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5 big days chautauqua Redpath Vawter

5 big days chautauqua Redpath Vawter
Creator: Redpath Vawter Chautauqua
Date: July 08, 1923-July 12, 1923
This is a program for Redpath Vawter Chautauqua held in Laurens, Iowa. The program includes information on artists and acts including Phillips Sisters Orchestra, John G. Abraham, Edna Means, Black and White Minstrels Filipino Jackies, Governor George A. Carlson, Robert Burlen, Colonial Players and Singers, and Pattison Kline. The program also contains a performance schedule. Chautauquas brought entertainment and culture to communities featuring speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day. Chautauquas expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s.


Chatauqua, Council Grove, Kansas

Chatauqua, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1890s
This photograph, labeled T.P.M Actresses, shows a cast of a play at the Council Grove Chatauqua around 1895. Participants are named on the back of the photograph.


Chautauqua, Arkansas City, Kansas

Chautauqua, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows the Chautauqua assembly hall in Arkansas City, Kansas. Standing before the auditorium is a crowd of men, women and children holding umbrellas in their hand.


Chautauqua, Council Grove, Kansas

Chautauqua, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1906
A group of women pose in front of a tent at a Chautauqua in Council Grove, Kansas.


Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa

Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa
Date: 1897
These three photographs were taken of various groups at the Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas, in 1897. The photos were given by J. L. Benson.


Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas

Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: June 1897
These four photographs show the tents and living conditions, leisure activities and camaraderie during a Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas. The women pictured are not identified.


Chautauqua in Ottawa, Kansas

Chautauqua in Ottawa, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Three photographs pertaining to the Chautauqua experience in Ottawa, Kansas. The first photo is a group portrait of Chautauqua circuit people. The second photo shows four people involved with the Chautauqua movement: bottom left (#1) is Dr. Hurlburt and the bottom right (#2) is Frances Willard; the small center picture is of the gateway and bandstand in Forest Park, Ottawa; the top two men are unidentified. The third photo is the first graduation of the Chautauqua lecture course. No date is given and and the persons are unidentified.


Chautauqua parade in Alta Vista, Kansas

Chautauqua parade in Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1908-1915
Photograph of parade cars representing the People's State Bank and Wolgast Lumber Company preparing for the Chautauqua parade in Alta Vista, Kansas. The Chautauqua events were often like a traveling program offering entertainment, education, and cultural enrichment for people particularly in rural areas.


Children's parade, Dighton, Kansas

Children's parade, Dighton, Kansas
Creator: Kirch, William
Date: August 06, 1925
This is a photograph of a children's parade and Chautauqua entertainers on a business street in Dighton, Kansas.


Groups at a Chautauqua in Ottawa

Groups at a Chautauqua in Ottawa
Date: 1897
Three photographs of various groups attending the Chautauqua Assembly in Forest Park, Ottawa.


Helen May Butler and Her Ladies Brass Band

Helen May Butler and Her Ladies Brass Band
Date: 1909
This is a photo of Helen May Butler and Her Ladies Brass Band with their instruments at a Chautauqua in Sabetha, Kansas. The title above is what is on the bass drum. There is one woman dressed in Native American attire and she may be Native American.


Karl Menninger, M.D.

Karl Menninger, M.D.
Date: 1951-1954
These two photographs of Dr. Karl show him in his personal and professional life.


Liberal boosters from Liberal, Kansas

Liberal boosters from Liberal, Kansas
Date: 1917
These eight postcards show Liberal, Kansas, boosters. Visible in the photographs are several local businesses, one being the Owlt Drug Store.


Main Street in Paxico, Kansas

Main Street in Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1910
Postcard photograph of a group of motor cars seen arriving in Paxico, Kansas, advertising a soon-to-be-held Chautauqua festival in Wamego.


Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly

Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly
Date: June 25, 1897
This photograph shows a group of Council Grove residents posing in front of tents at the Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly.


Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: June 1896
Pamphlets and handbill for the 18th Chautauqua assembly at Forest Park in Ottawa, Kansas.


Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: 1886
These two photographs show scenes from the Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly of 1886. The first image shows a gathering at the Ottawa Chautauqua in Forest Park. The second image shows Civil War General John A. Logan (left), who passed away December 26, 1886. While not a Kansan, Logan was quite active in the GAR and frequently, attended GAR functions at Chautauquas. Logan is credited with setting Memorial Day as an annual day of observance, although he's not responsible for the first Memorial Day.


Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: July 1909
This flyer announces the eighteenth Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly to be held in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas.


People attending a Chautauqua in Ottawa, Kansas

People attending a Chautauqua in Ottawa, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1915
These photographs show people attending the Chautauqua in Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas.


Secretary W.H. Taft visits Ottawa, Kansas

Secretary W.H. Taft visits Ottawa, Kansas
Date: June 25, 1907
Secretary of War W. H. Taft at the Santa Fe depot as he stepped off the train to attend Taft Day at the Ottawa Chautaugua Assembly. On Taft's left is Judge A. W. Benson, former U. S. Senator and on his right is Joseph L. Briston, U. S. Senator. Photograph by John G. Kaiser. Donated by Fred Brinkerhoff estate, 1967.


Standard Chautauqua trucks

Standard Chautauqua trucks
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1915 and 1925
View of fifteen Standard Chautauqua trucks, each containing an unidentified load, parked in a staggered row at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas.


The premier circuit of Redpath-Horner chautauquas 16th year

The premier circuit of Redpath-Horner chautauquas 16th year
Creator: Redpath-Horner Chautauqua
Date: 1922
This is The Permier Circuit of Redpath-Horner Chautauquas 16th year program containing information on performers, schedule of performances, admissions, an essay about Chautauquas by Charles G. Horner and information on children's Chautauqua. Artists and acts profiled in the program include Ruth Bryan Owen, Laurant and his Company, Harry J. Loose, The Phillips Sisters' Orchestra, Daddy Grobecker's Alpine Yodlers, J. A. Cooper, Jane Goude, The Oratorio Artists, Dr. E. T. Hagerman, Frank Johnson, Bernice Arthur, and William E. Wenner. Chautauquas brought entertainment and culture to communities featuring speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day. Chautauquas expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s.


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