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Tom Thumb wedding

These two black and white photographs show children dressed in formal clothing for a wedding. This form of role playing was referred to as a Tom Thumb wedding. It was a popular past time activity in America in the 1920s. One image shows the full wedding party and one shows the "bride and groom."


L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Dresher, G. C.

This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Junior Council Bride and Groom Show

Dandridge, Deborah L., 1946-

In this photograph, children dressed as brides and grooms stand on risers at the Junior Council Bride and Groom Show in Wichita, Kansas.

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