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A. D. Birch listening to a radio in Topeka, Kansas

A. D. Birch listening to a radio in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: King, Ernest V., 1874-1964
Date: Between 1925 and 1929
This photograph shows the A. D. Birch family and friends listening to a radio. Birch lived at 1109 Van Buren in Topeka, Kansas.


Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas

Album with photographs of Marion, Kansas
Creator: Hannaford, Ed
Date: 1901
This is an album containing photographs of Marion, Kansas, and the Coble family. Included in the album are photographs of Governor Edward Hoch's house, a picnic in Central Park, Mr. and Mrs. Trenner and their house, L. F. Keller's house, the Frazier family, the Marion Presbyterian Church and parsonage, Bessie Thompson's children, William and Aline Frazier in a lilly pond, and an outing to Chingawasa Springs on the Marion Belt and Chingawasa Springs Railroad .


Allen D. Birch and family gathered to listen to radio

Allen D. Birch and family gathered to listen to radio
Date: 1920-1929
Allen D. Birch and family are gathered to listen to radio at their home in Topeka, Kansas, in the 1920s.


A study made of 719 rural rehabilitation families relative to their standard of living

A study made of 719 rural rehabilitation families relative to their standard of living
Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: 1935
This study was compiled by Conie Foote, supervisor of home economics, and her county home advisers. The report includes an introductory note from Foote, who states that the goal of this study is to provide the rural rehabilitation program with essential information about the needs of relief clients during the Dust Bowl years. The study addresses several questions, including: "What is the present standard of living of the families making application for rural rehabilitation loans? Is there a standard below which a family cannot live and maintain health and efficiency?" To answer these questions, the report includes statistics, such as charts documenting housing conditions, the number of applicants in each household, the items of household equipment required by relief families, and the number of persons needing medical care.


Bedroom for Johnson children, Shawnee Indian Mission

Bedroom for Johnson children, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1942
This photograph represents the bedroom belonging to the Johnson children in the North Building of the Shawnee Indian Mission after reconstruction in 1942. The furniture represented in the photograph is made of walnut. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Bedrooms at the Dunn House

Bedrooms at the Dunn House
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
Two views of the bedrooms at the Dunn House in Ottawa. The house is located on the northeast corner of Sixth and Cedar. These photographs were donated by the Franklin County Historical Society.


Bernice Hanson at Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas

Bernice Hanson at Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Date: 1950
This is a photograph of Bernice Hanson cooking in the kitchen at Grinter Place. She and her husband Harry Hanson purchased Grinter Place, located in Wyandotte County, Kansas, from Reverend Henry C. and Martha V. Grinter Kirby's daughter in 1950. The Hansons owned and operated a chicken dinner restaurant on the site until the mid-1960s. Built in 1857, Grinter Place is the oldest home in Wyandotte County and overlooks the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River. It is a two-story brick house built and owned by Moses and Annie Grinter. He operated a ferry across the Kansas River and from 1855 to 1860, Grinter owned a trading post, that sold about one hundred sixty types of goods including clothing, powder and bullets, perfume, sugar, and scissors, among other things to the Delawares in exchange for cash and furs. The Grinters also farmed, raised poultry and livestock, and planted an apple orchard on their farmstead. Through the assistance of the Junior League of Kansas City, Kansas, and the Grinter Place Friends, the State of Kansas acquired the site in 1971 and now the Kansas Historical Society administers the former Grinter residence as a state historic site.


Beth Rogers

Beth Rogers
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
A photograph of Beth Rogers, who was chosen by the Manhattan Mercury, a local newspaper, as one of the "Ten Best Dressed Women". She was the wife of Richard Dean Rogers, mayor of Manhattan, Kansas. The photograph was taken in their home at 800 Humboldt, Manhattan, Kansas.


Charles A. and Lula Richard

Charles A. and Lula Richard
Date: 1926
This is a photograph of Charles A. and Lula Richard at their home on Ohio Street in Lawrence, Kansas. Charles A. Richard was a minister at the First Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas.


Charles F. Menninger homes in Topeka, Kansas

Charles F. Menninger homes in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1923
These photographs show the homes of the Charles F. and Flo V. Menninger family from about 1895 to the 1940's. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, founded the Menninger Clinic for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention in Topeka, Kansas.


Child's bedroom, Southard School, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Child's bedroom, Southard School, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1930
This photograph shows a child's bedroom in the 'old' Southard School. This was the first children's division at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka. In 1926, the Menninger Clinic established the Southard School for children. The school fostered treatment programs for children and adolescents that were recognized worldwide.


Children around a Christmas tree

Children around a Christmas tree
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
An unidentified boy and girl are gathered around their Christmas tree. The young boy is holding a stuffed toy that looks like an early Mickey Mouse and the girl is holding a doll. Other unwrapped toys are under the tree. This photo is probably from the 1940's. Item 211638 shows additional family members.


Children around a decorated Christmas tree

Children around a decorated Christmas tree
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
These children are looking at the family Christmas tree. The girl is holding a doll. Under the tree are a train, several railroad cars, and a book.


Children at Christmas

Children at Christmas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This is a view of two children seated in front of a Christmas tree with presents of dolls, doll furniture, and toys in, possibly, the Manhattan, Kansas, area. The girl is holding a doll, and the boy is sitting in a child's rocker and blowing into a horn. The Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments and strings of popcorn and glitter.


Christmas at Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas

Christmas at Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Date: 1950
This photograph of the first floor center hall at Grinter Place shows children with Santa Claus. Harry and Bernice Hanson purchased Grinter Place, located in Wyandotte County, Kansas, from Reverend Henry C. and Martha V. Grinter Kirby's daughter in 1950. The Hansons owned and operated a chicken-dinner restaurant on the site until the mid-1960s. Built in 1857, Grinter Place is the oldest home in Wyandotte County and overlooks the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River. It is a two-story brick house built and owned by Moses and Annie Grinter. He operated a ferry across the Kansas River and from 1855 to 1860, Grinter owned a trading post that sold about one hundred sixty types of goods including clothing, powder and bullets, perfume, sugar, and scissors, among other things to the Delawares in exchange for cash and furs. The Grinters also farmed, raised poultry and livestock, and planted an apple orchard on their farmstead. Through the assistance of the Junior League of Kansas City, Kansas, and the Grinter Place Friends, the State of Kansas acquired the site in 1971 and now administers the former Grinter residence as a state historic site.


Christmas at the Sharp House of the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas

Christmas at the Sharp House of the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1973
This is a view of two staff members hanging a wreath above the mantle of the Sharp House, a residence for those patients of the Menninger Clinic who were learning to live on their own. The photograph shows the fireplace in the library of the Evelyn Sharp House. Evelyn Sharp, a trustee, donated the funds needed to purchase the house for use in After-Care Services. The Menninger Clinic has since moved to Houston, Texas, but the Sharp House is still a group home and is now owned by Valeo Behavioral Healthcare.


Churning butter

Churning butter
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
A woman seated in a kitchen churning butter. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration's adult and worker education program. Visible in the background is a stove.


Cup and Bottle from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367

Cup and Bottle from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367
Date: Unknown
This bottle, with the cork in place, and metal cup were recovered at the 2016 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Last Chance Store in Council Grove. During the removal of some of the floor boards, a space was noted behind a wall below. When the stones were removed it was discovered that the space housed this bottle and cup in addition to a broken glass tumbler and a whittled piece of wood. The bottle has no bottle maker's mark to help identify the time period when these items were stored behind a wall in the cellar.


Dedication of Sharp House, Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas

Dedication of Sharp House, Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas
Date: April 27, 1972
This photograph shows the library of the Evelyn Sharp House during the dedication ceremonies. Evelyn Sharp, a Trustee, donated the funds needed to purchase the house for use in After-Care Services. She is shown here speaking at the dedication The residents were adjusting to living outside the hospital, before moving on to total independence. The library was a two-story room with a balcony and fireplace. The Menninger Clinic has since moved to Houston, Texas, and this residence is currently a bed and breakfast.


Dining Room and Parlor Chapel, Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Dining Room and Parlor Chapel, Grinter Place, Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Date: June 02, 1971
These two photographs represent the Dining Room and Parlor Chapel at Grinter Place in Wyandotte County, Kansas. This was the home of Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped farm, raise poultry and livestock, and plant an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape. Grinter Place was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Dining room and laundry room at the Dunn residence

Dining room and laundry room at the Dunn residence
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
These two photographs show the dining room and the laundry room at the Dunn house. The house is located on the northeast corner of Sixth and Cedar in Ottawa. The photographs were donated by the Franklin County Historical Society.


Dining room at Rogler Ranch

Dining room at Rogler Ranch
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows an interior view of the dining room at the Rogler home. The homestead know as "Pioneer Bluffs" is located on 160 acres of land along the South Fork of the Cottonwood River basin, in the Bazaar Township of Chase County, Kansas. The Rogler family owned and operated the ranch fro m 1859 to 2006. In October of 2006 the historic property, which included the home and 4,081 acres of land, was auction off at 6.9 million dollars. Today, "Pioneer Bluffs" is a non-profit education center that is dedicated in teaching the history of ranching and the diversity of the tall grass prairie.


Dominos and Dice from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367

Dominos and Dice from the Last Chance Store, 14MO367
Date: Unknown
Leisure time activities are well represented at the Last Chance Store in Council Grove by these two dice, possibly from a board game, and the four dominos. All four of the dominos appear to be handmade. All of these artifacts were recovered during the 2016 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Last Chance Store. The Last Chance Store was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Dr. & Mrs. John Brinkley and Johnny Boy

Dr. & Mrs. John Brinkley and Johnny Boy
Creator: Lippe Studio Del Rio, TX
Date: Between 1936 and 1939
This is a photo of Dr. & Mrs. John Brinkley and their son, Johnny Boy sitting at a table in front of the tile fireplace at their Del Rio, Texas, residence. The table is where he sat when he did his radio show for XER in Mexico.


Dr. John R. Brinkley and family

Dr. John R. Brinkley and family
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
This sepia colored photograph shows Dr. John R. Brinkley, wife Minnie and son Johnnie Boy at their home in Del Rio, Texas.


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