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Kansas farmers with President Coolidge in Washington, D. C.

Kansas farmers with President Coolidge in Washington, D. C.
Creator: Miller, Henry, News Picture Service
Date: December 08, 1927
This is a photograph of Senator Arthur Capper, left, and President Calvin Coolidge, center, with members of a farm group, which took a two-week tour sponsored by the Kansas Farmer. It featured visits to industrial plants, historic sites, White House, and the United States Capitol. Thirty-two farmers signed up for the tour. The group left November 27 by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe passenger train. They made stops in Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Windsor, Canada; Buffalo, New York; Schenectady, New York; New York, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Akron, OH; and Washington, D.C. The group spent three days in Washington.


Osage Tribe received by President Coolidge

Osage Tribe received by President Coolidge
Date: January 12, 1928
Panoramic photo of a group of Osage Indians being received by President Coolidge, Washington, D.C.


Vada Watson presenting President Calvin Coolidge with a bag of wheat

Vada Watson presenting President Calvin Coolidge with a bag of wheat
Date: January 29, 1929
This is a photograph showing Vada Watson Hoskinson, Miss Kansas Wheat Girl, presenting President Calvin Coolidge with a small bag of wheat in observance of Kansas' sixty-fourth anniversary of statehood. The presentation took place on the steps of the White House. To the right of President Coolidge is Kansas U.S. Senator Charles Curtis and to Vada's left is Kansas U.S. Senator Arthur Capper. Vada, a native of Turon, Kansas was selected in 1925 as the state's first wheat girl through a contest sponsored by Kansas State University. During her reign, she traveled throughout the United States promoting the wholesome goodness of Kansas wheat.


White House reception for all Kansas tour

White House reception for all Kansas tour
Creator: Schutz
Date: December 8, 1927
This panoramic photograph shows members of the 1927 All-Kansas Special tour at a White House reception in Washington, D.C. The two-week tour was sponsored by the Kansas Farmer and featured visits to industrial plants and historic sites. Thirty-two farmers signed up for the tour. The group left November 27 by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe passenger train. They made stops in Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Windsor, Canada; Buffalo, New York; Schenectady, New York; New York, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Akron, OH; and Washington, D.C. The group spent three days in Washington. When they visited the White House, they had this photograph taken with President Coolidge. William Jardine, Secretary of Agriculture and former Dean of the School of Agriculture at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University), hosted a luncheon for the farmers. Several of the people in the photograph are identified: Melvin Taylor Kelsey, 9th from left; Senator Arthur Capper, 13th from left; President Calvin Coolidge, 15th from left; and Representative Daniel R. Anthony, 19th from left.


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