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344th FA - Capt. Stanley

344th FA - Capt. Stanley
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: March 20, 1928
Captain James C. Hughes photographed these men of the 344th Field Artillery Regiment, March 20, 1928. He mentioned Captain Stanley in his caption to the photo, perhaps he is the officer seated in front of the rest. They were probably taking part in ORC (Officer Reserve Corps) at Waco, Texas, as Captain Hughes had gone from ORC duty in Houston to Waco, Texas and was there from December, 1927 to July, 1929. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during and just after World War I. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


A farm out west.  Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route

A farm out west. Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route
Date: 1897
This Chicago & Rock Island railroad pamphlet promotes agricultural production and settlement in the southwestern states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.


Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910

Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: September 17, 1912
Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 104). Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement showing aggregate statistical wealth values and population figures for areas west of the Mississippi River during a ten year period of time.


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.


Alibates Core from 14PT420

Alibates Core from 14PT420
Date: 1300-1500 CE
Shown is a core, a stone from which flakes are removed to make chipped stone tools. The core was recovered in 1994 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at a Middle Ceramic period Pratt complex village in Pratt County. The parent material for this core is Alibates agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle. This suggests either trade with people further south or travel by Pratt complex people to the Texas panhandle.


Alibates Flakes from 14KW401

Alibates Flakes from 14KW401
Date: Unknown
These six flakes of Alibates chert were recovered from a hill top camp site, 14KW401, in Kiowa County. The debitage, waste flakes from tool making, were made of Alibates chert, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River in the Texas panhandle. The dark piece has been burned in a fire.


Alibates Scrapers from 14WC408

Alibates Scrapers from 14WC408
Date: 1000-1500 CE
These scrapers were collected from an archeological site near the Smoky Hill River in Wallace County and donated in 2018 to the Kansas Historical Society. Scrapers such as these would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. All five scrapers were made of Alibates flint, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle.


Alibates Scrapers from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Alibates Scrapers from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
Shown are five scrapers that were collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Scrapers such as these would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. All five scrapers were made of Alibates flint, a silicified or agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by ancestral Wichita peoples.


Alibates Scrapers from the Tobias Site, 14RC8

Alibates Scrapers from the Tobias Site, 14RC8
Date: 1400-1700 CE
These seven scrapers were excavated during the 1977 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Tobias site in Rice County. Scrapers such as these would have been hafted on a handle and used to scrape hides. They would have required periodic resharpening. All seven scrapers were made of Alibates agatized dolomite from the Canadian River valley in the Texas panhandle. The Tobias site is a Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita) village that had dense artifact deposits, house remains, and numerous deep trash-filled storage pits. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Alphabetical agencies created under the Roosevelt New Deal Party

Alphabetical agencies created under the Roosevelt New Deal Party
Creator: Biggers, E.M.
Date: 1932
This item, printed and issued by Biggers Printing Company of Houston, Texas, lists the many different agencies created under President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. In addition to well-known programs such as the WPA, the list contains many lesser-known agencies, providing an interesting glimpse into the expansion of the U.S. Government under the New Deal.


A map of  the route and land grant of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway

A map of the route and land grant of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Creator: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
Date: 1871
A large, sectional map of the central United States showing the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway with its land grants plus the connecting railroads. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad runs from Junction City, Kansas, and Sedalia, Missouri, to meet at Parsons, Kansas, and continue on to the Mexican border and Houston, Texas. There is also a small, inset map of the entire United States with the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway and its connecting lines shown.


Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo, Texas
Date: Between 1887 and 1888
This sepia colored photograph shows the streets of Amarillo, Texas, in its third week of incorporation.


An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas

An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas
Creator: Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906
Date: January 22, 1881
This flyer, distributed by the Southern Refugee Relief Association of Chicago, Illinois, describes the dire situation of the African-American refugees relocated in Kansas. The secretary of this association, Horatio N. Rust, had taken this opportunity to pass along information relayed to him by Elizabeth Comstock, an aid worker in Topeka. Comstock was thankful for the donations of food and other goods, but asked for more assistance in feeding, clothing, and sheltering these refugees. The flyer also includes short excerpts of letters by agents of the refugee association who had direct knowledge of the emigrants' situation.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe #2633

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe #2633
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1971
A slide of ATSF #2633. This locomotive was a CF-7 Rebuilt 200 Class F-7. Santa Fe's aging fleet of 200-series F-Units needed rebuilt since the original configuration was not suited for switching service.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff for the Gulf Lines territory in Galveston, Texas. Employees in the photograph are A. L. Boyd, advertising agent (standing) and R. E. Robison, advertising assistant.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, El Paso, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, El Paso, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the staff at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, El Paso, Texas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's General Office building, Gavleston, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's General Office building, Gavleston, Texas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building in Galveston, Texas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's San Francisco Chief, Amarillo, Texas,

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's San Francisco Chief, Amarillo, Texas,
Date: 1950
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train, the San Francisco Chief, at the depot in Amarillo Texas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Chief

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Chief
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Chief leaving the station at Galveston, Texas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Chief, Dallas, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Chief, Dallas, Texas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train the "Texas Chief" departing from Union Station in Dallas, Texas to Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Expediter train, Fort Worth, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Expediter train, Fort Worth, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1955
This colored slide shows a view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's F-unit engine #258C leading the "Texas Expediter" over a highway bridge at tower 55 in Fort Worth, Texas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ballast cleaner

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ballast cleaner
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ballast cleaner possibly near Mykawa, Texas which is part of the Houston District. The ballast is cleaning by moving and crushing rock along the rail line.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge & building office, Temple, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge & building office, Temple, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge and building office in Temple, Texas. The wooden structure was built in 1895.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's car repair house, Milan, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's car repair house, Milan, Texas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's automechanic's residence in Milan, Texas. The wooden structure was built in 1895.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's coach cleaner house, Temple, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's coach cleaner house, Temple, Texas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's coach cleaner house in Temple, Texas. The structure built in 1895 now serves as an apprentice school room.


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