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This picture frame and glass was recovered from the Baker house in Morris County by the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school in 1973. The glass is complete, though broken. The frame, bent, broken, and slightly burned, is decorated with an embossed floral pattern along the edge. The frame may have once held a tintype, an ambrotype, or even a daguerreotype, though the latter was waning in popularity by 1860. The Baker Store artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker house and nearby store, situated along the Santa Fe trail, were burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered at that time.

Date: 1862

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Picture Frame from the Baker House, 14MO701 - 1

Item Number: 457483
Call Number: 14MO701-154-22 House
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457483

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