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Arkansas River flowing through Wichita, Kansas

Arkansas River flowing through Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph is either looking upriver (east) from the Woodman Bridge (on Nims Street) or upriver (north) from the Murdock Avenue Bridge, in Wichita, Kansas.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part eleven of twelve. Views of Bridal Veil Park in Fort Scott, the Kansas City stock yards, and Washburn College in Topeka are some of the featured photographs.


Band Shell, Anthony, Kansas

Band Shell, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Bewteen 1920 and 1930
View of the band shell in Anthony, Kansas, sometime during the 1920's.


Band in Liederkranz Park, Alma, Kansas

Band in Liederkranz Park, Alma, Kansas
Date: 1886
Photograph of fifteen members of a band are seen here at a performance at Liederkranz Park located just outside the west edge of Alma, Kansas.


Band shell, Barnes, Kansas

Band shell, Barnes, Kansas
Date: 1997
This is a view of the band shell located in the I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows) Park in Barnes, Kansas.


Bandstand, Garnett, Kansas

Bandstand, Garnett, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A winter view of the bandstand in the north part of the public square in Garnett, Kansas. Visible are buildings and businesses, tethered horses, an automobile, and a portion of the courthouse at the right side of the photograph.


Bandstand, Westmoreland, Kansas

Bandstand, Westmoreland, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
View of a speaker and a seated audience at the bandstand in back of the Pottawatomie County Courthouse in Westmoreland, Kansas. Also visible are buildings, one of which may be a business, and an automobile.


Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson Lith., Kansas City, MO.
Date: 1879
Artist Augustus Koch drew this bird's eye view of Oak Dale Park in Salina, Kansas, in the 1870s and Ramsey, Millett & Hudsen, lithographers of Kansas City, Missouri, created this print in 1879. The print shows the park confined within a bow of the Smoky Hill River outside of Salina. W. R. Geis owned the property and was secretary and manager of the Kansas State Tournament which was held at the park from October 7 - 11, 1879. Besides Geis, tournament organizers included L. C. Wasson, Ottawa; C. J. Kendall, Osage City; J. D. Patterson, Lawrence; Willis Kesler, Salina; D. R. Wagstaff, Salina; W. S. Stambaugh, Abilene. The park included a Swiss cottage (park hotel), a bowling alley, an exposition hall, a flying dutchman merry-go-round, a grand stand and half-mile track, a judge's stand, Vahn's greenhouse, training stables, a ticket office, bird traps and shooting stand, and a river boat steamer called the "Belle of Salina." Since 1977 the park has been home to the annual Smoky Hill River Festival arts fair.


Buffalo, Gage's Park, Topeka, Kansas

Buffalo, Gage's Park, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
A postcard showing two buffalo or bison at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas. The first herd of bison at Gage Park was delivered January 16, 1911. They were donated by Joshua Hill. Hill started his career as clerk for the Kansas legislature, and after the 1870 session, he moved to Fredonia, Kansas where he started an insurance and real estate business. Later Hill moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where he purchased a stock farm. The bison were raised on his 400 acre farm near Pontiac, Michigan.


Cannon at Riverside park in Wichita, Kansas

Cannon at Riverside park in Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1912
A photograph showing Hazel Branch posed with a cannon at Riverside Park in Wichita, Kansas.


Capper Picnic, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Picnic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 14, 1948
These two photographs show scenes from U.S. Senator Arthur Capper's birthday party at Ripley Park in Topeka, Kansas. The event held in Topeka, Kansas from 1908 to 1951 celebrated the senator's July 14th birthday with a community picnic.


Carl Schubert directing music in Liederkranz Park, Alma, Kansas

Carl Schubert directing music in Liederkranz Park, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
Photograph of Carl Schubert directing music at Liederkranz Park in Alma, Kansas.


Central Park in McPherson, Kansas

Central Park in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a postcard showing Central Park in McPherson, Kansas.


Children! You are cordially invited to attend the Journal's birthday party at Woodland Park

Children! You are cordially invited to attend the Journal's birthday party at Woodland Park
Creator: Lawrence Daily Journal
Date: August 17, 1910
The Lawrence Daily Journal of Lawrence, Kansas, published this advertisement promoting its birthday party for Lawrence children at Woodland Park on August 19. The paper printed a notice alongside this advertisement that discouraged "colored" children from attending the party.


Children at Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas

Children at Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows children playing on equipment at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas.


Children playing, Kansas City, Kansas

Children playing, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
These children are on seesaws (teeter totters) at a play center, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Children playing, Wichita, Kansas

Children playing, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
these African American children are playing shuffleboard at a recreation center in Wichita, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Cimarron Crossing Park, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron Crossing Park, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
These are four photographs of Cimarron Crossing Park in Cimarron, Kansas. The park is located at the site where pioneers crossed the Arkansas River on the Santa Fe Trail.


City Park, Wamego, Kansas

City Park, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1913
A postcard showing the bandstand in City Park, Wamego, Kansas.


City park, Rossville, Kansas

City park, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1956
This is a photograph of the Rossville, Kansas, city park. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Columbus, Kansas

Columbus, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Here are several photographs and postcards of Columbus, Kansas. Columbus is the county seat of Cherokee County and the commercial center for the area. Being a railroad junction, shipping was an important part of its value to the early mining era. Columbus was founded in 1868 and its first post office was opened in 1869. Images include schools, churches, street scenes, the courthouse, the electric light plant, and parks.


Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests

Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests
Date: 1889-1930
These black and white photographs showing Dr. C. F. Menninger's involvement in many activities in Topeka, Kansas. These interests were reflected in his work as a physician. Includes photographs of buildings in Topeka, Kansas State Board of Health, Reinisch Rose Garden, Christ Hospital. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. The philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. His interest in horticulture was reflected not only in his home and garden, but in the development of a horticulture therapy at the clinic. One photograph shows the north side of the 100 block of West Sixth, Topeka.


First aid class, Wichita, Kansas

First aid class, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men and women attending a first aid class at Minisa Park recreation center, Wichita, Kansas. This class was part of the Works Progress Administration.


First aid class, Wichita, Kansas

First aid class, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men and women learning first aid at a recreation center for servicemen and factory personnel, Minisa Park, Wichita, Kansas. This class was part of the Works Progress Administration


First aid class, Wichita, Kansas

First aid class, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
First aid class at Minisa Park recreation center, Wichita, Kansas. This class was part of the Works Progress Administration.


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