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A postcard showing the Soldiers' Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas. Founded in 1885, it was originally established for the nurture, education, and maintenance of indigent children of soldiers and sailors who served in the Union during the Civil War. The age limit was 14 years. In 1935, the admission requirements were changed to include children who were dependent upon the public for support or who were abandoned, neglected or ill-treated, and wards of the state. The name of the institution changed in 1909 to the State Orphans' Home, in 1953 to the Kansas Children's Home, and in 1955 to the Kansas Children's Receiving Home.

Creator: Curt Teich & Co.
Date: 1906

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Item Number: 221774
Call Number: FK2.7 O.1906c *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221774

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