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1928 Lecompton High School Girls Basketball team, Lecompton, Kansas

1928 Lecompton High School Girls Basketball team, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1928
Photograph of Lecompton High School Girls Basketball team. The team is posed in three rows in front of the entrance to the Lecompton High School. A girl in the front row is holding a basketball with "L.R.H.S. 1928" written on the front. The girls in the front two rows are wearing a dark uniform consisting of knee length bloomer style shorts and sailor style blouses. The back row are wearing similar uniforms except the blouses are white. The following team members have been identified: Front Row: Mary Smith, Lavina DeKat, Elsie May Lasswell, Arlete Fulton; Second Row: Louise Clark, Edith Leslie, Roy Browning, Mary McRae, Helen McClanahan. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


1928 Senior Class, Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas

1928 Senior Class, Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1928
Photograph of the Lecompton High School Senior Class of 1928. Three rows of students are standing at the entrance of the Lecompton Rural High School. The students are identified as: Front Row: Sara Slavens, Ruth Shaffer, Hazel Taylor, Roberta McClanahan, Elsie Lasswell; Middle Row: Mary McRae, Mary Agnes Walter, Romanus DeKat; Back Row: Raymond Foree, Billy Glenn, William C. "Billie" Schroyer, Albert Hamlin, Roy Browning (coach); Raymond Sanford was not included in the photograph. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


344th FA - Capt. Stanley

344th FA - Capt. Stanley
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: March 20, 1928
Captain James C. Hughes photographed these men of the 344th Field Artillery Regiment, March 20, 1928. He mentioned Captain Stanley in his caption to the photo, perhaps he is the officer seated in front of the rest. They were probably taking part in ORC (Officer Reserve Corps) at Waco, Texas, as Captain Hughes had gone from ORC duty in Houston to Waco, Texas and was there from December, 1927 to July, 1929. 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 and just after World War I. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whitside

60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whitside
Date: November 27, 1928
This is a panoramic photograph showing the 60th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas.


Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission

Administration Hall, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1928-1939
This set of photographs represents the Main Building of the Mission that was used as the Administration Hall and the first Territorial Legislature of Kansas in 1855. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Alma High School Senior Class of 1928

Alma High School Senior Class of 1928
Date: 1928
Photograph of members of the graduating class of 1928 at Alma High School in Alma, Kansas. They are identified as (first row, left to right) Eleanor Kraus, Esther Mathies, Charles Lott, Mabel Brasche, Julia Diepenbrock; (second row, left to right) Floyd Christy, Gertrude Schmitt, Marie Thowe, Doris Schwanke, Mildred Carpenter (sponsor), Florence Zeckser, Helen Johnson; (third row, left to right) Gilbert Bandel, Alma Hitgemann, Genevieve Haller, Alvina Tenbrink, Audria Schreiber, Raymond Dallas, Selena Feiden; (back row, left to right) Arnold Ringel, Ruth Gustin, Harold Steinmeyer, Leroy Horne, Blanche Lowe, Alvin Hasenbank. Not shown is Cynthia Todd.


Arthur Capper, Ben Paulin, Charles Curtis, and Carl R. Gray at Pawnee Capitol, Pawnee, Kansas

Arthur Capper, Ben Paulin, Charles Curtis, and Carl R. Gray at Pawnee Capitol, Pawnee, Kansas
Date: August 1, 1928
This photograph shows Senator Arthur Capper, Kansas Governor Ben Paulin, Vice President Charles Curtis, and Carl R. Gray standing from left to right while visiting the Pawnee Capitol in Pawnee, Kansas on August 1, 1928. The men visited the Pawnee Capitol, commonly referred to as the First Territorial Capitol at Fort Riley, when Senator Capper was visiting Kansas. The First Territorial Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's side dump car no. 185599

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's side dump car no. 185599
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1928
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's side dump car no. 185599 built in 1928.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Navajo Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1928
This photograph shows an interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Navajo Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway parade in Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway parade in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: August 29, 1928
A collection of photographs showing a Santa Fe Railway parade in Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe tie treating plant, National City, California

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe tie treating plant, National City, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 23, 1928
This is a front view of cylinder house, pump room, and boiler building at the AT&SF railroad tie treating plant in National City, California. The ties are on "tie trams" for ease of movement through the treatment process.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe tie treating plant, National City, California

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe tie treating plant, National City, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 23, 1928
This photograph was taken from the south end of the National City, California, railroad tie treating plant. It was operated by the AT&SF.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's tie treatment plant, National City, California

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's tie treatment plant, National City, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 23, 1928
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's tie treating plant at National City, California. The special hooks allowed for the handling of creosoted Douglas fir timber and piling. These hooks caused less damage to the wood as compared to other hooks used previously.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shop building, Cleburne, Texas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shop building, Cleburne, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 8, 1928
This photograph looking northeast shows construction on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's south shop building at Cleburne, Texas.


Back Porch

Back Porch
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1928
A black ink on rice paper woodcut of a porch with a wooden crate sitting on it, by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1928 from a photo in his files. He 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. Logan worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Benjamin S. Paulen and Charles Curtis, Pawnee, Kansas

Benjamin S. Paulen and Charles Curtis, Pawnee, Kansas
Creator: Holt, O.W.
Date: August 1, 1928
This sepia colored photograph shows Kansas Governor Benjamin S. Paulen shaking hands with members from the Osawatomie tribe at the dedication ceremony for the restoration of the state's first territorial capitol in Pawnee, Kansas. Standing in the middle watching the handshake is United States Senator from Kansas, Charles Curtis.


Bent's Fort, Colorado marker

Bent's Fort, Colorado marker
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: Around 1928
Louis Palenske photographed all of the points of historic interest along the Old Santa Fe Trail. This is his view of the historic marker at the location of Bent's Fort in southeastern Colorado on the Old Santa Fe Trail. On the reverse of the photo is written, "Marker designating the spot where old Bent's Fort stood. Built in 1828, destroyed in 1852. Photo by L. Palenske." Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1928

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1928
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Administration
Date: 1928
This is the twenty-fourth biennial report of the Boys' Industrial School in Topeka, Kansas. Louis D. White was the superintendent. 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, and parole agent. Also listed are general statistics on the school.


Building a garage on the Frank Cersovsky farm, Thomas County, Kansas

Building a garage on the Frank Cersovsky farm, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1928
Two views of building a garage on the Frank Cersovsky farm in Thomas County, Kansas.


C. L. Burt's backfiller and gang in Cimarron, Kansas

C. L. Burt's backfiller and gang in Cimarron, Kansas
Creator: Conard, Frank Durnell, 1884-1966
Date: 1928
This is a panoramic photograph showing C. L. Burt's backfiller and employees working in Cimarron, Kansas.


Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis
Date: 1928
Charles Curtis in 1928 during his political campaign to become United States Vice President, under soon to be elected, President Herbert Hoover.


Charles Curtis' notification day in Topeka, Kansas

Charles Curtis' notification day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1932
Two photographs showing Charles Curtis' notification ceremony at the Kansas capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The ceremony celebrated Curtis' nomination as United States Vice President. Curtis, a member of the Kaw tribe, represented Kansas in the United States House of Representatives,1899-1907 and Senate, 1907-1929. He and Herbert Hoover, the presidential candidate, were on a ticket which was victorious in November 1928, over the Democratic ticket of Alfred Smith and Joseph T. Robinson. Hoover and Curtis served one term before being defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner in 1932.


Charles Curtis, Pawnee, Oklahoma

Charles Curtis, Pawnee, Oklahoma
Creator: Merryman Studio, Pawnee, Oklahoma
Date: September 29, 1928
This black and white photograph shows U.S. Senator Charles Curtis, standing before "The Pawnee Bill" stage coach at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Pawnee, Oklahoma. In the background a crowd has gathered to meet the Kansas senator.


Christmas in the 1870s

Christmas in the 1870s
Creator: Adams, Harriet Elizabeth, 1867-1938
Date: June 20, 1928
Harriet E. Adams wrote this reminiscence in 1928 about her childhood memories of Christmas. The story describes the family's preparations for Christmas, the activities of her older sister Zu Adams in creating an atmosphere appealing to her younger siblings, and their typical Christmas morning. Though the family lived in Topeka, Kansas at the time this reminiscence was written, they were living near Marysville in Marshall County when Harriet was seven. The story was written as part of the efforts of Lilla Day Monroe to collect reminiscences concerning the women's perspective in settling Kansas. Zu Adams was a long time employee of the Kansas State Historical Society and her father Franklin Adams was the first secretary (executive director) of the Society.


Clarence Gordon and Edna Staerkel Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas

Clarence Gordon and Edna Staerkel Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1928
This is a photograph showing Clarence Gordon and Edna Staerkel Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas.


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