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1924 Class of Lecompton Elementary School, Lecompton, Kansas

1924 Class of Lecompton Elementary School, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1924
1924 Class Photograph of Lecompton Elementary School. Two rows of students are standing in front of the Lane University building. The students have been identified on verso from left to right: Front Row: unknown, Paul Maust, Maybelle Slavens, unknown, teacher, Julia Sehon, Dorothy Drake, Edna Lasswell, Ruth Baughman; Back Row: Sarah Dummer, Ruth Nace, Flossie McRea, unknown, ? Belcher, George Shaw, unknown, unknown. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1924 Lecompton High School Football Team, Lecompton, Kansas

1924 Lecompton High School Football Team, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1924
Photograph of the 1924 Lecompton High School Football Team. The team is posed in front of Lane University which served as the High School from 1902-1928. The team members are seated on the entrance stairs in four rows with the coach standing on the left side in the back row. The uniforms worn by the team members consists of a dark sweater jersey, knee length pants and leather helmets. One player in the center of the second row is holding a football with "LHS 1924" written on it. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Adult spelling bee contestants

Adult spelling bee contestants
Date: 1924
This black and white photograph shows a group of people gathered for a spelling contest at the Kansas Free Fair, Topeka, Kansas.


Alamo, San Antonio, TX

Alamo, San Antonio, TX
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: May 4, 1924
May 4, 1924, the family toured the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Notice the automobiles in front of the entrance. The one with multiple seats was probably a taxi. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Alfred Carl Neidiger

Alfred Carl Neidiger
Creator: Stovall Studio
Date: 1924
This is a photograph of Alfred Carl Neidiger, Cimarron, Kansas. The photograph was possibly taken during his senior year at Cimarron High School.


Alfred and Wilfred Neidiger

Alfred and Wilfred Neidiger
Date: 1924
This is a miniature photograph, possibly from an automatic photo booth, of Alfred and Wilfred Neidiger. They lived in Cimarron, Kansas, while attending high school.


Anna M. Holfman stands by a horse-drawn scythe, Greeley County, Kansas

Anna M. Holfman stands by a horse-drawn scythe, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1924
Anna M. Holfman stands by a horse-drawn auto-scythe on a farm northwest of Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas. Ms. Holfman is holding a tin box that reads "Kewpie."


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom, Emporia, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom, Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1924
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey lunchroom in Emporia, Kansas. At the horse shape counter a group of Harvey Girls are serving and taking orders from customers.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops and yard, Wellington, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops and yard, Wellington, Kansas
Date: 1924
A birds-eye view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops and yard, Wellington, Kansas.


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

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Emporia, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1924
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Emporia, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are railroad workers either loading or unloading bags of mail and freight from a train.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Matfield Green, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Matfield Green, Kansas
Date: July 27, 1924
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Matfield Green, Kansas.


Automobile float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Automobile float, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1924
This photograph shows an automobile float passing down West Central Avenue in El Dorado as part of the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Autumn

Autumn
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1924
A sepia, orange and beige ink on paper woodcut of a one and a half story house by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1924, claiming this was his only three-color block print. Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until he retired in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Baseball team, Shields, Lane County, Kansas

Baseball team, Shields, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1924
In this photograph, the Shields baseball team from Lane County, Kansas, poses for a picture


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1924
This is an informal portrait of the coach and members of the De Soto High School girls' basketball team in De Soto, Kansas. A girl is holding a basketball with "DHS 1924" written on it. Also visible are a parked car, buildings, and a bicycle in the background.


Betty and Peggy

Betty and Peggy
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 1924
This is a photo shows Betty (age 10) and Peggy (age 8) Hughes, daughters of Captain James Hughes and his wife, Mabel. The photo was taken in July, 1924, while the Hughes family was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Captain Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1924

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1924
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Administration
Date: 1924
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 are reports from the superintendent, secretary, stewardess, and parole agent. Also listed are general statistics on the school.


Bracken Ridge Park, JCH

Bracken Ridge Park, JCH
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 15, 1924
This is a photo of Captain James Hughes taken in Brackenridge Park, San Antonio. The photo was taken in July 15, 1924, while the Hughes family was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Captain Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1924
This sepia colored photograph shows the 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 after that historical day, the statehouse was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Central Congregational Church yearbooks

Central Congregational Church yearbooks
Date: 1916-1925
These are yearbooks of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, containing the names and addresses of members and a directory of officers and organizations, such as the Mary Sheldon Missionary Society and Altruist Club. Financial reports and receipts, as recorded by the treasurer, and membership statistics, including marriages and deaths, are included.


Chief Bacon Rind, Chief of the Osage Indians

Chief Bacon Rind, Chief of the Osage Indians
Date: 1924
Studio portrait of Chief Bacon Rind, Chief of the Osage Indians.


Cimarron High School, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron High School, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1924
This is a composite photograph of the 1924 senior class at Cimarron High School, Cimarron, Kansas.


Combining wheat, Greeley County, Kansas

Combining wheat, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1924
Cutting or combining wheat, with a tractor-drawn combine, Greeley County, Kansas. An umbrella shades the farmer driving the tractor.


Confiscated Stills, Topeka, Kansas

Confiscated Stills, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1924
This black and white photograph shows Clarene A. Wortham with confiscated stills during his "Worlds Best" show at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas.


Consolidated school in Minneola, Kansas

Consolidated school in Minneola, Kansas
Date: October 23, 1924
This is a panoramic photo showing students and teachers standing outside the Consolidated School in Minneola, Clark County, Kansas. The students appear to be both primary and secondary students.


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