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Aaron Lane Lanning

Aaron Lane Lanning
Creator: Ford, Harry
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph of Aaron Lane Lanning who was born in Middlesex, New Jersey on November 3, 1845, the son of Ralph and Diana (Bendy) Lanning. Aaron came to Kansas in the summer of 1865 after he was discharged from the Army. He brought his parents and siblings to Mound City, Kansas, and it was here he married Sarah Emma Preston on November 3, 1867. Lanning settled in Melvern where he farmed, served as a township clerk, township trustee, county commissioner superintendent of the Maxon Presbyterian Sunday School, officer on the school board, and post commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Aaron and Sarah had five children and three of them were living when he died on March 12, 1935.


Albert F. Beskow, World War I soldier

Albert F. Beskow, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Albert F. Beskow, Company E, 353rd Infantry, transferred to Company K, 7th Infantry. Albert was killed in action on July 23, 1918.


Amy Rogers Athon

Amy Rogers Athon
Creator: Ford, Harry
Date: Between 1888 and 1890
This is a carte de visite showing Amy Rogers Athon. She was born November 21, 1868 in Illinois and died October 3, 1926 in Topeka, Kansas. Amy married Harry Lincoln Athon c. 1889. He was born February 19, 1865 in Illinois and died October 20, 1942 in Topeka, Kansas.


An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1879
This atlas was compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys. It contains a History of Osage County, Kansas, by Hon. James Rogers. It contains portraits, Lithographs and a list of patrons.


Atomic Basic Chemicals Corporation label

Atomic Basic Chemicals Corporation label
Date: September 26, 1951
This black and white photograph shows the labels for the Atomic Basic Chemicals Corporation and the Farmers Co-Op of Lyndon, Kansas.


Christian Church adult class and friends in Lyndon, Kansas

Christian Church adult class and friends in Lyndon, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing the Christian Church adult class and friends in Lyndon, Kansas.


Elementary school children in Lyndon, Kansas

Elementary school children in Lyndon, Kansas
Creator: Williams, C. U.
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing elementary school children posed in front of their school in Lyndon, Kansas.


Fred Athon

Fred Athon
Creator: Ford, Harry
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This is a photograph of Fred Athon taken in Lyndon, Kansas.


Fred Athon's house in Lyndon, Kansas

Fred Athon's house in Lyndon, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1919
This is a photogrpah showing Fred Athon's house in Lyndon, Kansas.


Fred Athon, Helen Athon, Ardis Athon, Adetha Athon Wilson, Bruce Athon, and Bill Wilson

Fred Athon, Helen Athon, Ardis Athon, Adetha Athon Wilson, Bruce Athon, and Bill Wilson
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
This is a photograph showing members of the Athon family, back row (left to right) Fred Athon, Helen Athon, Ardis Athon, Adetha Athon Wilson, (seated) Bruce Athon, and Bill Wilson (baby). The photograph was probably taken in Kay County, Oklahoma.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
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 businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject convention centers - courthouses
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 subjects included in this part of the collection are convention centers (including livestock arenas), courthouses, and courtrooms.


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, subject feedlots - grain elevators

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject feedlots - grain elevators
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 subjects included in this part of the collection are feedlots, festivals, fire stations, forts, geological formations, golf courses, and grain elevators.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject residences
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 residences, arranged alphabetically by city.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2001
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Leavenworth and ending with Norway. 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: Leavenworth, Ludell, Luray, Lyndon, Lyons, Manchester, Manter, Marion, Mayetta, McCune, McDonald, McFarland, McPherson, Medicine Lodge, Melvern, Menlo, Meriden, Merriam, Milan, Miltonvale, Mission, Moline, Monument, Morganville, Morrill, Moscow, Mulberry, Mullinvale, Mulvane, Munden, Narka, Natoma, Nekoma, Neodesha, Neosho Falls, Neosho Rapids, Netawaka, New Albany, Newton, Nicodemus, Norcatur, Norton, Nortonville, and Norway. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are some aerial photographs for McFarland and Melvern.


Lewis Taylor Hussey

Lewis Taylor Hussey
Date: 1905
This black and white photograph shows Lewis Taylor Hussey, (1866-1954). Hussey, a native of Ohio, came to Kansas at the age of two with his family and settled near the town of Williamsburg, Kansas. He later moved to Lyndon, Kansas, in 1889, where he established his professional career as an insurance adjuster. Actively involved in his community, Hussey organized the Osage Fire Insurance Company and he held a number of political offices from the city clerk of Lyndon to the deputy register of deeds of Osage County. He also served as Lyndon's mayor before making a political bid in 1904 for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Hussey represented the Thirty-Fifth district for one term before his appointment in 1905 as the state's oil inspector. When he stepped down from the position in 1909, he continued to serve the state through a number of key political posts. In 1915, Governor Arthur Capper appointed Hussey to the position of state fire marshal. In 1923 he became the chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission. Hussey's long and successful career as a public servant came to a close on December 29, 1954, when he passed away at the age of eighty-eight in Topeka, Kansas.


Lyndon High School football team

Lyndon High School football team
Date: 1915
This is a photograph showing the Lyndon High School football team. Howard Athon is second from the right in the second row.


Main Street, Lyndon, Kansas

Main Street, Lyndon, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This photograph shows a view of the west side of Main Street looking north in Lyndon, Kansas. A drug store and several businesses are visible. A woman standing next to a horse and carriage can be seen near the drug store. Other businesses in the picture include R. M. Kelly Furniture and Undertaking, Nealan Brothers Clothing, The Herald, and Gardner and Son Hack Barn.


Maximillian Joseph Tournade

Maximillian Joseph Tournade
Creator: Ford, Harry
Date: 1910
This is a photograph of Maximillian Joseph Tournade, who lived in Lyndon, Kansas. During World War I, he was a member of the Supply Co, 353 Inf., 89 Div.


Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Lyndon, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Lyndon, Kansas
Date: 1953
This photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company depot in Lyndon, Kansas. The wooden structure no longer stands.


Nathaniel Dean and Hallie Athon's family in Lyndon, Kansas

Nathaniel Dean and Hallie Athon's family in Lyndon, Kansas
Creator: Ford, Harry
Date: 1929
This is a photograph of Nathaniel Dean and Hallie Athon's family in Lyndon, Kansas. People in the photograph are front row (left to right) Fred Athon, Nathaniel Dean Athon, Hallie Athon and Howard Athon; back row (left to right) Homer Athon, Emma Athon and Frank Athon.


Postcard

Postcard
Creator: Gartner & Bender
Date: 1917
Postcard. Cartoon image of a woman on a balcony with the moon and a lake in the background. Below is the greeting "As the twig is bent, so the tree's inclined, Shine on, Shine on! Oh Yellow moon.But that's not what was on my mind I mean to say, I'll see you soon. - Silly Tillie." Sent to Miss Freda Sloop of Lyndon, Kansas by Miss Pearl. Green one-cent stamp postmakred July 10, 1917, Kansas City, Missouri. Published by Gartner & Bender of Chicago.


Roberta Tournade and Emma Athon

Roberta Tournade and Emma Athon
Date: Between 1918 and 1920
This is a photograph showing Roberta Tournade and Emma Athon wearing their brothers' World War I military uniform jackets. The photograph was probably taken in Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas.


Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."


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