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7th and 8th grade class, Alma, Kansas

7th and 8th grade class, Alma, Kansas
Date: 1923
Black and white photograph of the 7th and 8th grade students, with their teacher Mr. M. O. Wright, in Alma, Kansas. Some of the students have been identified as Esther Mathies, Art Thowe, Helen Johnson, Alma Heitzman, Leola Haller, Willie Johnson, Genevieve Graves, Wilbur Noller, Alberta Thoes, Norman Anderson, Lola Simpson, Selena Feiden, Dorthory Johnson, Carl Diepenbrock, Arthur Zeckser, Paula Geisler, Othmar Undorf, Gus Delfs, Jack Miller, Victor Cox, and Harold Kraus.


Aerial view of the State Industrial School for Boys

Aerial view of the State Industrial School for Boys
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
State Industrial School for Boys opened its doors in 1881 to educate young men who had committed criminal acts. The school was located north of the capitol building on about 170 acres of land that was given by the city of Topeka.


African American school, Grasshopper Falls, Kansas

African American school, Grasshopper Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows a group of African American students and their teachers standing in front of the "first black school in Kansas," according to the handwritten caption on the back of the image. (This statement is incorrect.) The structure was located in Grasshopper Falls which is present day Valley Falls, Kansas.


African American school, Nicodemus, Kansas

African American school, Nicodemus, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This black and white photograph shows a group of African American students and their teachers standing in front of an unidentified school in Nicodemus, Kansas. Some of the individuals have been identified as Annabelle Taylor, Esther Pace, Jennie Vaughn, Clara Wellington, Cora Ward, Rose Sayers, Jessie Kirtley, Leonard Van Duvall, Arthur Pace, Montagne Loyd, Florence Page, Ira Hall, Charley Vaughn, Velda Van Duvall, James Kirtley, Harry Kirtley, Leroy Van Duvall, Johnson Kirtley, Hattie Burney, and Lula Craig.


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.


Alma instructors on high school steps in Alma, Kansas

Alma instructors on high school steps in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1905
Photograph of school instructors standing on the front steps of Alma High School in Alma, Kansas. William Pringle, Nellie Henderson, Robert Strowig, and Mable (Strowig) Crawford are identified.


Alton school, Alton, Kansas

Alton school, Alton, Kansas
Creator: Parratt, R. H.
Date: May 12, 1920
This is a panoramic photo of the Junior and Senior High School students and teachers taken outside the school.


A public school, Garfield, Kansas

A public school, Garfield, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1930
Photo of public school building in Garfield.


Arched entrance to Haskell Institute

Arched entrance to Haskell Institute
Creator: Round Corner Drug Co.
Date: Between 1920 and 1950
The photograph shows a view of the arched entrance to Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University.


Arkalon schoolhouse in Arkalon, Kansas

Arkalon schoolhouse in Arkalon, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
This is a photograph of the Arkalon schoolhouse in Arkalon, Seward County, Kansas. It is a two story frame structure.


Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Arma mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905-1943
Photographs and postcards of the mining camp, businesses, community interests, residents, and buildings in Arma, Kansas. The city of Arma was incorporated in 1909 and is located in Crawford County about nine miles north of Pittsburg. Previously the area was known as Rust, a small coal camp laid out in 1886. The town was inhabited by miners from many of the surrounding mines. Arma continues today and is home to a few businesses, a grade school and a high school.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part seven of twelve. The stockyards in Kansas City, Kansas, the Soldier's Home in Leavenworth, and Ft. Scott High School are some of the featured photographs.


A school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas

A school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
Students pose with their teacher in front of a school house made of adobe bricks, Greeley County, Kansas.


Basketball game, Randolph High School, Randolph, Kansas

Basketball game, Randolph High School, Randolph, Kansas
Date: Between 1923 and 1925
An interior view showing a basketball game at Randolph High School auditorium, Randolph, Kansas. John Matchett is the player on the right waiting to jump at the tip-off.


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1922
An informal portrait of the members of the girl's basketball team at De Soto High School in De Soto, Kansas. One girl holds a basketball labeled "D.H.S."


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1924
This is an informal portrait of the coach and members of the De Soto High School girls' basketball team in De Soto, Kansas. A girl is holding a basketball with "DHS 1924" written on it. Also visible are a parked car, buildings, and a bicycle in the background.


Basketball teams at Boswell Junior High School in Topeka, Kansas

Basketball teams at Boswell Junior High School in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1940-1960
Here are photographs showing basketball teams at Boswell Junior High School. The school was located at 1301 S. W. Boswell in Topeka, Kansas.


Bell View School, Seward County, Kansas

Bell View School, Seward County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This is a photograph showing the Bell View School, District 71, in Seward County, Kansas. Students, parents, and teachers are pictured in front of the building.


Benham school house, Topeka, Kansas

Benham school house, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph of students standing in front of the Benham schoolhouse, District 38, in Shawnee County, Kansas. This school was located at the southwest corner of 29th and Croco.


Billboard showing businesses, Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas

Billboard showing businesses, Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
A curtain hanging in the Dewitt School, showing business advertisements for Iola and Humboldt, Kansas. Businesses shown are the Lehman Clothing Store, Bill Dauster Radio Sales and Service, Ira B. Frank Optical Co., Redfield-Cannon Insurance Agency, Wilcox Service Station, Johnson Funeral Home, Parisian Cleaners, Giles Beauty and Barber Shop, The Style Shop, Ehrig Plumbing Electric, Pickarts Bros. Confectionary, Humboldt National Bank, Leflers Jeweler, The Modern Dress Shop, Gibson Studio, J.H. Osborn Lumber Co., Humboldt Brick and Tile, Clark Lumber, Lymons Café, Richardson's, and Shannon and Shannon.


Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, which was the county seat of Chase County. The legend at the bottom identifies churches, schools, the Courthouse, hotels, newspapers, wagon shops, and a flour mill. Street names are given. The Cottonwood River and Spring Creek run near the community. A subtitle indicates that Cottonwood Falls is one mile from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Peabody, Marion County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Peabody, Marion County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Peabody, Marion County, Kansas. The legend at the bottom of the image identifies churches, schools, banks, a printing office, a hotel, a flour mill and wagon shops. The business district is very distinct. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad ran through the town. The inset in the middle bottom depicts the Peabody Library. There is a race track in the upper left area of the lithograph. It was drawn by D. D. Morse in 1878 and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Sterling, Rice County, Kansas. The streets are named but the buildings are not identified. The business district is obvious as are the residences. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad ran through Sterling. There is a large public building on its own block that is probably a public school, based on information from other maps. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas
Creator: Koch, Augustus
Date: 1883
This colored bird's eye view of Kingman, Kansas, was drawn by Augustus Koch of Kansas City, Missouri. It shows the court house, two schools, a hotel, and the Methodist Episcopal Church. The street names are on the image and the location of the business district is very obvious. Individual houses are also visible. There is a windmill at the corner of Main and Avenue A. The south fork of the Ninnescah River runs through Kingman.


Bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1880
This colored lithograph presents a bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas. The Kansas River runs through the fore ground of the image. Street names are easily visible. The lithograph has two legends. The one on the left is titled "The New" and the one on the right is "The Old." The "new" legend identifies churches, businesses, manufacturing,railroad depots, schools, and "Kansas State University," which is actually the University of Kansas. The "old" legend includes the first house in Lawrence and homes of early settlers, structures related to the New England Emigrant Aid Society, newspapers, hotels, churches, and other early structures. An inset in the lower right corner depicts Lawrence in 1855. Bismarck Grove, a park and fair ground, is in the lower left insert on the image. The bird's eye view was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Wm. Zeuch & Co., Chicago, Illinois.


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