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Advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus

Advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus
Date: Between January 01, 1930 and December 31, 1939
Photo of an advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus presenting Reb Russell and his horse, Rebel


A traveling group of entertainers from Sharon Springs at Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

A traveling group of entertainers from Sharon Springs at Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1925
A traveling group of actors from Sharon Springs, Kansas perform at Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas in June 1925.


Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton
Date: Around 1905
This is a photograph of silent film comedian and director Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, 1895-1966, as a child. Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas, and performed as a member of his parents' vaudevillian act from the age of three.


"Fifty Grand" follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

"Fifty Grand" follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1975
Walter Menninger, M.D., and Chaplain Ken Mitchell are shown performing in the follies celebrating the Menninger Foundation's 50th anniversary.


Fred Andrew Stone

Fred Andrew Stone
Creator: White
Date: February 26, 1917
Portrait of Fred Andrew Stone, 1873-1959, actor and author, Fred Stone performed in vaudeville, stage musicals, and movies. He was known especially for his acrobatic dancing and engaging onstage personality. Stone was raised in Topeka, Kansas, and made his stage debut there at age 11.


Fred Andrew and Eddie Stone

Fred Andrew and Eddie Stone
Date: Between 1885 and 1895
Fred Andrew Stone, 1873-1959, actor and author, with his brother Eddie (d.1903), copied from Rolling Stone. The photograph is captiioned "Under the Big Top 'My little brother was top mounter.'" Fred and Eddie Stone performed in vaudeville, stage musicals, and movies. They were known especially for their acrobatic dancing and engaging onstage personality. The Stones were raised in Topeka, Kansas, and they made their stage debut as young children.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1954
Dr. Jerome Katz is acting in the annual Freudian Follies. After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, and psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory. Also in the photograph are Drs. Johnson, Eckart, McMahon, Bouona, Morin, and P. Voth.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1976
Glen Gabbard, M.D., is shown directing the Freudian Follies of 1976. The annual Freudian Follies was written, produced, directed and starred the psychiatry and psychology residents. It spoofed the entire psychodynamic culture in general, but especially the Menninger Clinic and staff.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1965 and 1968
Jerome Katz, PhD, is shown acting in the Freudian Follies. The background set is of Karl Menninger, M.D. After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory and the whole world.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1981 and 1982
Vic Bilalas is shown singing with the chorus in the Freudian Follies. After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory and the whole world.


Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Freudian Follies at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1969
A chorus is shown onstage and in costume in the Freudian Follies. This shows an act "Con Frontation: A man from Topeka". After four years of training in psychiatry, the Menninger psychiatric residents wrote, directed, and acted in a show spoofing the program, the clinic, the faculty, psychiatric and psychoanalytic theory and the whole world.


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.


Margaret Hamilton at Oz II in Topeka, Kansas

Margaret Hamilton at Oz II in Topeka, Kansas
Date: April 1980
This is a photograph of Margaret Hamilton, Wizard of Oz star, taken at Oz II during the International Year of the Child in Topeka, Kansas. She is known for her portrayal of Kansas curmudgeon Miss Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The photograph appears in Kansas First Families at Home, edited by Nel Lindner Richmond.


Olivia de Havilland Goodrich correspondence with William Menninger

Olivia de Havilland Goodrich correspondence with William Menninger
Creator: Menninger, William Claire, 1899-1966
Date: March 05, 1949-March 10, 1949
This handwritten letter from actor Olivia de Havilland Goodrich to psychiatrist William Menninger and his typed reply discuss The Snake Pit, a 1948 film starring Olivia de Havilland. Olivia de Havilland was famous for playing Maid Marian alongside Errol Flynn in Robin Hood (1938) and Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939). She was nominated for an Academy award for The Snake Pit, which is credited for instigating mental healthcare reform in the United States. Dr. William Menninger, a psychiatrist and co-founder of the Menninger Clinic, was a leader in the reform of state mental healthcare. In his letter, he invites de Havilland to attend the opening meeting of the American Psychiatric Association conference on April 11, 1949.


Omar Hawkins photograph collection

Omar Hawkins photograph collection
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1912-1945
Based in Marysville, Kansas, photographer Omar Hawkins captured scenes of his town and the surrounding communities from 1912-1945. The images reveal the details of small town America and the emergence of the automobile and other modern conveniences. The Hawkins photograph collection at the Kansas Historical Society includes thousands of his photographs. While the entire collection is being digitized, over 2,000 images are currently available for viewing. This collection is very rich in content from Marysville, other towns in Marshall County, and surrounding counties. A series of photographs documents the Montgomery Ward store(exterior and numerous interiors of products being sold) in Marysville in the late 1920s. The text version provides the description of each image (and is thus available to our search engine) but we are unable to link from the individual photo description to the image at this time. We hope to make that possible in the future.


Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri

Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri
Date: 1906
This album contains photographs of Pastime Theatre; agriculture scenes; livestock; Lenexa Amusement Company; Lenexa Vaudeville Company; Union Pacific motor car; baseball; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train; depots; motor train; Lenexa Mill; Missouri & Kansas Interurban; Lenexa street scenes and businesses; rural school; judges of the first city election in Lenexa, Kansas; views of Mahaska, Kansas; Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri; and views of various Missouri towns.


Reb Russell

Reb Russell
Date: Between 1930 and 1937
Reb Russell seated on his horse Rebel. Born Lafayette H. Russell in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1905, Reb got his nickname while playing football at the University of Nebraska and Northwestern University. Russell excelled at the sport, gaining All American status in 1930 and playing briefly with the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he chose instead to pursue a movie career after he got a bit part in Universal Pictures' The All-American (1932). Because he was an excellent rider, Russell became an actor in western movies. He appeared in a number of low-budget independent westerns, including The Man from Hell (1934), Fighting Through (1934), Outlaw Rule (1935), and Lightning Triggers (1935).


Reb Russell's jacket

Reb Russell's jacket
Date: between 1932 and 1940
Man's double-breasted jacket produced by Hispanic weavers in Chimayo, a New Mexican village north of Santa Fe. Wool jacket with six silver-plated disk buttons down the front. It was a gift to Reb Russell from silent film star Tom Mix. The two appeared together in the film "The All American" in 1932. Russell was a native of Coffeyville, Kansas. He was a football player and, after his gridiron career, a star of Hollywood "B" Westerns.


Reb Russell and daughter, Betty

Reb Russell and daughter, Betty
Date: Between January 01, 1937 and December 31, 1937
Photo of Reb Russell with his daughter, Betty in front of a tent, unknown location.


Reb Russell and his horse Rebel

Reb Russell and his horse Rebel
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
View of Reb Russell mounted on his horse Rebel on a custom made saddle.


Reb Russell performing his bullwhip act

Reb Russell performing his bullwhip act
Date: Between January 01, 1937 and December 31, 1937
Reb Russell performing his bullwhip act while employed by Downie Brothers Circus, unknown location


Reb Russell performing his bullwhip trick

Reb Russell performing his bullwhip trick
Date: Between January 01, 1937 and December 31, 1937
Photo of Reb Russell riding Rebel and performing his bullwhip trick with his daughter, Betty, unknown location.


Reb Russell performing his rope twirling act

Reb Russell performing his rope twirling act
Date: Between January 01, 1937 and December 31, 1937
View of Reb Russell performing his rope twirling act while employed by Downie Brothers Circus, unknown location.


Reb Russell photo collection

Reb Russell photo collection
Date: 1930-1940
Lafayette H. Russell was born May 31, 1905, in Osawatomie and died March 16, 1978, in Coffeyville. He later changed his name to Reb Russell. Russell was an All American football player for Northwestern and was one of the original Philadelphia Eagles in the team's first year of existence. In 1932, Russell went to Hollywood to appear in "The All-American" where he met Tom Mix. In 1933, Reb Russell made a string of movies. After his short film career he joined the Russell Brothers Circus and later (1937) he performed with the Downie Brothers Circus. He later purchased a ranch which extended from southeast Kansas into northeast Oklahoma. Russell is remembered for his innovative Hi-Goal Agriculture, a plan to help small farmers increase productivity and profits without government aid. Russell also ran against Joe Skubitz for the Fifth Congressional District.


Reb Russell trick riding and roping

Reb Russell trick riding and roping
Date: 1937
View of Reb Russell on his horse, Rebel, demonstrating trick riding and trick roping at the same time.


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