Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society


Log In



After login, go to:

Forgot Username?
Forgot Password?

Browse Users
Contact us


Martha Farnsworth


Podcast Archive

Governor Mike Hayden Interview
Listen Now
Subscribe - iTunesSubscribe - RSS

More podcasts


Popular Item

Winter 1977, Volume 43, Number 4


Random Item

The Great Topeka Flood album The Great Topeka Flood album


Site Statistics

Total images: 734,396
Bookbag items: 39,580
Registered users: 12,087



Kansas Memory has been created by the Kansas State Historical Society to share its historical collections via the Internet. Read more.



Matching items: 3

Category Filters

People - Notable Kansans - Stone, George Melville, 1858-1931

Search within these results


Search Tips

Start Over | RSS Feed RSS Feed

View: Image Only | Title Only | Detailed
Sort by: TitleSort by Title, Ascending | Date | Creator | Newest

Showing 1 - 3 of 3 (results per page: 10 | 25 | 50)

George Melville Stone

George Melville Stone
Date: Between 1919 and 1929
This is a photograph of George Stone, internationally known artist, working on a painting at his studio in Topeka, Kansas. He studied art in Paris at Académie Julian under Lefebvre, Bonnât, and Boulanger, from 1887 to 1891 and in New York City with Henry Mosler. Stone returned to Topeka with a number of paintings reflecting his classical training and Impressionist influences. He opened an art school with cartoonist-publisher Albert T. Reid, which later became Washburn University's art department. Stone's paintings of Kansas landscapes and farmers earned him the title of "The Millet of the Prairies," since his style was thought to be very similar to that of the French artist Jean-François Millet.

George Melville Stone working in his studio

George Melville Stone working in his studio
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph of George Melville Stone working on a portrait in his studio. The photograph was copied from an unidentified book or magazine.

Henry Joseph Adams portrait

Henry Joseph Adams portrait
Creator: Stone, George M.
Date: 1894
An oil painting of Henry Joseph Adams, painted by George M. Stone. Adams came to Kansas in March, 1855, settled in Leavenworth, and became active in free-state causes. In the winter of 1855, he was elected to the free-state Legislature. In the spring of 1857, Adams was elected the first free-state mayor of Leavenworth and served two terms. In the 1858 Territorial Legislature, he was appointed chairman of the committee to investigate the Oxford, Kickapoo and other election frauds under the Lecompton Constitution. Under an act of the 1859 Territorial Legislature, Adams was appointed to a committee to audit the claims against the Federal Government by citizens of the Territory for losses sustained through the plunder and destruction of private property by pro-slavery forces. Shortly after the Civil War started, Adams was appointed an army pay master and he held this post until near the war's end.

Showing 1 - 3

Copyright © 2007-2021 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.