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1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map

1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map
Creator: Rand McNally & Co., Engravers, Chicago
Date: 1888
This 1888 map illustrates the following rail lines: Mo.Pac, St. L., I, MT'N & S'N, MO., Kan. & Tex, Cent, BR. Un. Pac, INT & GT, and North'N, Texas & Pacific.


Aerial photographs Stafford, Kansas

Aerial photographs Stafford, Kansas
Date: 1888
These two photographs represent different aerial views of Stafford, Kansas from 1888.


A history of the National Army of Rescue

A history of the National Army of Rescue
Creator: Culverwell, James
Date: October, 1888
James Culverwell was a resident of Dentonia in Jewell County, Kansas. He was involved with organizing the Dentonia Union Labor Club, which was a predecessor to the Populist party. This pamphlet contains information about the activities of the Dentonia Union Labor Club as well as Culverwell's ideas concerning a National Army of Rescue. Culverwell wrote about his idea for an army to rescue the men imprisoned in Illinois for the Haymarket Massacre of 1886 if the membership of the group numbered "from one hundred thousand to five hundred thousand." The original paper was circulated and caused controversy in the county. This pamphlet contains Mr. Culverwell's accounts of these events.


Albert H. Thayer, Tariff Truths

Albert H. Thayer, Tariff Truths
Creator: Thayer, Albert H.
Date: August 1888
Albert F. Thayer of Maple Hill, Kansas, wrote this pamphlet addressed to the farmers of Wabaunsee County to explain why he was going to vote a Democratic ticket in the upcoming election. He wrote that he had voted for Republicans since 1861. The pamphlet deals with tariff issues from what became the Populist perspective. He gives examples of the cost of groceries and clothing with and without protective tariffs.


And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair

And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair
Creator: Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Assocition
Date: September 12, 1888-September 14, 1888
This Greenleaf, Kansas, fair poster features two girls holding a hand fan.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1888
Employees standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: January 02, 1888
This architectural drawing shows the first floor plan of the C. S. F. & C. Railway (a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company) passenger depot in Fort Madison, Iowa.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: September 05, 1888
This architectural drawing scaled at 1/4" to the foot shows the first floor plan of the passenger deport for the C. S. F. & Co. Railway (a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway) in Fort Madison, Iowa.


Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1888

Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1888
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1888
The Kansas State Reform School, also known as the Industrial School for Boys, was established in 1879 by a legislative act that appropriated $35,000 for the erection of buildings, etc., in Topeka, Kansas. Control and supervision of the school was placed in the hands of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. The school was located 3 miles north of the capitol building on an original tract of 170 acres that was given by the city of Topeka. The west wing of the main building was opened on June 1, 1881. The school taught boys the rudiments of useful employment as a means of supporting themselves after being discharged from the facility. The boys learned, among other things, tailoring, shoe and harness making, woodworking of various kinds, baking, and printing. Information included in this item is the treasurer's report, superintendent's report, and physician's report. Also included are tables that list movement of population, what crimes the child committed, at what age they were committed, nativity, and from what county.


Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 3 - 8, 1883
A poster announcing the Bismarck fair to be held at Lawrence, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include races, $2,500 in prizes, and no stall fees. The poster includes a color illustration of a horse race.


Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 3 - 8, 1888
This poster announces a fair at Bismarck in Lawrence, Kansas. The poster includes a color illustration of a sulky race with horses and riders.


Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 3 - 8, 1888
This poster announces the Bismarck Fair to be held in Lawrence, Kansas. The poster includes color illustrations of livestock.


Bismark fair, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismark fair, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 3 - 8, 1888
This poster promotes a fair to be held at Lawrence, Kansas. An illustration of a sulky race is included.


Black Jack battleground in Douglas County, Kansas

Black Jack battleground in Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Newby, J.
Date: December 1888
A photograph showing the Black Jack battleground located near Palmyra in Douglas County, Kansas. The battle took place on June 2, 1856 between free-state forces under Captain John Brown and pro-slavery forces led by Henry Clay Pate. Brown was victorious and took Pate and his men prisoners. A few hours later Colonel Sumner and his troops caused the release of the prisoners and ordered dispersal of both parties.


Businesses in the Veale & Thompson block in Topeka, Kansas

Businesses in the Veale & Thompson block in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Art Publishing Company
Date: 1888
This is a photograph showing businesses in the Veale & Thompson block located at 617-627 Quincy in Topeka, Kansas. J. G. Haskell was the architect for the Veale & Thompson block. The illustration was removed from The Capital City published by Art Publishing Company.


Cabinet card of Gus Meier

Cabinet card of Gus Meier
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1888
This is a studio photo cabinet card featuring Gus Meier, a self-portrait by the Alma, Kansas photographer. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cabinet card of Minnie and Max Palenske

Cabinet card of Minnie and Max Palenske
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1888
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Minnie Palenske, seated, and her brother Max Palenske, holding a paint brush. The siblings were photographed by their father, Louis Palenske. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cabinet card of Minnie and Max Palenske

Cabinet card of Minnie and Max Palenske
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1888
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Minnie Palenske, left, and her brother, Max Palenske of Alma, Kansas, photographed by their father, Louis Palenske. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Camp of the 2nd Regiment, Kansas National Guard near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas

Camp of the 2nd Regiment, Kansas National Guard near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas
Date: August 1888
This is a photograph of Camp Tim McCarthy, with Kansas National Guard troops camped outside Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. The 2nd Regiment of the Kansas National Guard tried to prevent violence during the county seat fight between Hugoton and Woodsdale in Stevens County, Kansas in August, 1888.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1888
This photograph shows an east view of the construction of the north and south wings of the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1888
This photograph shows a south view of the nearly completed Kansas capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1888
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the capitol dome in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on the capitol October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1888
This sepia colored photograph shows construction on the capitol dome in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on the capitol on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing.


Charles M. Sheldon to Theodore W. Peers

Charles M. Sheldon to Theodore W. Peers
Creator: Sheldon, Charles Monroe, 1857-1946
Date: December 25, 1888
Charles M. Sheldon wrote to the Chairman of Trustees of the Central Congregational Church, Theodore W. Peers, accepting the position of pastor.


Child's Dress

Child's Dress
Date: 1888
Child's dress made of heavy blue fabric. Trimmed with fluted pleat ruffles and plaid shirring. Worn by Bertha Luzette Garman (1878-1974) in about 1888. She was born to George Wilson and Amanda Elizabeth (Zeigler) Garman in Bristol, Indiana. When she was three months old, the family homesteaded the Kill Creek area of Osborne County, where here farther worked as a carpenter. She and her sister attended the "Little Stoney" country school until high school, when they transferred to Osborne High School. In 1905 she married Ulysses George Hibbs.


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