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Alfred Fairfax

Alfred Fairfax
Creator: Martin, H. T.
Date: Between 1889 and 1890
A portrait of Alfred Fairfax, a politician, farmer and pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Parsons, Kansas, who resided near Peru, Kansas. He achieved political distinction in 1888 when he was elected to represent the 58th District, Chautauqua County, in the Kansas House of Representatives. Although few details regarding his single term are known, Representative Fairfax served as chairman of the House Committee on Immigration, and received praise for his service from both the white and black Kansas newspapers.


Horses pulling a rig at an oil well, Peru, Kansas

Horses pulling a rig at an oil well, Peru, Kansas
Date: 1905
This photo shows several horses pulling a rig at an oil well in Peru, Kansas.


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, towns Oakley - Syracuse

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Oakley - Syracuse
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2002
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: Oakley, Oberlin, Olathe,Olsburg, Osage City, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Overbrook, Palco, Palmer, Paola, Pawnee Rock, Paxico, Peabody, Penalosa, Penokee, Perry, Peru, Pfeifer, Plainville, Plevna, Potwin, Pratt, Pretty Prairie, Quenemo,Quinter, Ramona, Ransom, Raymond, Reading, Redwing, Republic, Rexford, Robinson, Roeland Park, Rolla, Rossville, Sabetha, Salina, Satanta, Scammon, Scranton, Sedan, Selden, Severy, Severance, Silver Lake, Smileyberg, Smolan, Soldier, Solomon, Sparks, Stafford County (Hudson), Sterling, St. Francis, St. George, St. Marys, St. Peter, Studley, Sun City, and Syracuse. 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 aerial photographs for Ottawa, Paola, and Paxico.


Oil derrick, Peru, Kansas

Oil derrick, Peru, Kansas
Date: 1905
Photo of unidentified men near an oil derrick, Peru, Kansas.


Oil derricks, Peru, Kansas

Oil derricks, Peru, Kansas
Date: 1905
Photo of two oil derricks in Peru, Kansas.


Oil well erupting, Peru, Kansas

Oil well erupting, Peru, Kansas
Date: 1905
This photo shows an oil well erupting near Peru, Kansas. Two unidentified men and a team of horses are visible in the foreground.


Peru, Kansas

Peru, Kansas
Date: 1905
Photo of Peru, Kansas, showing several oil derricks.


Peru, Kansas

Peru, Kansas
Date: February 25, 1905
This photo shows the southeast corner of North Peru, Kansas, with several oil derricks in view.


Peru, Kansas

Peru, Kansas
Date: January 25, 1904
This photo shows an a view of Peru, Kansas, with an unidentified man and several oil derricks.


Standard atlas of Chautauqua County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Chautauqua County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1903
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.


Standard atlas of Chautauqua County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Chautauqua County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1921
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.


Unidentified men at an oil well, Peru, Kansas

Unidentified men at an oil well, Peru, Kansas
Date: 1905
This photo shows several unidentified men and two horses at an oil well in Peru, Kansas.


Unidentified men in an oil field, Peru, Kansas

Unidentified men in an oil field, Peru, Kansas
Date: 1905
This photo shows several unidentified men in an oil field in Peru, Kansas. An inscription on the photograph may read "Lemmon's [or Lemmou's] tank house." Two horse and cart teams are also visible.


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