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Adam and Liddie Kanauss on their wedding day

Adam and Liddie Kanauss on their wedding day
Creator: Jeffcoat Studio
Date: Between 1925 and 1929
This is a photograph showing Adam and Liddie Kanauss on their wedding day near Hope, Kansas. Adam worked on the C. A. Pray farm.


African American baptism, Edwardsville, Kansas

African American baptism, Edwardsville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a photograph showing African Americans being baptized at Murphy's pasture in Edwardsville, Kansas.


Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas

Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of Alexander Staerkel and Johanna Henke Staerkel on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas.


Angel and Mary Ramirez Valdivia at their wedding meal held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas

Angel and Mary Ramirez Valdivia at their wedding meal held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 13, 1958
This is a photograph showing Angel and Mary Ramirez Valdivia's wedding meal at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas. People in the photograph are (left to right) Rito Valdivia, Marcelina Aguiano, Carman Valdivia, Mary Valdivia, Victoria Ramirez, Josephine Carmone, Mary Ramirez Valdivia, Angel Valdivia, Edmund Carmona, Father Krutkramer, Father Roman, Raymond Valdivia, Ygnacio Ramirez, and Leonila Valdivia. The wedding was held September 13, 1958.


Baptising African-Americans near Edwardsville, Kansas

Baptising African-Americans near Edwardsville, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows the baptism of African-Americans in Murphy's pasture near Edwardsville, Kansas.


Baptism

Baptism
Date: Between 1925 and 1930
This is a photograph showing a group of people gathered for a baptism possibly in the Washita River.


Baptismal fount, Topeka, Kansas

Baptismal fount, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940s
This is a photo of the baptismal fount that was used at Seaman Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. The fount was built by George P. Crippen.


Charles (Chick) Gordon and Bonnie Benson Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas

Charles (Chick) Gordon and Bonnie Benson Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: March 24, 1951
This is a photograph showing Charles (Chick) Gordon and Bonnie Benson Gordon on their wedding day at the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. People in the photograph are (left to right) Clarence Gordon, Edna Gordon, Charles (Chick) Gordon, Bonnie Benson Gordon, Elva Benson and Merle Benson.


Charles (Chick) Gordon and Bonnie Benson Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas

Charles (Chick) Gordon and Bonnie Benson Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: March 24, 1951
This is a photograph of Charles (Chick) Gordon and Bonnie Benson Gordon on their wedding day at the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas.


Charles Curtis Carey and Ida May Giddons wedding photo

Charles Curtis Carey and Ida May Giddons wedding photo
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This cabinet card is the wedding photo of Charles Curtis Carey (born January 28, 1869) and Ida May Giddins (born February 28, 1875). The marriage occurred on April 8, 1896. The card includes a photographers stamp that reads Cottage Studio, L. G. Alvord, Emporia, Kansas.


Christina Valdivia being confimed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas

Christina Valdivia being confimed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1978
This is a photograph of Christina Valdivia being confirmed by Bishop Strecker, John Sepulveda, and Father Gaitan, the first Mexican priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas.


Clarence Gordon and Edna Staerkel Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas

Clarence Gordon and Edna Staerkel Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1928
This is a photograph showing Clarence Gordon and Edna Staerkel Gordon on their wedding day in Topeka, Kansas.


Clergyman's pocket diary and visiting book belonging to Boston Corbett

Clergyman's pocket diary and visiting book belonging to Boston Corbett
Date: 1870-1877
Pocket diary belonging to Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Before moving to Cloud County, Kansas in 1878, Corbett was pastor of the Siloam (Methodist) Mission Church located at 328 Pine Street in Camden, New Jersey. The book contains a list of members, records of funerals and baptisms, and diary entries.


Cynthia Conklin Rogers

Cynthia Conklin Rogers
Date: February 15, 1969
Here are five photographs of Kenneth Eugene Conklin, Jr. and Cynthia Jeanne Tilson on their wedding day. They were married at the Assumption Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas. Their parents are Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Eugene Conklin, Sr., and Mr. & Mrs. Bill F. Tilson, She is wearing an azalea silk dress. The bride designed and created her wedding gown and going away ensemble. The couple later divorced and she married Richard Dean Rogers.


First communion group with Father Gaitan at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas

First communion group with Father Gaitan at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1974
This is a photograph showing a first communion group with Father Gaitan, the first Mexican priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas.


John Christoph photograph album

John Christoph photograph album
Date: 1891-1895
This album contains photographs of Ellinwood and Barton County, Kansas, taken by John Christoph. On June 18, 1891, he opened a photography gallery in the north room of a furniture store and continued in the business until February 14, 1919. Christoph also served as the Ellinwood police judge for twenty years.


John Fienhage and Mary Vondemkampe's wedding

John Fienhage and Mary Vondemkampe's wedding
Date: January 30, 1917
This is a photograph showing John and Fienhage and Mary Vondemkampe on their wedding day. They were married in St. Bede's Church in Kelly, Kansas. John Fienhage is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fienhage and Mary Vondekampe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vondemkampe.


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.


Leo Henry and Agnes (Kelly) Henry

Leo Henry and Agnes (Kelly) Henry
Date: 1921-1970
Here are three photographs of Leo Henry (January 7, 1900-September 27, 1984) and Agnes (Kelly) Henry (October 18, 1902-September 8, 1994). Leo was born January 7, 1900 on a farm east of Wetmore, Kansas and his parents were Andrew and Mary Gudenkauf Henry. When he was two months old the family moved to a farm south of Seneca. Leo had five siblings: Frank, Antone, Catherine, Joe and Ben and two half brothers: Clemens Zind and Vincent Henry. Leo was 10 years old when his mother died. On October 11, 1921, Leo married Agnes Kelly. He was a farmer and stockman. Leo and Agnes had eleven children: Rita (Fienhage), Eileen (Huls), Betty (Kramer), Mary (Chelemedos), James, Norma (Heiman), Arlen, Cecil, Damian, Sonja and Nick. Leo died September 27, 1984 in Seneca, Kansas. Agnes was born October 18, 1902 in Wymore, Nebraska, the daughter of Nicholas J. and Elizabeth Freeman Henry. The family lived in Wymore until 1908 when they moved to Valley Falls, Kansas. In 1918, the family moved to Kampler Switch, close to Seneca, Kansas. She has eleven siblings: Mary, Anna, Rose, Elizabeth, Cecilia, John Agnes, Tim, Catherine, Anthony, and Joe. Agnes died September 8, 1994 in Seneca, Kansas.


Marriage, Antwerp, Belgium

Marriage, Antwerp, Belgium
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes photographed this marriage taking place in Antwerp, Belgium in 1919. He was in Antwerp as part of the Army of Occupation at the end of World War I. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Martin and Veronica (Pfannensteil) Leiker

Martin and Veronica (Pfannensteil) Leiker
Date: June 06, 1916
This photograph shows Martin and Veronica (Pfannesteil) Leiker from Ellis County, Kansas on their wedding day. The couple are dressed in traditional Volga wedding attire while posed in front of a studio backdrop.


Mary Henry, Betty Henry, Eileen Henry, and Rita Henry

Mary Henry, Betty Henry, Eileen Henry, and Rita Henry
Date: Between 1934 and 1936
This is a photograph of Mary Henry (September 2, 1926- ), Betty Henry (April 28, 1925- ), Eileen Henry (September 26, 1923-April 24, 1946), and Rita Henry (July 31, 1922-June 11, 1987), the daughters of Leo and Agnes (Kelly) Henry. The girls wear white dresses and veils and hold rosaries and small books in their hands. The family lived in Seneca, Kansas.


Mary Ramirez Valdivia on her wedding day

Mary Ramirez Valdivia on her wedding day
Date: September 13, 1958
This is a photograph of Mary Ramirez Valdivia pinning a corsage on her mother, Mary Ramirez, on her wedding day at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas.


Mary Ramirez getting ready for her wedding in Topeka, Kansas

Mary Ramirez getting ready for her wedding in Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 13, 1958
This is a photograph showing Iris Toledo styling Mary Ramirez's hair on her wedding day. Mary was unable to schedule an appointment at Crosby's hair salon because she was Mexican American. Mary married Angel Valdivia on September 13, 1958.


McGaughey wedding group near McCracken, Kansas

McGaughey wedding group near McCracken, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photograph of the McGaughty wedding group near McCracken in Rush County, Kansas. The young girl wearing a dark colored dress with a white collar, second row, on the left side of the photograph is Vera Davidson; Blanche Davidson is in the third row standing next to a gentleman wearing a hat; and Cannie Davidson is seated between two ladies in the automobile.


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