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A.W. Hulburd

A.W. Hulburd
Date: Between 1840s and 1860s
Daguerreotype of A.W. Hulburd.


Alexander and Julia Liggett

Alexander and Julia Liggett
Date: Between 1830 and 1860
Cased daguerrotype of Alexander and Julia Liggett.


Benjamin Remington

Benjamin Remington
Date: 1850s
Cased sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Benjamin Remington, 1803-1888.


Charles David Burritt

Charles David Burritt
Date: Between 1848 and 1856
These are two daguerreotypes of Rev. Charles David Burritt. He was married to Jerusla Webster Lord Burritt, and they were the parents of Mary Lord Burritt Foster. He died in 1856.


Cornelius and Anna Kyle Tomson

Cornelius and Anna Kyle Tomson
Date: Between 1830s and 1850s
Cased sixth plate daguerreotype portraits of Cornelius and Anna Kyle Thomson.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
Date: Between 1850 and 1855
A formal portrait of Cyrus Kurtz Holliday (1826-1900), of Topeka, Kansas. Holliday came to Kansas Territory in 1854 from Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was an agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company, one of the founders of Topeka, and was the first president of the Topeka Town Association. He was very active in territorial political activities, including the Topeka movement, he was a delegate to the Topeka Constitutional Convention, and served in the Kansas State Senate in 1861. Holliday was also the first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, and served as one of the railroad's directors for nearly 40 years.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
Date: Between 1859 and 1860
Portrait of Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, 1826-1900, a founder of Topeka, Kansas, served as Adjutant General, State Senator and Representative, owner of the "Topeka Tribune", member of the Board of Regents, and president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday
Date: Between 1855 and 1860
This is a daguerreotype portrait of Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday. Cyrus was one of the original founders of Topeka, Kansas, served Kansas as Adjutant General during the Civil War, and later as a State Senator. He owned the "Topeka Tribune" and was also a member of the Board of Regents. Holliday was the first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and served on its board of directors for thirty-seven years.


David Rice Atchison

David Rice Atchison
Creator: Whitehurst, Jessie H.
Date: 1850
Half plate daguerreotype portrait of David R. Atchison by Jessie H. Whitehurst, probably made in St. Louis, Missouri. David Rice Atchison was a pro-slavery leader from Missouri. He represented Missouri in the U.S. Senate from 1843 to 1855. He was involved in various aspects of the territorial conflict and allegedly rode with the raiders who sacked Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in 1856. The town of Atchison, and Atchison County, were named for him.


Dr. Marcus Whitman and Horace Spaulding

Dr. Marcus Whitman and Horace Spaulding
Date: Between 1830s and 1860s
Cased sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Dr. Marcus Whitman and Horace Spaulding.


E.E. Jenks

E.E. Jenks
Date: Between 1840s and 1860s
Daguerreotype of E.E. Jenks as a small child.


Edward Payson Fitch

Edward Payson Fitch
Creator: Clark's Daguerreotype Rooms, No. 59 Court Street, Boston.
Date: Between 1853 and 1863
Cased ninth plate daguerreotype portrait of Edward Payson Fitch, a native of Massachusetts, who arrived in Kansas Territory in 1854 as a member of the third group of settlers sponsored by the New England Emigrant Aid Company. On August 21, 1863, he was killed in his house by one of William Quantrill's raiders during their infamous attack on Lawrence. The daguerreotype was made by Clark's Daguerreotype Rooms of No. 59 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts.


Eliza Ann Adair

Eliza Ann Adair
Date: 1850s
Cased sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Eliza Ann Adair.


Ellen Denison

Ellen Denison
Date: Between 1840s and 1860s
Cased daguerreotype portrait of Ellen Denison, wife of Issac T. Goodnow. Ellen and Issac were early settlers in Manhattan, Kansas.


Fanny M. Lathrop Ross

Fanny M. Lathrop Ross
Date: Between 1830s and 1860s
Cased sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Fanny M. Lathrop Ross.


Free-State emigrants' battery

Free-State emigrants' battery
Date: 1856
This daguerreotype shows one of the cannons brought by a company to Topeka, Kansas Territory, in 1856. During 1856, the pro-slavery people of Missouri virtually cut off free-state emigration to Kansas Territory by the way of the Missouri River. Numerous emigrant parties were intercepted and turned back. This circumstance led to an organized emigration to Kansas Territory overland through Iowa. Parties came in organized companies and were generally armed. These arms were furnished largely through organized movements in the Eastern states from which the emigrants came. In a number of instances, cannons were brought by these emigrant parties.


George Adair

George Adair
Date: 1850s
Cased sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of George Adair, 1783-1867.


George Washington Martin

George Washington Martin
Date: Between 1850 and 1860
This photograph, a copy from a daguerreotype, shows George Washington Martin, 1841-1914. In 1857 Martin migrated to the Kansas Territory from Pennsylvania settling in Lecompton, Kansas where he worked with the pro-slavery paper the Lecompton Union, later becoming the National Democrat. Martin later established himself as a newspaper editor and publisher founding the Junction City Union. Actively involved in the community, Martin held several public offices from mayor of Junction City to serving in the Kansas House of Representatives. In 1888 he moved to Kansas City, Kansas, establishing the Daily Gazette newspaper. Martin was the managing editor of the newspaper until 1899 when he is elected secretary of the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS). Martin held this position for fifteen years and was appointed secretary emeritus of KSHS in February 1914. He passed away on March 27, 1914 in Topeka, Kansas.


Harley Lord

Harley Lord
Date: 1848
This is a daguerreotype of Harley Lord the father of Jerusha B. Lord Burritt.


Henry Hobble

Henry Hobble
Date: 1860s
Daguerreotype of Henry Hobble.


Henry Tisdale

Henry Tisdale
Date: Between 1850s and 1860s
Cased ninth plate daguerreotype portrait of Henry Tisdale.


Hugh A. Cook

Hugh A. Cook
Date: Between 1856 and 1860
A cased daguerreotype of Hugh A. Cook, 1827 -1901, sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas.


Isaac Goodnow

Isaac Goodnow
Date: Between 1840s and 1860s
Cased daguerreotype portrait of Isaac Goodnow. Isaac Goodnow was an early resident of Manhattan, Kansas, and was a free-state supporter. He was a delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention and was one of the founders of Bluemont College.


Isaac Goodnow

Isaac Goodnow
Date: 1854 or 1855
Cased sixteenth plate daguerreotype portrait of Isaac Goodnow with lock of hair included.


James B. McRoberts

James B. McRoberts
Date: Between 1830s and 1860s
This is a tintype of James B. McRoberts, a Labette County pioneer.


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