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Ronald E. Miles receiving the 1996 Mary Ellen Hamilton Award

Ronald E. Miles receiving the 1996 Mary Ellen Hamilton Award
Date: November 14, 1996
This is a photograph showing Richard Ney presenting Ronald E. Miles with the 1996 Mary Ellen Hamilton Award from National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Miles was director of the State Board of Indigents' Defense Service. The presentation was held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award was named in honor of Mary Ellen Hamilton, one of the founders of the National Clients Council and Alliance for Legal rights. The award commends a non-attorney who has provided outstanding service or support to the provision of legal services to the poor.


Westward the star of empire takes its way

Westward the star of empire takes its way
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes travel on its lines in the western United States between Kansas City and San Francisco and points in between, including Atchison, Lawrence, Topeka, Las Vegas, Pueblo, El Paso, Denver, Santa Fe, Deming, Yuma, Yosemite, and Los Angeles. The poster depicts Uncle Sam riding a chariot pulled by nine horses. The chariot is driven by a Greek goddess.


Westward the star of empire takes its way

Westward the star of empire takes its way
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes its lines from Kansas City through Pueblo, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Yuma, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The poster depicts a larger-than-life Uncle Sam spanning the American west to the Pacific Ocean while a seagull pulls at his coat tails and a sun peeks up over the horizon.


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