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1st Kansas Colored Infantry flag

1st Kansas Colored Infantry flag
Date: between 1862 and 1864
Blue silk regimental flag of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry, the first African American regiment from a northern state in the Civil War. Recruitment began August 1862, although they weren't mustered into Federal service until January 13, 1863. They saw their first action at Island Mound, Mo., October 29, 1862. The flag bears the names of eight battle honors. In 1864 the regiment was redesignated the 79th United States Colored Regiment.


8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Date: 1862
This tintype shows members of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company E. Soldiers in the tintype are: (standing) Elisha D. Rose, James Hunter, Volney Brown, Henry Davidson, (kneeling) Lewis V. Bryan, Richard Russell, William Wendall, and Cyrus Grant.


Abraham Lincoln raising the thirty-four star flag

Abraham Lincoln raising the thirty-four star flag
Creator: Richards, F. De B. (Frederick De Bourg)
Date: February 22, 1861
This is an illustration showing President Abraham Lincoln hoisting the American flag with thirty-four stars upon Independence Hall, Philadelphia, February 22, 1861. Copied from Harper's Weekly, March 9, 1861.


American woman and her political peers

American woman and her political peers
Creator: Briggs-Wall, Henrietta
Date: 1893
This cabinet card shows a painting titled American Woman and Her Political Peers by Henrietta Briggs-Wall. On the reverse, is a description of the painting's representation.


Capitol's library room, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol's library room, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1887
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the library room at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on the capitol October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940s
This black and white photographs shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land one owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1880
This black and white photograph shows the east and west wing of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land, once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1920
This sepia colored photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
This black and white half tone photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1912
This sepia colored photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1937-1938
This black and white photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The description on the back of the original print indicates this is a view of the south wing taken from Van Buren street. Some viewers have suggested that this is actually a view of the west wing taken from Ninth street. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on the capitol October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1910c
This sepia colored photograph shows ribbons and steamers adorning the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1904
This glass plate negative shows people standing in front of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on the capitol October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Hall Stationery Co., Topeka, KS
Date: Between 1898 and 1908
This colored postcard shows the capitol and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company offices in Topeka, Kansas. The capitol is located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday. Work began on the capitol October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Dougherty's, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1898 and 1900
This sepia colored postcard shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1898 and 1918
This sepia colored postcard shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1898 and 1918
This sepia colored postcard shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1886
This black and white photograph shows the construction on the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1880
This sepia colored photograph shows the east wing of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years after that historical day, the statehouse, a reflection of French Renaissance architecture with Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1898
This sepia colored photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a winter scene at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1956
This black and white photographs shows a winter scene at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a winter scene at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a winter scene at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a winter scene at the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on the capitol on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


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