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A family dying of starvation in Black Jack, Kansas Territory

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Creator: New York Illustrated News

Date: January 19, 1861

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: HV .1861 *3

Unit ID: 222221

Summary: An illustration copied from the New York Illustrated News showing a family dying of starvation in Black Jack, Kansas Territory. Kansas experienced a long period of drought from June 1859 through November 1860 and as a result settlers suffered particularly in the rural areas. With failed crops and limited supplies, thousands of destitute people packed up and went back East.

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Title (Main title): A family dying of starvation in Black Jack, Kansas Territory

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