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$200 Reward! for runaway slaves

$200 Reward! for runaway slaves
Creator: Williams, G.D
Date: June 7, 1860
Wanted poster offering a reward of $200 for the capture of two slaves from Saline County, Missouri. It includes the names and descriptions of the two slaves.


2nd war loan

2nd war loan
Date: Between 1939 and 1945
This World War II era poster encourages citizen support of the war effort though the purchase of war bonds stating "They Give Their Lives - You Lend Your Money."


9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company D

9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company D
Date: Between 1861 and 1864
This is a poster for the 9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company D. It contains the names of officers, enlisted men, and those soldiers that were transferred, discharged, died, and deserted. The home towns of the soldiers are listed also. The poster has colored illustrations depicting the Civil War. The company was organized in Iola, Kansas. A history of the company is at the bottom of the poster but it is difficult to read. Portions of the poster have deteriorated.


A great town meeting

A great town meeting
Date: October 28, 1910
A poster announcing a town meeting for the citizens of Topeka, Kansas, at the Auditorium on October 28, 1910. The meeting was a public protest against the recent remarks by the Mayor of Topeka in opposition to the Prohibitory Law in Kansas.


Alf M. Landon for Governor

Alf M. Landon for Governor
Date: 1932
This is a campaign poster for Alf M. Landon running for Kansas governor. Landon served as the 26th Governor of Kansas, from January 9, 1933 to January 11, 1937.


All colored people that want to go to Kansas

All colored people that want to go to Kansas
Creator: Nicodemus Town Company
Date: 1877
This broadside advertises the availability of land in Nicodemus, Graham County, Kansas encouraging African-American immigration to Kansas. As noted on the poster, some African-American residents of Lexington, Kentucky, were moving to Nicodemus and consolidating themselves with the Nicodemus Town Company. Nicodemus was settled in 1877, and is the only surviving all-black settlement west of the Mississippi that was settled by former slaves during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. It is now a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.


A majority of people continue to go east via Sidney on the Union Pacific Railway

A majority of people continue to go east via Sidney on the Union Pacific Railway
Date: Betweem 1870 and 1890
This Union Pacific Railway poster promotes travel east from Sidney, Nebraska, on the Union Pacific Railway. It claims the Sidney and Black Hills Stage line passes over the best roads and has the best Concord Coaches. The stage line connects with the palace cars of the Union Pacific Railway to travel to all points east or west, crossing rivers on great iron bridges. At Omaha, Nebraska, or St. Joseph, Missouri, connections could be made to all points east, north, or south.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: September 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces the Anderson County fair. The poster includes a color illustration of a fair scene with livestock and exhibit buildings. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Date: August 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces a fair to be held in Anderson County, Kansas. The poster includes a color illustration of a sulky race with horses and riders. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Richmond Lithograph Company
Date: September 04, 1894-September 07, 1894
Baskets of crops and produce surround three children in this poster for the Anderson County, Kansas, fair. At the bottom, it lists R.T. Stokes, President, and M.L. White, Secretary, of the fair.


Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: October 4, 1881
A poster for the Anderson County fair. Poster viewers are encouraged to "Develop our Resources; Promote Home Interests; and Encourage Home Industries." Highlights include a speed ring, cattle show, and moderate gate fees. Fair officers are D. D. Judy, president, and A. C. Messenger, secretary.


Anderson County fair, Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair, Garnett, Kansas
Date: 1895
This poster announces the Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas. An illustration of a sulky, or chariot, race is included. M. L. White is the fair secretary.


Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas
Creator: Donaldson Lithograph Company
Date: September 03, 1895-September 05, 1895
Livestock and farm equipment are featured on this fair poster for Anderson County, Kansas. The fair dates are advertised as September 3-6, 1895, in Garnett. M.L. White is advertised as secretary of the fair.


Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas

Anderson County fair at Garnett, Kansas
Creator: Donaldson Lithograph Company
Date: September 03, 1895-September 05, 1895
A crowd is gathered on the fair grounds in this Anderson County, Kansas, fair poster. Adults, children, livestock, farm implements, and buildings are featured. M.L. White is listed as secretary of the fair.


And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair

And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair
Creator: Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Assocition
Date: September 12, 1888-September 14, 1888
This Greenleaf, Kansas, fair poster features two girls holding a hand fan.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878?
A large poster distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included on the poster is a full page map of the Pottawattomie Reserve on one side and four pictures of the land on the other. The poster/brochure was encouraging farming and settlement in this area because of ready access via the railroad to all markets east of Topeka. Included are brief descriptions of Topeka, Wamego, St. Mary's, Alma and other small towns. Prices and ways to purchase the land are detailed.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation from 1837 to 1868, and then owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; descriptions and prices of the lands.


Annual fair of the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association

Annual fair of the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association
Creator: Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association
Date: September 23 - 28, 1884
This poster announces a fair to held in Salina, Kansas, sponsored by the Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural & Mechanical Association. Highlights of the fair include speed trials each day, fine fruits and vegetable displays, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes many color illustrations of livestock, produce, and horse and high wheel bicycle racing. Activities include baseball games, bands, and running races. The fair is held in Oakdale Park, Salina, Kansas.


Antislavery Mass Meeting

Antislavery Mass Meeting
Date: November 26, 1859
Advertisement of an antislavery meeting to be held on December 2, 1859, in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, on the day that abolitionist John Brown was executed.


At Salina, Kansas

At Salina, Kansas
Creator: Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association
Date: September 23 - 26, 1884
This poster presumably announces an agricultural fair to be held at Salina, Kansas. The Saline County Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mechanical Association most likely produced the poster. An illustration of a sulky race is included.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.  The new southern route to Denver

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The new southern route to Denver
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1870s or 1880s
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad promotional advertisement encouraging travel on its new southern route to Denver, Colorado, and the San Juan gold and silver mines.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad schedule of prices for watch repairs

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad schedule of prices for watch repairs
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: August 1, 1919
A poster by the United States Railroad Administration for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad's Time Service Department detailing a schedule of prices for watch repairs. Various parts are listed including mainspring, balance wheel, cap and roller jewel, click spring and fourth wheel pinion to name a few. There were various prices for cleaning, case repairing, demagnetizing and others.


Babies' sore eyes is a dangerous disease

Babies' sore eyes is a dangerous disease
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, informs parents about the danger and treatment of Infantile Conjunctivitis and how to avoid needless blindness in children.


Baby will be unhappy and cross

Baby will be unhappy and cross
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A poster issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, outlining good infant care.


Baby will be well and happy

Baby will be well and happy
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, includes information on good baby care.


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