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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dymaxion house, Rose Hill, Kansas

Dymaxion house, Rose Hill, Kansas
Date: Between 1948 and 1958
This black and white photograph shows the prototype of a dymaxion house designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller. The word Dymaxion means DY (dynamic), MAX (maximum), and ION (tension). The house, constructed in Rose Hill, Kansas, was made of aluminum and used tension suspension from a central column or mast. This model was one of only two prototypes ever produced. Fuller hoped to convert the Beech aircraft factory in Wichta to produce these houses to give returning veterans jobs and to help resolve the shortage of homes following World War II. In 1991 the William Graham family donated it to the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.


East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission

East Building, Shawnee Indian Mission
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1977
This set of photographs represent different rooms inside the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, Kansas. Rooms included in the photographs is a bedroom, attic, church and living room with a vareity of fireplaces. In 1968, the Shawnee Indian Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark and has since been under the operation of the Kansas Historical Society.


Elam Bartholomew residence, Rooks County, Kansas

Elam Bartholomew residence, Rooks County, Kansas
Date: Between 1899 and 1905
This is an interior view of the Bartholomew's sod house. Elam and his wife Rachel are in the photograph. Elam Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874. He was born in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873 he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery and in June 1877 traveled to Illinois for the wedding. They returned to Kansas in September of 1877. The Bartholomews lived on their farm on Bow Creek until 1929 when they moved to Hays. Elam Bartholomew was a well known botanist specializing in rust flora and he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College. He died in 1934. A diary for the years 1877 and 1878 is contained in Kansas Memory.


F. J. Birdsall's parlor in Custer, Oklahoma Territory

F. J. Birdsall's parlor in Custer, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
View of an unidentified man and woman seated in the parlor of F. J. Birdsall's sod house in Custer, Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory. This photograph was taken using a flash light.


Family around a Christmas tree

Family around a Christmas tree
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This unidentified family is 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 211639 is similar but has just the two children in the picture.


Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery at Cedar Crest, Topeka, Kansas

Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery at Cedar Crest, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1965 and 1966
A photograph showing Governor and Mrs. William Henry Avery in the living room of Cedar Crest in Topeka, Kansas. Avery was born August 11, 191, near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966.


Interior view of Palenske home

Interior view of Palenske home
Creator: Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941
Date: Around 1904
This interior view of the Palenske's home dates from the early 1900s when the family lived above Louis Palenske's bank located at 204 Missouri Street in Alma. Identified in this view are, from left to right: Tina Zwanziger (Martin's sister), Minnie Palenske, cousin Charlie Palenske, Emelia Zwanziger (Martin's sister), Arnold Palenske, and Steimel, in the family's front room. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Interior view of the Andrew Johnson home, Greeley County, Kansas

Interior view of the Andrew Johnson home, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1907
Andrew Johnson and his wife pose in the parlor of their home in northwest Greeley County, Kansas.


Interior views of the early Menninger Sanitarium in  Topeka, Kansas

Interior views of the early Menninger Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1925-1929
These black and white photographs show the rooms in the first Menninger Sanitarium, a former farmhouse, purchased in 1925 by the Menninger Sanitarium Corporation. A major contribution of the Menningers was that at a time when custodial care or the asylum were the only alternatives for the mentally ill, they brought a positive commitment to psychiatry. The farmhouse became the clinic and the surrounding 20 acres were developed with buildings and gardens over the next years to become the "East Campus" of the Menninger Foundation. In 1985, the "West Campus", a much larger area, was developed west of Topeka. In 2003, the Menninger Foundation moved to Houston, Texas.


John Christoph photograph album

John Christoph photograph album
Date: 1891-1895
This album contains photographs of Ellinwood and Barton County, Kansas, taken by John Christoph. On June 18, 1891, he opened a photography gallery in the north room of a furniture store and continued in the business until February 14, 1919. Christoph also served as the Ellinwood police judge for twenty years.


John Gill Pratt and Olivia Evans Pratt

John Gill Pratt and Olivia Evans Pratt
View of Reverend John Gill Pratt and his wife, Olivia Evans Pratt, at the Delaware Mission School in Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory. Reverend John Gill Pratt was a Baptist missionary to the Delaware Indians and served as superintendent of the Delaware Baptist Mission. He had some training as a doctor and worked as a printer at the Shawnee Manual Labor School in Kansas Territory. Pratt was involved in some of the treaty negotiations with the Delaware Nation during the Kansas territorial period.


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.


Living room and den of the Dunn house

Living room and den of the Dunn house
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
These photographs show two interior views of the Dunn house in Ottawa. One is of the living rooms and the other is the study or den. The home is located at Sixth and Cedar on the northeast corner. The photographs were donated by the Franklin County Historical Society


Moses Milton and Mary Beck's family in Holton, Kansas

Moses Milton and Mary Beck's family in Holton, Kansas
Date: Between 1885 and 1890
This is a photograph showing Moses Milton and Mary Beck's family in their house in Holton, Kansas. Moses Milton Beck was born in Wayne County, Indiana, November 22, 1838 and died at Holton, Kansas, February 4, 1930. He held the rank of captain in the 18th Indian Battery during the Civil War. His wife, Mary, was born in Putnam County, Indiana, July 12, 1840, and died at Holton August 16, 1906. In 1869, they came to Jackson County, Kansas and in 1870 he started a drug store in Holton, and three years later he was appointed postmaster. He held this position sporadically until 1902. In 1881, he purchased his partner's interest in the Holton Recorder newspaper and was the sole proprietor until 1897 when his son Will T. Beck took an interest in the newspaper. He later transferred his interest in the paper to his son Will and daughter Martha. In addition to the post office, Beck held the office of director of the Penitentiary two years under Governor Morrill's administration. People in the photograph are (left to right) Lillian Beck (married a Holton), Mary Scott Beck, William Thorton Beck, Martha (Mattie) Moses Beck, Edward Scott (Ned) Beck, Clara Beck (married a Myer), and Moses Milton Beck.


Nola Barton

Nola Barton
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
A photograph showing Nola Barton posed in front of her fireplace in Parsons, Kansas. Her husband Kirby Barton, was the president of the First National Bank in Parsons, Kansas.


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