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Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas

Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: March 27, 1929
This is a view of people and dairy cattle on the Adolph Duever farm near Bremen, Kansas. A man and woman are each posed with cows, and a second woman is in the center of the photograph with a dog. Also visible are a milking machine, part of the barn, and dairy cows in a fenced corral to the right of the barn.


A man holding a milking machine

A man holding a milking machine
Date: Between 1910 and 1950
This is a photograph showing a man holding a milking machine in Allen County, Kansas.


Carpenters building a home

Carpenters building a home
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This photograph shows six carpenters building a wood-framed house and four barefoot children standing in a group by the work bench. Also visible are saws, lumber, nail box, window frame, wood plane, work bench, saw horses, and construction site rubbish.


Children, Gray County, Kansas

Children, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This photograph shows five children standing on a dirt road in Gray County, Kansas. In the background, a house, windmill and out buildings are visible.


Construction workers, Marysville, Kansas

Construction workers, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 10, 1933
This is an informal portrait of two construction workers on a steam shovel at the Big Blue River bridge construction site near Marysville, Kansas.


Couple fishing

Couple fishing
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows a couple with their back to the camera fishing at an unidentified lake.


George Wasson and son Roy

George Wasson and son Roy
Date: Between 1912 and 1917
An oval portrait of George Tilton Wasson and his son Roy H., from Viola, Kansas, taken at the Kansas State Fair.


Horace D. Hickok to Lorenzo Butler Hickok

Horace D. Hickok to Lorenzo Butler Hickok
Creator: Hickok, Horace D
Date: August 21, 1859
A letter from Horace D. Hickok, Olathe, Kansas Territory, to his brother Lorenzo Butler Hickok. Horace talks about the political activity in the territory and Missouri delegates coming to the Democratic Convention. He writes that people are returning from the Peak and the mines are paying from ten to twenty dollars per day. Horace is thinking about going to either Santa Fe or the Peak in the spring. He closes the letter and begins another one talking about making overalls and the Sunday sermon at church. Horace comments on Olathe's growth "like a pumpkin vine".


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.


Overall Buttons from the Adair Cabin, 14MM327

Overall Buttons from the Adair Cabin, 14MM327
Date: Unknown
These two metal overall buttons were recovered during excavations in 2014 of the Adair cabin site, home of Reverend Samuel and Florella Brown Adair and their family, in Osawatomie, Kansas. One overall button advertises "CROWN OVERALL," a reference to the Crown Overall Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, which operated from 1903 into the 1960s. The other overall button advertises "POWELL ST. JOSEPH," but no further reference could be found.


Playing cards, Mount Hope, Kansas

Playing cards, Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This black and white photograph shows two men at a table playing cards in Mount Hope, Kansas.


Tilling a garden in Wichita, Kansas

Tilling a garden in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: 1942
This is a photograph showing men using hoes, hand plows and motorized tillers to plow a garden in Wichita, Kansas. The activity was part of the Works Progress Administration gardening project.


Viggo Jensen family

Viggo Jensen family
Date: 1938
A photograph of the Viggo Jensen family. Members of the family are: Mary Jensen, Viggo Jenson, Marie Jensen (young girl), Ed Jensen, and Francis Jensen. The photograph was taken at the Jensen house located west of Mayetta, Kansas.


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