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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.


Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Richmond Lithograph Company
Date: September 04, 1894-September 07, 1894
Baskets of crops and produce surround three children in this poster for the Anderson County, Kansas, fair. At the bottom, it lists R.T. Stokes, President, and M.L. White, Secretary, of the fair.


Anti-Populist political ribbon

Anti-Populist political ribbon
Date: 1894
A blue political campaign ribbon sponsored by the Emporia Gazette (newspaper) promoting "more [corn], less hell" in 1894. The slogan is a rebuttal of the Populist appeal that farmers raise "less corn and more hell" often attributed to Populist agitator Mary Elizabeth Lease.


Appetite

Appetite
Creator: Franklin, William S. (William Suddards), 1863-1930
Date: 1894
A temperance booklet that notes "morbid appetite, once created is the tyrant which ruins the individual," and that abstinence from a habit which has no benefit, such as coffee, tobacco, liquor, etc., is the solution to society's troubles.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, La Grande, Los Angeles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, La Grande, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Waite, C.B.
Date: 1894
This sepia colored photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's La Grande depot in Los Angeles, California. The Moorish designed depot opened in 1893 and served as a passenger terminal until it was replaced in 1939 by Los Angeles' Union Station.


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.


A view of the Knapp building at the Osawatomie State Hospital, Osawatomie, Kansas

A view of the Knapp building at the Osawatomie State Hospital, Osawatomie, Kansas
Creator: Wentworth, L. F.
Date: 1894
A photograph of the Knapp building at the Osawatomie State Hospital in Osawatomie, Kansas. The hospital was established by the State of Kansas in 1866 and had beds for 12 patients when it opened. By the end of the next year it housed 22 with applications for 50 more.


Bank robber, Sylvan Grove, Kansas

Bank robber, Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Creator: Wood, W. J.
Date: November 12, 1894
This photograph shows three men identified from left to right as: J.O. Phillips, John Seirer, and Sidney Lawson, standing over the deceased body of bank robber Anthony McKee in Sylvan Grove, Kansas. In the afternoon of November 12, 1894, three armed men robbed the Sylvan State Bank of Sylvan Grove. As the robbers attempted to flee Mr. William D. Schernerhorn, assistant cashier of the bank, shot McKee with a Sharps rifle instantly killing McKee. Visible in the background is the bank (identified as the white building) and the blacksmith shop to the far right.


Baseball team, Emporia, Kansas

Baseball team, Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1894
This is a formal studio portrait of the members of an Emporia, Kansas, baseball team dressed in long coats and top hats. They were called the "Champions of Kansas." Members of the team: (1) Fran Miller, Umpire; (2) W. Irvin, treasurer; (3) E. Ateyes, shortstop; (4) O. M. Wilhite, right field; (5) Charles Evans, pitcher; (6) John Rooks, left field; (7) V. Passington, first base; (8) H. Thomas, scorer; (9) J. Patterson, center field; (10) W. O. Jones, second base; (11) Frank Randolph, pitcher; (12) J. H. Gabriel, third base; (13) Frank Varvel, catcher; and (14) Skeeter, a young boy who was the team mascot.


Baseball team in Alma, Kansas

Baseball team in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1894
Photograph of members of the Alma baseball team are seen at this unidentified ball field. Identified are Carey Carroll, Billie Hughes, T. Gregory, Hugo Brandt, John Craft, F. I. Sage, Charlie Henderson, Jim Henderson, Frank Mossman, Billie Horne, J.B. Fields, John Auer, Sell Fields, Johnnie Horne, and C. O. Kinnie. The owner of the team is identified as Hal G. Weaver.


Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1894

Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1894
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1894
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 superintendent's report, the physician's report, and statistical tables on the Boys Reform School as well as tables for the other charitable institution operated by the State. These include the Topeka Insane Asylum, Osawatomie Insane Asylum, Institution for Deaf and Dumb, Intuition of the Blind, Soldiers' Orphan's Home, Asylum for the Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, and the Industrial School for Girls.


Brown County exposition

Brown County exposition
Date: September 4- 7, 1894
This fair poster advertises bicycle racing and other entertainments at the Brown County exposition in Hiawatha, Kansas.


Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas

Catholic school group in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1894
This is a photograph of a large group of school children from the Catholic School posing for a studio portrait with their teacher, Miss Paickel, in Alma, Kansas.


Class portrait, Neodesha High School, Wilson County, Kansas

Class portrait, Neodesha High School, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: May 1894
This is a class portrait taken at Neodesha High School, Wilson County, Kansas. The grade level is unknown.


Congressman Davis Before the United State Senate Committee

Congressman Davis Before the United State Senate Committee
Creator: Davis, John, 1826-1901
Date: May, 1894
Congressman John Davis of Kansas testified for political rights for women before the United States Special Committee on Woman Suffrage on February 21, 1894. He was introduced by Mrs. Annie L. Diggs. Her introduction and his testimony were published in the May 1894 issue of The National Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 2, Washington, D. C. Davis offered a number of arguments in support of voting rights for women.


Cripple Creek Mining District, Colorado, the Gold Fields of Colorado

Cripple Creek Mining District, Colorado, the Gold Fields of Colorado
Date: 1894
This lithograph shows a bird's eye view of Cripple Creek, Colorado at the time gold mining was happening. It was a supplement to the Colorado Springs Gazette. It shows buildings on various named streets in Cripple Creek. Street names are given and Cripple Creek flows through the town. It gives the names of various mountains and hills surrounding the town. Pike's Peak is in the center back. The left inset shows two burros and the right inset shows several miners. In the distance is Cripple City and Midland. The Midland Terminal Railroad is running through the whole area. The item was produced by the Denver Litho Co., Denver, Colorado.


Display of windmills, Finney County, Kansas

Display of windmills, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1894
Windmills on display at the Finney County Fair.


Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889)  by Ado Hunnius

Experiments in domestication and breeding of buffaloes (1889) by Ado Hunnius
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: 1889
Written by Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius, a collection of his thoughts on the subject of buffalo that would likely have been supported by his experiences in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, as well as the Indian Wars that followed. Hunnius served as an enlisted man in the ranks that Custer and Hancock commanded during the 1867 campaign to pacify Native Indian tribes on the Great Plains.


Fairgrounds, Finney County Fair, Kansas

Fairgrounds, Finney County Fair, Kansas
Date: 1894
Photographs showing the produce exhibit of J. T Pearce at the fair in Finney County, Kansas.


Football team at Cooper Memorial College in Sterling, Kansas

Football team at Cooper Memorial College in Sterling, Kansas
Date: 1894
This is a photograph showing the 1894 football team at Cooper Memorial College (now Sterling College) in Sterling, Kansas. The man holding the football is Josiah C. McCracken. Josiah later played at the University of Kansas and the University of Pennsylvania. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, McCracken was an all around student athlete, playing varsity football four years, track four years (captain his senior year) and was a member of the gymnastics team. On May 31, 1898, Josiah set a World Record in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.83m (153.64 ft) at a meet in New Jersey. At the 1900 Paris Olympics, he won a silver and bronze medal.


Fourth annual Sumner County fair, Wellington, Kansas

Fourth annual Sumner County fair, Wellington, Kansas
Date: September 17 - 20, 1894
This poster advertises the fourth annual Sumner County fair to be held at Wellington, Kansas. Highlights include livestock, agricultural crops, horse racing, and musical entertainment events. Fair officers are H. C. St. Clair, president, and I. N. King, secretary.


Funeral of Mary Watts, Alma, Kansas

Funeral of Mary Watts, Alma, Kansas
Date: 1894
This view of the funeral flower arrangements for Mary E. Fairfield Watts' funeral was taken inside the Congregational Church, located at 7th and Ohio Streets in Alma, Kansas. It was a common practice to photograph funeral services at the end of the 19th century.


Game of Kansas history cards

Game of Kansas history cards
Creator: Frank A. Root & Son
Date: 1894
Each of these 84 paper playing cards from 1894 consist of a category title, important names or events, and a brief history. The categories are: Kansas Pioneer Women, Pioneer Kansas Editors, Pioneer Kansas Newspapers, Kansas Writers, Kansas Missions, Kansas Forts, Historical, Kansas Massacres, Kansas Battles, State Governors, Kansas Officers and Institutions, Chief Justices of Kansas, Kansas Congressman, U.S. Senators, and Miscellaneous. They were made by Frank A. Root & Son in Topeka, Kansas. In his life Root worked as a postmaster, author, and newspaper owner.


George H. Rood

George H. Rood
Date: 1894
A portrait of George H. Rood, born George Washington Rood (1840-1913), at the age of 54. Rood, and his wife, Helen, and son, Ashley, built a successful and innovative farm, livestock, and feed business in rural Marion County, Kansas. He served briefly as a State Representative in the Kansas legislature (1890), and as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, and Commissioner of the Third District, of Marion County (1900-1901).


Goodland City Band, Goodland, Kansas

Goodland City Band, Goodland, Kansas
Date: 1894
This is a view of members of the Goodland City Band of Goodland, Kansas. The photograph carries the inscription that this was Goodland's first "good band."


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