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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.


Cigar store Indian

Cigar store Indian
Creator: Hen, Edward
Date: 1871
Painted wooden cigar store Indian. Brought to Topeka in 1871 by Henry Moeser (1837-1876), who operated a cigar store in the 100 block of Kansas Avenue from about 1870 to 1876. The figure was reportedly also later displayed at the Windsor House Hotel, which operated at the corner of Kansas Avenue and 7th Street from 1882 to 1889. Moeser is believed to have acquired the carving from the New York tobacco supply house of Edward Hen.


General Dwight Eisenhower sculpture

General Dwight Eisenhower sculpture
Creator: Felten, Peter F., Jr.
Date: between 1979 and 1981
This small plaster bust by Kansas artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr. depicts General Dwight Eisenhower. 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, Amelia Earhart, Eisenhower, and William Allen White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Originally from Abilene, Kansas, Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th President of the United States. According to Felten, Eisenhower was a "decision maker" who "always stood in neat poses."


Kansas State Historical Society's Kansas Museum of History and White Buffalo statue

Kansas State Historical Society's Kansas Museum of History and White Buffalo statue
Date: Between 1996 and 2000
A color transparency showing the northeast corner of the Kansas State Historical Society's museum, known as the Kansas Museum of History, and White Buffalo statue, sculpted by artist Lumen Martin Winter, in Topeka, Kansas.


Kansas Statehouse statuary

Kansas Statehouse statuary
Date: August 20, 1981
This is a program from the dedication of the four statues by Peter F. Felten, Jr. The statues are of Arthur Capper, Amelia Mary Earhart, William Allen White, and Dwight David Eisenhower. Brief biographies are included.


Native American exhibits in the Menninger Museum

Native American exhibits in the Menninger Museum
Date: 1964
These seven photographs are mainly of the native American objects in Dr. Karl Menninger's collection, when the Menninger Clinic was in Topeka, Kansas. The last photograph shows ceramics made by Menneninger patients.


Sand sculptures in Topeka, Kansas

Sand sculptures in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Friesen, Peggy Florence
Date: 1991 - September 6, 1992
These are photographs showing Wizard of Oz and dragon sand sculptures created by Sand Sculptors International at West Ridge Mall in Topeka, Kansas. Fifty tons of sand was used to build the dragon sculpture and seventy tons to create the Wizard of OZ. The dragon sculpture was erected in 1991 and when it was demolished in 1992, the sand was used to make the Wizard of Oz.


Sculptures by Menninger Clinic patients, Topeka, Kansas

Sculptures by Menninger Clinic patients, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Unknown
This is a photograph showing two sculptures produced by Menninger patients. The Menninger Clinic is a facility for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention. It was started in 1919 in Topeka, Kansas, by Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his two sons, Karl and William. It grew into a recognized center for the treatment of mental illness, teaching about mental health, and research in the field. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


Sculptures of Sigmund Freud in the Menninger Museum, Topeka, Kansas

Sculptures of Sigmund Freud in the Menninger Museum, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1964
These five black and white photographs show some of the sculptures of Freud displayed in the Menninger Museum in 1964.


Senator Arthur Capper sculpture

Senator Arthur Capper sculpture
Creator: Felten, Peter F., Jr.
Date: between 1979 and 1981
Small plaster bust of Senator Arthur Capper 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--Capper, Amelia Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, and William Allen White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Originally from Garnett, Kansas, Arthur Capper established a large publishing enterprise in Topeka. In 1915 he was elected Kansas Governor and later served 30 years in the United States Senate. According to Felten, Capper was fairly easy to sculpt because "he was such a humble looking man who always stood with hunched shoulders."


Statehouse statue, Topeka, Kansas

Statehouse statue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kintner, Earl
Date: July 27, 1981
These two black and white photographs show the statue of Amelia Earhart at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The 2,000 pound native limestone statue, sculpted by artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr., of Hays, Kansas, was placed on the second floor of the statehouse rotunda.


Statehouse statue, Topeka, Kansas

Statehouse statue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 27, 1981
This black and white photograph shows the statue of newspaper publisher and Pulitzer Prize winner William Allen White at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The 2,000 pound native limestone statue, sculpted by artist Peter "Fritz" Fleten, Jr., of Hays, Kansas, was placed on the second floor of the statehouse rotunda.


Statehouse statue, Topeka, Kansas

Statehouse statue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kintner, Earl
Date: July 23, 1981
These series of four black and white photographs show the statue of the twentieth Governor of Kansas and U.S. Senator Arthur Capper being moved into the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The 2,000 pound native limestone statue, sculpted by artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr., of Hays, Kansas, was placed on the second floor of the statehouse rotunda.


Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas

Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kintner, Earl
Date: July 27, 1981
These four black and white photographs show the statues of newspaper publisher William Allen White and aviator Amelia Earhart at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The 2,000 pound native limestone statues, sculpted by artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr., of Hays, Kansas, were placed on the second floor of the statehouse rotunda.


Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas

Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kintner, Earl
Date: July 23, 1981
These four black and white photographs show the statues of the thirty-fourth President of the Untied States Dwight David Eisenhower, newspaper publisher William Allen White, twentieth Governor of Kansas and U.S. Senator Arthur Capper and aviator Amelia Earhart on the capitol steps in Topeka, Kansas. The 2,000 pound native limestone statues, sculpted by artist Peter 'Fritz" Felten, Jr., of Hays, Kansas, were placed on the second floor of the statehouse rotunda.


Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas

Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kintner, Earl
Date: July 23, 1981
These four black and white photographs show the statues of aviator Amelia Earhart, newspaper publisher William Allen White, and the thirty-fourth President of the United States Dwight David Eisenhower being moved into the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The 2,000 pound native limestone statues, sculpted by artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr., of Hays, Kansas, were placed on the second floor of the statehouse rotunda.


Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas

Statehouse statues, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kintner, Earl
Date: July 23, 1981
These four black and white photographs show the statues of the thirty-fourth President of the United States Dwight David Eisenhower, newspaper publisher William Allen White, twentieth Governor of Kansas and U.S. Senator Arthur Capper and aviator Amelia Earhart on the capitol steps in Topeka, Kansas. The 2,000 pound native limestone statues, sculpted by artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr., of Hays, Kansas, were placed on the second floor of the statehouse rotunda.


William Allen White sculpture

William Allen White sculpture
Creator: Felten, Peter F., Jr.
Date: between 1979 and 1981
Small plaster bust of newspaper editor William Allen White 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, Amelia Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, and White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Residing primarily in Emporia, Kansas, William Allen White was a nationally recognized newspaper editor, politician, and author. In 1923, he won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. According to Felton, White's face proved difficult to sculpt because he was "a highly animated man."


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