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Administrative building 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 *4

Unit ID: 229085

Summary: A photograph of the administration building 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.

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

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