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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.


By the President of the United States, a proclamation: whereas it appears that the public good will be promoted by eliminating certain lands within the State of Kansas from the Kansas National Forest

By the President of the United States, a proclamation: whereas it appears that the public good will be promoted by eliminating certain lands within the State of Kansas from the Kansas National Forest
Creator: Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930
Date: February 24, 1913
This proclamation by President William H. Taft changes the boundaries of the Kansas National Forest. The original forest boundaries are illustrated on the diagram from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. The forest was located west of Garden City and south of the Atchison, Topeka, and Sante Fe Railroad in Finney, Haskell, Grant, Kearny, and Hamilton counties. The proclamation excludes land west of Syracuse, Kansas and east of the Colorado border.


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 Howad Taft, Topeka, Kansas

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


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


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.


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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