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Large steel-plated safe used by Charles Robinson, the first Governor of Kansas. Mosler-Bahmann Safe Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, produced this safe in the 1880s. Along with pastoral scenes and decorative trim, Governor Robinson's name is featured at the top. Inscribing the purchaser's name was a common courtesy at Mosler-Bahmann. Born in Massachusetts, Charles Robinson came to Lawrence, Kansas, in the 1850s as head of the anti-slavery New England Immigrant Aid Society. He served as Governor from 1861 to 1863. The safe was used in Topeka by subsequent governors at the statehouse and Cedar Crest, the official residence.

Creator: Mosler-Bahmann Safe Company
Date: between 1882 and 1883

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Item Number: 225236
Call Number: 1991.71.0
KSHS Identifier: 1991.71.0

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