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Burchfield block, Howard, Kansas

Burchfield block, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and October 24, 1906
View of the Burchfield Block in Howard, Kansas, where the first Elk County courthouse was located.


Harness and second hand store, De Soto, Kansas

Harness and second hand store, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a harness shop and a second hand store in De Soto, Kansas. De Soto was founded in 1857 and located in Johnson County on the south bank of the Kansas River and along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The town is named after the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.


Hillmer Leather Shop, Topeka, Kansas

Hillmer Leather Shop, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
A photograph showing the interior of Hillmer's, Topeka's oldest leather goods shop. It was opened in the 1890s by Ernest F. Hillmer and was bought by his son, Walter Klein Hillmer in 1958. The store was located at 115 E Sixth in Topeka, Kansas.


Lawrence, Kansas Territory

Lawrence, Kansas Territory
Creator: Rice, J. E.
Date: 1855
Copy of a drawing by J. E. Rice of part of Lawrence, 1855


Saddle made by Bill Gomer

Saddle made by Bill Gomer
Date: 1988
Two color slides showing a custom saddle made by Bill Gomer, who lives in Leavenworth County, Kansas. He has completed more than 300 saddles in his career. Although he continues to build saddles, he has started teaching others to work with leather. He tries to instill in each student a respect for custom saddle making.


Saddle maker in Ford County, Kansas

Saddle maker in Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This is a tintype showing a saddle maker, possibly in Ford County, Kansas.


Wooden stitch horse in a yard in Butler County, Kansas

Wooden stitch horse in a yard in Butler County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
This photograph shows a wooden stitch horse used for making and repairing leather harness. A house is visible behind redcedar trees in the background. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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