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1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas

1951 flood, Neosho County, Kansas
Date: July 6, 1951
These are two aerial views of Neosho County, Kansas, that were taken by and published in the Chanute Tribune newspaper. The two photographs show a flooded oil storage facility and farmstead.


Aerial photos of southwest Neosho County, Kansas, in the Thayer Lake area

Aerial photos of southwest Neosho County, Kansas, in the Thayer Lake area
Date: 1935-1940
These two aerial photos show southwest Neosho County, Kansas, in the area near Thayer Lake. These might have been taken before Thayer Lake was built.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Creator: Baugh's Studio
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This photograph shows Alf Landon with his father John Manual Landon in their garden. Alf Landon is on the right.


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.


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 twelve of twelve. Views of the Cottonwood River dam in Emporia, Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan, Haskell Institute in Lawrence, the rail yards in Atchison, and the Bourbon County courthouse in Fort Scott are some of the featured photographs.


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.


Bonner Spings. The Kansas Karlsbad

Bonner Spings. The Kansas Karlsbad
Creator: Shook, John Morgan
Date: About 1907
A pamphlet promoting Bonner Springs, Kansas, as a health resort. Includes photographs by Urbin Rudell. See also the Urbin Rudell photograph collection as item 210247.


Cameron Meditation Garden, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Cameron Meditation Garden, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1966
The Cameron Meditation Garden is a part of the overall plan for the recreation complex at Menninger Clinic. Funds for the creation of this beautiful spot were provided by Mrs. I.T. Cameron of Kansas City, Missouri. Work began in the spring of 1965 and it was completed in June, 1966. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental health care through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


Carry Amelia Nation

Carry Amelia Nation
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
An informal portrait of temperance leader Carry Amelia Nation, 1846-1911, shown standing outside a cave, possibly in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and pouring a liquid into a cup.


Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County, Kansas

Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1966
A black and white photograph showing a levee being built at Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County, Kansas. The 41,000 acre tract of land located between Great Bend, Kansas and Hoisington, Kansas, is a wetland refuge for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.


City park, Randolph, Kansas

City park, Randolph, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A photograph of the bandstand in city park, Randolph, Kansas. Visible around the park are horse drawn wagons and carriages.


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.


Composite showing scenes in Garden City, Kansas

Composite showing scenes in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
A composite photograph showing the Grand Central Hotel, Windsor Hotel, Buffalo Hotel, Windsor Park and Hotel, a street scene and an unidentified home in Garden City, Kansas.


Construction and repairs, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas.

Construction and repairs, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas.
Date: 1987
Ten photographs showing various construction and repair projects at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


Devils Bake Oven on Alum Creek, Kansas. 7 Miles east of Fort Harker & 496 miles west of St. Louis Mo.

Devils Bake Oven on Alum Creek, Kansas. 7 Miles east of Fort Harker & 496 miles west of St. Louis Mo.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows Devils Bake Oven, a rock formation, on Alum Creek, Kansas. There are people standing next to the rock. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower

Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower
Creator: Monfort, Edith
Date: August 19, 1952
In this document, Edith Monfort asks the Republican nominee Eisenhower to take a leadership position on the proposed solution to flood control in Kansas. Three Kansas dams have been proposed, Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry. The Kansas Watershed Association questions judgment of this proposal. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas

Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
Five photographs showing construction of the Reinisch Rock Garden at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.


Greenhouse and gardens at the Menninger Clinic

Greenhouse and gardens at the Menninger Clinic
Date: 1994
These four black and white photographs show John Zimmerman and Jim Ollison working to beautify the Menninger campus in Topeka, Kansas. This was considered an important part of the milieu therapy for promoting mental wellness.


Greenhouse and gardens, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Greenhouse and gardens, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1994
These black and white photographs show John Zimmerman and Jim Olliso working to beautify the Menninger campus. This is considered an important part of the milieu therapy for promoting mental wellness.


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white postcard shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56. The town of Kinsley, in Edwards County, is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas

Half Way Park, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Baumer, Beverly
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This black and white photograph shows the Half Way Park sign in Kinsley, Kansas. In the background the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3424 is visible. The park is located along the juncture of Kansas U.S. Highway 50 and 56 . The town of Kinsley is also the official half way point from New York City and San Francisco, California.


Henry Ezra Dean at the Japanese Tea garden in San Francisco, Calfornia

Henry Ezra Dean at the Japanese Tea garden in San Francisco, Calfornia
Date: 1915
This is a photograph showing Henry Ezra Dean with an unidentified man in the Japanese Tea garden in San Francisco, California.


Jardin Botanique, Brussels

Jardin Botanique, Brussels
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes visited Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (French) in 1919 while he was in Brussels, Belgium with the Army of Occupation. The National Botanical Garden of Brussels was begun in 1829. The large building in this photo is an example of Neoclassical architecture. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Jardin Botanique, Brussels

Jardin Botanique, Brussels
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes visited this National Botanical Garden outside Brussels, Belgium in 1919. The French name for the gardens was Jardin Botanique National de Belgique. Hughes was in Belgium as part of the Army of Occupation at the end of World War I. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas

John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: Between August 1910 and September 1910
This sepia colored postcard shows the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, Kansas. The 22 1/2 acre land is the site of the "Battle of Osawatomie" where John Brown and thirty free-state defenders fought in 1856 against 250 pro-slavery militia. On August 31, 1910 former President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the park.


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