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Belle, Alpha and Ota Fenton and Charlie Hoffman in Gypsum, Kansas

Belle, Alpha and Ota Fenton and Charlie Hoffman in Gypsum, Kansas
Creator: Kassebaum, J. A.
Date: Between 1890 and 1891
This cabinet card shows the Fenton-Hoffman family in Gypsum, Kansas. Charlie Hoffman was the half-brother of the three sisters, Belle, Alpha and Ota Fenton. Pictured are Charles Alfred Hoffman (left) with half-sister Minnie Belle (seated left), Alpha Doretta (seated right), and Anna Leota (standing). All of the children were born in Saline County, Kansas; Minnie Belle (b. 1874), Alpha Doretta (b. 1876), and Anna Leota (b. 1880) were the daughters of Sarah Ellen Hall and George W. Fenton. Charles Alfred Hoffman (b. 1884) was the son of Sarah Ellen Hall and John Hoffman.


Earl Barrett, World War I soldier

Earl Barrett, World War I soldier
Date: 1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Earl Barrett, Medical Replacement Unit #47. Earl died from pneumonia on October 6, 1918.


Flood scene, Gypsum, Kansas

Flood scene, Gypsum, Kansas
Date: 1951
This aerial photograph shows flood waters covering the town of Gypsum, Kansas,


John Tupper, World War I soldier

John Tupper, World War I soldier
Date: 1918-1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on John Tupper, Headquarters Company, 69th Infantry, 10th Division. John died from pneumonia on October 8, 1918 at Fort Riley, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject farmhouses
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. The subject of this part of the collection is farmhouses, arranged alphabetically by county.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Fall River - Hutchinson

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Fall River - Hutchinson
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Fall River and ending with Hutchinson. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Fall River, Falun, Florence, Ford, Fostoria, Fredonia, Ft. Scott, Galena, Garden City, Garnder, Geneseo, Gove, Grainfield, Great Bend, Greeley, Greensburg, Grenola, Grinnell, Gypsum, Hall's Summit, Halstead, Hamilton, Hanston, Harrison, Hartford, Harveyville, Havana, Hays, Hazelton, Headville, Herndon, Hewins, Highland, Hillsboro, Howard, Hoyt, Hudson, Hugoton, Humbolt, and Hutchinson. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences.


Living charter members of the Kansas Pharmaceutical Association

Living charter members of the Kansas Pharmaceutical Association
Date: 1937
This page from the Kansas Pharmaceutical News shows photographs of the only four charter members of the Kansas Pharmaceutical Association still living in 1937. The association was founded in 1880. The four charter members are John Schmitter of Gypsum, L. D. Havenhill of Lawrence, A. J. (Gus) Saur of Wichita, and Matt Noll of Atchison.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Gypsum, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Gypsum, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This postcard shows a group of men in front of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company depot in Gypsum, Kansas. The wooden structure no longer stands.


Plat book of Saline County, Kansas

Plat book of Saline County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1903
This atlas includes plats for townships and the larger towns in Saline County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Standard atlas of Saline County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Saline County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1920
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication, a map of the state, United States, and world. It has illustrations, portraits and photographs of homes and businesses.


Wedding gown

Wedding gown
Date: 1896
Dark peach silk wedding dress consisting of a bodice and a separate full skirt (not pictured). The bodice has a tall, lace-trimmed collar and leg o'mutton sleeves, which were fashionable during this period. Ida May Giddens (1875-1957) of Gypsum, Kansas, wore this dress when she married Charles Curtis Carey (1869-1933) of Emporia on April 8, 1896. The ceremony took place at the Methodist Church in Gypsum. Ida and Charles lived most of their married life in central Kansas, primarily in Peabody and Winfield.


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