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Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, Kansas
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration, titled "Abilene in its Glory," of crowds of people at the railroad depot in Abilene, Kansas. Also visible are a train drawn by a steam locomotive, people on foot and on horseback, a telegraph wire, a horse-drawn carriage, and buildings. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Abilene in its glory

Abilene in its glory
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration of a train of cattle leaving Abilene, Kansas. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Carmencita interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208647. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is an audio recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Carmencita interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by guitarist Brian Baggett. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208647. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Sebastopol interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208654. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is an audio recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Sebastopol interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by guitarist Brian Baggett. Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208654. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Camp wagon on the trail

Camp wagon on the trail
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
This photograph shows an illustration of a camp wagon on the trail. The illustration was copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Capretio

Capretio
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1866
A manuscript copy of a guitar solo titled "Capretio" by Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo guitar instrumental "Capretio on a Mexican Air" about 1866 with Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. The copyright of this piece was credited to J.L. Peters and Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. Worrall's manuscript copy of his "Capretio" [presented here] may date from an earlier or later period. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carmencita

Carmencita
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1896
A guitar solo titled "Carmencita" in manuscript by guitarist Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. The date of Worrall's manuscript copy of "Carmencita" [presented here] is unknown. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo

Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1896
Guitarist Henry Worrall published this series of solo guitar instrumentals with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas. The title page credits Worrall as the author of "Sebastopol" and other celebrated pieces for guitar. The dances include: 1. The Don, 2. The Donna, 3. Don Roberto, 4. Senora Petit, 5. Don Pasadena 6. Senora Puerto, 7. Senor Grazio, 8. Don Juan. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Cattle drive of Longhorns

Cattle drive of Longhorns
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
"Midnight Storm and Stampede" copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Cattle in a blizzard on the plains

Cattle in a blizzard on the plains
Date: 1886
This is a photo of a drawing of a herd of cattle in a blizzard drawn by Charles Graham from a sketch by Henry Worrall.


Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar

Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1853
Guitarist Henry Worrall published his solo instrumental "Violet Waltz" with W.C. Peters & Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. This copy comes from Worrall's personal collection. The many penciled notations included throughout this copy are presumed to be Worrall's. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Chimes of E

Chimes of E
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1850 and 1900
This document is Henry Worrall's original manuscript copy of a solo guitar instrumental he called "Chimes of E." This piece is presumed to be an original composition or arrangement by Worrall. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Col. O.W. Wheeler's cattle herd

Col. O.W. Wheeler's cattle herd
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
View of Col. O. W. Wheeler's herd en route to the Kansas Pacific Railway in 1867. The illustration was copied from "Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade" by Joseph McCoy published in 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Dance-House

Dance-House
Creator: Baker-Co
Date: 1874
An illustration of an exuberant dance at a dance house copied from Joseph G. McCoy's Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest, 1874. The illustrator is Henry Worrall.


Drouthy Kansas

Drouthy Kansas
Creator: Worrall, Henry
Date: 1878
This painting by Henry Worrall, completed in 1878, challenges the assumption that Kansas was part of the "Great American Desert." Although there had, indeed, been a severe drought during 1860, Worrall believed that Kansas did not deserve this harsh reputation. In the foreground, his painting depicts the bountiful harvests of grain, watermelon, and potatoes, while the background includes rain showers and a rainbow stretching across the horizon. Although Worrall was a very productive artist, "Drouthy Kansas" quickly became his most famous work.


Drouthy Kansas, How Crops In Kansas Panned Out In 1877

Drouthy Kansas, How Crops In Kansas Panned Out In 1877
Creator: Worrall, Henry
Date: 1877
The illustration, Drouthy Kansas, How Crops In Kansas Panned Out In 1877, was drawn by Henry Worrall and published in The Kansas Farmer.


Emigrant Camp and Wagon Train

Emigrant Camp and Wagon Train
Creator: Worrall, Henry
Date: 1890
This is a painting by Henry Worrall. Born in 1825 in Liverpool, England, Worrall came to Kansas in 1868 for health reasons. A self-taught artist, he became a regular contributor to eastern journals, such as "Harper's Weekly" and "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." Worrall's illustrations have been described as "journalism in pictures."


Exodusters at Floral Hall, Topeka

Exodusters at Floral Hall, Topeka
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: July 5, 1879
This drawing from Harper's Weekly depicts the African-American refugees, called Exodusters, who were housed in Floral Hall on the Topeka Fairgrounds, near what is today the Expocentre. Many of these refugees are listening to a sermon or lecture being delivered on the platform. It was drawn by Henry Worrall.


Exodusters in Floral Hall, Topeka

Exodusters in Floral Hall, Topeka
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: July 5, 1879
This drawing from Harper's Weekly depicts the living quarters of the African-American Exodusters housed in Floral Hall on the Topeka Fairgrounds. These emigrants were crowded into this building while waiting for more permanent lodgings and employment. The drawing was created by Henry Worrall.


Fantasia on Lucy Long

Fantasia on Lucy Long
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
A guitar instrumental by Henry Worrall is included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only the "Fantasia on Lucy Long." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall

Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1860
Henry Worrall published this instrumental composition for solo guitar with A.C. Peters & Bros, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1860. Worrall's Floating Gems included four individual pieces: 1. Storm Waltzes, 2. Medley of Airs, 3. Fantasia, On Lucy Long, 4. Two Songs Without Words. This edition includes only song number four. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Goddess of Liberty being stabbed by the powers that rule the land and Effulgent from the central source

Goddess of Liberty being stabbed by the powers that rule the land and Effulgent from the central source
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1856 and 1860
A cabinet card containing two paintings "Goddess of Liberty being stabbed by powers that rule the land". Topeka Constitution Hall is visible in the painting. The second painting is "Effulgent from the central source. The rays of light extend and bows of promise that the course of progress shall not end."


Grangers versus hoppers

Grangers versus hoppers
Creator: Henry Worrall, 1825-1902
Date: 1874-1875
This is a copy of a cartoon by Kansas artist Henry Worrall showing Kansas farmers (Grangers) battling grasshoppers. The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was originally founded with the idea of educating and connecting farmers within America. The first Grange was set up in Fredonia, New York. From there granges spread across the U.S., providing classes and social events to farmers. The first Kansas Grange was organized in 1872 at Hiawatha. Within a few years, more than 1,000 Granges claiming more than 30,000 members had been established across the state. Read more about the Grange in Kansapedia.


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