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This is a portrait of Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth German, who was taken captive with her younger sisters, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, by Cheyenne Indians after their family was killed. Kate was born on March 21, 1857. On September 11, 1874, the John German family, consisting of his wife and seven children, was attacked by a band of Cheyenne east of Ft. Wallace, Kansas. Only four of the children, Catherine, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, were spared and taken captive. The two youngest, Julia and Adelaide (aged 7 and 5), were subsequently abandoned on the prairie in what is now the Texas panhandle. Sophia and Catherine were kept by their Cheyenne captors. Fort Wallace received word of the killings and began the search to find the girls and to negotiate their release. They found Julia and Adelaide, who had survived on their own for 6 weeks, and on March 1, 1875, the Cheyennes formally released Catherine and Sophia German at the Darlington Agency in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). The two girls were reunited with their younger sisters at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in June of 1875.

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50th anniversary of Kansas

50th anniversary of Kansas
Date: 1911
This postcard shows the ornate work of the Fetter pillow honoring the Fiftieth Anniversary of statehood in Kansas.


A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas

A.S. Parsons' residence, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows a view of A. S. Parsons' residence in Finney County, Kansas. In addition to the residence, an outbuilding is visible on the left side of the photo.


A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Richmond Lithograph Company
Date: September 04, 1894-September 07, 1894
Baskets of crops and produce surround three children in this poster for the Anderson County, Kansas, fair. At the bottom, it lists R.T. Stokes, President, and M.L. White, Secretary, of the fair.


An original "Council Grove" tree, Council Grove, Kansas

An original "Council Grove" tree, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1930
A photograph of one of the original trees of Council Grove, Kansas. At the time the photograph was taken, it was estimated to be 250 years old. The adjacent stone building was a small brewery.


A sunflower of Kansas

A sunflower of Kansas
Creator: Allsley
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This colored postcard shows a sunflower with a woman's face illustrated in the center of the flower.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Frizell City, Kansas

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Frizell City, Kansas
Date: 1969
The photograph shows an abandoned Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Frizell City, Kansas. Also visible is part of a railroad track.


Banyan, Palace Square, Hawaii - Giant Tree

Banyan, Palace Square, Hawaii - Giant Tree
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1921
Captain Hughes took this picture of an automobile under a large banyan tree in Palace Square, Lahaina, Hawaii. It appears that his family is in the automobile. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Bounty on Trees

Bounty on Trees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 15, 1915
This file includes a letter from Hays, Kansas about the bounty on trees. The letter proposes a change to the bill introduced by Mr. Shouse. Instead of charging ten cents per tree planted in Western Kansas, nurseries should be charged on the quantity of trees living for one year or more after planting. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


By the President of the United States, a proclamation: whereas it appears that the public good will be promoted by eliminating certain lands within the State of Kansas from the Kansas National Forest

By the President of the United States, a proclamation: whereas it appears that the public good will be promoted by eliminating certain lands within the State of Kansas from the Kansas National Forest
Creator: Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930
Date: February 24, 1913
This proclamation by President William H. Taft changes the boundaries of the Kansas National Forest. The original forest boundaries are illustrated on the diagram from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. The forest was located west of Garden City and south of the Atchison, Topeka, and Sante Fe Railroad in Finney, Haskell, Grant, Kearny, and Hamilton counties. The proclamation excludes land west of Syracuse, Kansas and east of the Colorado border.


C. D. Perry's irrigation ditch near Englewood, Kansas

C. D. Perry's irrigation ditch near Englewood, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903
View of a couple standing along an irrigation ditch on the Clarence D. Perry farm near Englewood, Kansas.


C. J. Jones'  herd of buffalo in Garden City, Kansas

C. J. Jones' herd of buffalo in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows part of C.J. Jones' buffalo herd in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows a fence and a grassy background.


Cabbage field, pumping plant, Doty farm, Finney County, Kansas

Cabbage field, pumping plant, Doty farm, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph is of a cabbage field and pumping plant on Doty's farm in Finney County, Kansas. The pumping plant is obscured by a tree line but the windmill is visible. A man is visible standing in the field.


California and the expositions.  Yellowstone National Park.  How to go and what to see

California and the expositions. Yellowstone National Park. How to go and what to see
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1914 and 1915
This pamphlet is a Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California, between February 20, 1915-December 04, 1915, including a travel excursion to Yellowstone National Park in the Rocky Mountains and other areas of interest.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1913 and 1915
This colored postcard illustrates the capitol in Topeka, Kansas along with the state flower and the state seal. A poem describes how nature has blessed the state with an abundance of crops. In the lower left of the card, an image of George Brinton Ross, President of the State Board of Agriculture and State Grain Inspector, has been inserted.


Capitol grounds , Topeka, Kansas

Capitol grounds , Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Lyle, Kent
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
A photograph of a cottonwood tree on the grounds of the Kansas capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The cottonwood is the Kansas state tree.


Celery field, A. S. Parsons farm, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Celery field, A. S. Parsons farm, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows part of a celery field on A.S. Parson's farm in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.


Checking moisture in a potted plant at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas

Checking moisture in a potted plant at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Menninger Foundation
Date: 1990
This is a photograph showing John Zimmerman (left) and Jim Olliso (right) checking the moisture in a potted plant at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.


Children on a picnic in Council Grove, Kansas

Children on a picnic in Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: around 1900
A group of picnicking children and their teacher for the camera. In the background of one photograph, bicycles leaning against the trees are visible. In another, there is a view of the Neosho River.


Christmas scene

Christmas scene
Date: 1959
This black and white photograph shows a Christmas tree adorned with lights and decorations. In the foreground a woman is kneeling before the tree.


Christmas scene

Christmas scene
Date: 1959
This black and white photograph shows a Christmas tree adorned with lights and decorations.


Colorado for the tourist

Colorado for the tourist
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful scenery provided to the tourist in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


D.M. Frost's cabbage field, near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

D.M. Frost's cabbage field, near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows D.M. Frost's cabbage field near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows a few windmills and some trees.


D.M. Frost's farm near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

D.M. Frost's farm near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows a view of D.M. Frost's farm near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. In the center of the photograph there is some type of building and a horse pulling what may be a buggy. Also in the photograph there is a windmill, a few crops, and in the background there is a line of trees.


Daily Capital flower automobile, Topeka, Kansas

Daily Capital flower automobile, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This sepia colored photograph shows a group of people standing beside an automobile filled with bouquets of flowers and a banner reading "Daily Capital Flower Automobile".


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