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A boy on horseback, Greeley County, Kansas

A boy on horseback, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
A boy sits on a horse in front of a sod building, Greeley County, Kansas.


A family outing to Indian Cave, Greeley County, Kansas

A family outing to Indian Cave, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1908
A family visits Indian Cave on the Beaver Creek, Greeley County, Kansas. A boy sits on a horse, a man stands with a bicycle, a woman and a girl sit in the grass, and a man stands with an animal near the entrance to the cave.


A woman rides side saddle on a horse, Greeley County, Kansas

A woman rides side saddle on a horse, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
A woman with a long ponytail and wearing a hat sits side saddle on a horse, beside a man and a boy sitting in a buggy, northwest Greeley County, Kansas.


Children in the yard of a residence, Clark County, Kansas

Children in the yard of a residence, Clark County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
View of two children riding a horse and one child in the yard of an unidentified residence, Clark County. In the background, is a frame house with two porches.


Children in the yard of a residence, Clark County, Kansas

Children in the yard of a residence, Clark County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This is a photograph of two children riding a horse and three children in the yard of an unidentified residence in Clark County, Kansas. A man and woman are visible seated on the porch in the background.


Children petting horses, Topeka, Kansas

Children petting horses, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These children are gathered around a horse trailer petting the horses in Topeka, Kansas. This photo is part of the Works Progress Administration collection.


Children riding donkeys, Lane County, Kansas

Children riding donkeys, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1902
A group of children pose astride two donkeys, Lane County, Kansas.


Colorado for the tourist

Colorado for the tourist
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful scenery provided to the tourist in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas

Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association
Date: August 30 -September 3, 1886
This poster announces the fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association to be held at Winfield, Kansas. Highlights include livestock, bicycle, foot and horse racing as well as musical entertainment events. Fair officers are S. P. Strong, Rock, Kansas, president; W. J. Wilson, Winfield, Kansas, secretary; and A. H. Doane, Winfield, treasurer.


Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas

Cowley County fair, Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association
Date: August 30 - September 3, 1886
A fair poster advertising livestock and bicycle, foot, and horse racing as well as musical entertainment events as part of the fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association at Winfield, Kansas. Fair officers are S. P. Strong, Rock, Kansas, president; W. J. Wilson, Winfield, Kansas, secretary; and A. H. Doane, Winfield, treasurer. The same artwork is used for the Crawford County Fair poster in Girard, Kansas, for 1887 (item 210473).


Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas

Crawford County Fair, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Crawford County Agricultural Society
Date: October 4-7, 1887
A poster advertising livestock, horse racing, and entertainment events for the fourteenth annual exhibition of the Crawford County Fair Agricultural Society in Girard, Kansas. The same artwork is used for the Cowley County Fair poster in Winfield, Kansas, for 1886 (item 210470).


Fifth annual state fair of Kansas, Topeka

Fifth annual state fair of Kansas, Topeka
Creator: Kansas State Fair Board
Date: September 19 - 24, 1887
This poster advertises the fifth annual Kansas State Fair at Topeka, Kansas. Highlights include exhibitions of livestock and crops, horse racing, leading bands, and fruit and flower displays.


Fourth annual Sumner County fair, Wellington, Kansas

Fourth annual Sumner County fair, Wellington, Kansas
Date: September 17 - 20, 1894
This poster advertises the fourth annual Sumner County fair to be held at Wellington, Kansas. Highlights include livestock, agricultural crops, horse racing, and musical entertainment events. Fair officers are H. C. St. Clair, president, and I. N. King, secretary.


Fourth annual fair, Winfield, Kansas

Fourth annual fair, Winfield, Kansas
Creator: Cowley County Agricultural Society
Date: August 30 - September 3, 1886
This poster advertises the fourth annual fair of the Cowley County Agricultural Society at Winfield, Kansas. Attractions included horse and sulky racing and a good band of music. Fair officers are S. P. Strong, Rock, Kansas, president; W. J. Wilson, Winfield, Kansas, secretary; and A. H. Doane, Winfield, treasurer.


George Allen's children, Meade, Kansas

George Allen's children, Meade, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1896
This is a view of George Allen's children seated on a horse that is drinking from a water trough. A dog and several other horses are also visible in the photograph.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection
Creator: Dresher, G. C.
Date: Between 1870 and 1940
This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Horse and female rider, John Fenton Pratt home, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas

Horse and female rider, John Fenton Pratt home, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This is a photograph of an unidentified woman sitting sidesaddle atop a horse in front of the John Fenton Pratt home, Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. Cottonwood Ranch was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.


James Glenn McKethen and family members

James Glenn McKethen and family members
Date: September 1908
A photograph showing (left to right) Robert L. Carmichael (1850-1911), Sallie Ann (Taylor) Carmichael (1852-1936), Andrew Jackson Pickett (1846-1932), Amanda Melvina (Taylor) Pickett (1847-1922), James Glenn McKethen (1850-1942), and Hulda Amelia (Taylor) McKethen (1850-1930) on donkeys in Colorado Springs, Colorado. James Glenn and Hulda Amelia McKethen lived in Rexford, Kansas. They were vacationing in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Jefferson County twenty-second annual fair, Oskaloosa, Kansas

Jefferson County twenty-second annual fair, Oskaloosa, Kansas
Creator: Jefferson County Agricultural and Mechanical Association
Date: October 5 - 7, 1886
Fair poster advertising livestock, horse racing and other entertainment events to be held in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Agricultural and Mechanical Association.


Jockey cap

Jockey cap
Creator: Bailey's Inc.
Date: 1937
This emerald green taffeta jockey cap was purchased in 1937 at Bailey's Inc. in Evanston, Illinois for $3.50 or $4.50. Verna Camien wore the cap in Sun City, Kansas. An interest in horseback riding led the Camiens to purchase the cap in an attempt to emulate the clothing worn by English style riders. Western style clothing was more popular in Sun City at the time and Mr. Camien commented that their outfit selections "were not suitable to the conditions we faced and we did not realize how incongruent or non-conforming they were."


John (Jackie) Cobb Landon

John (Jackie) Cobb Landon
Date: Between 1935 and 1939
This photograph shows John (Jackie) Cobb Landon, son of Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon and Theo Cobb, riding a horse in Estes Park, Colorado.


John Brown to Mary Brown and family

John Brown to Mary Brown and family
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: September 4, 1855
In Scott Co., Iowa ("about 4 miles West of the Mississippi"), on his way to Kansas Territory, John Brown wrote the family to say all was well despite some delays caused by their freight in Chicago and a sick horse. Brown commented mostly on the nature of there journey to date and some miscellaneous business matters.


John Brown to Mary Brown and family

John Brown to Mary Brown and family
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: October 13, 1855
One week after arriving at his sons' settlement ("Brownville") near Osawatomie, Brown wrote the family back east that although most were sick when he first arrived, they "appear now to be mending." The trip across Missouri was without incident, except for problems with a sick horse and their "heavy load." Brown then wrote briefly of the Adairs, the "most uncomfortable situation" in which he found his children upon his arrival, and other things including prairie fires and finally the political situation in the territory. In fact, at this early date, John Brown "believe[d] Missouri is fast becoming discouraged about making Kansas a Slave State & think the prospect of its becoming Free is brightening every day."


Johnny Boy Brinkley

Johnny Boy Brinkley
Date: Between 1933 and 1935
A photograph showing Johnny Boy Brinkley on a horse.


Kansas State Fair, Topeka

Kansas State Fair, Topeka
Date: Possibly 1889 or 1890s
This poster advertises the Kansas State Fair to be held in Topeka, Kansas, on September 16-21. Highlights include sulky racing and other entertainment events. The year is unknown but the copyright date on the poster is 1889.


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