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A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates

A herd of 5,000 head of cattle owned by Vale and Gates
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1896
View of the CCC cattle herd owned by Vale and Gates. Wild Horse Lake, located in the western part of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory, is visible in the background.


An Address Issued by the Shawnee County, Kansas, Old Soldiers' Bryan Free Silver Club, Embracing Over 300 Members

An Address Issued by the Shawnee County, Kansas, Old Soldiers' Bryan Free Silver Club, Embracing Over 300 Members
Date: 1896
The members of the club in the title of this pamphlet were Civil War veterans. They were supporters of William Jennings Bryan and his efforts to promote the unlimited coinage of silver. Populists believed that the free coinage of silver would increase the money supply and thus the wealth of the working class. J. J. Miller, the president of the club, was a veteran of an Ohio regiment who had settled in Kansas after the Civil War. This address may have been given at a meeting of the club at 420 Kansas Avenue on Friday, September 11, 1896.


An Address to the Republicans of Kansas

An Address to the Republicans of Kansas
Creator: Turner, R. W.
Date: 1896
R. W. Turner, J. S. Caldwell, and J. A. Davis are listed as the authors of this pamphlet that advocates the idea of free silver to the Republicans in Kansas. They present arguments from various Republicans about increasing the money supply and state that the Republican Party did not advocate for the "gold standard" until 1896. The pamphlet argues that partisan politics must sometimes be rejected for what is right. This pamphlet was issued by the Free Silver Republicans of Kansas.


An appeal to true Populists

An appeal to true Populists
Creator: Clemens, G. C. (Gaspar Christopher), 1849-1906
Date: Unknown
A historical analysis of the progression of the People's Party in the political process of the 1890s.


Andrew Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry

Andrew Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry
Date: January 7, 1896
This is a photograph showing Andrew A. Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry on their wedding day. Andrew A. Henry was born in Bavaria, Germany on December 31, 1860, and his parents were George Heinrich Henry and Eliza (Iva) Dougle Henry. Andrew immigrated to the United States in 1881 at the age of 21 and settled in Kingman County, Kansas. He worked for the railway company in Kingman for a few years before coming to Nemaha County in 1893 where he settled on a farm near Goff, Kansas. In 1896, he married Mary Gudenkauf Zind at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca, Kansas. They had six children Frank, Antone, Leo, Catherine, Joseph, Bernard and Clemens Zind, Mary's son from a previous marriage. On September 18, 1910, Mary died of peritonitis. On January 21, 1914, Henry married Josephine Dreier and they had one son Vincent. In 1924, Andrew and Josephine moved from the farm to a home in Seneca, Kansas. Andrew Henry passed away December 12, 1947. Mary Gudenkauf Zind was born November 14, 1869 in Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio and her parents were Henry Clemens and Maria Catherine Barhorst Gudenkauf. Mary's parents moved to Seneca, Kansas in 1886 after their flour mill was destroyed by a fire. In 1890, Mary married Antone Zind, and they had two children Margarite (who died at the age of 2) and Clemens. Antone Zind died in an accident on a farm just east of Seneca on August 29, 1893, at age 31.


Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross

Andrieus A. Jones to Edmund G. Ross
Creator: Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson), 1826-1907
Date: June 26, 1896
Jones acknowledges receipt of copies of Ross's history of the presidential impeachment trial and will share it with leading Democrats in Chicago during the campaign convention.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Englewood, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Englewood, Kansas
Date: 1896
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Englewood, Kansas. The men standing along the rail line have been identified from left to right as: Albert Young, Walter Long and Will Long.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hamilton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Hamilton, Kansas
Date: July 04, 1896
This photograph shows a group of people gathered in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Hamilton, Kansas for a Fourth of July celebration.


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 of Winchester in Winchester, Kansas

Bank of Winchester in Winchester, Kansas
Date: 1896
An interior view of the Bank of Winchester in Winchester, Kansas. The photograph shows a bank employee at the cashier's window.


Baseball team, Independence, Kansas

Baseball team, Independence, Kansas
Date: 1896
This cabinet card photograph is of the 1896 Independence, Kansas, baseball team. Independence joined the Kansas State League when it was established in late June 1896. Other members of the league included Parsons, Emporia and Junction City. By mid-July, however, the league had expanded and reorganized into northern and southern divisions. The Northern Kansas League included Junction City, Topeka, Emporia and Minneapolis. Members of the Southern Kansas League were Independence, Parsons, Chanute and Coffeyville. Independence finished first in the Southern Kansas League. This photograph was taken fairly late in the 1896 season since it includes two players who joined the team in mid-August. The players pictured include: top row (l to r) -- Harry Colburn (p), Doc Goodell (p), Billy Oswald (ss), Jimmy Underwood (lf); middle row (l to r) -- Walter Frantz (3b); Tom Drummy (p), Claude Jones (c), Hulbert (cf); bottom row (l to r) -- William Conlin (1b), E. Jones (rf), and Wiley Hill (2b). The photographer was Brown of Independence.


Battle of the Blue

Battle of the Blue
Creator: Mileham, Benjamin D.
Date: 1896
This painting depicts the Battle of Byram's Ford (a.k.a. Battle of the Big Blue), which took place on October 22, 1864, in Jackson County, Missouri. During the battle, the 2nd Regiment of the Kansas State Militia, which was aided by the Topeka Battery of Artillery, fought the Confederate forces of Sterling Price. Captain Ross Burns commanded that artillery battery. Ross may have commissioned artist Benjamin Mileham to execute this painting. Mrs. Ross Burns later donated it the Shawnee County Commissioners and the Grand Army of Republic in memory of her then deceased husband.


Between Millstones

Between Millstones
Creator: Kelly, H. B.
Date: 1896
This short pamphlet discusses the problems that high tariffs and the gold standard create for workers and farmers. It clearly presents Populist ideas about the dire situation of Kansas farmers by giving several examples of how businessmen and merchants benefit from the oppression of common laborers. The pamphlet was written by H. B. Kelly and printed by the Jeffersonian Publishing Company in Lawrence, Kansas; each pamphlet cost five cents.


Bicycle racing. Seneca fair

Bicycle racing. Seneca fair
Date: September 08, 1896-September 11, 1896
Bicycle races are promoted on this Seneca, Kansas, fair poster. Only amateurs are allowed to participate with an entry fee of 50 cents a race. Prizes are displayed at Walter Sperling's, jeweler. J. J. Knepp is the president and John Stowell is the secretary of the fair association.


Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1896

Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1896
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1896
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 and the physician's report.


C. D. Perry's thoroughbred Herefords near Englewood, Kansas

C. D. Perry's thoroughbred Herefords near Englewood, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1896
View of Hereford cattle belonging to Clarence D. Perry of Englewood, Kansas.


Cabinet card, Minnie Palenske

Cabinet card, Minnie Palenske
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1896
This is a studio portrait cabinet card of Minnie Palenske Zwanziger, the daughter of Louis and Emma Palenske of Alma, Kansas with her pioneer dolls. 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 1896
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.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1896
This sepia colored photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus H. 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.


Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo

Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1896
Guitarist Henry Worrall published this series of solo guitar instrumentals with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas. The title page credits Worrall as the author of "Sebastopol" and other celebrated pieces for guitar. The dances include: 1. The Don, 2. The Donna, 3. Don Roberto, 4. Senora Petit, 5. Don Pasadena 6. Senora Puerto, 7. Senor Grazio, 8. Don Juan. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Clay Center Orchestra, Clay Center, Kansas

Clay Center Orchestra, Clay Center, Kansas
Date: 1896
A photograph showing members of the Clay Center Orchestra seated on the lawn of J. C. Johnston's residence located at Blunt Street, between 5th and 6th Streets, Clay Center, Kansas. Pictured are: J. C. Johnston, trombone; George J. Hood, flute; Ed Newell, clarinet; Cecil M. Wickstrum, drum; Mr. Sanders, cornet; Alfred Nordstrum, cornet; Mr. and Mrs. Higgins, piano and violin; and Mr. Bowers, violin.


Constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League

Constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League
Creator: Kansas Anti-Resubmission League
Date: 1896
This booklet contains the constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League. The objective of this league was to secure the nomination and election of officers within the state of Kansas who were committed to the maintenance and enforcement of the prohibition laws.


Cuba's Heroes and Their Flag

Cuba's Heroes and Their Flag
Date: Between May 25, 1896 and May 30, 1896
A souvenir lithograph, titled "Cuba's Heroes and Their Flag" of the 1896 Grand Cuban-American Fair held at New York City's Madison Square Garden.


Cutting the Gordian knot

Cutting the Gordian knot
Creator: Daniels, Percy, 1840-1916
Date: 1896
This pamphlet was published by Percy Daniels for the People's Party. It discusses the political situation in Kansas during the Populist era. It warns against the moneyed interest domination over the common farmer and supports the adoption of a graduated property tax.


Dehorning Mexican bulls on the S--T Ranch near Lipscomb, Texas

Dehorning Mexican bulls on the S--T Ranch near Lipscomb, Texas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1896
View of three cowboys dehorning a Mexican bull on the S--T Ranch near Lipscomb, Texas. Eleven cowboys on horseback are holding ropes attached to the bull.


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