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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.


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 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".


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.


Bison, Central Plains

Bison, Central Plains
Creator: Shipshee, Louis
Date: between 1916 and 1975
Oil painting of bison by Louis ShipShee, a Potawatomi Indian chief and artist. ShipShee was born August 11, 1896, on the Potawatomi Reservation near Mayetta, Jackson County, Kansas. He was a self-taught artist, know throughout the United States and Europe. He was an instructor at Haskell Indian College from 1932 to 1938, and lived in Topeka from 1952 until his death on June 17, 1975. Provenance of the painting suggests that it was given to Alf Landon by the artist.


B roll Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

B roll Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This rough cut video of the Columbian Theater renovation in Wamego, Kansas, proposes a funding model for restoring the theater. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketch for a portion of the statehouse mural entitled "Tragic Prelude" by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). Located north of the archway on the second-floor of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas, the mural illustrates a bison hunter with a slain bison and thundering herds of bison in the background. On the south side of the archway, Coronado and Padre Padilla, the Franciscan missionary, look across the Kingdom of Quivira as buzzards loom overhead. The mural's dimensions are 22 feet long and 11 1/2 feet high.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches are a reflection of the oil industry and the cattle drives and were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects of "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches were a reflection of the "historic struggle of man with nature" and how the hand of erosion was moving toward the abandoned farm house. These panels were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary work on a portion of the statehouse mural entitled "Tragic Prelude" by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). Located north of the archway on the second-floor of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas, the mural illustrates a bison hunter with a slain bison and thundering herds of bison in the background. The mural's dimensions are 22 feet long and 11 1/2 feet high.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches for the statehouse mural entitled "Kansas Pastoral" by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). Located on the west wall of the archway on the second-floor of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas, the mural illustrates a family and their farm as the night and evening sky merge together on the Kansas prairie.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches are a reflection of the sacrifice of life on the Santa Fe Trail and the oil field industry and were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Colcher, Larry & Worley, Barry
Date: 1999
This colored photograph shows the mural entitled "the first dawn" by E. S. Miragoli and Company of St. Louis Missouri. The allegorical painting trimmed with a twenty four karat gold leaf border is one of four murals that are on the ceiling of the House of Representatives in Topeka, Kansas.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches are a reflection of the homestead and the building of barb wire fences. These panels were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketch for the statehouse mural by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). The sketch illustrates an abundance of corn and a sea of water on the Kansas prairie. The proposed artwork was to be commissioned into a mural for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" prevented the sketch from becoming a reality.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketch on the statehouse mural entitled the "Kansas Pastoral" by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). Located on the south wall on the second-floor of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas, the mural illustrates a Hereford bull with grazing steers and doves in Osage orange trees. In the distance wheat shocks and a grain elevator are depicted as the setting sun and white clouds meet on the prairie's horizon.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketch for the statehouse mural entitled "Tragic Prelude" by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). Located on the north wall on the second-floor of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas, the mural illustrates abolitionist John Brown holding a bible and a Beecher Bible rifle. At Brown's feet, two slain soldiers from the North and South are symbolic of the struggle during the Civil War. In the background, pioneers with their wagons are heading west as raging prairie fires and destructive tornadoes move over the prairie. The mural's dimensions are 31 feet long and 11 1/2 feet high and it is painted with oil and egg tempura paint.


Capitol, Topeka,Kansas

Capitol, Topeka,Kansas
Creator: Colcher, Larry & Worley, Barry
Date: 1999
This colored photograph shows the mural entitled "history" by E.S. Miragoli and Company of St. Louis, Missouri. The allegorical painting trimmed with a twenty four karat gold leaf border is one of four murals on the ceiling of the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka, Kansas.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Colcher, Larry & Worley, Barry
Date: 1999
This colored photograph shows the mural entitled "law" by E.S. Miragoli and Company of St. Louis, Missouri. The allegorical painting is located above the Speaker of the House's desk and trimmed with a twenty four karat gold leaf border. The mural is one of four illustrations on the ceiling of the House of Representatives in Topeka, Kansas.


Chicago World's Fair paintings, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

Chicago World's Fair paintings, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: November 14, 1991
This video documents the restoration of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair paintings at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater Rogers Building, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater Rogers Building, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video footage shows the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas, at the early stages of its renovation in the early 1990s accompanied by instrumental piano music. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater fundrasing proposal, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater fundrasing proposal, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
In this video Clark Balderson of Wamego, Kansas, proposes the renovation of the historic Columbian Theater in Wamego and suggests a financial model for funding the renovation. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater restoration, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater restoration, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video includes interviews with five investors in the renovation of the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. It also shows school children at a musical theater interpretive skit about Harriet Tubman at the theater. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater restoration project, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater restoration project, Wamego, Kansas
Date: March 1990
This video documents the initial stages of renovation of the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas, in the early 1990s. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. the theater includes many original 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.


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