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Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


A flock of turkeys

A flock of turkeys
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a young girl standing near a flock of turkeys on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. A farm building and cart are also visible in the photograph.


A good day for ducks

A good day for ducks
Creator: Martin, William H., 1865-1940
Date: 1909
This photomontage or exaggerated postcard shows two hunters with their results from a successful day of hunting.


Alysia Kysar to Governor Joan Finney

Alysia Kysar to Governor Joan Finney
Creator: Kysar, Alysia
Date: March 19, 1991
Alysia Kysar of Liberal, Kansas, writes Governor Joan Finney of Topeka concerning a water rights conflict at Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands in Barton County, Kansas. Kysar is eleven years old. She argues that the importance of wildlife habitats and communal ownership of natural resources, like water, supercede the rights of individual water users along Wet Walnut Creek. Kysar further questions the suitability of irrigated agriculture to an arid environment. In Wet Walnut Irrigators v. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (1992), the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cheyenne Bottoms, citing its earlier claim to water rights.


Birds and Wild Life Protection

Birds and Wild Life Protection
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to wild life protection in Kansas. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is the organization of a State Bird Day, bird study courses in public schools, and bird conservation in general. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Duck Hunt, Caldwell, Kansas

Duck Hunt, Caldwell, Kansas
Date: 1922
A sepia colored photo of two hunters and their results from a successful duck hunt in Caldwell, Kansas. The hunters left to right: E.A. Detrick and Harry Wanerke hunted for two days and shot 100 ducks which are visable draped along their vehicle.


Duck hunting, Volland, Kansas

Duck hunting, Volland, Kansas
Creator: Kratzer, Otto
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a photograph of brothers August Kratzer and Otto Kratzer (on right) after a successful day of duck hunting in Volland, Kansas. The Volland stockyards can be seen in the background.


Eagle quilt

Eagle quilt
Creator: Stauf, Elizabeth Marthaler
Date: between 1914 and 1917
Red, blue, and white eagles and blue stars appliquéd on a white background. Nine eagles, each set diagonally on a separate block. Blue star appliquéd on all four corners of every block. Each eagle has a black embroidered eye and beak opening. Red and blue stripes along the top and bottom edges. Double lines of white quilting stitches in a fish scale pattern. Long edges are folded to back and machine top stitched. Short edges folded to front and machine top stitched. White cotton backing.


Emery farmstead, Gray County, Kansas

Emery farmstead, Gray County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photo of the Emery farmstead in Gray County, Kansas. There is a windmill next to a pond, one behind an out building, and there are ducks on the pond.


Frank Robl

Frank Robl
Date: Between 1935 and 1939
These are photographs of Frank Robl, known throughout the country as the "duck man". He was an active bird bander for more than 50 years. His farm located three miles north of Ellinwood is five miles southeast of the Cheyenne Bottoms marsh. Robl's bird banding began in 1923 and he was most active from 1924 through 1939. During this period, about 18,842 birds were banded and more than 16,000 of these were ducks. This early banding contributed much to our knowledge of the varying migration patterns, longevity, survival and general life history of our many species of ducks. Robl was also an avid photographer and made early movies of waterfowl.


Geese

Geese
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1927
A black ink on long fiber board paper woodcut of four geese with water in the foreground, by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1927, and said this was "from a sketch done on the old boyhood farm near Winfield." Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died December 8, 1987.


Hunter

Hunter
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Portrait of a hunter posed with his gun, dog, and game, which appear to be ducks. He is holding a cigar and drinking from a bottle, possibly beer.


Hunters

Hunters
Date: 1940s or 1950s
View of a group of hunters and their results from game bird hunting.


Hunters with swans

Hunters with swans
Date: 1906
A photograph showing two hunters with rifles and swans.


Hunter with goose, Logan County, Kansas

Hunter with goose, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1940 and December 31, 1959
This black and white photograph shows a hunter holding a goose from a hunt in Logan County, Kansas.


Hunting expedition

Hunting expedition
Date: Between 1910 and 1930
A photograph of a recent hunting expedition, showing the hunters and the ducks they had killed.


Japanese quail, research department, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Japanese quail, research department, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Young, Hank
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
These Japanese quail and the eggs shown below their cages were used in a research project concerning genetics, directed by Joseph Kovach, PhD.


Joseph Kovach, Ph.D. and two baby quail at the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Joseph Kovach, Ph.D. and two baby quail at the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980-1989
Dr. Joseph Kovach directed a research project about the role of genetics with these Japanese quail. The Menninger Foundation supported many research projects related to furthering knowledge about mental health.


Joseph Kovach, PhD and a Japanese quail project, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Joseph Kovach, PhD and a Japanese quail project, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1970-1979
Dr. Joseph Kovach conducted a research project on genetics using Japanese quail. This photograph shows a quail chick choosing his path in a maze. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. Once located in Topeka, Kansas, they relocated in 2003 to Houston, Texas.


Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate

Kansas. Resources, population, industries, opportunities and climate
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1909
This Union Pacific Railroad pamphlet highlights the natural and human resources found in Kansas at the time of publication.


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.


Meadowlark

Meadowlark
Date: 1925
Drawing of a Western Meadowlark by Margaret Whittemore.


Memorandum of trip from Topeka, Kansas, to the Indian Country

Memorandum of trip from Topeka, Kansas, to the Indian Country
Creator: Johnson, Gustaf, 1826-1886
Date: 1868
These excerpts from Gus Johnson's journal record his experiences as a member of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, Company G. The entries are dated from November 12, 1868 to November 26, 1868. Johnson records the movements and activities of his company in addition to the local wildlife (particularly bison), the weather, and the landscape. Johnson's company also had some skirmishes with Indians.


Pheasant hunters

Pheasant hunters
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1940s or 1950s
This black and white photograph show three hunters with their results from a successful pheasant hunt.


Polly Crill

Polly Crill
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This is a tintype portrait of Polly Crill, a parrot at the Concordia Hotel, in Concordia, Kansas. According to the Clyde Voice Republican newspaper, Thursday, November 24, 1921, from the time of Mrs. Victoria Crill's death on Tuesday, November 22, until her funeral on Friday, November 25, Polly Crill, her 42 year old parrot, mourned and refused to eat and drink. Mrs. Crill provided for the bird's death in her will. She required that the bird be chloroformed by a physician and buried with Mrs. Crill. Dr. Edwards was called in Friday afternoon just before the funeral services to administered last rites to Polly. The bird was laid down in the casket with the body of its owner and both human and bird were included in the funeral rites.


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