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14th Annual Reunion of the 32nd U.S. Volunteer Infantry Association

14th Annual Reunion of the 32nd U.S. Volunteer Infantry Association
Creator: Anderson
Date: August 30, 1947
A panoramic photo and a cropped version of the same photo of the 14th Annual Reunion of the 32nd U.S. Volunteer Infantry Association, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Benton Roy Hanan is in the first row (squatting) 12th from the right. His wife, N. Ethel Brown Hanan is standing behind him.


Albert Shutt

Albert Shutt
Creator: Rembrandt Studio
Date: 1947
Here are two photographs of Albert Shutt (1877-1963). Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to Simon and Catherine Shutt, the family moved to Kansas near Beloit in 1879. Albert Shutt, moved to the Oakland area of Topeka in 1891 where he began teaching music several years later from 1901 to November 1962. Albert started the "Shutt Banjo" band with instruments made by himself and were the first band to play over WIBW radio. As a well-known musician and composer, Shutt's composition "Allegiance" debuted by the Marshall's Band at the 1930 Memorial Day parade and was later played by the Army, Navy and Marine Bands in Washington, D. C. "Allegiance" went on to be the chorus for the WIBW radio for 14 years. Among his 28 published compositions, "Kansas, We're Proud of You" became a representation for the Kansas State House of Representatives and printed in the Kansas State Directory. Shutt married Myrtle Elinor Cooper on December 23, 1903, and they had a daughter and two sons. Albert died September 4, 1963 and is buried at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum in Topeka, Kansas.


All-State Player semi-pro baseball certificates

All-State Player semi-pro baseball certificates
Creator: National Baseball Congress of America
Date: July 01, 1947-July 31, 1956
These All-State Player certificates were issued to Topekan Harland Coffman for his performance during the state semi-pro baseball tournaments held in Wichita in 1947, 1954, and 1956. Each year, 16 players who competed in the state semi-pro tournament were honored by being named to the all-state team. Coffman was a member of the Topeka Decker Oilers, a perennial contender for the state semi-pro baseball title in the 1940s and 1950s. Harland's father 'Pooch' (also known as Al and Vern) was the long-time manager of the Decker Oilers. Other family members who played with the team were Harland's brother Burton, and his uncles Ed and Junior Coffman. Between 1948 and 1953, Harland Coffman pitched for several minor league teams. In the 158 minor league games for which his statistics are available, he achieved an overall record of 62-46, with an ERA of 3.19. The National Baseball Congress of America was also the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Alton Senior Class, Alton, Kansas

Alton Senior Class, Alton, Kansas
Creator: Marquise Studio
Date: 1947
This is a photo of the Alton Senior Class of 1947, Alton. From left to right top row: Dale Newton (Secretary/Treasurer), Bobby Guge (President), H. A. Johnston (Principal), Perry C. Emmons (Sponsor), Elma Jean Colbert (Vice-President); 2nd row: Joan Arnold, Bill Carswell, Lola Carswell, Duane Williams, Lucy Lea Bates; 3rd row: Leonard Holloway, Willa Ruth Westfall, Lee Roy Guge, Adeline Krahl, Lucille Snyder; bottom row: Arthur Nauman, Ruth Cooley, Carol Dee Grimes, Leta Marie Kurtz, Junior Miller, Bonnie Thornburg.


Art Priebe and Jake Watkins, Topeka, Kansas

Art Priebe and Jake Watkins, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1947
Infielder Art Priebe (on the left) and outfielder Byron 'Jake' Watkins (on the right) are shown in this snapshot from 1947. Priebe and Watkins played for the Topeka Owls minor league baseball team in 1946 and part of 1947. Both players were in the minor leagues for five seasons. Priebe played a total of 431 minor league games for five different teams, and had a career batting average of .220. Watkins' average was .324 in the 583 games he played for six different teams. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Arthur Capper to John N. Johnson

Arthur Capper to John N. Johnson
Creator: Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Date: September 13, 1947
In this letter to John H. Johnson, editor of the Negro Digest, Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas addresses the fact that African Americans living in Washington D.C. had "no voice in the Federal Government." According to Capper, African Americans in D.C. were "deprived of this right simply because a certain element is prejudiced against them, and does not want them to enjoy the rights that are given whites and colored in other states."


Arthur Capper to Milton Tabor

Arthur Capper to Milton Tabor
Creator: Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Date: February 22, 1947
In this letter, Senator Capper responds to an earlier letter sent to him by Milton Tabor, the managing editor of The Topeka Daily Capital. In response to Tabor's comments regarding the rising racial tensions in Topeka, Capper argues that "we must protect these groups who are quite often discriminated against." Furthermore, Capper explains that Washington D.C. had many similar problems because "there is a strong prejudice among the whites here against the Negroes." He also mentions prohibition efforts and the American Red Cross.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's steam locomotive 5012

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's steam locomotive 5012
Date: 1953
This is a photograph of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's steam locomotive #5012 with E. B. freight (fruit express) near Abo, New Mexico.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1947
This photograph shows three women standing on the stairs leading to the upper level of the dome lounge car of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Vista Valley car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Vista Valley car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1947 and 1957
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Vista Valley car, which was built by the Pullman Standard Company and served as the tail observation car for the Super Chief.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department, San Bernardino, CA

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department, San Bernardino, CA
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1947
This photograph shows L. E. Moody, chief of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department at San Bernardino, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Bewteen 1947 and 1952
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3778 (4-8-4) pulling freight at an unidentified location.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1624

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1624
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: September 27, 1947
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1624 at Kansas City, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Canyon Diablo bridge, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Canyon Diablo bridge, Arizona
Date: September 11, 1947
This photograph shows the distal left side view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's eastbound locomotive the "California Limited" crossing the new Canyon Diablo bridge in Arizona.


Baseball team, Narka, Kansas

Baseball team, Narka, Kansas
Date: 1947
This is a photograph of the members of the 1947 Narka baseball team of Narka, Republic County, Kansas. The men are identified as follows: back row: Bob Nafziger, Joe Rundus, Red Priefert, Clarence Schocke, and Henry Novak (holding a beer)and front row: Evan Kvasnicka, Leonard Roubinek, Vern Hoover, Wes Joy, Carl McKenzie, and Glenn Pelesky.


Baseball team in Manhattan, Kansas

Baseball team in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1947
This photograph shows the Manhattan, Kansas baseball team that won the 1947 championship in the Amateur Baseball League of America. The team won the title by defeating Beloit, 12-11, in the fifth game of the league's playoffs. Seated in the front row are (l to r): Jack Rice; Pat Haggerty; Huck Heath (manager); Larry Gryskiewicz (first half manager); Earl Roemisch; Carl Lemon; and, John Peterman. In the middle row are (l to r): Jules Hudson; Harland Coffman; Bill Boner; Al Sheriff; Johnny Churchwell; Jack Bell; and, Les Wickham (business manager). In the back row are (l to r): Jack Custer; E.W. McAfee; Hal Haynes; Delos Smith; Ted Grimes; and, Perk Reitemeier. Batboy Sax Stone is seated in the front. The photo was published in the Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle on August 22, 1947. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35

Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35
Date: 1947
A photograph of a Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35 airplane in flight. Aviation pioneers Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech founded the Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932.


Bill Yallup with Louise L. Baker, Haskell Institute

Bill Yallup with Louise L. Baker, Haskell Institute
Date: 1947
This is a photograph of Bill Yallup, a member of Yakama tribe, spelled Yakima on reverse, with Louise L. Baker at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1947
This winter scene 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 later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1947
This night view shows the front entrance to 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 later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1947
This black and white 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 later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1947
This winter scene 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 later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1947
This night view shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, construction began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific switch engine in McFarland, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific switch engine in McFarland, Kansas
Date: 1947
Black and white photograph of Clyde Forinash standing on the front of switch engine No. 1772 in McFarland, Kansas. The photograph is signed by Clyde Forinash.


Cimarron school band, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron school band, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1947
This is a photograph showing the Cimarron High School band posed on a business street in Cimarron, Kansas.


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