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A. Roenigk to George W. Martin

A. Roenigk to George W. Martin
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: April 08, 1907
A letter from Adolph Roenigk of Lincoln, Kansas, to George W. Martin, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Reonigk tells of his friend, Ferdinand Erhardt, and of Erhardt's service and friendship to the late Senator Plumb.


A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas

A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of A. S. Parsons' residence in Finney County, Kansas. In addition to the residence, an outbuilding is visible on the left side of the photo.


Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas

Abraham Eitzen farm, Marion County, Kansas
Date: 1904
This is a photograph of the Abraham Eitzen farm located 2 miles east and 2 1/2 miles south of Hillsboro, Kansas. It shows the home, farm buildings and a windmill. It is a snow scene and there is a horse drawn sled in the image.


Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas

Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: March 27, 1929
This is a view of people and dairy cattle on the Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas. A man and woman are each posed with cows, and a second woman is in the center of the photograph with a dog. Also visible are a milking machine, part of the barn, and dairy cows in a fenced corral to the right of the barn.


Aerial view of Houtz farm in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Aerial view of Houtz farm in Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1975 and 1985
This is an aerial view of a Wabaunsee County farm identified as the Ralph Houtz farm, located north of Templin School. The caption says it is also known as the Wolgast farm.


A farm near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas

A farm near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Industrial Development Division
Date: 1966
A typical farm scene near Ottawa, Kansas, in Franklin County. This photograph shows a two-story house, large barn, silo and multiple out-buildings.


A flock of chickens

A flock of chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a flock of chickens, a man, chicken coops, farm buildings, and a windmill on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Poultry was a very important food source before refrigeration was commonplace in rural households on the prairie. Chickens and turkeys also provided a much-needed source of income through the sale of live birds and eggs.


A flock of turkeys

A flock of turkeys
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a young girl standing near a flock of turkeys on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. A farm building and cart are also visible in the photograph.


A flock of turkeys, Logan County, Kansas

A flock of turkeys, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a woman feeding turkeys on Elmo Hamm's farm, Logan County, Kansas. A large barn is visible in the background.


Agricultural scene, Finney County, Kansas

Agricultural scene, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1916
The photograph shows farm wagons and a grain elevator on an unidentified farm in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph was taken in 1916.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


A man feeding chickens

A man feeding chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This man is feeding chickens on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a farmhouse and several farm buildings.


A man holding a milking machine

A man holding a milking machine
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
This is a photograph showing a man holding a milking machine in Allen County, Kansas.


Animal pelts on a barn wall

Animal pelts on a barn wall
Date: 1920s
In this photograph, a dog sits in front of several rows of animal pelts, which have been hung on an exterior barn wall.


Approaching dust storm

Approaching dust storm
Date: Around 1935
This undated photograph captures a large dust storm about to hit this family's homestead. These storms were frequent occurrences in western Kansas during the 1930s Dust Bowl.


Arnold Schmitz farm and residence, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Arnold Schmitz farm and residence, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing the barn, chicken house, and residence on Arnold Schmitz's farm located west of Alma on old highway 10, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.


Arthur Sayler cutting post rock, Albert, Barton County, Kansas

Arthur Sayler cutting post rock, Albert, Barton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1970 and 1990
These photographs show Arthur Sayler of Albert, Barton County, Kansas demonstrating techniques for cutting post rock. Limestone fence posts like these were commonly used in west-central Kansas where timber was scarce.


Barbed wire advertisement

Barbed wire advertisement
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
An early advertisement for barbed wire fencing "Victorious and triumphant! Haish's improved S barb and Stevens' lock stitch steel fence wire." The advent of barbed wire as material for fencing dramatically changed ranching and land use in the American West by ending the open range system that had prevailed previously.


Barbed wire advertisements

Barbed wire advertisements
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
Advertisements for three barbed wire manufacturers: H. B. Scutt & Company of Buffalo; Hazard Manufacturing Company of New York; and Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company of St. Louis.


Barn at Bismarck Grove, Kansas

Barn at Bismarck Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Barn once used as a race track stable at the old Bismarck Grove fairgrounds, near Lawrence, Kansas, before it was converted into a livestock farm.


Barn near Independence, Kansas

Barn near Independence, Kansas
Date: April 1936
This is a photograph showing a barn near Independence, Kansas.


Barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas

Barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kirkwood, Arlen
Date: Between 2005 and 2011
Here are three photographs showing a barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm located at 6638 NW 46th in Shawnee County, Kansas. The photographs show the barn before and after it was remodeled.


Barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas

Barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kirkwood, Arlen
Date: Between 2005 and 2011
Here are three photographs showing a barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas. The photographs show the barn before and after it was remodeled. The farm is located on 86th Street near Landon Road.


Barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas

Barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kirkwood, Arlen
Date: Between 2005 and 2011
Here are four photographs showing a barn on Arlen Kirkwood's farm in Shawnee County, Kansas. They show the barn before and after it was remodeled. The farm is located on NW 86th Street near Landon Road.


Barn on the Capsey farm in Nemaha County, Kansas

Barn on the Capsey farm in Nemaha County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph showing a barn on the Capsey farm. This barn was located in Nemaha County, Kansas.


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