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Little Chief and family

Portrait of Pottawatomie Indian Little Chief and his family


Topeka is a people place

Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Produced by the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, this film promotes Topeka, Kansas, as a commercial and culture center of the Midwest. It features many local businesses, manufacturers, and public and private institutions including the Gage Park train and the Topeka Zoo; Washburn University and the Washburn art fair; Forbes Air Force Base; Karl Menninger and the Menninger Psychiatric Clinic; the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad shops; Shawnee Lake; the Topeka Symphony; and various industries such as Dupont, Hallmark and Goodyear.


Harry Walter Colmery as a young boy.

This is a portrait of Harry Walter Colmery, 1890-1979, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights. The photograph was taken when he was a young boy.


Help the city children

World War II era poster showing a photo of two children. The subtitle reads "Making a new home for Evacuees is a National Service." The poster was issued by the Ministry of Health.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from the Wyandotte Convention to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. His efforts to ensure that Topeka would be the capital of Kansas Territory had set back his personal political career (territorially and nationally, that is; he had recently been elected mayor of Topeka). Cyrus anxiously awaited the return of Mary and their children, Lillie and newborn Charles.


J. Augusta Goodrich Griffing to James Griffing

Griffing, Jemima August (Goodrich)

J. Augusta (Goodrich) Griffing wrote from Hartford, Connecticut, to her husband, James Griffing, in Topeka, Kansas Territory. Mrs. Griffing was visiting family and friends in the East for the first time since her arrival in Kansas Territory in 1855. She reported on her trip from Owego, New York, to Hartford, and her decision to leave their young son, Johnny, in the care of Mr. Griffing's family in Owego. She described Johnny's behavior in some detail, and informed Mr. Griffing that she planned to start her trip back to Kansas Territory in October, 1859.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Topeka, Kansas Territory, where hundreds of free state supporters were gathering for a Mass Convention on the 3rd and meeting of the free state legislature on the 4th, to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Cyrus reported that U. S. dragoons from Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley were camped around Topeka, since difficulty was expected. [In fact, U. S. and proslavery troops dispersed the free state legislature on the 4th.) Two companies of northern immigrants had been turned back at the Missouri River. Cyrus seemed skeptical that effective action would be taken against this outrage.


Buy war bonds. Third war loan

This World War II era poster shows a young boy with tears on his cheeks, wearing a Congressional Medal of Honor and holding an overseas cap with Captain bars. He has apparently lost someone he loves, possibly his father. Many posters were designed and distributed to promote the sale of war bonds during World War II.


Buying a bond is no sacrifice

This World War II era poster depicts a woman holding her child in her arms with a letter nearby "Missing in Action."


Doll Head from Fort Hays, 14EL301

This china doll head was excavated in 1966 at Fort Hays in Ellis County. China doll heads are described by their hair style. This doll, with her center parted hair and comb marks on the side most resembles those of the 1850s and 1860s. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

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