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Blacksmith, Neodesha, Kansas

Blacksmith, Neodesha, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1892
This black and white photograph shows a group of men standing before the blacksmith shop in Neodesha, Kansas. Standing second from left is T.J. Norman, Neodesha blacksmith on whose garden plot William M.Mills drilled the first commercially successful oil well in Kansas and in the Mid-Continent Field. Norman moved from the above location to a new place of business on the west bank of the Verdigris river east of town when the well was drilled in 1892.


Blacksmith shop, Hedville, Kansas

Blacksmith shop, Hedville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This photograph shows a group of men with a horse-drawn buggy in front of the blacksmith shop in Hedville, Kansas.


Blacksmith shop, Topeka, Shawnee County

Blacksmith shop, Topeka, Shawnee County
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
These photographs show a Blacksmith Shop in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. The photographs show the interior and exterior of the shop with employees, a boy and dog.


Business directory, Coronado, Kansas

Business directory, Coronado, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This image shows a photographic business directory titled, "Coronado, the Railroad Town of Wichita County, Kansas." There are 25 photographs of business buildings with a list of the businesses below the pictures. Business number 2 (pictured on the top row, second from the left) is listed as "A. J. Wright Drugs, Stationery, Perfumes, Holiday articles." Other businesses listed include a bank, hardware stores, grocery stores, general merchandise stores, a church, livery barns, a contractor, a barber shop, lumber yards, a law office, a hotel, a meat market, and a blacksmith.


C. H. Strieby's blacksmith shop, Council Grove, Kansas

C. H. Strieby's blacksmith shop, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
These three black and white photographs show C. H. Strieby's blacksmith shop in Council Grove, Kansas.


Exterior view of Frank Lewis' blacksmith shop, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Exterior view of Frank Lewis' blacksmith shop, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This is a photograph of the exterior of Frank Lewis' blacksmith shop, featuring general plow work, carriage, and wagon work, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


Frank Lawyer blacksmithing and service station, Iola, Kansas

Frank Lawyer blacksmithing and service station, Iola, Kansas
Creator: Gibson, Arthur
Date: 1925
This photograph shows three men posed in front of Frank Lawyer's blacksmithing shop and service station, Iola, Kansas. One man is holding a gas pump hose and another man is standing by a welder with an acetylene welding torch. Visible in the photograph are gas pumps, a welder, push lawn mowers, a Mobil oil display and other equipment.


Gustaf Berquist's Blacksmith Shop, Weskan, Kansas

Gustaf Berquist's Blacksmith Shop, Weskan, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows an interior view of Gustaf Berquist's Blacksmith Shop in Weskan, Kansas.


G. W. Klapp's blacksmith shop in Council Grove, Kansas

G. W. Klapp's blacksmith shop in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Here are two photographs showing G. W. Klapp's blacksmith shop in Council Grove, Kansas.


Henry Smith Hancuff's blacksmith shop in Holton, Kansas

Henry Smith Hancuff's blacksmith shop in Holton, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph showing Henry Smith Hancuff's blacksmith shop located at 214 East 5th Street in Holton, Kansas. Hancuff is wearing a white shirt and standing on the right.


Hoof Knife

Hoof Knife
Date: Unknown
This right-handed hoof knife was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1954. It has a bone handle and a metal blade. Hoof knives were used for trimming the sole and frog of the hoof before shoeing.


Horses sold at auction in Topeka, Kansas

Horses sold at auction in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wood, W.J.
Date: May 19, 1917
Here are two photographs showing seventeen head of draft horses consigned and sold at Bechtelheimer's auction in Topeka, Kansas. The businesses in the photograph are identified as C. W. Armstrong's horseshoeing on the left, located at 918 North Kansas Avenue, and M. B. Bechtelheimer's Horses & Mules bought sold and exchanged sales barn at 916 North Kansas Avenue.


James Tarr's blacksmith Shop, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

James Tarr's blacksmith Shop, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1898
This photograph shows the exterior of James Tarr's "Plow Work and General Blacksmithing" shop at the corner of 6th and Jefferson streets in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas. The building also bears a sign for H. J. Wood and an ad for Catlin's Meerschaum chewing tobacco. There are a number of men standing outside and two horse drawn wagons.


Judd Couch's blacksmith shop, Bentley, Kansas

Judd Couch's blacksmith shop, Bentley, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
Two photos of Judd Couch's blacksmith shop, Bentley. There are several men working outside the shop.


Kansas circa '90

Kansas circa '90
Creator: Pierce, Jeff
Date: 1974
This film depicts the life a young boy in Kansas in the 1890s. Filmed in the old Kansas Historical Society museum, the film portrays a dentist, photographer, blacksmith, and printer, and addresses the Kansas statehouse, Dodge City and cow towns, railroad expansion, the mechanization of agriculture, public schools, coal mining, salt mining, labor organizations, the Dalton Gang, Populism, and a diphtheria epidemic. The film was produced by The Junior League of Topeka, Inc.; The Channel 11 Club of Topeka; and the Extramural Independent Study Center, Division of Continuing Education, University of Kansas. The film was copyrighted by the University of Kansas and is provided by permission.


Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)

Leigh R. Webber to Senorita Morena (Miss Brown)
Creator: Webber, L. R.
Date: April 30, 1862
A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from Fort Riley, Kansas, addressed to "Senorita Morena," or Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Webber first praises Fort Riley and describes the surrounding landscape. He goes on to describe fort life, including equipment and food. He also discusses his thoughts on the troops' future plans to march to New Mexico and his efforts to learn Spanish.


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.


Main street, Headville, Kansas

Main street, Headville, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows main street in Hedville, Kansas. The view also includes a store and blacksmith shop.


Newman Blacksmith Shop, Valley Falls, Kansas

Newman Blacksmith Shop, Valley Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
This is a photo of the interior of Newman's blacksmith shop in Valley Falls, Kansas. The blacksmith is working at an anvil.


Newman Blacksmith Shop, Valley Falls, Kansas

Newman Blacksmith Shop, Valley Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1939
This is a photo of the exterior of the Newman Blacksmith Shop in Valley Falls, Kansas. The blacksmith is standing in the door.


S. A. Hayes Horse Shoer, Topeka, Kansas

S. A. Hayes Horse Shoer, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A photograph showing two employees standing in front of S.A. Hayes Horse Shoer shop, Topeka, Kansas.


Samuel M. Strieby's shop

Samuel M. Strieby's shop
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
A photograph of the interior of Samuel M. Strieby's shop in Council Grove, Kansas.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1945
Multipe scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1940
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1945
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas. In the photograph of the damaged soddy, pictured outside left to right: Maxine Weber, John Weber, and Harley Kernal. Standing by the door: Jack Light and Dane Weber. Inside the soddy: Laura Kernal.


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