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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Date: 1862
An engraving of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States. He successfully led the country through the Civil War, saving the Union and ending slavery, only to be assassinated as the war was virtually over. Before becoming the first Republican elected to the Presidency, Lincoln was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.


Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Date: 1861
An engraving of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the Civil War, saving the Union and ending slavery, only to be assassinated as the war was virtually over. Before becoming the first Republican elected to the Presidency, Lincoln was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.


A hold up on the Kansas Pacific 1869

A hold up on the Kansas Pacific 1869
Creator: Standard Photogravure Company, New York
Date: Between 1913 and 1914
This ink on paper drawing by M.S. Garretson depicts the artist's conception of a herd of buffalo descending onto railroad tracks as hunters attempt to kill the animals. In the background, a steam locomotive has been stopped as the killings take place.


Album of Topeka, Kansas

Album of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Ward Brothers, Columbus, Ohio
Date: 1888
This printed album contains engravings of public buildings and homes in Topeka, Kansas.


Border ruffians invading Kansas

Border ruffians invading Kansas
Creator: Share
Date: 1880
Illustration of presumed pro-slavery supporters entering Kansas during the 1850s. The illustration appeared in the 1880 edition of William Cullen Bryant's "A Popular History of the United States."


Conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Date: 1857
Photo of an illustration from "The Illustrated London News" of a conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs


Courthouse in Independence, Missouri

Courthouse in Independence, Missouri
Creator: Meyer, Herrmann J.
Date: 1854
A copy of an engraving of the courthouse in Independence, Missouri. The reproduction first appeared in "United States Illustrated" and depicts the early settlement of Independence and its courthouse. Located along the Kansas and Missouri border, the town was considered the "Queen City of Trails" because it was the point of departure for the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails.


Dangerfield Newby

Dangerfield Newby
Date: 1859
An engraving of Dangerfield Newby who was killed at Harpers Ferry.


Daniel Read Anthony

Daniel Read Anthony
Creator: Dudensing, R.
Date: Between 1870s and 1890s
This engraving shows Daniel Read, Anthony, (1824-1904), brother of suffragist Susan B. Anthony. He migrated to the Kansas territory in 1854 as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and later settled in Leavenworth, Kansas; where he established a long and successfully career as a newspaper editor and publisher. Anthony owned and operated the Leavenworth Conservative, the Bulletin, and later, in 1871, the Leavenworth Times. With the outbreak of the Civil War he left the newspaper business to enlist in the Union army as a lieutenant colonel of the First Kansas Cavalry later reassigned as the Seventh Kansas Regiment. Anthony was involved in several skirmishes and battles during the Civil War but led troops to victory at the Battle of the Little Blue. In 1862, Anthony's military career was marked with controversy for not following orders issued under General Robert Mitchell's command. On September 3, 1862, he resigned from his post and returned to Leavenworth, Kansas. Anthony became actively involved in the community serving several terms on the city council and two terms as mayor of Leavenworth. He was also elected, in 1868, President of the Republican State Convention and served as President of the Kansas Historical Society from 1885 to 1886. For nearly a century Anthony was associated with the issues and concerns of Leavenworth, Kansas. On November 12, 1904, he passed away at the age of eighty in Leavenworth, Kansas.


Daniel Read Anthony

Daniel Read Anthony
Date: Between 1840 and 1860
This engraving shows Daniel Read Anthony, (1824-1904), brother of suffragist Susan B. Anthony. He migrated to the Kansas territory in 1854 as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and settled in Leavenworth, Kansas; where he established a long and successful career as a newspaper editor and publisher. Anthony owned and operated the Leavenworth Conservative, the Bulletin, and later, in 1871, the Leavenworth Times. With the outbreak of the Civil War he left the newspaper business and enlisted in the U.S. army as a lieutenant colonel of the First Kansas Cavalry, later reassigned as the Seventh Kansas Regiment. Anthony was involved in several skirmishes and battles during the Civil War but led troops to victory at the Battle of the Little Blue. In 1862, his military career was marked with controversy for not following orders issued under General Robert Mitchell's command. On September 3, 1862, he resigned from his post and returned to Leavenworth, Kansas. Anthony became actively involved in the community serving several terms on the city council and two terms as mayor of Leavenworth. He was also elected, in 1868, President of the Republican State Convention and served as President of the Kansas Historical Society from 1885 to 1886. For nearly a century Anthony was associated with the issues and concerns of Leavenworth, Kansas. On November 12, 1904, he passed away at the age of eighty in Leavenworth.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Creator: Hall, Henry Bryan, fl. 1850-1900
Date: between 1865 and 1880
Engraving of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.


Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce
Date: Between 1853 and 1857
Engraving of Franklin Pierce, 1804-1869, who served as United States President from 1853 to 1857.


Henry Leavenworth

Henry Leavenworth
Date: 1812-1834
Henry Leavenworth, after whom Ft. Leavenworth was named, was a prominent military figure in the white settlement of the American West. Born in 1783, Leavenworth's military career began in 1812 during the war with Great Britain. He established Ft. Snelling in Minnesota in 1819, and during the early 1820s commanded the garrison at Ft. Atkinson in present-day Nebraska. He established Cantonment Leavenworth (later to be designated Ft. Leavenworth) on May 8, 1827 on the banks of the Missouri River. He held this post for two years. Leavenworth died on July 21, 1834.


Isaac T. Goodnow

Isaac T. Goodnow
Date: Between 1869 and 1876
Engraving of Isaac Tichenor Goodnow, land commissioner of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. Goodnow served as land commissioner from 1869-1876.


James Henry Lane

James Henry Lane
Creator: Dudensing, R.
Date: Between 1860 and 1866
Portrait of James Henry Lane, 1814-1866, United States senator from Kansas, 1861-1866.


Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri
Creator: Meyer, Herrmann J.
Date: 1854
A copy of an engraving of Jefferson City, Missouri. The reproduction first appeared in "United States Illustrated" and depicts the early settlement of Jefferson City and the state capitol building located along the bluffs of the Missouri River.


John Brown

John Brown
Creator: Hinton, Richard J . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: 1859
Portrait of John Brown, abolitionist and one of the free-state leaders. Brown came to Kansas Territory in 1855 and left in 1859 but in that time, he was involved in several skirmishes with proslavery factions. Brown's acts of violence against proslavery people made him a legendary figure by the time he left Kansas Territory. He was hung on December 2, 1859 after a failed attempt to attack the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.


John Brown

John Brown
Creator: Dudensing, Richard
Date: 1859
Portrait of John Brown, engraved by Richard Dudensing, NY.


John Palmer Usher

John Palmer Usher
Date: Between 1860 and 1865
This black and white engraving shows John Palmer Usher, (1816-1889). A lawyer from Indiana and a member of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Usher served only two years as the seventh U.S. Secretary of the Interior, (1863-1865), before returning to private life. In 1865, he become the chief counsel for the Kansas Pacific Railroad a position he held until his retirement in 1880. Usher also resumed his political career when he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1872, and was elected to serve one term as the town's mayor (1879-1881). On April 13, 1889 at the age of seventy-three, he passed away at the University Hospital in Philadelphia after a lengthy illness. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.


John Speer

John Speer
John Speer was a free state supporter and early resident of Lawrence, Kansas Territory. He was a journalist and editor and was involved in numerous free state activities.


Kansas State Institution for the Education of the Blind

Kansas State Institution for the Education of the Blind
Date: Between 1868 and 1890
Illustration of the Kansas State Institution for the Education of the Blind building in Wyandotte, Kansas.


Kansas Valley National Bank, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas Valley National Bank, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 25, 1871
An engraving copied from a check showing the Kansas Valley National Bank, 601 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas.


Leavenworth, Kansas Territory

Leavenworth, Kansas Territory
Date: 1860
An illustration of the town of Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, when it was six years old (approximately 1860).


Lincoln School, Topeka, Kansas

Lincoln School, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1879
An engraving of Lincoln School, Fifth and Madison Streets, Topeka, Kansas. It was built in 1871 and accommodated high school and intermediate grades. This particular drawing was displayed in the Topeka exhibit at the Paris Exposition.


Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone
Creator: Nolman, J
Date: between 1875 and 1889
A photograph of Lucy Stone, a member of the American Woman's Suffrage Association and one of the more noted and radical feminists. She journeyed to Kansas with her husband, Henry B. Blackwell, in April, 1867, to help launch the impartial-suffrage campaign.


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