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A Glimpse of the Smoky Hills

A Glimpse of the Smoky Hills
Creator: Coy Avon Seward
Date: 1927
Black lithographed scene on tan kid finish Bristol paper. Depicts the Smoky Hills of Kansas through an arch formed by trees. The artist was Coy Avon Seward (1884-1939), born in Chase, Kansas, and trained at both Washburn and Bethany colleges. Seward was a founding member of the Prairie Print Makers Association. This group believed art should be affordable for all people, not just collectors. Seward produced this print in 1927.


Ellsworth, Kansas

Ellsworth, Kansas
Date: 1879
This black and white photograph shows a view of Ellsworth, Kansas. The town is located on the north side of the Smoky Hill River and is the county seat of Ellsworth County.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Mother Bickerdyke Home

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Mother Bickerdyke Home
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Mother Bickerdyke Home. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to affidavites, sexual harrasment and administration. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, taxation from the special legislative session

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, taxation from the special legislative session
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the special legislative session to focus on taxation. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to intangible and registration tax law, questionnaires from the Kansas League of Women Voters, and Salina retaining the intangible tax law. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Immigrants' guide to the most fertile lands of Kansas

Immigrants' guide to the most fertile lands of Kansas
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: Around 1880
This Union Pacific Railway Company promotional advertisement claims that Kansas is the best place in the west to buy a grain farm, buy a stock farm, buy a sheep ranch, open a store, or practice a profession.


James Marr Kellerman

James Marr Kellerman
Creator: Bohm, Charles
Date: 1885
This is a cabinet card showing James Marr Kellerman, who worked on the Smoky Hills Ranch in Gove County in 1885.


Kansas illustrated.   An accurate and reliable description of this marvelous state for the information of persons seeking homes in the great west

Kansas illustrated. An accurate and reliable description of this marvelous state for the information of persons seeking homes in the great west
Creator: Bodine, L.T.
Date: 1879
This Kansas Pacific Railroad promotional pamphlet highlights the important natural and economic resources of Kansas. It includes lists of crop production by county, inducements for emigrants, and county descriptions.


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.


William Bell Sutton Ranch, Russell County, Kansas

William Bell Sutton Ranch, Russell County, Kansas
Creator: Walbridge, W. G.
Date: 1887
This sepia colored photograph shows the William Bell Sutton Ranch in Russell County, Kansas. The 725 acres of land located a mile northwest of the town of Russell, Kansas, in the Smoky Hill region was purchased in 1886 by William Bell Sutton, a lawyer and judge from Utica, New York.


William Bell Sutton Ranch, Russell County, Kansas

William Bell Sutton Ranch, Russell County, Kansas
Creator: Walbridge, W. G.
Date: 1887
This sepia colored image shows the William Bell Sutton Ranch in Russell County, Kansas. The 725 acres of land located a mile northwest of the town of Russell, Kansas in the Smoky Hill region was purchased, in 1886, by William Bell Sutton a lawyer and judge from Utica, New York.


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