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A flock of chickens

A flock of chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This photograph shows a flock of chickens, a man, chicken coops, farm buildings, and a windmill on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Poultry was a very important food source before refrigeration was commonplace in rural households on the prairie. Chickens and turkeys also provided a much-needed source of income through the sale of live birds and eggs.


A man feeding chickens

A man feeding chickens
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
This man is feeding chickens on an unidentified farm, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a farmhouse and several farm buildings.


Birds-eye view of Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Birds-eye view of Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
Birds-eye view of Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas. The car in this photograph is parked in front of a building built by George Long Reid in 1909 for his law practice. Born on Long Island in 1864, Reid came to Kansas in 1880. He was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1899, 1901 and 1937 for districts 115 and 112. Later used for other purposes, the building still stands in Tribune today.


Emma Palenske and daughters at Alma Mill

Emma Palenske and daughters at Alma Mill
Date: Around 1911
This is a photo of Emma Palenske and her daughters at the Mid-Kansas Milling Company mill at Alma, Kansas. The photo was taken around 1911, and the refurbished mill is visible in the background. The back of the photo states, "Down by the Mill, Emma (Palenske), Laura, Florence, and outhouse." Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


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.


Miser Grade School

Miser Grade School
Date: 1976
This photograph shows the exterior of the Miser Grade School building south of Diamond Springs, Morris County, Kansas.


Parsons, Kansas

Parsons, Kansas
Date: 1885
Birds-eye view of Parsons, Kansas, showing business and residential areas. Information provided by a patron states the photograph was taken on top of a water tower that used to exist at the end of Stephens Street. The water tower was beside 20th street by the railroad tracks. The photograph was shot looking south east. The street running left to right is Clark Street and the street on the right side of the photograph is 20th.


Sod houses, Greeley County, Kansas

Sod houses, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1909
In the first photograph, a woman stands outside the doorway of a sod house with a pitched roof in Greeley County, Kansas. A child plays in the yard. Supports have been placed within the door frame and under the eaves of the roof. In the second photograph, a woman in a large hat stands outside a sod house with two children. The house has an arched roof and framed windows.


The Jesse J. Henry family on their Stanton County, Kansas homestead

The Jesse J. Henry family on their Stanton County, Kansas homestead
Date: 1917
Mr. & Mrs. Jesse J. Henry and their daughter Annita seated in front of the lean-to style dwelling on their homestead in Stanton County, Kansas in 1917. The lumber visible in the background is piled up in anticipation of building a new house.


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