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Red cloth-covered sketchbook containing small drawings and paintings by Henry Worrall. The sketchbook contains 160 paintings, 12 prints, 25 cyanotypes, 7 albumin emulsion photographs, and 3 newspaper clippings, adhered to its interior pages. Images depict the Flint Hills, railroads, city skylines, Native Americans, forts, buffalo, wagon trains, and more. Title and date are handwritten below each drawing. Henry Worrall was born in England in 1825 and immigrated to Kansas in 1868. While living in Topeka, he took up oil painting and soon became known for portraits and caricatures. His painting entitled "Drouthy Kansas", which exaggerated the state's climate and crop production, gained national attention and was the beginning of Worrall's role as Kansas's champion. Worrall's marketing abilities got him a job with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF). In 1882, he used this sketchbook while traveling across Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, researching sites to include in drawings to promote the railroad. The sketchbook appears to be a visual diary of his trip. Worrall worked for the ATSF until 1893. He died in Topeka in 1902.

Funds for digitization provided by Anna Paredes in memory of Robert "Bob" Garcia.

Creator: Worrall, Henry
Date: 1882

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Henry Worrall's sketchbook - 13 Clipping: 1876 Centennial ExposiitionHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 14 Watercolors: buffalo fight & man in snowHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 14 Clipping: versoHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 15 Watercolors: wagon train & men on horsesHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 16 Watercolors: buffalo fight & Kings pilgrminHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 17 Watercolors: snowy farm & Ft. SempleHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 18 Watercolors: hunting scenesHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 19 Watercolors: landscapesHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 20 Watercolors: covered wagon & trainHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 21 Watercolors: tree & campfireHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 22 Watercolors: landscape & dugoutHenry Worrall's sketchbook - 23 Watercolors: train tracks, wagon, couple

Henry Worrall's sketchbook - 13 Clipping: 1876 Centennial Exposiition

Item Number: 322620
KSHS Identifier: 1983.2437.0

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