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Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, Chanute, Kansas

Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, Chanute, Kansas
Date: 1918
This photograph taken during Armistance Day on November 11, 1918 in Chanute, Kansas, celebrates the end of World War I across the globe. In the photograph, a car is driving pulling a coffin with the word "Kaiser" written on the side to represent the death of the German Kaiser.


Boys! Girls! kill the flies

Boys! Girls! kill the flies
Creator: Kansas State Board of Health
Date: September, 1914
This advertisement encourages boys and girls to kill flies for a prize. The contest was sponsored by the Board of Health of Hutchinson. The ad was in a publication from the Kansas State Board of Health.


Charles Monroe Sheldon

Charles Monroe Sheldon
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a portrait of Reverend Charles Monroe Sheldon, pastor of Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. In the fall of 1896, Reverend Sheldon introduced a sermon story entitled "In His Steps or What Jesus Would Do." It was published in a weekly religious magazine from Chicago, and the response from readers was incredible and soon it was out in book form. Sales were spectacular. Some 20 other publishers discovered the story as it appeared serially and they too offered it in book form, without compensation to Sheldon since the stories were never copyrighted. In addition to his book, Sheldon started Tennesseetown kindergarten for African-American children.


Girl feeding chickens

Girl feeding chickens
Date: Around 1912
A photograph showing Marion Ritchie feeding chickens on the Ritchie farm located at 29th and Burlingame Road in Shawnee County, Kansas.


Haskin Petroleum Company town

Haskin Petroleum Company town
Date: 1920
Haskin was a petroleum company (oil) town in Butler County, Kansas, 1920. It was a boom town that was created when the petroleum field was discovered and then quickly became extinct once the mineral deposit had been exhausted.


Hockaday Motor Cycle Company

Hockaday Motor Cycle Company
Date: 1909-1910
Business advertisement contained in the Automobile Club of Wichita's "Year Book" for 1909 to 1910. "Woody" Hockaday, a automobile dealer from Wichita, launched a campaign to mark Kansas auto routes. Later in 1918, he published a road map showing 33 marked highways in the United States.


Hutchinson Salt Company

Hutchinson Salt Company
Date: 1892
Advertisement for the Hutchinson Salt Company of Kansas in 1892.


Jones Motor Car Company of Wichita assembly line

Jones Motor Car Company of Wichita assembly line
Date: Between 1917 and 1921
This is a photograph of the wiring and final assembly line at the Jones Motor Car Company in Wichita, Kansas. The company was founded in 1914 by John J. Jones and manufactured about 3000 units between 1914 and 1921. The Jones Six model vehicles in this image were seven-passenger touring cars. The company went bankrupt in 1921, ceased production, and was liquidated by creditors.


Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, KS 1906

Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, KS 1906
Date: 1906
Leisure-Hutchinson, KS; Kansas State Fair; 1906


Kansas agricultural products on display at the St. Louis World's Fair

Kansas agricultural products on display at the St. Louis World's Fair
Date: 1904
Visitors center in the Kansas state building of the St. Louis World's Fair.


Longren's airplane company, Topeka, Kansas

Longren's airplane company, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Boeger, Paul
Date: Between 1914 and 1917
This black and white photograph shows the Albin K. Longren's airplane plant at 420 SW Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas. The building ,which is still standing, manufactured at least five different airplane models in its day. The photograph shows the small-scale nature of early aircraft production.


Red Cross women at work, World War I

Red Cross women at work, World War I
Date: 1918
This is a photograph of a group of Red Cross women from Seneca, Kansas, sewing bandages for the World War I war effort in 1918.


Road construction, Beloit, Kansas

Road construction, Beloit, Kansas
Date: 1914
This photograph shows men building roads on a Good Roads Day, Beloit, Kansas.


Scott City high school students working in a sugar cane field

Scott City high school students working in a sugar cane field
Date: 1918
This is a photograph showing Scott City high school students cutting, gathering, and running stalks of cane through a horse-powered press, a step in the manufacture of cane syrup. During World War I, students helped fill a labor void on many Kansas farms.


Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A photograph showing Sheldon's Kindergarten band, which was part of the Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas.


The Hunt Rotary Aeroplane at Jetmore, Kansas

The Hunt Rotary Aeroplane at Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photograph shows A.E. Hunt's Rotary Aeroplane which was built in Jetmore, Kansas, during 1910. While Hunt's aircraft proved to be unsuitable for powered flight due its significant weight, it was an important step toward the development of the helicopter.


Theodore Roosevelt at Baldwin, Kansas

Theodore Roosevelt at Baldwin, Kansas
Creator: Bridwell, Arthur
Date: August 31, 1910
This is a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, William Allen White, Henry J. Allen, Joseph Bristow, and Osmon Grant Markham standing on the back of a passenger car at the Baldwin, Kansas railroad station.


Walter Percy Chrysler

Walter Percy Chrysler
Date: 1924
Walter Percy Chrysler, 1875-1940, seated at a desk in his home.


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