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Art and craft shop, Wichita, Kansas

Art and craft shop, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1942
Arts and craft shop at a recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel, Wichita, Kansas. The shop was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Babe Ruth League team from Topeka

Babe Ruth League team from Topeka
Creator: Bradley's Redwood Studio, Wellington
Date: 1967
This photograph from 1967 shows a Babe Ruth youth baseball team from Topeka. Pictured in the top row are (l to r): Mr. Cochran (coach); Tom Smith; John Artzer; Don Carrol; Ron Renfro; Skip Moore; Tommy Cochran; Bobby Schwardt; and Harland Coffman (coach). Kneeling in the front are (l to r): Frankie Boos; Greg Johnston; Terry Cochran; Steve Downey; Marty Coffman; unidentified; Bill Hamlin; Terry Maddux; and Tyron Thompson. The team was sponsored by Lindy's Market and the Coffee Cup Cafe. The photograph, taken in Wellington during a state Babe Ruth tournament, was made by Bradley's Redwood Studio. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Band concert, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Band concert, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These soldiers are seated in the audience at a Works Progress Administration band concert, Recreation Hall, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas

Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This baseball game is at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The game was part of a program supported by the Works Progress Administration.


Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas

Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This baseball game is at the Naval Air Base, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas

Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
these women serving soft drinks at a baseball game in Kansas City, Kansas. The Naval Air Base was one of the teams playing baseball, and the photo shows baseball players and men in Navy uniforms. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas

Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This a a photograph of a baseball game between the Army and Navy at Kensington Park, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity part of the Works Progress Administration.


Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas

Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This baseball game is at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The game was part of a program supported by the Works Progress Administration.


Baseball game, State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas

Baseball game, State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This color postcard, entitled "Athletic Field, State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas," depicts a birds-eye view of a baseball game in progress at the school. The image includes the baseball field and players, fans in the grandstand and bleachers, and the surrounding neighborhood. The State Normal School was the predecessor of Emporia State University.


Baseball game, Tribune, Kansas

Baseball game, Tribune, Kansas
Date: 1908
This black and white photograph of a baseball game was taken in Tribune on July 4, 1908. A portion of the town is visible, including buildings and windmills. The photograph includes the following note: "Tribune v. Towner. July 4th 1908."


Baseball game at Valley Falls, Kansas

Baseball game at Valley Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph was taken from the outfield vantage point of a baseball game in Valley Falls. The players and playing field are visible, as are the grandstand and bleachers filled with spectators, and an advertisement that reads in part, "Lou Hauck's Big Store, Furniture & Rugs."


Baseball players, Marshall County, Kansas

Baseball players, Marshall County, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: July 4, 1914
This is a view of a baseball player at bat, with a catcher standing behind, during a July 4th baseball game in Marshall County, Kansas. Also visible are a crowd of spectators and other baseball players.


Baseball players in Newton, Kansas

Baseball players in Newton, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1923
These 10 snapshots from the early 1920s show players from the Newton town team at their ballpark. Only one of the players has been identified. Ross Kirkpatrick (whose last name was sometimes abbreviated to Kirk or Kirke) appears in the only snapshot of the entire team. He is standing, fourth from the left.


Baseball team, Iola, Kansas

Baseball team, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, Arthur
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows members of a men's baseball team from Iola, Kansas. Visible in the background are spectators seated on wooden bleachers.


Baseball team, Iola, Kansas

Baseball team, Iola, Kansas
Date: 1925
This black and white photograph shows members of a men's baseball team from Iola, Kansas.


Baseball team, Marysville, Kansas

Baseball team, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1930
This photograph shows the managers and members of the Athletic Club baseball team of Marysville, Kansas, posed in their uniforms on the city's baseball field. The members of the team are identified, from left to right, as: Dunning, Ford, Hall, Siebert, Kramer, Sweet, Woods, Thompson, Kirkman, Ebert, L. Cook, H. Cook, and Gerkins. Also visible are a young girl, parked automobiles, and spectators on the field's bleachers in the background.


Bismark Grove, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismark Grove, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 18, 1882-September 23, 1882
This is a colored lithograph of Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas. It served as the site of the Western National Fair Association. The upper image shows the exposition grounds including the agricultural hall, the main exhibition hall, the machinery hall, and tracks, stands, and stables for racing. The view in the lower lift depicts the "Art Hall and Vicinity." The entrance to the fair grounds, including a depot and main gate is shown at the lower right of the image. The legend at the bottom of the lithograph states that there are 258 acres in the fiar grounds, the cost of improvements was $100,000, the distance from the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence was one mile, and the seating capacity in the Tabernacle is 5000. It also gives the distance from Lawrence to Leavenworth, Kansas City, and Topeka. Ramsey, Millett, & Hudson Lithograph, Kansas City (no state given) produced the lithograph.


Blackfeet Indian Chiefs

Blackfeet Indian Chiefs
Creator: Palenske Photo; Burlington, KS
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
Blackfeet Indian Chiefs at dedication of Haskell Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas.


Bloomer and Mother Hubbard baseball team, Junction City, Kansas

Bloomer and Mother Hubbard baseball team, Junction City, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1915
This is an informal portrait of the members of the Bloomer and Mother Hubbard baseball team in Junction City, Kansas. Some of the players are dressed in women's dresses and bonnets. Also visible are spectators on the bleachers behind the team.


Bullfight

Bullfight
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a panoramic photograph showing a bullfight possibly in Dodge City, Kansas. Kansas Memory item 213572 contains a photograph of a bullfight in the same arena.


Bullfight

Bullfight
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph showing a bullfight possibly held in Dodge City, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are three bullfighters. If you look closely, the bullfighter shown jumping over a bull was inserted later by the photographer. People watching the bullfight are seated in a stadium with wooden walls and bleachers. Kansas Memory item 309511 contains a view of a bullfight in the same arena.


Camp Funston baseball team, Geary County, Kansas

Camp Funston baseball team, Geary County, Kansas
Date: 1918
This is a photograph of one of the most talented and renowned of the soldier baseball teams organized during World War I. The team was assembled at Camp Funston to represent the 342d Field Artillery unit of the army's 89th Division. The team's headliner was Grover Cleveland Alexander, the Chicago Cubs pitcher and future hall-of-famer. Other major league players were featured on the team, as were standout players from the college and semipro ranks. A cropped version of this photograph was published in The Sporting News in September 1918. From the caption accompanying the published photo, the players are identified as follows (from left to right): unknown; George "Potsy" Clark; Brown; Monroe "Poge" Lewis; Ad Lindsey; Win Noyes; Malcolm Andruss; Colonel George Nugent (regimental commander); Grover Alexander; Clarence Mitchell; Otis Lambeth; Chuck Ward; Lloyd Waite; Franklin "Dutch" Wetzel; Balingal; and, unknown. One of the team's major league players--Otis Lambeth--was a native of Allen County, Kansas and was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians at the time of his induction into the army. Ad Lindsey had been a star on the University of Kansas football team, and would become the university's head football coach in the 1930s. Another of the team's players, Potsy Clark, coached both football and baseball at the University of Kansas in the early 1920s. A stamp on the reverse of the image states that it was "released" on June 10, 1918. However, the photograph was probably taken in May 1918.


Children playing baseball, Kansas City, Kansas

Children playing baseball, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These children are playing baseball at Waterway Park in Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration. There is a stone structure in the background.


Coliseum at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympics

Coliseum at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympics
Date: 1932
This is a photograph of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where the 1932 Olympic games were held.


Columbus, Kansas

Columbus, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Here are several photographs and postcards of Columbus, Kansas. Columbus is the county seat of Cherokee County and the commercial center for the area. Being a railroad junction, shipping was an important part of its value to the early mining era. Columbus was founded in 1868 and its first post office was opened in 1869. Images include schools, churches, street scenes, the courthouse, the electric light plant, and parks.


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