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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Date: 1862
An engraving of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States. He successfully led the country through the Civil War, saving the Union and ending slavery, only to be assassinated as the war was virtually over. Before becoming the first Republican elected to the Presidency, Lincoln was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.


Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Date: 1861
An engraving of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the Civil War, saving the Union and ending slavery, only to be assassinated as the war was virtually over. Before becoming the first Republican elected to the Presidency, Lincoln was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.


Achilles B. Wade

Achilles B. Wade
Date: Between 1850 and 1870
A portrait of Achilles B. Wade, a member of the first Legislative Council of Kansas Territory, known as the 'bogus' legislature.


Adair-Brown cabin, Osawatomie, Kansas

Adair-Brown cabin, Osawatomie, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1912
This illustration shows the Adair-Brown cabin in Osawatomie, Kansas. The structure, built around 1854 by Samuel Glenn, was sold in 1855 to John Brown's brother-in-law Samuel Lyle Adair. The cabin provided a home for the Adair family but was frequently used by Brown for abolitionist activities. In 1912, the structure was moved to the highest point in the John Brown Memorial Park which is also the site of the "Battle of Osawatomie" where John Brown and thirty free-state defenders fought in 1856 against 250 pro-slavery militia. A stone pavilion was built in 1928 to protect the cabin's exterior. The state legislature appointed the Kansas Historical Society to maintain the site. In 1971, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


A hold up on the Kansas Pacific 1869

A hold up on the Kansas Pacific 1869
Creator: Standard Photogravure Company, New York
Date: Between 1913 and 1914
This ink on paper drawing by M.S. Garretson depicts the artist's conception of a herd of buffalo descending onto railroad tracks as hunters attempt to kill the animals. In the background, a steam locomotive has been stopped as the killings take place.


Album of Topeka, Kansas

Album of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Ward Brothers, Columbus, Ohio
Date: 1888
This printed album contains engravings of public buildings and homes in Topeka, Kansas.


"Another Investigation Committee"

"Another Investigation Committee"
Date: January 31, 1880
This illustration by cartoonist Thomas Nast was published in Harper's Weekly. It depicts a potential Exoduster being questioned by a watchful Irishman with the caption "An' what right have you, sure, to be afther laving your native place an' coming here? Spake!" In the background a sign reads "Free Soil Kansas".


A party of patches

A party of patches
Creator: Judge Magazine
Date: June 6, 1891
This political cartoon drawn by Bernard Gilliam was copied from the satirical magazine Judge presents the Republican perception of the People's (Populist) Party. The artist depicts the People's Party as a hot air balloon made up of a patchwork of pieces, with each piece labeled with the name of the political organization or party that has been subsumed under the banner of the Populists. Some of the more recognizable "patches" include the Prohibition Party, the Greenback Party, the Farmer's Alliance, and the Knights of Labor Party. Inside the balloon's basket are two leading Populists from Kansas, William Peffer and "Sockless" Jerry Simpson.


A petition humanity must heed

A petition humanity must heed
Creator: American Medical Association
Date: September 1914
A cartoon showing a baby signing a petition titled "Give me pure milk that I may live". The cartoon appeared in the Bulletin of the Kansas State Board of Health.


Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO

Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO
Creator: Walker, Ryan, 1870-1932
Date: June 1, 1912
Political cartoon drawn by Ryan Walker for the socialist newspaper, Appeal to Reason, which was published in Girard, Kansas. The cartoon depicts a concerned worker watching Republican presidential candidate William Taft and Progressive presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt brawl and curse. Socialist candidate Eugene Debs and his running mate Emil Seidel received 6% of the popular vote in the 1912 election.


Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Bridge, Esther Y.
Date: October 1870
This painting was drawn by Esther Y. Bridge showing early Arkansas City from a distance. Sleeth's Mill and Speer's Mill are featured in the two inserts below the larger painting.


Arrival of the Caravan at Santa Fe

Arrival of the Caravan at Santa Fe
Date: Between 1844 and 1845
This illustration from Josiah Gregg's Commerce on the Prairies depicts a caravan of Americans arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Trail, opened in 1821 by William Bucknell, served as a freight route and passed through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Feria, Julius
Date: Between 1869 and 1879
This photograph shows an illustration of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Topeka, Kansas at the intersection of Fourth and Holliday Streets. The station was built in 1869.


Battle of Beecher's Island

Battle of Beecher's Island
Date: Oct. 17, 1868
An illustration of the Battle of Beecher's Island printed in Harper's Weekly on October 17, 1868.


Battle of Hickory Point, Kansas Territory

Battle of Hickory Point, Kansas Territory
Creator: Breyman, W.
Date: 1856
A copy of an 1856 lithograph by W. Breyman of the Battle of Hickory Point in Jefferson County, Kansas Territory.


Birds-eye view, Kinsley, Kansas

Birds-eye view, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: 1878
This photograph represents a birds-eye view of Kinsley, Kansas. In the upper left corner the Arkansas River is identified and street names are labeled throughout the city.


Bird's-eye view of Abilene, Kansas

Bird's-eye view of Abilene, Kansas
Date: 1886
This bird's-eye view shows Abilene, Kansas, possibly as early as 1886.


Birdseye view of Abilene, the future Capital of Kansas

Birdseye view of Abilene, the future Capital of Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1899
A street map of Abilene, Kansas, surrounded by images of its notable buildings, as published for the J. D MacMaster and Company real estate dealers and loan brokers.


Birds eye view of Atchison, Kansas

Birds eye view of Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Koch, Augustus
Date: 1880
A color lithograph of Atchison, Kansas. The lithograph shows the location of buildings, churches, schools, businesses, railroad, and steamboats on the Missouri River. A legend is provided to identify some of the buildings.


Bird's eye view of Chetopa, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Chetopa, Kansas
Date: 1871
This black and white lithograph is a bird's eye view of the city of Chetopa, Kansas. The lithograph shows the location of churches, banks, mills, and railroad depots. A legend below the image identifies some of the buildings.


Bird's Eye View of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas
Date: 1880
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas. It is dated 1880. There is an inset in the center bottom that shows Clay Center in 1870. The town is more extensive in the 1880 version with industry, businesses, a railroad, homes, and public buildings. None of the structures are identified and street names are not give. The community is surrounded by extensive pastoral scence. The lithograph was produced by Moss Engraving Company, New York.


Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1879
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas. The legend at the bottom identifies the following: Concordia College, the high school, the Courthouse, several churches including a Swedish Baptist Church, hotels, a livery stable, a feed stable, the U. S. Land Office, two commercial land offices, two law offices, and the Concordia Mill. Street names are given. A railroad is shown but the company is not identified. The lithograph was published by J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin.


Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, which was the county seat of Chase County. The legend at the bottom identifies churches, schools, the Courthouse, hotels, newspapers, wagon shops, and a flour mill. Street names are given. The Cottonwood River and Spring Creek run near the community. A subtitle indicates that Cottonwood Falls is one mile from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado
Date: 1887
This black and white drawing shows structures throughout Denver, Colorado, in 1887. There is a key at the bottom that gives numbers for specific structures such as the State Capitol, the county court house, churches, schools, hotels, office buildings, smelters, etc. However, the numbers can be difficult to locate.


Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas
Creator: Beck & Pauli
Date: 1882
This black and white lithograph shows Dodge City, Kansas, from a bird's eye view in 1882. The population was given as 1200. Street names are printed on the lithograph. The key at the bottom identifes public building, churches, schools, businesses including two newspapers and five hotels, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad depot, and some industries. The Arkansas River is shown in the lower right corner of the image. The numbers and letters from the key can be difficult to locate on the lithograph. There is some damage in the lower left corner of the lithograph.


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