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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.


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.


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.


John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas

John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1938
This black and white photograph shows the caretaker cottage and the Adair- Brown cabin, (L to R), at the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, Kansas. The cabin built around 1854 by Samuel Glenn was later sold, in 1855, to John Brown's brother-in-law Samuel Lyle Adair. The cabin provided a home for the Adair family but was frequently used by Brown for abolitionist activities. In 1912, the structure was moved to the highest point in the John Brown Memorial Park which is also the site of the "Battle of Osawatomie" where John Brown and thirty free-state defenders fought in 1856 against 250 pro-slavery militia. A stone pavilion was built in 1928 to protect the cabin's exterior. The state legislature appointed the Kansas Historical Society to maintain the site and in 1971 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas

John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1928
This black and white photograph shows the caretaker cottage and Adair-Brown cabin, (L to R), at the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, Kansas. The cabin built around 1854 by Samuel Glenn was later sold in 1855 to John Brown's brother-in-law Samuel Lyle Adair. The cabin provided a home for the Adair family but was frequently used by Brown for abolitionist activities. In 1912, the structure was moved to the highest point in the John Brown Memorial Park which is also the site of the "Battle of Osawatomie" where John Brown and thirty free state defenders fought in 1856 against 250 pro-slavery militia. A stone pavilion was built in 1928 to protect the cabin's exterior. The state legislature appointed the Kansas Historical Society to maintain the site and in 1971 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas

John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1938
This black and white photograph shows the entry way to the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, Kansas. In the background the Adair-Brown cabin is somewhat visible. The structure built around 1854 by Samuel Glenn was later sold, in 1855, to John Brown's brother-in-law Samuel Lyle Adair. The cabin provided a home for the Adair family but was frequently used by Brown for abolitionist activities. In 1912, the structure was move to the highest point in the John Brown Memorial Park which is also the site of the "Battle of Osawatomie" where John Brown and thirty free-state defenders fought in 1856 against 250 pro-slavery militia. A stone pavilion was built in 1928 to protect the cabin's exterior. The state legislature appointed the Kansas Historical Society to maintain the site and in 1971 it was listed on the National Register of Places.


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.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, miscellaneous subjects

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, miscellaneous subjects
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This box includes a variety of subjects, including auto salvage yards, catering units, energy plants, libraries, and telephone booths. Some subjects in this box are represented in other boxes of the collection, such as churches (see Kansas Memory unit 303440), courthouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304620), crops (see Kansas Memory unit 304621), farmhouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304731), parks (see Kansas Memory unit 305577), and ranches (see Kansas Memory unit 307231).


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


PARC Josaphat - Children, Bruxelles, Belgium

PARC Josaphat - Children, Bruxelles, Belgium
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
While the Army of Occupation was in Brussels, Belgium, Captain Hughes had an opportunity to visit Josaphat Park. He photographed these children who were also in the park. 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.


Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon

Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This colored transparency shows the grounds of the Phantom Ranch located on the banks of Angel Creek in the depths of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. The pool was later filled in with dirt in 1972.


St. Francis City Park

St. Francis City Park
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Historic Preservation Office
Date: July 9, 2007
The St. Francis City Park is located in Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas. It was built in 1934 by Howard T. Sawhill and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.


Swimming pool at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas

Swimming pool at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 08, 1939
This postcard shows the Gage Park swimming pool located in Topeka, Kansas. At the time this postcard was published, this was one of the largest concrete pools in the Midwest. It was 460 feet long , 65 to 170 feet side, and had an electric fountain, slides, chutes and a sand beach.


Topeka. A city of homes, schools and factories

Topeka. A city of homes, schools and factories
Creator: Topeka Commercial Club
Date: 1913
An illustrated pamphlet promoting Topeka, Kansas. The title pages states "A true story depicted in word and picture of a thriving, progressive, prosperous city, where life is worth the effort and where human endeavor is abundantly rewarded." The pamphlet includes photographs of city parks, business districts, government buildings, schools, mills, depots, hotels, residences, and churches.


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