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105 Kansas County Quilt

105 Kansas County Quilt
Creator: Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop
Date: between 2010 and 2013
Commemorative quilt made by the Woman's Kansas Day Club, with a separate block for every one of Kansas's 105 counties. Each block was made by a representative from that county. The quilt was then constructed, bordered, and bound by staff at Topeka's Stitching Traditions Quilt Shop and custom machine quilted by Topeka's A Touch of Class Quilting.


A Corner of Bryce Canyon

A Corner of Bryce Canyon
Creator: Coy Avon Seward
Date: between 1935 and 1945
Small vertically oriented intaglio print on white paper. Penciled artist's signature below print. The artist was a founding member of the influential Prairie Print Makers, a group dedicated to promoting print making and offering affordable art to collectors. Seward was a tireless promoter of the arts in Kansas. He painted more than 30 canvases of landscapes, but his main interest was print making.


A Glimpse of the Smoky Hills

A Glimpse of the Smoky Hills
Creator: Coy Avon Seward
Date: 1927
Black lithographed scene on tan kid finish Bristol paper. Depicts the Smoky Hills of Kansas through an arch formed by trees. The artist was Coy Avon Seward (1884-1939), born in Chase, Kansas, and trained at both Washburn and Bethany colleges. Seward was a founding member of the Prairie Print Makers Association. This group believed art should be affordable for all people, not just collectors. Seward produced this print in 1927.


A Kansas Wheatfield

A Kansas Wheatfield
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1923
This artwork is a black ink on rice paper woodcut showing a field of haycocks at dusk or dawn. A Kansas Wheatfield was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, Kansas
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration, titled "Abilene in its Glory," of crowds of people at the railroad depot in Abilene, Kansas. Also visible are a train drawn by a steam locomotive, people on foot and on horseback, a telegraph wire, a horse-drawn carriage, and buildings. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Abilene in its glory

Abilene in its glory
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration of a train of cattle leaving Abilene, Kansas. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall


A century restored, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

A century restored, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video describes the history and importance of the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and banker and entrepreneur J. C. Rogers' efforts to preserve art and artifacts from the fair. Rogers lived in Wamego, Kansas, and purchased architectural artifacts and art created for the fair and brought them back to Wamego to decorate a new music hall and theater he built there. The film recounts the history of the theater, its closing and eventual restoration and the restoration of numerous paintings from the fair. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Activity Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Activity Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980
These four photographs show some of the Activity Therapy provided for the treatment of patients. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This philosophy of treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients.


Adjunctive Therapy at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Adjunctive Therapy at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1962-1967
These two black and white photographs show different adjunctive therapies available in the 1960's for Menninger patients. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients.


Admiral Byrd

Admiral Byrd
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1936
A black ink on rag paper woodcut, portrait of Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. in dress uniform by Herschel Logan. A member of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1936. He was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved shortly afterwards to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. Logan moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died on December 8, 1987.


Albert Turner Reid

Albert Turner Reid
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
A photograph showing Albert Turner Reid drawing in his studio. Reid was a successful businessman, a staunch supporter of the American farmer, a composer, a painter of murals and a teacher of art. The art school which he started with George Stone in Topeka was the beginning of Washburn University's Art Department. Although a talented artist and successful newspaper publisher, Albert T. Reid is probably best remembered for his political cartoons. Reid sold his first cartoon to the Topeka Mail & Breeze in 1896. For the next 30 years, his cartoons appeared regularly in Kansas City, Chicago, and New York newspapers and several national magazines. They remain today a major contribution to the history of American politics. A large collection of his work is in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society.


Album Patch quilt

Album Patch quilt
Date: 1895
Album Patch quilt with numerous handwritten signatures inked on the top. Marks on the center block include the name of Rev. L. C. Schnacke, the notation he was pastor of the First Congregational Church in Great Bend, and the date May 2, 1895. Most of the other names are for residents of Great Bend. This quilt probably was a fund raiser, with a small fee being charged for names to be recorded on it. The marks all appear to be written by the same person.


Album Patch quilt top

Album Patch quilt top
Date: between 1854 and 1856
This Album Patch quilt top is composed of multi-colored pieced calico blocks set on a white muslin ground. Inked names handwritten on the center of each block include Lyda Davis, Sarah Emminger, Ellen Wiestline, and Mary Swartz. White paper fragments with handwritten names are pinned to the center of some blocks. Dates written on the top include 1854, 1855, and 1856. This top probably was made in Pennsylvania and later brought to Kansas.


All bound for the Kansas valleys!

All bound for the Kansas valleys!
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This brochure advertises the sale of five million acres of land by the Kansas Pacific Railroad, along the Kaw, Big Blue, Republican, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Saline, and Victoria Rivers in Kansas. The illustration on the last page may have been drawn by Topeka artist Henry Worrall.


Alliance songster

Alliance songster
Date: Between 1890 and 1897
This Farmer's Alliance pamphlet includes populist political songs used to organize the farm community behind its political banner.


Amelia Earhart sculpture

Amelia Earhart sculpture
Creator: Felten, Peter F., Jr.
Date: between 1979 and 1981
Small plaster bust of aviatrix Amelia Earhart by Kansas artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr. The model is associated with the 1981 installation of statues in the Kansas statehouse rotunda. A special committee selected Felten from Hays, Kansas, as the sculptor of statues depicting four notable Kansans--Arthur Capper, Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, and William Allen White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Originally from Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer, author, and celebrity who vanished in a 1937 flight around the world.


A painting by Karl Menninger, M.D.

A painting by Karl Menninger, M.D.
Date: 1980-1990
This is a photograph of a painting by Dr. Karl Menninger. He enjoyed painting abstract oils in his spare time. U.S. News and World Report in 1988 called them "as vibrant and forceful as the patriarch himself."


A painting by Karl Menninger, M.D.

A painting by Karl Menninger, M.D.
Date: 1980-1990
This is a painting by Dr. Karl Menninger. He enjoyed painting abstract oils in his spare time. U.S. News and World Report in 1988 called them "as vibrant and forceful as the patriarch himself".


A painting by Karl Menninger, M.D.

A painting by Karl Menninger, M.D.
Date: 1980-1990
This is a photograph of a painting by Dr. Karl Menninger. He enjoyed painting abstract oils in his spare time. U.S. News and World Report in 1988 called them "as vibrant and forceful as the patriarch himself."


Applique quilt

Applique quilt
Creator: Kramer, Maria
Date: between 1840 and 1899
Red, green, and white appliqué quilt. Unnamed block pattern features a large 8-lobed red rosette with seven radiating green leaves, a thick green stem, and a red bud on a side shoot. Wide red sashing separates the blocks. Appliqued vines on borders. Red binding is a replacement. Quilted in a grid on blocks, and diagonally on sashing and borders. This quilt was made and used by Maria Kramer of Evansville, Indiana.


Art Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Art Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980-1900
Art Therapists Bob Ault and John Barrett and an unidentified art therapy intern are shown working in the art studio. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This philosphy of treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients.


Art at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Art at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: February 1961
Examples of the art therapy and art therapists. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This philosophy of treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients. Many types of therapy were available to fit the needs and interests of the person.


Arts and Crafts Fair at the Menninger Clinic Children's Hospital in Topeka, Kansas

Arts and Crafts Fair at the Menninger Clinic Children's Hospital in Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 1960
These photographs of the Arts and Crafts exhibits at the Children's Division of the Menninger Clinic show the use of art therapy to help the person heal. The Menninger Clinic established the Southard School for children in 1926. The school fostered treatment programs for children and adolescents that were recognized worldwide


Autograph quilt

Autograph quilt
Creator: Burgett, Marie Marcellus
Date: 1986
Blue and white quilt featuring the embroidered signatures of 24 prominent Kansans. Made by Marie Marcellus Burgett of Junction City to celebrate Kansas' 125th anniversary of statehood, 1986. Burgett obtained the signatures of 24 living Kansans on white fabric squares, and embroidered the signatures along with a summary of each individual's achievements. The quilt won a grand prize at the Riley County Fair, and reserve champion prize at the Geary County Fair, and was exhibited in the Kansas Capitol. According to Burgett, the blue fabric represents the Kansas skies. Made of cotton/synthetic blend fabrics. White binding and navy blue backing. Machine-pieced. Hand-quilted with outline stitching around signatures, and also sunflower and wheat designs.


Autumn

Autumn
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1924
A sepia, orange and beige ink on paper woodcut of a one and a half story house by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1924, claiming this was his only three-color block print. Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until he retired in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California in his retirement, where he died on December 8, 1987.


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