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1934 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas

1934 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1934
Photograph of the 1934 Senior Class of Lecompton Rural High School. Three rows of students are posed at the entrance of the high school. The students have been identified as: Front Row: Hazel Wingfield, Edith Slavens, Ralph Schimmel, Hazel Glenn, Mae Schimmel, Mary Sanford; Middle Row: Lenora Mellenbruch, Juanita Childs, Lucille Hilderbrand, Grace Kellogg, Edna Anderson; Back Row: Hedgerman McClanahan, Dean Lichlyter (teacher), James Clark, Jessie Norwood; Other seniors not included in the photograph: Earnest Brown, Eugene Murphy, Helen Shaffer and Ralph Hildenbrand. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


600 and 700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 and 700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: December 23, 1934
This panoramic view shows the west side of the 600 and 700 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Palace Clothing Company, Central National Bank, F. W. Woolworth Company 5-10 and 15 Cent Store, Hall Printing and Stationery, and S.S. Kresge Company. The buildings and light poles are decorated for Christmas and there are automobiles parked on the street.


700 and 600 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 and 600 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: December 23, 1934
This is a panoramic view of the 700 and 600 blocks, west side of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: O'Neal Shoe Company, Vogue, Crosby Brothers Company, Nightingales, The Palace, and Central National Bank. The buildings and light poles are decorated for Christmas and automobiles are parked on the street.


Ada Sage Laverty and Florence Palenske Hallgren

Ada Sage Laverty and Florence Palenske Hallgren
Date: 1930-1939
Ada Sage Laverty, left, an unidentified man, and Florence Palenske Hallgren are seated on the bumper of a car in this 1930s photo. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Alf Landon illustration

Alf Landon illustration
Creator: Foster, Alan Stephens
Date: 1934
Blue and yellow matted illustration of Alf Landon, who served as Kansas governor from 1933-1937. Saturday Evening Post illustrator Alan Foster created the illustration and drew Landon's face to resemble clay.


Andrew Gayden

Andrew Gayden
Date: 1934
This is a photograph of Andrew Gayden, the son of Ellen Maddox Gayden and Jefferson Gayden. He was born in 1872 on a plantation in Carroll County, Mississippi. Andrew Gayden's parents and other relatives came to Kansas. They came to Topeka and later moved to Dunlap, Kansas. Andrew later settled in Kansas City, Kansas, where he worked in the stockyards. He married Frances Jane Johnson in Council Grove, Kansas, on October 1, 1903. When Frances was expecting a child, they moved back Dunlap where Andrew was active in the community. He died on June 24, 1935, and is buried in Dunlap, Kansas.


Arthur Capper in his new 1934 Chevrolet

Arthur Capper in his new 1934 Chevrolet
Date: January 21, 1934
Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, U. S. Senator from Kansas, seated in his new 1934 Chevrolet parked at the base of the steps at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. Capper, a Garnett, Kansas, native, served Kansas as Governor, 1915-1919, and as U. S. Senator, 1919-1949.


Askins Coal steam shovel

Askins Coal steam shovel
Date: October 07, 1934
This is a photograph of Askins Coal steam shovel, location unknown.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stationery

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stationery
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1934
These two pieces of paper show Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company stationery. The top paper is from R.P. Bird, G.A.F.D., Santa Fe Ry. 225 Broadway, New York, N.Y. The bottom paper is from the El Tovar Hotel and the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.


Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1936
These series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel in Syracuse, Kansas. The facility designed by Louis Curtis opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was razed in 1972.


Autobiography of Louis Palenske

Autobiography of Louis Palenske
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: January 3, 1934
This is a three-page autobiography of Louis Palenske, written on his 76th birthday. The fourth page is a short autobiographical synopsis. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bicycle

Bicycle
Creator: Montgomery Ward
Date: 1934
Large red steel bicycle with an aluminum basket on the front and a rack attached to the rear. This is a Montgomery Ward Hawthorne bicycle purchased by Hiram Dickson in 1934 for $34. Dickson raised the money from the sale of pigs he had raised for 4-H projects. He used the bicycle to ride to the Admire High School in Kansas. Dickson later married and moved his family to Topeka where his two sons used the bicycle to deliver the Topeka Journal in 1954. Welding on the pedals was done at the Admire Blacksmith Shop.


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1934

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1934
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Administration
Date: 1934
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, health department, educational department, institutional and industrial departments, and secretary. General statistics on the school are also listed.


Canning kitchen in Wichita, Kansas

Canning kitchen in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: 1934
In this photograph, both male and female workers at a Wichita canning kitchen are canning meat that will eventually be distributed to relief clients suffering during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. This program was supervised by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee (KERC).


Certificate of appreciation for Harry Colmery

Certificate of appreciation for Harry Colmery
Date: 1934
This large, hand-crafted certificate was presented to Harry Colmery in appreciation for his efforts as executive director of the 1934 Western Sectional Tournament sponsored by the national American Legion organization and hosted by Topeka's Capitol Post 1. In the tournament held August 23-25, 1934, six American Legion Junior Baseball teams from the western half of the country competed to determine which of them would vie against the Eastern Sectional winner for the national championship. It was the second straight year that Topeka hosted the tournament. Teams from the following cities participated in the Western Sectional in 1934: New Orleans, LA; Milwaukee, WI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Wichita, KS; and, Neligh, NE. New Orleans defeated Seattle in the tournament final by a score of 10-6, but the team ultimately lost to Cumberland, MD in the national title series played in Chicago. The certificate of appreciation was signed by members of all six Western Sectional teams, plus the following officials: Senator Arthur Capper; Governor Alf Landon; Topeka Mayor Omar Ketchum; Frank Ripley, President of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce; and, Russell Cook, National Director of the American Legion's Americanism Commission. Topekan Harry Colmery was a long-time local, state, and national leader in the American Legion, as well as a prominent national advocate for veterans' rights. He is widely credited for his role in drafting the G.I. Bill of Rights legislation, and for his advocacy in securing the bill's passage in 1944.


Cigarette pack

Cigarette pack
Date: 1934
Package of Porto Rican American Tobacco Company cigarettes. A tax stamp on the package indicates that they were sold in 1934. These cigarettes belonged to Colonel James C. Hughes. Born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, Hughes served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. In 1942, he was captured by the Japanese on the Bataan peninsula and spent the next 41 months in various Japanese POW camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Civil Conservation Corp camp at Kinney Dam

Civil Conservation Corp camp at Kinney Dam
Date: 1934
This is a photo of the Civil Conservation Corp camp during the construction of Kinney Dam at McKinney Lake, Kearny County. Patron feedback suggests this dam is located on Finney County State Lake in Finney County, Kansas and not McKinney Lake in Kearny County, Kansas.


Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas

Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas
Date: 1934
This black and white photograph shows a group of young men dressed in white uniforms from the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Kalvesta, Kansas. The camp was located in Finney County and was apart of the New Deal program, created during Franklin D Roosevelt's administration, to generate employment for young men while emphasizing work toward conservation projects across rural America.


Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas

Civilian Conservation Corps members, Kalvesta, Kansas
Date: 1934
This black and white photograph shows a group of young men dressed in uniforms from the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Kalvesta, Kansas. The camp was located in Finney County and was apart of the New Deal program, created during Franklin D Roosevelt's administration, to generate employment for young men while emphasizing work toward conservation projects across rural America.


Colored Directory, Topeka, Kansas

Colored Directory, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1934; copyright 1934
This "Colored Directory" is similar to other city directories. It lists African American churches, organizations, businesses and professionals. The bulk of the directory lists the names of African Americans and their addresses. Page 59 lists the names of the faculty, what they teach, and where they received their education for the Kansas Vocational School, as well as other employees. The directory does not list occupation. It also contains a number of advertisements from Topeka and Shawnee County businesses.


Company A, C.M.T.C. at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Company A, C.M.T.C. at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: Arganbright
Date: 1934
This is a panoramic photograph showing soldiers in Company A, C.M.T.C. at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Crushing rock, Lawrence, Kansas

Crushing rock, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: 1934
A photograph showing workers using machinery to crush rock near Lawrence, Kansas. This project was administered by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee with funds from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. During the Depression when people could not find employment, both Kansas and the Federal government preferred the use of work relief over direct subsistence payments. The workers paid by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee built public structures, lakes, planted shelterbelts, and made road improvements. The photograph was copied from Public Welfare Service In Kansas, 1934.


Curbing the wind

Curbing the wind
Creator: Aicher, L. C.
Date: 1935
The twenty-ninth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes this short article by L. C. Aicher, superintendent of the Fort Hays Experiment Station in Hays, Kansas. In the article ("Curbing the Wind" in Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture for the Years 1933 to 1934"), Aicher describes the most effective techniques for preventing wind erosion, stating that "the secret in preventing soil from blowing is to keep the surface in a roughened condition." He also gives directions about the best methods for listing land and caring for fallow fields.


Diamond Creek during drought

Diamond Creek during drought
Date: 1934
In this photograph a man pumps water from Diamond Creek into a water tank chained to the bed of his truck.


District School

District School
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1934
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing a country school that according to the artist, was "on old U.S. 40 Highway near Manhattan, Kansas." District School was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri , and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


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