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Czech eggs

Czech eggs
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: August, 1987
View of several Czech eggs decorated by artist Kepka Belton of Ellsworth, Kansas. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Czech eggs

Czech eggs
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: Between 1987 and 1988
View of several Czech eggs decorated by artist Kepka Belton of Ellsworth, Kansas. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Draw work tea towel

Draw work tea towel
Creator: Rocha, Antonia A.
Date: between 1995 and 2000
White linen tea towel with draw work by Antonia A. Rocha of Topeka. Born in Mexico, her family later immigrated to Kansas where her father worked for the railroads. She learned draw work from her mother when she was a child, and she practiced her craft on her siblings' diapers. Rocha was a Master Artist of Mexican Draw Work for the Kansas Folk Art Apprentice Program co-sponsored by Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Arts Commission.


Fretwork shelf clock

Fretwork shelf clock
Creator: Josiah Thomas Genn
Date: between 1865 and 1915
Made by Josiah Thomas Genn (1832-1924), a Civil War veteran, who developed rheumatism after his service. Because of his illness, which restricted his movements, Genn dedicated his time to the production of fretwork furnishings.


Hand-carved sculpture

Hand-carved sculpture
Date: between 1945 and 1950
After returning home at the end of World War II, several German POWs sent wood carvings to Ernest Sibberson, a local Lutheran pastor, in thanks for his kindness to them during their forced stay in Topeka. Sibberson, who had immigrated to the United States as a teenager, was a native of Germany and spoke the language well. He regularly visited the POWs and held religious services for them at Winter General Hospital.


Hand-carved sculpture

Hand-carved sculpture
Creator: Sands, Gust Andrew
Date: 1960
Hand-carved and painted wooden figure of a boy (possibly Pinocchio) on a square wooden base. The figure was made by Gust Andrew Sands and given to the donor's son around 1960. Mr. Sands came to Kansas as a boy from Sweden. He was a cabinetmaker and finish carpenter.


Hand-carved sculpture

Hand-carved sculpture
Date: between 1945 and 1950
After returning home at the end of World War II, several German POWs sent wood carvings to Ernest Sibberson, a local Lutheran pastor, in thanks for his kindness to them during their forced stay in Topeka. Sibberson, who had immigrated to the United States as a teenager, was a native of Germany and spoke the language well. He regularly visited the POWs and held religious services for them at Winter General Hospital.


Hand-carved sculpture

Hand-carved sculpture
Creator: Sands, Gust Andrew
Date: 1960
Hand-carved and painted wooden figure of a two-wheeled cart being pulled by a donkey. The figure was made by Gust Andrew Sands and given to the donor's son around 1960. Mr. Sands came to Kansas as a boy from Sweden. He was a cabinetmaker and finish carpenter.


Kansa Indian bison hide painting

Kansa Indian bison hide painting
Creator: James, Edwin, 1797-1861
Date: Between 1822 and 1823
A Kansa Indian bison hide painting depicting a raid on a Pawnee Indian village to capture horses. The illustration appears in An Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, volume titled Atlas Longs Expedition, 1819-1820 by Edwin James.


Kepka Belton

Kepka Belton
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: October, 1988
An informal portrait of artist Kepka Belton, of Ellsworth, Kansas, demonstrating Czech egg decorating. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Kepka Belton

Kepka Belton
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: Between 1987 and 1988
A view of the hands of artist Kepka Belton, of Ellsworth, Kansas, as she demonstrates Czech egg decorating. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Lace sample

Lace sample
Creator: Domsch, Sonia Cloe
Date: between 1995 and 2000
Bobbin lace sample made by Sonia Domsch (1934- ) of Atwood, Kansas. Design is a basket full of flowers. Domsch learned lace making from her great aunt, Anna Beck, as a young girl. Anna and her siblings had emmigrated with her mother, Mary Dostal, from the Bohemian region of what is now the Czech Republic in 1894. The family name was changed from Dostal to Beck after arriving in America. After living briefly in Oklahoma, the family relocated to Atwood. There Mary and Anna made and sold lace to help support the family. Sonia is also a dedicated teacher of her art, having taught lace making to her daughter and granddaughter and participated as a Master Artist in the Folk Art Apprentice Program co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Kansas Arts Commission. In 1986 she became the first Kansan to receive a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Prisoner doll

Prisoner doll
Date: between 1910 and 1920
This 22-inch-tall wood and cloth figure, affectionately known as "Flatty" Ingram, was made by prisoners in the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing, probably between 1910 and 1920. The wooden head was carved to resemble the real-life repeat Lansing inmate Mike Ryan, alias William "Flatty" Ingram. "Flatty" was made by the prisoners as a humorous gift for Bedford Wood, a career police officer from Wichita, Ryan's hometown.


Quilt

Quilt
Creator: Patton, Georgia Ernestine
Date: between 1995 and 2000
Small cotton quilt pieced with 4.4 cm wide hexagons. Diamond pattern with multi-colored diamonds blocks of nine hexagons each on a solid mint green background. Georgia Ernestine (Goff) Patton (1924-2017) was born in Plattsburg, Missouri. Her family moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1941 so that she and her siblings could attend high school, and she continued to live there as an adult. Patton learned to quilt as a child, and remained an active quilter throughout her life. Her quilts were exhibited both locally and nationally, including an exhibit at the Smithsonian. Patton was also widely recognized for her expertise in traditional food-gathering and preservation, and served as Master Artist of Food Preservation in the Folk Art Apprentice Program co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Kansas Arts Commission.


The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1932
A view of Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, 1843-1932, standing next to what appears to be a coffin-shaped concrete slab and a lid inscribed with the Freemasons' square and compass symbol and the name "Dinsmoor." Dinsmoor was a Civil War veteran and, subsequently, a teacher, sculptor, and landscape artist in Lucas, Kansas. He created "The Garden of Eden" on his property in Lucas and constructed over 200 concrete sculptures there which depict his views about Populism and religion. The garden is on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1932
A view of a concrete sculpture, entitled "Dog After Fox," from "The Garden of Eden" in Lucas, Kansas. The garden was created by Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, 1843-1932, who was a Civil War veteran and, subsequently, a teacher, sculptor, and landscape artist in Lucas. He created "The Garden of Eden" on his property in Lucas and constructed over 200 concrete sculptures there which depict his views about Populism and religion. The garden is on the National Register of Historic Places. Also visible are a water tower with ladders, a fence around the sculpture, and unidentified structures in the background.


The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1932
A view of a concrete sculpture of the American flag from "The Garden of Eden" in Lucas, Kansas. The garden was created by Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, 1843-1932, who was a Civil War veteran and, subsequently, a teacher, sculptor, and landscape artist in Lucas. He created "The Garden of Eden" on his property in Lucas and constructed over 200 concrete sculptures there which depict his views about Populism and religion. The garden is on the National Register of Historic Places.


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