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School building and cottages at the State Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas

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Creator: Lotus Engraving Company

Date: 1936

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.7 O.1936 *3

Unit ID: 229084

Summary: A photograph of the school building and cottages at the State Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas. In 1887 Kansas opened the Soldiers' Orphans' Home in Atchison for children of Union soldiers and sailors. This was the first such facility in the state for children who had lost their parents. At first limited to veterans' children aged five and under, regulations were altered in 1889 to admit all "dependent, neglected or abused children" between the ages of two and 14. The name was changed to the State Orphans' Home in 1909. This home protected orphan children, and gave them a chance to enjoy their childhoods.

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Title (Main title): School building and cottages at the State Orphans Home in Atchison, Kansas

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