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Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett
Date: 1876
A ticket for the Centennial International Exhibition held in Philadelphia with a photograph of Boston Corbett in the middle. Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett was the Union Army soldier who killed Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Corbett, who homesteaded near Concordia, Kansas in the late 1870s, was hired as a doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka, Kansas. On February 15, 1887, while performing his doorkeeper duties, Corbett pulled a pistol and unofficially adjourned the House. He was disarmed by local police, declared insane, and committed to the State Insane Asylum in Topeka. He escaped a year later.


Grasshopper concert ticket

Grasshopper concert ticket
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1875
A concert ticket for a "grasshopper concert" stamped January 1, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois. The illustration on one side depicts an audience and orchestra of grasshoppers playing the "March through Kansas by G. Hopper." Kansas experienced the Grasshopper Plague of 1874 and received money and supplies from across the country to help aid farmers.


Henry Worrall United States International Exhibition ticket

Henry Worrall United States International Exhibition ticket
Date: Between May 10, 1876 and November 10, 1876
This ticket was issued to Henry Worrall for one daily admission to the United States International Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.


Invitation, ticket, and program  for Governor Willis Joshua Bailey's inaugural

Invitation, ticket, and program for Governor Willis Joshua Bailey's inaugural
Date: 1903
Here is an invitation, ticket, and program from Governor Willis Joshua Bailey's inauguration held at the auditorium in Topeka, Kansas. In 1902, Bailey, a Republican, was elected Governor of Kansas and he served from 1903 to 1905.


Seating ticket to People's Party National Convention, Omaha, Nebraska

Seating ticket to People's Party National Convention, Omaha, Nebraska
Creator: Peoples Party State Central Committee
Date: July 2, 1892
This ticket allowed entrance to the sessions of the National People's Party Convention held in Omaha, Nebraska, in July, 1892.


The Kansas story.  A musical spectacular!

The Kansas story. A musical spectacular!
Creator: Kansas Centennial Commission
Date: June 21, 1961
A ticket for the musical "The Kansas Story". This performance was written and directed by Vladimir Rosing, with music by Meredith Willson and Frank Allen Hubbell, in celebration of the 1961Kansas Centennial.


The joints must go!

The joints must go!
Date: February 10, 1901
A ticket to a public meeting for men held to decide what action should be taken against joints (businesses selling liquor). The location of the meeting is unknown.


The new colossus of roads

The new colossus of roads
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This illustrated general pass and ticket for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad depicts the system as a uniformed soldier striding across Mexico and Southern California. The illustration is a map of the rail line superimposed on a warrior.


U. S. Senate Impeachment of the President : Admit the  Bearer

U. S. Senate Impeachment of the President : Admit the Bearer
Date: April 17, 1868
Ticket to "U. S. Senate Impeachment of the President Admit The Bearer, April 17, 1868.


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