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Approaching float at the Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Approaching float at the Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows an automobile float advancing west down West Central Avenue in El Dorado as part of the Kaffir Corn Carnival parade. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Baby Kaffir Queen Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Baby Kaffir Queen Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a the Baby Kaffir Queen and her court of children on a float in the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bruno Township Booth Closeup,  Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas

Bruno Township Booth Closeup, Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows a close-up view of the booth constructed by Bruno Township as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Buford Brodbeck interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Buford Brodbeck interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Brodbeck, Buford
Date: December 08, 2009
This interview with Buford Brodbeck is part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Buford talks of his family, education, military career, and places of employment.


Buildings Covered in Bunting for the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Buildings Covered in Bunting for the Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph, taken looking northeast from the intersection of Main and Central in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, shows the buildings draped in bunting for the Kaffir Corn Carnival. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Butler County Schools Booth,  Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Butler County Schools Booth, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows the booth created by the Butler County schools as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Carnival Visitors in Front of Township Booths, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Carnival Visitors in Front of Township Booths, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Creator: C. Otis Boston Studio (El Dorado, Kan.)
Date: 1911
This photograph shows a crowd of men and women in front of a number of the booths built by each township in Butler County as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas. The booths for Spring, Murdock and Fairview townships are visible. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Chelsea and Prospect Township Booths, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Chelsea and Prospect Township Booths, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1914
This photograph shows the booths created by the Chelsea and Prospect Townships as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Child Rider in the 1925 Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Child Rider in the 1925 Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1925
In this photograph a young boy in a patriotic top hat rides a pony decked out with a kaffir corn saddle blanket, ready for the Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade through El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Costume

Costume
Date: between 1910 and 1930
Circus costume consisting of pants, trunks, shirt, and shoes. Worn by Rube Perkins, the stage name of Archie William Dickie (1881-1948) of Holton, Kansas. Rube Perkins toured the country as a circus, carnival, vaudeville, and minstrel performer, working both with larger touring troupes and as solo performer. He was most noted as an acrobat and loose-wire artist, but also performed in comedy routines and other acts.


C. W. Parker Amusement Company

C. W. Parker Amusement Company
Date: Between 1903 and 1905
A photograph showing the C. W. Parker Amusement Company on the carnival grounds in Abilene, Kansas.


C. W. Parker Amusement Company billboard in Abilene, Kansas

C. W. Parker Amusement Company billboard in Abilene, Kansas
Date: Between 1903 and 1905
A photograph showing C. W. Parker Amusement Company's billboard in Abilene, Kansas.


El Dorado H.S. Sophomore Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

El Dorado H.S. Sophomore Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1915
This photograph shows the sophomore class of El Dorado High School with a parade float they made for the Kaffir Corn Carnival parade in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Fairmount and Spring Township Booths, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Fairmount and Spring Township Booths, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Creator: C. Otis Boston Studio (El Dorado, Kan.)
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows the booths created by the Fairmount and Spring Townships as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Hillsboro Wheat Festival

Hillsboro Wheat Festival
Date: July 19, 1927
This poster describes the events that are part of the Hillsboro Wheat Festival on July 19, 1927. Prizes will be awarded for various reasons including the three best wheat growers in Marion County. The main attraction is a "Big Flying Circus" with wing walking, parachute jumping and stunt flying. Other activities include a baseball game between Durham and Hillsboro, music by a 55 piece band, clowns, a carnival, and a wheat festival train with 9 cars and speakers.


Interior of Kaffir Corn Booth, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Interior of Kaffir Corn Booth, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows the interior of an unidentified booth created as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Kaffir Corn Queen and Court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas

Kaffir Corn Queen and Court, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
Creator: C. Otis Boston Studio (El Dorado, Kan.)
Date: 1924
This photograph from an unknown publication shows the 1924 Kaffir Queen, Miss El Dorado, and the Kaffir Queen's Court. Included in the picture are Vivian Polk, Kay Haw, Helen Givens (Miss El Dorado), Loretta Binter, Rose Harrison, Thelma Joseph (Carnival Queen), Pauline Pillert, and Freda Pulver. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Kaffirville Entry Arch and Benches, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Kaffirville Entry Arch and Benches, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: 1924
This photograph shows the arched entry to Kaffirville along West Central Avenue in El Dorado, Butler county, Kansas. Several benches are arranged in front of the entry where a small crowd is gathered. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Kafir corn carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Kafir corn carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This black and white photograph shows the first Kafir Corn Carnival at El Dorado, Kansas. The first carnival was held, in 1911, to honor the hardy sorghum grain. The three-day celebration featured barbecues, parades, floats and elaborate exhibits of kafir corn. In 1928, the last carnival was held.


Kansas Free Fair, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas Free Fair, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Hyland Cilfton
Date: 1951
View of two children, one of whom is wearing cowboy boots with a star, standing in the crowded midway and eating cotton candy at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka, Kansas.


Knight of Mapira Leading Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas

Knight of Mapira Leading Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows one of the Knights of Mapira, organizers of the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, walking at the head of the carnival parade. Behind him, looking east down West Central Avenue, is the Kaffir Corn queen's float. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Lincoln Township Booth, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas

Lincoln Township Booth, Kaffir Corn Carnival, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: Between 1911 and 1917
This photograph shows the booth created by Lincoln Township as a display for the Kaffir Corn Carnival in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


L. W. Halbe Collection

L. W. Halbe Collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Men Pulling Float in Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

Men Pulling Float in Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas
Date: About 1911
This photograph shows a group of men pulling a float as they head west down West Central Avenue in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, during the Kaffir Corn Carnival parade. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Midway at the Kansas Free Fair, Topeka, Kansas

Midway at the Kansas Free Fair, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe's Camera and Photo Shop
Date: 1950s
The Kansas Free Fair held in Topeka, Kansas, later changed to the Mid-America Fair in 1959 and in 1977 to the Sunflower State Fair.


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