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75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

75,000 Legionnaires capture New York
Creator: Illustrated Current News, Inc.
Date: August 29, 1952
These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.


Alicia Vandahl to Representative Albert Cole

Alicia Vandahl to Representative Albert Cole
Creator: Vandahl, Alicia
Date: February 04, 1952
This letter was written by Alicia Vandahl, Randolph, Kansas, to United States Representative Albert Cole, Washington, D.C. She writes in opposition to building Tuttle Creek dam because she believes it will not be just one dam but will lead to 20 to 40 others. She doesn't want Kansas river valleys destroyed and believes the dams won't prevent flooding. She wants the issue studied and asks Cole to wait until the President's Missouri Basin Review Committee completes its study.


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 #2929

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #2929
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: July 13, 1952
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #2929 in Los Angeles, Calif.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company coal chute, Baring, Missouri

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company coal chute, Baring, Missouri
Date: 1952
This black and white photograph shows a coal chute being demolished along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company rail line in Baring, Missouri.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers handling blocks of ice, Stockton, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers handling blocks of ice, Stockton, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: September 2, 1952
This black and white photograph shows a group of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers handling blocks of ice, in Stockton, California. The men working in the ice plant are shown wearing protective shoes.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway automatic block signal system, Armijo, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway automatic block signal system, Armijo, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: October 29, 1952
A view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway EMD F-unit passing under the ABS system near Armijo, New Mexico, on the First District of the Albuquerque Division.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sharpe, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: October 11, 1952
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company box depot in Sharpe, Kansas. The structure is built from rolling stock and located along the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District mile post 33.3


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company diesel shop, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1952
This photograph taken from the low bay area of the diesel shops in Argentine, Kansas. The freight diesel locomotive pulls into the pit for a running maintenance inspection.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shed depot, Hall's Summit, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shed depot, Hall's Summit, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: October 11, 1952
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shed depot and sign board in Hall's Summit, Kansas. The structure is located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District along mile post 28.2.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Super Chief at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Super Chief at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 20, 1952
Photograph of a passenger exiting from an ATSF Super Chief train at the Los Angeles, California Union Passenger Terminal.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe freight train #228 near Esperanza, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe freight train #228 near Esperanza, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1952
A photograph of ATSF freight car #228 near Esperanza, California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe locomotive #266C traveling on Cajon Pass in Summit, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe locomotive #266C traveling on Cajon Pass in Summit, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1952
A photograph of the ATSF locomotive 266C traveling on Cajon Pass in Summit, California.


Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1952

Biennial report of the Boys Industrial School, 1952
Creator: Kansas. State Department of Social Welfare
Date: 1952
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 various departments as well as general school statistics.


Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas

Brookville Hotel, Brookville, Kansas
Date: August 1952
This photograph shows the Brookville Hotel in Brookville, Kansas. The back of the photograph states the following: "KH-496, Old Central Hotel at Brookville, established in the 1870's, and still in operation (1952)."


C.T.C. siding, Shafter, California

C.T.C. siding, Shafter, California
Date: June 4, 1952
View of activities at the C.T.C. siding in Shafter, California. A northbound Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's passenger train is passing by on the main line, while an ALSO switch engine #2337 pulls a load of refrigerator cars, loaded with potatoes, on to the new long siding from a spur. Also visible are a man standing next to the switch engine, utility poles and lines, a portion of Central Valley Highway #43, and buildings in the background.


Corn Pulling

Corn Pulling
Creator: Clare Leighton
Date: 1952
Black and white woodcut print by Clare Leighton, depicting two workers harvesting corn by hand. Prairie Printmakers gift print for 1952. This print's owner, Virginia McArthur, was most likely an associate member of the Prairie Printmakers. Paying a five-dollar annual membership entitled members to receive the Prairie Printmaker's yearly "gift print," produced during the period from 1931 through 1965.


Creed for psychiatric aides, Topeka State Hospital, Topeka, Kansas

Creed for psychiatric aides, Topeka State Hospital, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1952
The Topeka State Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, provided one year of training for psychiatric aides, sponsored in part by the Menninger Clinic.


Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California

Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 3, 1952
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's dispatcher Lee Webster works the C.T.C. panel in Fresno, California, that controls the territory between Fresno and Bakersfield, California. Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) is a system of control whereby the railroads employ a dispatcher at a central point, and the dispatcher remotely controls the signals and the routing of trains, and the engineer of a train must obey the signals. CTC bypassed the need for local operators and eliminated written (train) orders.


Drawing of the Menninger Foundation grounds in Topeka, Kansas

Drawing of the Menninger Foundation grounds in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1952
This drawing shows the Menninger Foundation as it would appear in an aerial view in 1952. The Menninger Clinic remains one of the primary North American settings supporting psychodynamically informed research on clinical diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. It was located in Topeka, Kansas from 1925-2003, then moved to Houston, Texas.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Date: June 6, 1952
General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking to a crowd at his homecoming celebration in Abilene, Kansas, after his retirement from active military service on May 31, 1952. Also visible are an American flag and flag bunting on the speaker's podium.


Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States

Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
This portrait of Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States, shows him sitting at a desk with a flag and book cases in the background. He brought to the presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the cold war. He pursued the moderate policies of "Modern Republicanism," pointing out as he left office, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world." He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Ed Wilson of the Fulton, Kentucky, baseball team

Ed Wilson of the Fulton, Kentucky, baseball team
Date: 1952
This photograph from 1952 shows Topekan Ed Wilson when he was a pitcher for the Fulton Lookouts, a minor league team in Fulton, Kentucky, which competed in the Class D Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League. Wilson played in Fulton for parts of the 1951 and 1952 seasons. His minor league career spanned the period 1948-1953 and, besides the Lookouts, included teams in Miami (OK), Topeka, Paris (IL), Iola, and Hannibal (MO). In the 150 minor league games for which his pitching statistics are available, Wilson compiled a 56-32 record, with a 3.62 ERA. In 1954, Wilson joined the staff of the Kansas Department of Revenue in Topeka and remained with the department for a 33-year career. Ed Wilson died in 2002 at the age of 73. 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.


Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower

Edith Monfort to Dwight Eisenhower
Creator: Monfort, Edith
Date: August 19, 1952
In this document, Edith Monfort asks the Republican nominee Eisenhower to take a leadership position on the proposed solution to flood control in Kansas. Three Kansas dams have been proposed, Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry. The Kansas Watershed Association questions judgment of this proposal. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Eisenhower political button

Eisenhower political button
Date: 1952
this large red, white, and blue button promoted the presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Originally from Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th President of the United States. The phrase "I like Ike" was a clever play on Eisenhower's name and proved popular during his 1952 campaign. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


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