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A trip with the camera man

A trip with the camera man
Date: 1940
This silent film by an unknown photographer features various businesses and industries in Lawrence, Kansas. The film begins with children playing on a playground followed by an airplane landing at an airport. The photographer visits an airplane factory, the Wister Chevrolet Co. car dealer and repair shop, a roller skating rink, the L. T. Harris Co. Oil-O-Matic appliance dealer, a shooting range, a machine shop, an ice plant, the Hall Brothers truck lines, the Cadwell chick hatchery, and a restaurant. The film ends with a plane taking off from the airport.


Banner

Banner
Date: 2001
This red, white, and blue patriotic banner was displayed in reaction to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. In October 2001, shortly after the attack, the banner was produced by the fourth grade class of McCarter Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas, and used in a local Halloween parade. The banner was related to a school policy banning traditional garb in favor of patriotic-themed costumes as a reaction to the events of September 11.


Boswell Junior High School football team, Topeka, Kansas

Boswell Junior High School football team, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1962 and 1963
This black and white photo depicts the football team from Boswell Junior High School in Topeka Kansas. The team members are identified by the following rows: First Row: Eddie Townsend, Paul Tholl, Charles Scott, Jim Weir, Pat Hutcheson, Galen Holston, Kirk Snyder, Bill Larson, Jim Sapp, Steve Dolan. Second Row: Ron Fraker, Paul Morehouse, Martin Cummings, Mike Oroke, Ken Dickson, Phil Davenport, Bob Davis, Dennis Wood, Rex Gentry. Third Row: Tom Gaddie, Mike Bolley, Orange Dean, John Armstrong, Rob Balsters, Ivan Johnson, Chuck Neff, Paul Gray. Fourth Row: Steven Dean, Hilo Smith, Richard Sicks, Marvin Lawton, Preston Carrington, Bill Barker, Galen Schwarz, Walter Hatke. Fifth Row: Bruce Dolan, Gary Hodison, Mike Hutcheson, Ronny Davis, Randy Holstrom, John Majorkurth, Robert Stevenson, Jim Perry. Sixth Row: Donnell Alston, Bill Stevenson, David Wesley, Bill Gilmore, Jim Holford, Leroy Lindsey, Bill Craig, Les Dodd, Steve Wilson, Jerry Holstrom.


Canton, Kansas

Canton, Kansas
Creator: Lomax, Hugh
Date: 1929
This film presents silent footage of Canton, Kansas. Beginning with a steam engine pulling into a railroad depot, the film features many street scenes, people, schools and other small town scenes. It shows many people entering and leaving the post office or general store. It also shows many school children playing games on the playground and mothers with infants.


Central Park school football team, Topeka, Kansas

Central Park school football team, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing the Central Park school football team, Topeka, Kansas. The coach was Clara Johnston, center front Albert Bishop, and right of Bishop is Lawrence Heil.


Children at their desks, Cimarron, Kansas

Children at their desks, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1911-1912
These children are sitting at their desks in District 101 school, Cimarron, Kansas.


Children eating, Garland, Kansas

Children eating, Garland, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1939 and 1943
Children eating a school lunch in Garland, Kansas. This lunch program was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Children sitting at their desks, Cimarron, Kansas

Children sitting at their desks, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1912-1913
This is a photograph of the District 101 school room with the children sitting at their desks, Cimarron, Kansas.


David Prickett

David Prickett
Date: 1936
A photograph showing David Prickett posed by the Alta Vista Grade School building holding a basketball trophy in Alta Vista, Kansas.


Delia school, Ingalls, Kansas

Delia school, Ingalls, Kansas
Date: 1912
This photograph shows the interior of Delia School with students and their teacher posed in front of the blackboard, Ingalls, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as: (first row) Maggie Minet, Mary Minet, _____, _____, Irvin Henderson, _____, _____; (second row) Clare Bernasky, Marietta Henderson, Cleo Henderson, Helen Ireek (teacher), Frank Minet, Nora Minet, Joe Bernasky; (third row) Anna Owens, Kenneth Henderson, Dave Owens, _____, _____, Merle Rhodes, John Minet, and August Bernasky.


Flag presentation at Rush Center, Kansas

Flag presentation at Rush Center, Kansas
Date: 1892
This is a photograph of a flag presentation at Rush Center Public School in Rush Center, Kansas.


Gage School, Topeka, Kansas

Gage School, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Schrock, John Edward
Date: April 06, 1950
This black and white photograph shows the fourth and fifth grade class of Miss Ethel Nelson at Gage School in Topeka, Kansas.


Girls' athletics group, Alma, Kansas

Girls' athletics group, Alma, Kansas
Date: 1914
A group of seven Alma Grade School girls' athletics team members posing with pennants for the volleyball, medicine ball, and basketball teams.


Girl scouts in Topeka, Kansas

Girl scouts in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Schrock, John Edward
Date: February 09, 1950
Two photographs showing Girl Scouts, Troop No. 102, at Randolph Elementary School. The troop leaders are Mrs. M. R. Howard and Mrs. Charles Martin.


Grade school, Treece, Kansas

Grade school, Treece, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A photograph of the grade school at Treece, Kansas. The building was erected in 1924 and destroyed by fire in 1968. Visible in the photograph are children on the playground. The photograph was copied from an album loaned by the family.


Halloween party at Southside Grade School in Russell, Kansas

Halloween party at Southside Grade School in Russell, Kansas
Date: 1943
This is a photograph showing a kindergarten class Halloween party at Southside Grade School in Russell, Kansas.


High school and grade school bands in Cimarron, Kansas

High school and grade school bands in Cimarron, Kansas
Date: 1936-1937
This is a photograph of the high school and grade school bands in Cimarron, Kansas.


Indian Burial Pit, Saline County, Kansas

Indian Burial Pit, Saline County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This photo shows children from Kellogg School, Wichita, Kansas, at the Indian Burial Pit, Saline County, Kansas.


John Brown to Mary Brown

John Brown to Mary Brown
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: November 16, 1859
In this letter to his wife, from the Charlestown, Virginia, jail, John Brown wrote mainly of his children--especially the daughters--and his ideas about the proper education for them, in light of the fact that some of his Eastern supporters were offering to provide assistance in this area: "You my wife perfectly well know that I have always expressed a decided preference for a very plain but perfectly practical education for both Sons & Daughters."


June Chapman with students

June Chapman with students
Date: Between 1895 and 1899
This is a view of teacher June Chapman with two of her Tennessee Town Kindergarten students in Topeka, Kansas. This was the kindergarten for African American children sponsored by the Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon started the kindergarten in 1893 and served as pastor of the church from 1889-1920.


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.


Lakin Grade School band

Lakin Grade School band
Date: Between 1953 and 1959
This is a photograph of the Lakin Grade School band in Lakin, Kansas.


Lee Dodson with girls softball team, Tecumseh, Kansas

Lee Dodson with girls softball team, Tecumseh, Kansas
Date: Between 1951 and 1952
This photograph from the 1951-52 school year features the Tecumseh Grade School girls softball team. The team's coach was Lee Dodson, who also was the school's principal and seventh and eighth grade teacher. Prior to his career as an educator, Dodson pitched for five seasons in the minor leagues, including one-year stints with the Chanute Owls (1946) and the Topeka Owls (1947). He later served as Washburn University's Dean of Students for many years. Dodson was a key figure in Topeka's baseball community for decades. Pictured in the photograph are the following individuals: (standing, l to r) Lee Dodson, Mary Whitlock, Judy Bayless, Pat Patterson, Marcia Alumbaugh, Judy Rogers, Elanor (Sis) Shay, Janet Eggleston; and, (kneeling, l to r) Carol McFarland, Mary Lou Williams, Mary Ferrin, Pat Newton, Lois Tolbert, Marian Knisel. 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.


Lincoln School, Topeka, Kansas

Lincoln School, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Schrock, John Edward
Date: March 3, 1959
This is a photograph of a sixth grade class at Lincoln School, Topeka, Kansas. The teacher was J. M. McConkey and the student teacher was Marilyn Rogge. Originally, Lincoln School was built to house both junior high and grade school students, but it became solely an elementary school when East Topeka Junior High was constructed in 1936. The class is integrated.


Lowman Hill School, Topeka, Kansas

Lowman Hill School, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1911
This black and white photograph shows Lowman Hill School, copied from the Topeka Public Schools Annual Report, at Eleventh and Morris Streets. The two-story brick building shows a group of students participating in playground activities.


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