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1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas

1880 census of Nicodemus Township, Graham County, Kansas
Creator: United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880
Date: June 8, 1880 through June 23, 1880
This census schedule provides details--including the name, age, race, and occupation--of both white and black settlers in Nicodemus Township in Graham County, Kansas. This township had been settled by Exodusters in 1877 along the south fork of the Solomon River. Today, the town of Nicodemus is the only surviving Exoduster settlement west of the Mississippi River.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, El Paso, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, El Paso, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the staff at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, El Paso, Texas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, Wellington, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, Wellington, Kansas
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph shows a group of employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House at Wellington, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1937 and 1957
This black and white photograph shows a chef boning a loin in the kitchen of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief streamlined passenger train.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1937 and 1957
This black and white photograph shows Chef Sirio slicing turkey in the kitchen of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief's streamlined passenger train.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining services

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining services
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This photograph shows two employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company examining crates filled with food before loading them into the dining cars of the Santa Fe's Super Chief.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining services

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining services
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This photograph shows employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company receiving supplies for the dining services department.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's kitchen car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's kitchen car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1937 and 1957
This photograph shows a cook frying meat in the kitchen of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's military train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's military train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940 and 1945
This photograph shows U.S. army cooks preparing meals over a sand-bedded stove aboard an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's military train.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company military train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company military train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940 and 1945
This photograph shows two army cooks handling supplies aboard an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company military train. The railroad converted baggage cars into first class kitchens during World War II.


Book's Cafe, Marysville, Kansas

Book's Cafe, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: May 2, 1932
This photograph shows waitresses and cooks posed outside of Book's Cafe in Marysville, Kansas. The cafe was located one half block south of Broadway on Seventh Street.


Brinkman's Bakery in Lawrence, Kansas

Brinkman's Bakery in Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence, Alfred, 1880-1948
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
Here are two photographs, one showing the bakers at Brinkman's Bakery in Lawrence, Kansas and the second a birthday cake baked by Brinkman's Bakery in Weavers' display window.


C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 8, 1954
These photographs show interior views of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital when it hosted an Open House. This was another stage in the development of the Menninger Clinic. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


Chuck wagon and cook in Seward County, Kansas

Chuck wagon and cook in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Reid, Hal
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard showing a cattle drive cook standing by a chuck wagon with pots, pans, and blankets on the ground. The photograph was probably taken in the vicinity of Liberal, Kansas.


Concepcion, Carmen, and Rafael Lopez

Concepcion, Carmen, and Rafael Lopez
Creator: Jeffrey's
Date: Between 1963 and 1965
A formal portrait of Concepcion (Connie), Carmen, and Rafael Rocha Lopez of Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Lopez served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, and he later worked as a civil service barber at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Beginning in 1963, the Lopez family owned and operated Connie's Mexico Cafe in Wichita, Kansas.


Concepcion and Rafael Rocha Lopez

Concepcion and Rafael Rocha Lopez
Date: Between 1945 and 1952
Portrait of Concepcion (Connie) and Rafael Rocha Lopez, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, and he later worked as a civil service barber at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Beginning in 1963, the couple owned and operated Connie's Mexico Cafe in Wichita, Kansas.


Cowboys sitting around a chuck wagon in Ford County, Kansas

Cowboys sitting around a chuck wagon in Ford County, Kansas
Date: 1884
This is a photograph showing cowboys on a spring roundup sitting around a chuck wagon in Ford County, Kansas. The cowboys in the photograph are identified as: "Hell and six bits" only known name, Bill Bruce, Wiley Rhodes, "Irish" McGovern, Freedom Way, "Doc" Anshutz, David Mackey, C. B. S. Jones, Lester Rhoades, John Clinton, ____Steele, and Eugean Baker "Cook" (standing).


Dad's Beanery, Marysville, Kansas

Dad's Beanery, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1912
This is a view of two men seated on a bench and a restaurant employee in front of Dad's Beanery at 110 North 7th Street in Marysville, Kansas. Located less than a block south of the train depot, the two seated men are very likely salesmen. A sandwich board sign at the sidewalk's curb indicates the restaurant offered short-order meals at all hours and sold soft drinks, cigars, and tobacco. By 1939, Dad's Beanery would have been replaced by the Depot Cafe built on this same corner.


Food service at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Food service at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1984 and 1989
This photograph shows two food service workers frying chicken for the staff and patients at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


Menninger Clinic food services staff, Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Clinic food services staff, Topeka, Kansas
Date: March 17, 1986
This photograph shows members of the food service staff at the buffet on St. Patrick's Day. Pictured here are Rex Polter, Linda Cassidy, Shirley Allen, Benita DelTorro, Wanda Hoffman, and Tom Mikulka.


Menninger Clinic food service staff in Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Clinic food service staff in Topeka, Kansas
Date: April 1984
This photograph shows Carol Hitchers, food service worker with new dietitian Shirley Allen. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, founded the Menninger Clinic for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention in Topeka in 1919.


Menninger Clinic staff in Topeka, Kansas, 1985-1989

Menninger Clinic staff in Topeka, Kansas, 1985-1989
Date: 1985-1989
These five black and white photographs show various staff and their activities. Dr. Will's motto was "brains, not bricks" to emphasize the importance of the staff.


Rafael and Concepcion Lopez

Rafael and Concepcion Lopez
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
Portrait of Rafael and Concepcion (Connie) Lopez, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Mr. Lopez served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, and he later worked as a civil service barber at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Beginning in 1963, the couple owned and operated Connie's Mexico Cafe in Wichita.


Ronald Klerk de Reus

Ronald Klerk de Reus
Date: 1955-2015
Here are four photographs of Ronald Klerk de Reus Klerk de Reus who was born on April 8, 1933 in Bandung, Indonesia on the island of Java, the son of Rene Francois and Waleska Flohr Klerk de Reus. As a young boy, Ronald spent the World War II years in Holland. During that time he was separated from his family and was taken in by a foster family that provided him with shelter, food, and bed. He was later reunited with his family. After a number of years, Klerk de Reus applied and received a job as a cook's assistant on a passenger ship. During this time, cooking became his passion. He graduated from the Schools for Cooks and Confectioners in Holland. He immigrated to America in 1958 where he accepted a job that allowed him to cook for the Army while attending culinary school. Klerk de Reus became a naturalized US citizen on April 14, 1964. He was a certified executive chef who served such dignitaries as President Nixon and Vice-President Agnew. During his career, he worked in industrial food service around the Midwest and owned and operated the Dutch Treat Restaurant in Muscatine, Iowa for 22 years. It was at the restaurant that he met Suz McIver. Klerk de Reus became very close with McIver and her family. When she accepted a job at Midland Care in Topeka, Kansas, he moved to a five acre farm near Hoyt, Kansas, so he could be near the family. He volunteered for Midland Care where he cooked for parties and gatherings and addressed letters. In addition to cooking, he was a nationally acclaimed Bench Rest Precision Rifle Sharp Shooter, the membership director for the Cast Bullet Association for 12 years, and a photographer. He died January 6, 2016 at Midland Care.


School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas

School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows Maude Elliott's first school building; it was used as a chuck wagon where two or three women cooked for a crew of men. The tent was their "living room" which could be as easily moved from place to place as the chuck wagon. A pair of mules was all that was needed to move Maude Elliott's school building around.


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