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Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892


Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1893


Agent, state

Agent, state
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1891


Agricultural College, Board of Regents

Agricultural College, Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892


A hand-book devoted mainly to the money question

A hand-book devoted mainly to the money question
Creator: Maxson, Perry Burdick, 1826-1920
Date: 1891
This handbook presents a discussion about what is wrong in the economic system, according to the Populist perspective. It was written by P. B. Maxson and J. C. Hebbard, both Kansans, who were active in the Alliance and Populist causes. It deals primarily with financial issues, but contains some information on the price of crops, railroads, etc.


An act regulating the diversion, appropriation, storage and distribution of water for industrial purposes

An act regulating the diversion, appropriation, storage and distribution of water for industrial purposes
Creator: Kansas. Legislature
Date: 1891
In this bill (H.B. 602), the House Committee on Irrigation drafted legislation to control and regulate the rights of water in Kansas. Articles within the bill include, Diversion and Appropriation of water for industrial purposes, rights of use of water, right of way, disposal of seepage water, creation of irrigation ditches, construction and maintenance and operation of works, regulation of rates and compensation, and unlawful interference. The bill passed both the house and senate and was signed into law March 10, 1891.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Date: August 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces a fair to be held in Anderson County, Kansas. The poster includes a color illustration of a sulky race with horses and riders. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: September 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces the Anderson County fair. The poster includes a color illustration of a fair scene with livestock and exhibit buildings. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


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 Plan to Place the Business of Farming Upon a Paying Basis

A Plan to Place the Business of Farming Upon a Paying Basis
Creator: Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union
Date: 1891
At its meeting in Junction City on December 17, 1890, the Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union appointed a committee of John Hay, J. L. Hulse and Jas. H. Gabby to report to the group on how farmers might be more profitable. They reported on Jan. 10, 1891, and their plan was adopted by the Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union. It calls for farmers to work together to impact prices and supplies rather than being at the mercy of purchasers and speculators. It encouraged an effort to jointly hold back cattle from the Kansas City market for one day in an effort to increase the prices paid to farmers.


A practical step toward solving the relations of producer and consumer, taken by the Alliance Produce Company, at Topeka, Kansas

A practical step toward solving the relations of producer and consumer, taken by the Alliance Produce Company, at Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Alliance Produce Company
Date: 1891
This pamphlet explains how the Alliance Produce Company proposed to allow the producer to eliminate steps in getting products to the consumer and, thus, increasing the producer's profits. The company was an attempt to put Populist principles into action. The company was located in Topeka, Kansas. Its secretary and general manager was Loren L Hopkins. The pamphlet also includes a stamp for Jas. H. Lathrop, a general agent of the Alliance Produce Company.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892


Auditor, state

Auditor, state
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1892


Augusta Bruchmiller memorandum book

Augusta Bruchmiller memorandum book
Creator: Bruchmiller, Augusta
Date: Between January 1890 and March 1896
Augusta Bruchmiller recorded income and expenditures for the family farm from 1890 through 1896 in this ledger book. Otto (husband) and Carl (son) may also have made entries. Expenditures are very detailed and illustrate the types of products and supplies purchased by this farm family. Items purchased include fabric, furniture, magazines, shoes, toothpicks, photographs, soap, starch, and numerous other items. Food supplies that were purchased include baking powder, soda, cranberries, coffee, tea, chocolate, etc. According to the donor, in November 1895, daughter Vera died of "inflammation of the stomach" and entries in the book reflect expenses for a doctor and the graveyard. Income came from the sale of butter, eggs, and other items grown on the farm as well as money earned by the children. The family lived in Sarcoxie Township, Jefferson County, ten miles north of Lawrence, Kansas. Brookmiller was an alternate form of the surname Bruchmiller. This book was loaned for copying by family members.


Bank commissioner

Bank commissioner
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1891


Bank commissioners

Bank commissioners
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1891


Beautiful Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Route

Beautiful Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1891
A brochure promoting immigration to Oklahoma and the Indian territories using the Santa Fe route. Information about various cities, mineral resources, the Homestead Law, and the raising of cotton are included. Detailed maps of Oklahoma and the southwestern United States are also included.


Blind, Institution for the

Blind, Institution for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891


Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the

Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1891
This sepia colored photograph shows construction on the capitol dome at 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.


Charitable institutions, board of trustees

Charitable institutions, board of trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892


Charitable institutions, board of trustees

Charitable institutions, board of trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892


Dance at McCarty's skating rink in Dodge City, Kansas

Dance at McCarty's skating rink in Dodge City, Kansas
Date: 1891
This is a photograph showing a dance at Dr. Thomas McCarty's skating rink in Dodge City, Kansas. Dr. McCarty's roller rink opened in 1885 and also served as an opera house.


Dance card

Dance card
Date: 1891
Multi-page dance card from the Second Annual Ball of the Topeka Police Relief Association, January 22, 1891. Belonged to John W. Gardiner, who was Topeka's Chief of Police from 1889 to 1892.


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