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This photograph is a panoramic view of 13 members and mascot of the Topeka Kaws, a minor league team in the Class A Western League. The Kaws finished the 1912 season with a 51-109 record, which ranked at the bottom in the league's final standings.

The photograph carries inscriptions identifying the players and their positions. They are, from left to right: Harley Young (p); Walter Frantz (2b); Herbert Schmidt (c); D.G. Alderman (p); Harry Chapman (c); "Rube" Gardner (1b); Joe Rickert (lf); Jack Fugate (p); Dale Gear (rf and manager of the team); Burleigh Emery (3b); Burnham Smith (c); Allen Lee (ss); Bert King (cf). Seated is the team mascot, "Red."

One of the players pictured, Burnham Smith, left the team in mid-May, indicating that the photo was made early in the season. The photography studio is identified as the Out West Photo Shop, of Denver.

Date: 1912

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Item Number: 228319
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.65 A.1912 *1-3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228319

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