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Abraham (Bullet Hole) Ellis

Abraham (Bullet Hole) Ellis
Creator: Martin Leonard V.
Date: Between 1862 and 1889
This sepia colored photograph shows Abraham (Bullet Hole) Ellis. Abraham was elected to the Kansas Territorial Legislature in 1858 and to the first Kansas state legislature of 1861. In 1862, Ellis was shot by William Quantrill, the bullet passed through a sash and fur cap, crushing both plates of the skull and lodging against the inner lining. It lay buried in the wound for seventy hours. Abraham wouldn't fully recover from the wound for five months. The ball and twenty-seven pieces of bone are now in the Army and Navy Medical Museum in Washington, D.C.


Abraham Pratt dugout, south bank of Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas

Abraham Pratt dugout, south bank of Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: 1889
A view of Abraham Pratt's dugout along the south bank of the Solomon River south east of the depot in Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. Pratt, his sons and several other men lived here when they first came to Sheridan County from Yorkshire, England prior to 1885.


Albert Robinson Greene to Franklin G. Adams

Albert Robinson Greene to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Greene, A.R.
Date: January 16, 1889
In this letter to Franklin G. Adams of the Kansas State Historical Society, Albert R. Greene briefly describes the major events of his life, including his early years, his service with the 9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War, and his career after the war's end.


An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity

An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity
Creator: Johns, Laura M
Date: 1889
This pamphlet on prohibition was mailed to each Kansas school superintendent and to 11,500 school teachers. It was to be used by the teachers and passed along to the pupils and their parents.


Anna Werner Steinmeyer and Fritz Palenske

Anna Werner Steinmeyer and Fritz Palenske
Date: 1889
This is a studio portrait made with a tintype process showing Anna Werner Steinmeyer and Fritz Palenske in Alma, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1889
This black and white photographs show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592 at Thatcher, Colorado. The train consisted of mail, express, baggage, smoker, day coach, tourist sleeper, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and El Paso Pullman cars. It left Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 1:40 AM and arrived in La Junta, Colorado, at 5:45 PM, for a running time of about 16 hours.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Guthrie, Oklahoma
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 14, 1889
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Guthrie, Oklahoma. In front of the depot, U.S. soldiers have gathered to prevent "sooners" from leaving the train to seek land for settlement in the Indian territory.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1889
This photograph shows a crowd gathered outside the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Arkansas City, Kansas. The photograph was taken a day before the Oklahoma Land Run which opened up a large area of land for settlement.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1889
This photograph shows a crowd waiting outside the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Arkansas City, Kansas. The photograph was taken the day before the 1889 Oklahoma land run.


Atlas of the Santa Fe Route

Atlas of the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1889 and 1892
This atlas, in two editions, contains maps for the land traversed by the Santa Fe Railroad. Both first and second editions include state maps for Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) and Texas as well as complete maps of the United States and Mexico. Station lists, mileage charts, elevation diagrams, and route descriptions are available in each volume. While a list of Spanish words is included in the first edition only, both editions contain the same illustration of the Phoenix Hotel in Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico.


Big fair, Edgerton, Kansas

Big fair, Edgerton, Kansas
Date: September 11 - 13, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Johnson County, Kansas.


Cabinet card of Minnie Palenske

Cabinet card of Minnie Palenske
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1889
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Minnie Palenske. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Cabinet card of Minnie Palenske Zwanziger

Cabinet card of Minnie Palenske Zwanziger
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1889
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Minnie Palenske Zwanziger, the daughter of Louis and Emma Palenske of Alma, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Carl A. Swensson

Carl A. Swensson
Date: Between 1889 and 1890
This black and white photograph shows Reverend Dr. Carl A. Swensson. He was the leader of the Swedish Lutheran Church and founder of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. The photograph was taken by Bror Gustaf Grondal in Lindsborg, Kansas.


Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Cawker City District Fair Association
Date: September 24 - 27, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held in Cawker City, Kansas. The poster includes a color image of cattle grazing by a water hole.


Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas

Cawker City fair, Cawker City, Kansas
Creator: Cawker City District Fair Association
Date: September 24 - 27, 1889
This poster announces the fourth annual fair of the Cawker City District Fair Association at Cawker City, Kansas. Highlights include $5,000 in premiums, a good band, races each day, and grand balloon ascension.


Charter of the Kansas Sinaloa Investment Company, Dickinson County, Kansas

Charter of the Kansas Sinaloa Investment Company, Dickinson County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Sinaloa Investment Company
Date: July 11, 1889
This is the original charter for the Kansas Sinaloa Investment Company of Dickinson County, Kansas. The corporation charter was filed with the Kansas Secretary of State's Office on July 11, 1889. The directors were: C. B. Hoffman, Enterprise, Kansas; J. W. Breidenthal, Chetopa, Kansas; Mrs. U. A. McOmber, Ottawa, Kansas; James Butler, Palco, Kansas; J. N. Limbocker, Manhattan, Kansas; C. J. Lamb, Kirwin, Kansas; P. B. Maxon, Emporia, Kansas; G. C. Miller, Ellis, Kansas, and G. C. Clemens, Topeka, Kansas. The group provided financial support for a utopian colony on Topolobampo Bay on the Gulf of California in Mexico, which was founded by the Credit Foncier Company of Sinaloa. Christian B. Hoffman was an idealistic banker and mill owner who led a group of Kansas colonists to Topolobampo in 1891. However, he withdrew his involvement in May, 1893, after disagreements with the leader of Credit Foncier, Albert Kimsey Owen.


Christmas in Silkville

Christmas in Silkville
Date: 1889
This photograph was taken of Silkville, Kansas residents at Christmastime. From left to right are Mrs. Lockhart, Mrs. Bitts, and son, Frank Bitts, Mr. Ernest V. de Boissiere, C. Sears, Mrs. A.V. Cobb, Laura Bitts, and Mary Cobb.


Civil War remembrence of Thomas White Stephens

Civil War remembrence of Thomas White Stephens
Creator: Stephens, Thomas White, 1839-1922
Date: 1889
These documents are the remembrance of Thomas White Stephen's time in the Civil War. These records are a part of the Harry T. Stephens Collection that are a group of family papers relating to Thomas White Stephens, his wife Mary Elizabeth Tyler Stephens, and their eight children, including Harry T. Stephens. Thomas Stephens and his wife came to Kansas in 1867, homesteaded in the Pleasant Hill area, and moved to Topeka in 1903. The materials in the collection date from 1861 to 1952.


Columbus Johnson

Columbus Johnson
Date: 1889
This is a photograph of Columbus Johnson, who lived in Dunlap, Kansas. He was born in Maryland, the child of a free man and a slave woman who was purchasing her freedom. His mother died when lightning struck a tree, and Columbus was taken to Tennessee where he was auctioned. Johnson learned several trades including harness making and carpentry. He could read and write and frequently read newspapers. While employed at the Braham Mill, he met and married Josephine, a 13 year old slave girl. Columbus Johnson served in the Civil War, and when he was mustered out, he returned to Gallatine, Tennessee. In 1869, Benjamin Singleton, Columbus Johnson and others organized the Tennessee Real Estate Homestead Association. They learned that homesteads were available in Kansas. Johnson went to Topeka where he was active in the Kansas Colonization project with Pap Singleton, under the auspices of the Freedman's Aid Society. His wife and family joined him in Topeka. In 1884, he moved the family to Dunlap where he was active in the community. In June 1884, Johnson and five white businessmen organized the Farmers Bank of Dunlap. He was a trustee in the St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church and one of the shareholders and organizers of the Dunlap Colored Cemetery Association. Johnson died October 17, 1894.


Columbus fair, Columbus, Kansas

Columbus fair, Columbus, Kansas
Creator: Cherokee County Breeders' Association
Date: October 15, 1889-October 17, 1889
This poster announces the first annual fair of the Cherokee County Breeders' Association to be held in Columbus, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include $3,000 in premiums, first class exhibitions, and a good band. Fair officers are A. D. Watts, president; Henry Neal, vice president; Dr. E. A. Scammon, treasurer; and L. M. Pickering, secretary.


Come to the Johnson County fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas

Come to the Johnson County fair to be held at Edgerton, Kansas
Date: September 11 - 13, 1889
This poster announces a fair to be held at Edgerton, Johnson County, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include $2,000 in premiums, the best in band music, races, and reduced railroad rates. The poster includes an illustration of a fair scene with livestock and buildings.


Covered wagons on the streets of Caldwell, Kansas

Covered wagons on the streets of Caldwell, Kansas
Date: April 1889
Photo of covered wagons on the streets of Caldwell, Kansas during the gathering of the Oklahoma Boomers.


Crazy quilt

Crazy quilt
Creator: Ashbaugh, Anna S.
Date: 1889
Elaborately embroidered Crazy quilt made of irregularly-shaped pieces of silk stitched to a foundation fabric. Blocks are decorated with many embroidered figures, including insects, flowers, rings, wheat, and snowflakes. Edges are decorated with folded triangles of dark red velvet. Machine- and hand-stitching. Quilt was pieced by Ann Ashbaugh as a wedding gift for her nephew and his wife, Claude and Florence Ashbaugh who were married in 1889. Ann was good friends with Ann Sells of the Sells Floto Circus, and at least some of the silks in this quilt came from the elaborate robes worn by the circus elephants.


Dome construction, Topeka, Kansas

Dome construction, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, W. W.
Date: 1889
View of construction of the Kansas State Capitol building's dome in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible is an American flag, a small brick building on the Capitol grounds, wooden fences, utility poles and power lines, a horse-drawn carriage, and two men in a trolley car in the foreground.


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