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"'Jap' Coberly," drawing by Myron A. Waterman

"'Jap' Coberly," drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: between 1890 and 1893
Pencil sketch of Jasper "Jap" Coberly (1845-1906) by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937). Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas. Coberly was a long-time resident of Fort Scott.


100 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

100 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This photograph shows the buildings on the north side of the 100 block of Southwest Sixth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The Knox building (later renamed the Columbian building), located at 112-114 Southwest Sixth Avenue, is visible in the center of the photograph. The architecture is Richardsonian Romanesque/Romanesque Revival and it was designed by Seymour Davis for Wm. Knox's bank, which failed in the 1890s. Offices of prominent businessmen, attorneys, political organizations including the Anti-Saloon League were housed in the building. The Columbian building is on National Register of Historic Places.


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.


1st Regimental Band, Hiawatha, Kansas

1st Regimental Band, Hiawatha, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a view of the members of the First Regimental Band of Hiawatha, Kansas, sometime during the 1890s.


20th Kansas Artillery in Caloocan, Philippines

20th Kansas Artillery in Caloocan, Philippines
Creator: Rockett, P. Fremont
Date: 1899
This is a photograph of the 20th Kansas Artillery emplacement near the Old Cemetery at Caloocan, Philippines. The photograph is from the Metcalf album collection.


20th Kansas Infantry at Fort MacArthur, Caloocan, Philippines

20th Kansas Infantry at Fort MacArthur, Caloocan, Philippines
Creator: Rockett, P. Fremont
Date: 1899
A photograph of the 20th Kansas Infantry in Fort MacArthur, Caloocan, Philippines during the Spanish American War. This photograph is from the Metcalf album collection.


20th Kansas Regiment's band members at cemetery

20th Kansas Regiment's band members at cemetery
Date: March 29, 1899
View of three wounded members of the 20th Kansas Regiment's band at the grave of a fellow bandsman who had been killed at Bielew, Philippines, during the Spanish-American War.


20th Kansas Regiment Artillery Battery during the Spanish American War

20th Kansas Regiment Artillery Battery during the Spanish American War
Creator: Rockett, P. Fremont
Date: 1899
A photograph of the 20th Kansas Regiment Artillery Battery firing from an old Spanish Block House during the Spanish American War. This photograph is from the Metcalf album collection.


20th Kansas Regiment Band, Manila, Philippines

20th Kansas Regiment Band, Manila, Philippines
Date: Between 1898 and 1899
View of the 20th Kansas Regiment's band, standing in formation, in Manila, Philippines, sometime during or immediately following the Spanish-American War (1898-1899).


20th Kansas Regiment, Spanish American War

20th Kansas Regiment, Spanish American War
Creator: Rockett, P. Fremont
Date: 1899
A photograph of the 20th Kansas Regiment taking a meal in a trench while stationed in the Philippines. This photograph is from the Metcalf album collection.


20th Kansas Regiment, Spanish American War

20th Kansas Regiment, Spanish American War
Creator: Rockett, P. Fremont
Date: 1899
An photograph of the 20th Kansas Regiment arriving at Malolos, Philippines. This photograph came from the Metcalf album collection.


20th Kansas Regiment and 2nd Division headquarters, Caloocan, Philippines

20th Kansas Regiment and 2nd Division headquarters, Caloocan, Philippines
Creator: Rockett, P. Fremont
Date: 1899
A photograph of the 20th Kansas Regiment and the 2nd Division headquarters in Caloocan, Philippines during the Spanish American War. This photograph came from the Metcalf album collection.


20th Kansas Regiment outpost during the Spanish American War

20th Kansas Regiment outpost during the Spanish American War
Creator: Rockett, P. Fremont
Date: 1899
A photograph of a 20th Kansas Regiment outpost during the Spanish American War. This photograph is from the Metcalf album collection.


20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry flag

20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry flag
Date: between 1898 and 1899
Silk regimental flag of the Twentieth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, which served in the Spanish-American War from 1898 to 1899. The flag is blue with the State Seal in the center. Gold fringe is attached to three sides. The regiment saw service in the Philippines, both in combat and as an occupation force at the conclusion of the fighting. Frederick Funston served as its commander. The Twentieth was the only of the four Kansas regiments to see action during the war.


20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines

20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines
Date: 1899
Here are two photographs showing the 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines. Photograph number *95 was taken in action at Caloocan on February 22, 1899. The officer observing the soldiers firing is the company commander. His mess kit is hanging up to dry as they fight. Photograph number *96 shows Company H, 20th Kansas Regiment in the field at Caloocan, Philippines on March 24, 1899.


22nd Kansas Volunteer Band, Camp Alger, Virginia

22nd Kansas Volunteer Band, Camp Alger, Virginia
Date: 1898
View of the 22nd Kansas Regiment marching band practicing at Camp Alger, Virginia.


22nd Kansas volunteer band, Camp Alger, Virginia

22nd Kansas volunteer band, Camp Alger, Virginia
Date: 1898
View of the 22nd Kansas Volunteer Band at Camp Alger, Virginia.


23rd Regimental Band, Kansas

23rd Regimental Band, Kansas
Date: 1898
This is a group of formal portraits of the members of the 23rd Regimental Band. The band began in 1890 as Jackson's Dispatch Band of Topeka, Kansas, then enlisted during the Spanish-American War as the regimental band for the all-black 23rd Kansas Volunteer Infantry. The captions give their name, musical instrument, and hometown. Lieutenant Colonel James Beck was the regimental commander of the 23rd Regiment. The band was commanded by 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant, Samuel T. Jones, and directed by Professor George W. Jackson. First row, left to right: Sergeant Elijah E. Davis, E flat trumpet, Kansas City, Kansas; Charles A. Brown, Quartermaster Sergeant, Solo B flat cornet, Topeka; Samuel T. Jones, 2nd Lt & Adjutant, Kansas City, Kansas; Professor George W. Jackson, band master, solo slide trombone, Topeka; Andrew W. Washington, 1st Principal Musician, baritone, Kansas City, Kansas; Samuel M. Holt, Principal Musician & C.T. 2nd Tenor Slide Trombone, Wathena. Second row: Unknown, E flat clarinet, Topeka; Thomas Jackson, 1st B flat clarinet, Topeka; Horace G. Wilder, piccolo, Wichita; Dana Moore, drum major, Kansas City, Kansas; Albert Buford, flute, Wichita; Leander W. Northington, solo B flat cornet, Topeka; Henry R. Davis, 1st B flat cornet, Parsons. Third row: Charles D. Rhodes, 2nd B flat cornet, Bonner Springs; Z. Van Ewing, B flat cornet, Leavenworth; Thomas P. Shelton, solo alto, Kansas City, Kansas; William Vaughn, 2nd Alto, Topeka; Jasper Thornton, 1st tenor slide trombone, Atlanta, Georgia; Robert Parks, 2nd tenor slide trombone, Ft. Scott. Fourth row: Hollie E. Searcie, baritone, Topeka; Lester F. Kennedy, 1st tenor, Kansas City, Kansas; William A. Brooks, B flat bass, Topeka; Simeon E. McCarroll, tuba, Topeka; Prentice Griffin, tuba, Fort Scott; Marcus J. Owens, snare drum, Topeka; Wallace Bernal.


4th & 5th Grade Students of Lecompton Grade School, 1892-1893, Lecompton, Kansas

4th & 5th Grade Students of Lecompton Grade School, 1892-1893, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1892-1893
Photograph of the 4th & 5th Grade Students of Lecompton Grade School, 1892-1893. Five rows of 4th and 5th grade school aged students are posed in front of a clapboard schoolhouse with the teacher standing on the right side. The entrance to the building consists of a wooden deck area. One four-over-four window with shutters and the doorway are visible. The teacher was Miss Belle C. Morris; she is standing on the right side wearing a long white apron. The students have been identified (from left to right): Front Row: Visitor, Earnest Coblentz, Elmer Snyder, Harold Hoffman, Ned Day; Second Row: Eddie Robinson, Merlin Maynard, Wright Wenrich; Third Row: Gertrude McClanahan, unknown, Bessie Stewart, Ina Brooks, Bonnie Winter, Mollie Haddon, Katie Slagel, Bertha Hart, Alta Butler; Fourth Row: Dana Bartlett, Bert Baughman, Frankie Fleenon, Sally McCarty, Clara Baughman, Ruth Nace, Eve Coblentz, Maude Lucas, Bertha Smith, Maude Winters, Ernest Fuller; Fifth Row: Carlos Hart, Henry Hill, Charlie Slagel, Betty Slagel, Artie Brown, Maude Brooks, Sara Jackson, Fred Smith, Frank Baughman, Hal Smith; In Doorway: David Brown, ? Henderson, Aaron Zellers. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


4th of July parade in Alma, Kansas

4th of July parade in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1893 and 1894
Three photographs of 4th of July celebrations in Alma, Kansas. In the first photograph, six girls in patriotic dress pose during Alma's 1893 4th of July festivities. The second photograph captures the 1893 4th of July parade from the balcony of the Alma Hotel as it proceeds north on Missouri Street. In the third photograph, children dressed in patriotic clothes pose on a float constructed in a wagon in this view from the 1894 Alma 4th of July parade.


5 & 7 Greenwood Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

5 & 7 Greenwood Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph showing homes at 5 & 7 Greenwood Avenue located in the community of Potwin, which is part of Topeka, Kansas.


$5,000 Reward, Dead or Alive!

$5,000 Reward, Dead or Alive!
Creator: Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909
Date: Between 1898 and 1902
View of "$5,000 Reward, Dead or Alive!" drawing by Frederic Remington.


50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas

50 Camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1920
A photograph of 50 Camp, or Camp 50, a small unincorporated community in Crawford County approximately 2 miles west of Arma. It was a company town of Central Coal and Coke and continues as a small residential community. Visible is a mine and mining equipment.


8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument at Missionary Ridge

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument at Missionary Ridge
Creator: Schmedling Photographer
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
These are three photographs of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry monument on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas

A.A. Jones' wagon shop, Bennington, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This photograph shows a group of men standing in the showroom of the A.A. Jones' wagon shop in Bennington, Kansas. According to the back of the photograph the business sold Studebaker, Courtland and Bradley Buggies along with water pumps.


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