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'Gunsmoke' cast members at a Kansas Centennial event

'Gunsmoke' cast members at a Kansas Centennial event
Date: 1961
Members of the TV show 'Gunsmoke' cast James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, and Chill Wills, a guest on the television show, at a Kansas Centennial event. Three of the photographs were taken at an unidentified airport and the third on Front Street in Dodge City, Kansas.


101 Ranch Cowboy Band, Wichita, Kansas

101 Ranch Cowboy Band, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
A photograph of a parade taken at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Main Street in Wichita, Kansas. Visible is the float for the 101 Ranch Cowboy Band of Bliss, Oklahoma, as well as the Manhattan Cigar Company store and several other buildings and businesses along the city streets.


105 Kansas County Quilt

105 Kansas County Quilt
Creator: Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop
Date: between 2010 and 2013
Commemorative quilt made by the Woman's Kansas Day Club, with a separate block for every one of Kansas's 105 counties. Each block was made by a representative from that county. The quilt was then constructed, bordered, and bound by staff at Topeka's Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop and custom machine quilted by Topeka's A Touch of Class Quilting.


10th & Topeka, Topeka, Kansas

10th & Topeka, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1940s
This photograph is kooking east down 10th & Topeka. The Kansas Capitol dome is on the left side of the image.


10th Infantry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas

10th Infantry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas
Date: 1950s
View of the 10th Infantry Division band and troops on parade at Fort Riley, Kansas. Our catalog record estimates this photo was taken around 1960. Another credible source suggests the photo dates from the early 1950s as the 10th Division left Fort Riley in 1955.


11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

11th - 17th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1902-1908
This series of documents represents officer and program listings for the 11th through 17th Annual Kansas Day banquets. This is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman.


137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Rheinberg, Germany

137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, Rheinberg, Germany
Creator: United States Army Signal Corps
Date: 1945
This photograph shows members from the 137th Infantry Regiment, the 35th Division of the 9th United States Army moving through the streets of Rheinberg, Germany as the city was under enemy mortar fire.


13th Officers Bridge Club, Hawaii

13th Officers Bridge Club, Hawaii
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 6, 1922
Captain Hughes' photos from the time he was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii provides a lens into the life of an officer. This photo taken June 6, 1922, is of the 13th Field Artillery Officers' Bridge Club. Notice the formality of both the men's uniforms and women's dresses. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


14th annual 4-H club roundup in Manhattan, Kansas

14th annual 4-H club roundup in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Hanna, F. J.
Date: June 01, 1936-June 06, 1936
This is a photograph of the 14th annual 4-H club roundup in Manhattan, Kansas. The attendees form the shape of a sunflower.


161st Field Artillery Band, Emporia, Kansas

161st Field Artillery Band, Emporia, Kansas
Creator: Razac, Olivier
Date: 1927
View of the 161st Field Artillery Band, Kansas National Guard, in Emporia, Kansas. They are posed, possibly, on the steps in front of the Presbyterian Church in Emporia. The man in the back row without uniform is O.M (Mit) Wilhite.


17th Annual Kansas State Fair

17th Annual Kansas State Fair
Creator: Hutchinson Gazette
Date: September 02, 1917
This is an advertisement for the 17th Annual Kansas State Fair published in the Hutchinson Gazette, September 2, 1917.


1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Farmer Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 1, 1880 through June 2, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Farmer Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas

1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 8, 1880 through June 23, 1880
This census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of both white and black settlers in Nicodemus Township in Graham County, Kansas. This township had been settled by Exodusters in 1877 along the south fork of the Solomon River. Today, the town of Nicodemus is the only surviving Exoduster settlement west of the Mississippi River.


1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas

1880 census of Rock Creek Township, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 11, 1880
This excerpt of a census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of settlers in Rock Creek Township in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. The county included a black population (B=Black) who had settled there in 1879 with the help of the Freedmen's Relief Association.


1895 fire, Hays, Kansas

1895 fire, Hays, Kansas
Date: March 30, 1895
This photograph represents the aftermath that burned fifty-five buildings in Hays, Kansas on March 30, 1895.


18th - 28th Annual Kansas Day Meetings

18th - 28th Annual Kansas Day Meetings
Creator: Ackerman, Gertrude
Date: 1909-1919
This series is part of a bigger collection from Gertrude Ackerman. These documents represent participant lists, speeches and addresses, and correspondence from the 18th to 28th annual Kansas Day meetings. These documents included annotations throughout.


18th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas

18th Infantry Band, Fort Hays, Kansas
Date: 1886
This is a view of the members of the 18th Infantry Band at Fort Hays, Kansas. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


$190,235,814 For Dairy Products

$190,235,814 For Dairy Products
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure was designed as a talk to encourage the construction of good roads in the state of Kansas. It described comparable rural roads in Wisconsin that promote crop and dairy production.


1903 flood in Topeka, Kansas

1903 flood in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1903
Here are twelve photographs showing the 1903 flood in Topeka, Kansas.


1905 tornado in Alta Vista, Kansas

1905 tornado in Alta Vista, Kansas
Creator: McCoy, W. A.
Date: May 13, 1905
Photographs of a tornado passing over Alta Vista, Kansas, on May 13, 1905.


1906 Kansas University basketball team

1906 Kansas University basketball team
Creator: Squires, C. F.
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of the 1905-06 Kansas University basketball team. The player on the floor is Phog Allen and the player in the second row, second from left is Chester Alexander Smith. The photograph was taken in 1906.


1911 Mount Hope High School football team in Mount Hope, Kansas

1911 Mount Hope High School football team in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: 1911
This is a postcard showing the 1911 Mount Hope High School football team in Mount Hope, Kansas. People in the photograph are back row (left to right) HenryTihen, Glen Hill, LeRoy Kaufman, Doc Watt, Lucian Tucker, Fern Lumbert; second row (left to right) Everett Dilley, Clyde Harris, Chas. Merryfield, John Caffrey, Ross Hitt; and front row (left to right) Earl Rhodes, John Culk, Frank Royse, Zade Jordan, and Herman Johnson.


1924 Lecompton High School Football Team, Lecompton, Kansas

1924 Lecompton High School Football Team, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1924
Photograph of the 1924 Lecompton High School Football Team. The team is posed in front of Lane University which served as the High School from 1902-1928. The team members are seated on the entrance stairs in four rows with the coach standing on the left side in the back row. The uniforms worn by the team members consists of a dark sweater jersey, knee length pants and leather helmets. One player in the center of the second row is holding a football with "LHS 1924" written on it. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival baby court, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the child Kaffir Corn "Fairy Queen" and her Baby Court at the 1926 Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. Shown are Dorothy Jean Feder, Billie Wallace Smith, Lollie Caroline Ewing (sitting), Sarah Margaret Blair (sitting), Lucile Sluss, Ruth Dudley (Queen, wearing crown), Peggy Smith, and Virginia Lee Lathrop. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

1926 Kaffir Corn queen and her court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows the 1926 Kaffir Corn Queen and her Court during the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. On the top step are Kaffir Corn Queen Iva Lorene Ferrier, left, and Miss El Dorado Ruth Armour, right. Miss El Dorado is incorrectly labeled as Carrie Penner on back of photograph. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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