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Annunciation Church picnic, Walnut Grove, Kansas City, Missouri

Annunciation Church picnic, Walnut Grove, Kansas City, Missouri
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
This photograph of the Annunciation Church picnic is at Walnut Grove, 103rd and State Line, Kansas City, Missouri. Left to right: Apostoli Kartsonis, Tom Jianas, Mrs. Jianis, Mrs. Longas, Mrs. Steve Sakoulas, George Sakoulas. Seated, middle: Mary Sallas.


Barbecue, Hugoton, Kansas

Barbecue, Hugoton, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows a group of men standing before an open barbecue pit as slabs of meat are being cooked for a celebration in Hugoton, Kansas. The event celebrated the completion of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company branch from Dodge City, Kansas, to Elkhart, Kansas.


Barbecue in Linn County, Kansas

Barbecue in Linn County, Kansas
Creator: Williams Photo. Co. K.C.
Date: 1916
This sepia colored photograph shows a group of people gathered behind a barbecue pit, as large pieces of meat are being cooked, in Linn County, Kansas.


Basket picnic and Marshall's band concert

Basket picnic and Marshall's band concert
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a program for a basket picnic and Marshall's Band concert at Garfield Park on May 1. The events of the day included an address by Reverend Charles Sheldon, music by Marshall's Band, some children's activities, and a basket dinner.


Canteen

Canteen
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: August 22, 1917
Crowds of men, women, and a few soldiers gather outside. Some women hold umbrellas to shade them from the sun. Hughes described this scene as a canteen. A canteen is a place that sells food and drink on a military base. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. Camp Doniphan is adjacent to Fort Sill which is just outside Lawton, Oklahoma. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


Children's picnic

Children's picnic
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
This black and white photograph shows a group of children sharing a picnic meal.


Children on a picnic in Council Grove, Kansas

Children on a picnic in Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: around 1900
A group of picnicking children and their teacher for the camera. In the background of one photograph, bicycles leaning against the trees are visible. In another, there is a view of the Neosho River.


Cimarron Consolidated School, Cimarron, Kansas

Cimarron Consolidated School, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: May 20, 1938
This photograph shows school children from the Cimarron Consolidated School at a picnic on the last day of classes. The Cimarron Consolidated School bus is visible in the background.


Colorado for the tourist

Colorado for the tourist
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful scenery provided to the tourist in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


Cool and Bourne Family Picnic, Delephos, Kansas

Cool and Bourne Family Picnic, Delephos, Kansas
Creator: Bourne, Bert A.
Date: 1910
This black and white photograph shows members of the Cool and Bourne family at a picnic on Indian Lookout south of Delphos, Kansas. The individuals have been identified from left to right as: Ona Slater Bourne, Katherine Bourne, Lou H. Cool, Bessie Bourne Cool, Roscoe Bourne, Mrs. Dan Bourne, Gordon Bourne, (at camera), Maude Bourne, Joe Cool, Grace Cool, Vesta Cool, Essie Bourne and Beulah Bourne.


Eating watermelon, Bourbon County, Kansas

Eating watermelon, Bourbon County, Kansas
Date: August 13, 1911
This black and white photograph shows a group of people eating watermelon in Bourbon County, Kansas.


Family picnic, Gray County, Kansas

Family picnic, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This photograph shows a family picnicking while on a camping trip, Gray County, Kansas. Several jars of canned foods are visible on the table. Tents are visible in the background as well.


First annual picnic, AHEPA Heart of America Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri

First annual picnic, AHEPA Heart of America Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri
Date: July 11, 1926
This photograph shows the first annual picnic of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association, Heart of America Chapter 73, in Kansas City, Missouri.


Forty-third annual picnic will be held at Stahl's Grove

Forty-third annual picnic will be held at Stahl's Grove
Creator: Stahl, Frank
Date: June 23, 1921
A poster advertising the forty-third annual picnic being held at Stahl's Grove, in Osage County, Kansas. The picnic was organized in 1879 for the purpose of creating public sentiment in favor of an amendment to the constitution calling for prohibition, which happened in 1881 when the legislature passed the laws necessary for prohibition in Kansas. The picnic featured Tom McNeal and Jim Troutman as the principal speakers and the Burlingame Boys' Band for entertainment.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection
Creator: Dresher, G. C.
Date: Between 1870 and 1940
This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Grocers and Butchers Picnic, Garfield Park, Topeka, Kansas

Grocers and Butchers Picnic, Garfield Park, Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 18, 1920
This black and white photograph shows a group of men at the annual Grocers and Butchers Picnic at Garfield Park in Topeka, Kansas. Standing to the far right is Thomas Sneed who barbecued about 2,000 pounds of meat for the event.


History of Green Valley community in Cedron township, Lincoln County, Kansas

History of Green Valley community in Cedron township, Lincoln County, Kansas
Creator: Thummel, Mildred
Date: 1870-1990
A history of Cedron township in Lincoln County, Kansas. The early history includes information on early settlers, buildings, homes, and the railroad, the Negro population of the county, and the history of Mrs. Lord's picnic.


Ice cream social

Ice cream social
Date: 1890
This sepia colored photograph shows a group of people gathered for an ice cream social at an unidentified location.


Illinois Picnic Association, Woodson County, Kansas

Illinois Picnic Association, Woodson County, Kansas
Creator: Smith, C.A.
Date: 1881
A brief history of the Illinois Picnic Association. This association was organized to benefit Illinois settlers, having them exchange experiences and just to have a good time. Included with the history are two newspaper articles reporting on the Illinois Picnic Association's gatherings.


Joplin Miners baseball players at a picnic

Joplin Miners baseball players at a picnic
Date: 1949
These twelve snapshots were taken at a picnic in Joplin, Missouri, attended by members of the 1949 Joplin Miners minor league baseball team. The team finished third in the Class C Western Association, with a record of 80-38. Among those pictured is Kansan Harland Coffman of Topeka. Coffman, a right-handed pitcher, appeared in 37 games for the Miners and compiled a 15-12 record, with an ERA of 3.15. In addition to Coffman, other members of the 1949 Joplin Miners who are pictured in the snapshots include: Olin Martin, Bill Bagwell, Jim Finigan, Albert Johnston, David Waters, Warren Moore, Clarence Darrah, manager John Sturm, Denis Jent, Lilburn Smith, Cal Neeman, George Sawyer, Al Pilarcik, Ray Haley, and Thomas Hesketh. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


K.C. Southern Railway Picnic, Fairway Park, Kansas City

K.C. Southern Railway Picnic, Fairway Park, Kansas City
Date: August 16, 1924
A panoramic view of a large crowd of people attending the Kansas City Southern Railway Company's annual picnic in Fairway Park in Kansas City. Also visible are a large picnic pavilion, a small band standing at the front of the crowd, a view of an unidentified river or lake beyond the pavilion, and numerous parked automobiles.


Old Settler's picnic grounds at Hume's Grove

Old Settler's picnic grounds at Hume's Grove
Date: 1912
Hand-drawn map by T. W. Wells showing the Old Settler's picnic grounds at Hume's Grove, located 4 miles north and 1 mile west of Bunker Hill, 9 miles northeast of Russell, and 2 miles west and 12 miles south of Luray. The map identifies the roads for wagon teams and the roads for automobiles, as well as the location of tents, bridges, restrooms, and stages.


Old mill in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

Old mill in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This is a photograph of an old mill on a river in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. A woman and small child are picnicking on the bank below the dam.


Old settlers parade and picnic, Cimarron, Kansas

Old settlers parade and picnic, Cimarron, Kansas
Creator: Neidiger Brothers
Date: September 24, 1932
These are nineteen photographs of the Old Settlers parade and picnic in Cimarron, Kansas.


Old settlers picnic, Cimarron, Kansas

Old settlers picnic, Cimarron, Kansas
Creator: Hungate, Sr., Robert B.
Date: September 24, 1932
These are two photographs of the Old Settlers picnic, Cimarron, Kansas.


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