's Overland mail coach starting out from Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Harpers Weekly
Date: January 27, 1866
A drawing of a Butterfield Overland mail coach copied from Harper's Weekly, January 27, 1866.


C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: St. Louis Illustrated Magazine
Date: September 1880
An illustration depicting C. F. Kendall's Dry Goods, copied from the St. Louis Illustrated Magazine. Copied from the St. Louis Magazine, September 1880, page 398.


Capt. Cook brought out of jail

Capt. Cook brought out of jail
Date: 1859
An illustration of Captain John Cook, a John Brown follower, being brought out of jail and surrounded by soldiers.


Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia,  for trial

Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial
Date: 1859
An illustration showing Harpers Ferry prisoners being carried from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial.


Cattle drive on the Great Plains

Cattle drive on the Great Plains
Creator: Castaigne, J. Andre
Date: June, 1892
A magazine illustration showing a cattle drive on the Great Plains copied from Scribner's.


Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad

Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: September 07, 1867
This illustration portrays Union Pacific railroad workers being attacked by Cheyenne Indians on August 4, 1867. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on September 7, 1867. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


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