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Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO

Are these noble statesmen and lawmakers fighting for the interests of the workers? Oh, dear, NO
Creator: Walker, Ryan, 1870-1932
Date: June 1, 1912
Political cartoon drawn by Ryan Walker for the socialist newspaper, Appeal to Reason, which was published in Girard, Kansas. The cartoon depicts a concerned worker watching Republican presidential candidate William Taft and Progressive presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt brawl and curse. Socialist candidate Eugene Debs and his running mate Emil Seidel received 6% of the popular vote in the 1912 election.


Governor Arthur Capper to William Howard Taft

Governor Arthur Capper to William Howard Taft
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: March 19, 1918
Kansas Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka writes William Howard Taft, former President of the United States, to assure him that Kansas will "enter heartily and vigorously into the campaign" to sell Liberty bonds. Capper informs Taft that the state had already lined up many of the "ablest speakers" in the state to help the campaign achieve success. Bond drives were an attempt to raise money to support the Unites States' involvement in World War I.


Governor Walter Stubbs to President William H. Taft

Governor Walter Stubbs to President William H. Taft
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1909-1913 : Stubbs)
Date: January 13, 1910
Kansas Governor Walter Stubbs drafts a letter to U. S. President William H. Taft regarding the collection of federal tax revenues from purveyors of illegal liquor in Kansas. This draft was in response to a letter by R. L. Cabell, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, U. S. Treasury Department, dated January 6, 1910. Kansas first adopted a constitutional amendment on prohibition in 1881 and by 1909 had outlawed the sale of liquor for medicinal purposes. At this time, Governor Stubbs was particularly frustrated by the federal government's refusal to prosecute Kansas bootleggers from whom it was collecting taxes on liquor sales.


President Taft's Visit to Iola, Kansas

President Taft's Visit to Iola, Kansas
Date: September 25, 1911
Postcard image of U. S. President William H. Taft's visit to Iola. He is standing at the back of a train car speaking to the people gathered at the train station.


President Taft addressing a crowd

President Taft addressing a crowd
Date: September 27, 1911
This is a photo of President William H. Taft addressing the crowd at the laying of the cornerstone of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall in Topeka, Kansas, a memorial to Union soldiers of the civil war.


President William Howard Taft, Hutchinson, Kansas

President William Howard Taft, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: September 26, 1911
This black and white photograph shows the twenty-seventh President of the United States William Howard Taft in Hutchinson, Kansas. The president was the keynote speaker at the state fair to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Kansas being admitted to the union. President Taft is sitting in the back of the car with a top hat in his hand. The photograph was taken in front of the Liberal Arts building.


President William Howard Taft, Leavenworth, Kansas

President William Howard Taft, Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: September 28, 1911
This black and white photograph shows the twenty-seventh President of the United States William Howard Taff in Leavenworth, Kansas. In the background patriotic decorations line the street in his honor as crowds of spectators gathered at the corner of Fifth and Delaware. The president's motorcade was moving toward Haymarket Square at Seventh and Cherokee where Taft would deliver a speech to a crowd of 20,000 defending his tariff policies.


President William Howard Taft, Topeka, Kansas

President William Howard Taft, Topeka, Kansas
Date: September 27, 1911
This sepia colored photograph shows the twenty-seventh President of the United States William Howard Taft on the south steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. He spoke to the crowd of citizens and civil war veterans who were attendance for the Semi-Centennial State Wide Reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic. Prior to the speech, President Taft dedicated the cornerstone of the G.A.R. Memorial Hall building at Tenth and Jackson Streets, east of the capitol, in Topeka, Kansas


President William Howard Taft to Governor Arthur Capper

President William Howard Taft to Governor Arthur Capper
Creator: Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930
Date: March 6, 1918
Former President William Howard Taft writes Kansas Governor Arthur Capper of Topeka concerning The League to Enforce Peace's drive to sell the Third Liberty Loan. Taft stresses the importance of state Liberty Loan drives to the U.S. war effort in World War I.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1952
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Secretary W.H. Taft visits Ottawa, Kansas

Secretary W.H. Taft visits Ottawa, Kansas
Date: June 25, 1907
Secretary of War W. H. Taft at the Santa Fe depot as he stepped off the train to attend Taft Day at the Ottawa Chautaugua Assembly. On Taft's left is Judge A. W. Benson, former U. S. Senator and on his right is Joseph L. Briston, U. S. Senator. Photograph by John G. Kaiser. Donated by Fred Brinkerhoff estate, 1967.


The way we welcomed Taft in Kansas

The way we welcomed Taft in Kansas
Creator: Martin, William H., 1865-1940
Date: 1908
This photomontage or exaggerated postcard shows U.S. President William Howard Taft surrounded by giant onions, potatoes, ears of corn and heads of cabbage during a whistle stop visit to Kansas.


William Howard Taft campaigning for President, Newton, Kansas

William Howard Taft campaigning for President, Newton, Kansas
Date: October 03, 1908
This sepia colored photograph shows William Howard Taft, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency, speaking to the crowd at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Newton, Kansas. Standing to the left of Taft is the U.S. Senator from Kansas Charles Curtis. Taft won the November election by defeating the Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan to become the twenty-seventh President of the United States.


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