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34th Western District Mennonite Conference

34th Western District Mennonite Conference
Date: October 20 - October 23, 1925
This is a panoramic photo of the delegates to the 34th Western District Mennonite Conference in Buhler, Kansas, standing outside a tent and a church.


34th Western District Mennonite Conference

34th Western District Mennonite Conference
Creator: Harden, Homer Thomas, 1882-1939
Date: October 20, 1925-October 23, 1925
This is a panoramic photo of the attendees of the 34th Western District Mennonite Conference in Buhler, Kansas, standing outside a tent and a church building.


Adobe church

Adobe church
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This photograph shows a group of men possible repairing an unidentified adobe church. In the foreground a short adobe wall is visible. While in the background other adobe dwellings and a rolling hillside are visible on the horizon.


An invitation to an address written by Ralph Waldo Emerson

An invitation to an address written by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creator: Channing, William F.
Date: November 8, 1856
A printed invitation issued by William F. Channing in repsonse to an address delivered by Ralph Waldo Emerson on the topic of aid to the sufferers in Kansas. This address was given at the Tremont Temple in Boston, Massachusetts, and sponsored by the Young Men's Kansas Relief Society.


Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph diary

Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph diary
Creator: Randolph, Anna Margaret (Watson)
Date: December 12, 1858 - December 19, 1858
These excerpts from Anna (Watson) Randolph's diary begin after her family had settled in Emporia in 1858. Living in Emporia provided many opportunities for her and her family to become involved in the community, including church services and "singing school." She includes juicy details about her neighbors, including Mr. Plumb who was a fan of the drink. Her entries also point to her mental state and her personal reflections on self improvement. In short, these entries provide a previously unseen glimpse into the Emporia community during the 1850s and into the lives of the Watson family.


Annunciation Catholic Church and parish house in Frankfort, Kansas

Annunciation Catholic Church and parish house in Frankfort, Kansas
Creator: H. G. Zimmerman & Co.
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
These are two postcard views of the Annunciation Catholic Church and parish house, located at 213 East 5th Street, in Frankfort, Kansas.


Associate Presbyterian Church near Richmond, Kansas

Associate Presbyterian Church near Richmond, Kansas
Date: 1917
A photograph showing the Associate Presbyterian Church located near Richmond, Kansas.


Assumption Catholic Church and parochial school

Assumption Catholic Church and parochial school
Date: 1886
View of the Assumption Catholic Church and parochial school in Topeka, Kansas.


Baptist Church, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Baptist Church, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
A view of the basement and partial above-ground construction of the Colby, Kansas Baptist Church. The church was located at Webster and Grant streets in Colby. It is unknown if this shows the building under construction or after destruction.


Baptist Church, Horace, Greeley County, Kansas

Baptist Church, Horace, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Baptist Church, Horace, Greeley County, Kansas.


Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Kansas

Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
A postcard showing the Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Kansas.


Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Wabaunsee, Kansas

Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Wabaunsee, Kansas
Date: 1862-1980
Six photographs of the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church in Wabaunsee, Kansas.


Beth Rogers

Beth Rogers
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
A photograph of Beth Rogers organist at the First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, Kansas. She was the wife of Richard Dean Rogers, Manhattan, Kansas, mayor and later United States District Court Judge.


Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1879
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas. The legend at the bottom identifies the following: Concordia College, the high school, the Courthouse, several churches including a Swedish Baptist Church, hotels, a livery stable, a feed stable, the U. S. Land Office, two commercial land offices, two law offices, and the Concordia Mill. Street names are given. A railroad is shown but the company is not identified. The lithograph was published by J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin.


Bird's Eye View of Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Great Bend, the county seat of Barton County. Great Bend is located on the Arkansas River and the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The Courthouse is visible in its own "square." The image also shows the business district, churches, a school, and residences but no buildings are identified. Street names are given. This lithograph was done fairly early in the town's existence. The image was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas. It is on the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and the Little Arkansas River runs near the town. The structures identified in the legend include a school, Mennonite Church, hotels, depot, newspaper office, the Halstead Flour Mill, an elevator, lumder yard, and wagon shops. Street names are given. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1882
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Gunnison, Colorado. The population was 5,500 in 1882. The legend identifies the following: Court House, Jail, schools, 2 railroad depots, 2 banks, The Gunnison Valley Planing Mill, the Post Office, Water works, Gas works, newspapers, hotels, and churches. Several mountain peaks in the background are identified. The insets on the lower left show a railroad round house and the Lewis House. The insets on the lower right show Buck's addition and the Georgia Avenue School. The street names are shown. The publisher of the lithograph was J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin, and the printer wa Beck & Paul Lithograph, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1880
This colored lithograph presents a bird's eye view of Lawrence, Kansas. The Kansas River runs through the fore ground of the image. Street names are easily visible. The lithograph has two legends. The one on the left is titled "The New" and the one on the right is "The Old." The "new" legend identifies churches, businesses, manufacturing,railroad depots, schools, and "Kansas State University," which is actually the University of Kansas. The "old" legend includes the first house in Lawrence and homes of early settlers, structures related to the New England Emigrant Aid Society, newspapers, hotels, churches, and other early structures. An inset in the lower right corner depicts Lawrence in 1855. Bismarck Grove, a park and fair ground, is in the lower left insert on the image. The bird's eye view was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Wm. Zeuch & Co., Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1871
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Neosho Falls, Kansas. The county court house, churches, a school, a railroad depot and land office for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, and several hotels have been identified in the bottom reference area. The Neosho River runs through the community. The Crescent Lake is in the lower left corner. The image was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by the Merchants Litho Company, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Paola, Miami County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Paola, Miami County, Kansas
Creator: Glover, E. S. (Eli Sheldon), 1844-1920
Date: 1873
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Paola, Miami County, Kansas. The references at the bottom identify the Paola High School; two railroad depots for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas and the Missouri River, Fort Scott, and Galveston; a cemetery; and several churches including an African American Baptist church. The business district is distinct but specific businesses are not identified. Steet names are shown. It was drawn by E. S. Glover and published by Strobridge & Co. Lithograph, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Bird's eye view of the city of Atchison, Kansas

Bird's eye view of the city of Atchison, Kansas
Date: 1869
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Atchison, Kansas, the county seat of Atchison County. The legend at the bottom of the image lists the Court House, Jail, the Public School, St. Benedict's College (Benedictine), Turner Hall, the shops of the Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad, the Missouri Valley Railroad depot, and a number of churches. Two African American churches are included in the list. Several of the numbers from the legend are difficult to locate on the lithograph. The name of the artist and the publisher of the lithograph are not legible. The Missouri River forms the eastern boundary of Atchison and Winthrop, Missouri, is across the river from Atchison. A number of steamboats are shown on the river including the N. S. Turner.


Bison Methodist Church in Bison, Kansas

Bison Methodist Church in Bison, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph of the Bison Methodist Church in Bison, Kansas.


Blue River Valley in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Blue River Valley in Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Creator: Meyer, Philip
Date: 1956
Philip Meyer took a series of photographs showing residents of the Blue River Valley as they prepared to move from their homes and farms as part of the Tuttle Creek reservoir and dam relocation project in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. He captioned this photograph "for Mrs. Eileen Willingham of Englewood, California (front row, second from right) this may be the last visit to the church she attended as a child. Many members of this congregation are descendants of Marie Johnson for whom the church was named." This is probably Mahridal Lutheran Church, organized in 1863. The congregation is shown in this photograph.


Blue River Valley in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Blue River Valley in Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Creator: Meyer, Philip
Date: 1956
Philip Meyer took a series of photographs showing residents of the Blue River Valley as they prepared to move from their homes and farms as part of the Tuttle Creek reservoir and dam relocation project in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. He captioned this photograph "a valley prayer asks for divine guidance 'in these days when the continued existence of our place of worship, our homes and this valley are threatened.'" This is probably Mahridal Lutheran Church, organized in 1863. This interior view shows the altar, the pulpit, a pipe organ and organist, and the congregation.


Buildings in Wichita, Kansas

Buildings in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: C. A. Tanner & Company
Date: November 27, 1905
This is a postcard showing three buildings in Wichita, Kansas. The buildings are: Friend's University, St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Post Office.


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