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A Negro Regiment in Action

A Negro Regiment in Action
Date: March 14, 1863
An iIllustration from pages 168-169 of the March 14, 1863 issue of "Harper's Weekly," titled "A Negro Regiment In Action."


A "Round-up"

A "Round-up"
Creator: Castaigne, A.
Date: June 1892
Cattle round-up sketched by A. Castaigne copied from Scribners Magazine, June 1892.


A Stampeded Herd

A Stampeded Herd
Creator: Castaigne, A.
Date: June 1892
Stampeded herd sketched by A. Castaigne copied from the June 1892 issue of Scribners Magazine. This image shows cowboys in the midst of a stampeding herd of cattle.


Battle of the Washita

Battle of the Washita
Creator: Taylor, James E., 1839-1901
Date: 1969
An illustration portraying General George Armstrong Custer's surprise attack on the Southern Cheyenne camp along the Washita River on November 27, 1868. This illustration was published in the July 1969 issue of Golden West Magazine - True Stories of the Old West, page 30. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry

Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry
Date: 1859
Illustration showing soldiers bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia).


Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas

Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: April 19, 1867
This illustration portrays soldiers under the command of General Winfield S. Hancock burning a Cheyenne village on Pawnee Fork, thirty miles west of Fort Larned. The illustration was drawn by Theodore Davis and published in Harpers Weekly, April 19, 1867.


C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: St. Louis Illustrated Magazine
Date: September 1880
An illustration depicting C. F. Kendall's Dry Goods, copied from the St. Louis Illustrated Magazine. Copied from the St. Louis Magazine, September 1880, page 398.


Capt. Cook brought out of jail

Capt. Cook brought out of jail
Date: 1859
An illustration of Captain John Cook, a John Brown follower, being brought out of jail and surrounded by soldiers.


Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia,  for trial

Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial
Date: 1859
An illustration showing Harpers Ferry prisoners being carried from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial.


Cattle drive on the Great Plains

Cattle drive on the Great Plains
Creator: Castaigne, J. Andre
Date: June, 1892
A magazine illustration showing a cattle drive on the Great Plains copied from Scribner's.


Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad

Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: September 07, 1867
This illustration portrays Union Pacific railroad workers being attacked by Cheyenne Indians on August 4, 1867. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on September 7, 1867. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


City of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory

City of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory
Creator: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Date: December 25, 1858
This view of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, was copied from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. It shows a number of buildings and steamboats on the river.


Conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Date: 1857
Photo of an illustration from "The Illustrated London News" of a conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs


Council at Medicine Lodge Creek

Council at Medicine Lodge Creek
Creator: Howland, J.
Date: November 16, 1867
This drawing by J. Howland, originally printed in Harper's Weekly, depicts the council between representatives of the U.S. government and the Kiowa and Comanche tribes at Medicine Creek Lodge, Kansas, in 1867. At this council the Kiowa, Comanche, Plains Apache, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes signed three successive treaties with the United States government, collectively known as the Medicine Lodge treaty.


Crossing the Plains

Crossing the Plains
Date: August 13, 1859
Photo of a sketch of covered wagons with the wording "Pikes Peak" copied from "Harper's Weekly," August 13, 1859.


Custer's Indian scouts celebrating the victory over Black Kettle

Custer's Indian scouts celebrating the victory over Black Kettle
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: January 16, 1869
An illustration portraying General George Armstrong Custer's Indian scouts celebrating the victory over Black Kettle in the Battle of the Washita in November 1868. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on January 16, 1869. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Custer's command shooting down worthless horses

Custer's command shooting down worthless horses
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: January 16, 1869
An illustration of General George Armstrong Custer's men shooting horses after the Battle of the Washita which occurred on November 27, 1868. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on January 16, 1869. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Denison, Texas

Denison, Texas
Creator: Tavernier, Jules, 1844-1889
Date: August 1874
This is an illustration showing the depot and train in Denison, Texas. Also visible are covered wagons and oxen, business buildings, and a horse-drawn delivery wagon. The illustration appears in The Great South-West, August 1874. It is credited to both Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier.


Discovering the remains of Lieutenant Kidder and ten men of the Seventh United States Cavalry

Discovering the remains of Lieutenant Kidder and ten men of the Seventh United States Cavalry
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: August 17, 1867
An illustration showing General George Armstrong Custer arriving at the scene of the Kidder massacre which occurred around July 1, 1867 in Sherman County, Kansas. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly on August 17, 1867. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Exodusters at Floral Hall, Topeka

Exodusters at Floral Hall, Topeka
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: July 5, 1879
This drawing from Harper's Weekly depicts the African-American refugees, called Exodusters, who were housed in Floral Hall on the Topeka Fairgrounds, near what is today the Expocentre. Many of these refugees are listening to a sermon or lecture being delivered on the platform. It was drawn by Henry Worrall.


Exodusters in Floral Hall, Topeka

Exodusters in Floral Hall, Topeka
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: July 5, 1879
This drawing from Harper's Weekly depicts the living quarters of the African-American Exodusters housed in Floral Hall on the Topeka Fairgrounds. These emigrants were crowded into this building while waiting for more permanent lodgings and employment. The drawing was created by Henry Worrall.


Family in covered wagon during a wind storm

Family in covered wagon during a wind storm
Date: May 30, 1874
Photo of an illustration of a single family in covered wagon during a wind storm on the prairie, copied from "Harper's Weekly," May 30, 1874.


Ferrying Missouri voters to the Kansas shore

Ferrying Missouri voters to the Kansas shore
Creator: Century Illustrated Magazine
Date: Between 1854 and 1860
An illustration showing Missouri voters being ferried to Kansas Territory to oppose its entry into the Union as a free state. It was copied from the April, 1887, issue of "Century Illustrated Magazine."


Fighting for the control of a state

Fighting for the control of a state
Creator: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper
Date: March 2, 1893
These illustrations depict the Populist War in Kansas as printed on the cover of Frank Leslie's "Illustrated Weekly." The dispute began when both the Republican and Populist parties claimed victory in the Kansas House elections in 1892. A number of contests were still being disputed when the legislative session began in January 1893. The conflict between the parties reached a crisis when the Populists locked themselves in the House Hall. The Republicans used a sledgehammer to break down the doors to the hall. The governor requested support from the state militia. After a three-day standoff, Governor Lewelling was able to negotiate an agreement with the Republican speaker of the house, which amounted to a Populist surrender. The state Supreme Court ultimately ruled in favor of the Republicans.


Fording the Arkansas River

Fording the Arkansas River
Date: September 1862
Photo of an illustration of covered wagons fording the Arkansas River copied from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine," Sept. 1862.


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