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Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album

Albin Kasper Longren's photograph album
Date: 1912-1921
This photograph album documents a number of airplanes (biplanes)designed, built and flown by Albin Kasper Longren. He built and flew Topeka's first aircraft on September 2, 1911. At two different times, Longren tried to establish an airplane factory in Topeka, Kansas. His second factory was in an abandoned woolen mill in Oakland, a neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas. The album contains photographs of the exterior and interior of this factory and numerous views of planes and plane parts. Longren's planes were well received, but his business failed because he had difficulty manufacturing numbers of planes. There are two images of a plane parked at the entrance to Gage Park in Topeka. Longren did exhibition flying at county fairs and other events in the region under the name Longren Aviators Exhibition Flyers. The album also has images of biplanes at Coffeyville, Anthony, Stockton, and other locations in Kansas as well as at least one image taken in the following states: Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas. Longren built a plane the was purchased by Phillip Billard, a Topeka aviator, and there are images of this plane in the album.


Anthony Boosters, Danville, Kansas

Anthony Boosters, Danville, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
Anthony (Kansas) Boosters and a band in Danville, Kansas. Also visible are spectators, businesses, automobiles, and buildings.


Anthony "Boosters", Harper County, Kansas

Anthony "Boosters", Harper County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
These four black and white photographs show members of the Anthony Booster Club during an automobile trip through Barber County and northern Oklahoma.


Anthony Military Band, Anthony, Kansas

Anthony Military Band, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
Annotated views of the members of the Anthony Military Band of Anthony, Kansas. The band's manager, director, president, and individual members are identified by name at the bottom of the portrait.


Anthony Tire Hospital, Anthony, Kansas

Anthony Tire Hospital, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This black and white photograph shows three children standing in front of the Anthony Tire Hospital in Anthony, Kansas. The store sold Goodrich tires and Silvertowns tubes.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Milton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Milton, Kansas
Date: 1954
Donated by Frank O Kelley in 1972.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Anthony, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards, Anthony, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 20, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stock yards at Anthony, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stockyards, Danville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stockyards, Danville, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 25, 1931
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stockyards at Danville, Kansas. The stockyards measured 50'x 102' and were built in 1904.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Anthony, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Between 1927 and 1957
These three photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Anthony, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Anthony, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Anthony, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 1927
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Anthony, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Attica, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Attica, Kansas
Date: February 25, 1931
This photograph shows the first Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Attica, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was built in February 25, 1931. The depot was replaced with a steel structure.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Attica, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Attica, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Attica, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Danville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Danville, Kansas
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Danville, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding was built in 1880. The depot has been moved to the local junk yard in Danville.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Danville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Danville, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 25, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Danville, Kansas. A cart and automobile are also visible. Built in 1880, the depot measured 22' x 10'.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eula, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Eula, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Eula, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harper, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harper, Kansas
Date: 1985
This color photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Harper, Kansas. The one-story "county seat" style depot built in 1912, features a gabled roof, an operator's bay, waiting room and freight room. At the peak of the roof are the Santa Fe emblems, which are commonly associated with a county seat depot.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harper, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harper, Kansas
Creator: Jennings Studio
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
This hand colored photograph showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Harper, Kansas. A bicycle and dog are visible in the foreground.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harper, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Harper, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1960
These two images show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Harper, Kansas. The one-story "county-seat" style depot built in 1912 features a gabled roof with an operators' bay, a waiting room and a freight room. At the peak of the roof are the Santa Fe emblems commonly associated with a county-seat depot. In the first image a group of men are gathered in front of the unfinished structure. The second photograph shows the depot completed at a later date.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Milton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Milton, Kansas
Date: 1965
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot from Milton, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure has been moved to the town of Harper, Kansas where it houses the Harper Art Museum. The depot can also be seen in Kansas Memory item number 450475.


Austin E. "Bud" Albright video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Austin E. "Bud" Albright video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Albright, Austin E.
Date: Oct. 1, 1999
Staff Sergeant Austin E. "Bud" Albright was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the Co B 35th Reg 25th Div. Interviewed by James Johnston on Oct 1, 1999, Albright talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book

Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book
Creator: Automobile Club of Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1909-1910
The Automobile Club of Wichita published this year book for the years 1909-1910. Its content reflects that automobile travel was a recent introduction to the lives of Kansans. It includes advertisements from automobile dealers, garages, and other businesses in Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, El Dorado, Dodge City, Yates Center, Iola, Independence, Topeka, Emporia, Garden City, and Lawrence. It also lists the officers and board of directors of the club, its constitution and bylaws, the Kansas law regulation the use of automobiles, two Wichita ordinances (#2875 and 3002) related to the use of cars, and rules of the road. The bulk of the yearbook provides driving routes to and from various cities and towns in Kansas, as well as Colorado and Oklahoma. An index to the routes and maps is on pages 22-23. These driving routes include specific directions and include references to many small towns and local landmarks, etc. The yearbook also lists Wichita residents that own automobiles, their license numbers and the type of automobile they own. The booklet concludes with a list of members of the automobile club.


Band, Anthony, Kansas

Band, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1910 and December 31, 1920
Unidentified band concert in Anthony, Harper County, Kansas.


Band Shell, Anthony, Kansas

Band Shell, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Bewteen 1920 and 1930
View of the band shell in Anthony, Kansas, sometime during the 1920's.


Bone Shaft Wrench from the Armstrong Site, 14HP5

Bone Shaft Wrench from the Armstrong Site, 14HP5
Date: 1142-1292 CE
This bone shaft wrench was recovered from the Armstrong site, a Bluff Creek complex Middle Ceramic village in Harper County. It was made from a deer tibia and in addition to the eye it has a series of incised lines on the side and is highly polished. Shaft wrenches were used to straighten wooden spear or arrow shafts.


Business district, Anthony, Kansas

Business district, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This photograph shows an exterior view of the George K. Crooker Drug Store in Anthony, Kansas. Several other businesses are visible along the street, including the Lydice Mercantile Co. A man is standing near the corner of the block, and two horse-drawn buggies are visible along the street.


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