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Reb Russell photo collection

Lafayette H. Russell was born May 31, 1905, in Osawatomie and died March 16, 1978, in Coffeyville. He later changed his name to Reb Russell. Russell was an All American football player for Northwestern and was one of the original Philadelphia Eagles in the team's first year of existence. In 1932, Russell went to Hollywood to appear in "The All-American" where he met Tom Mix. In 1933, Reb Russell made a string of movies. After his short film career he joined the Russell Brothers Circus and later (1937) he performed with the Downie Brothers Circus. He later purchased a ranch which extended from southeast Kansas into northeast Oklahoma. Russell is remembered for his innovative Hi-Goal Agriculture, a plan to help small farmers increase productivity and profits without government aid. Russell also ran against Joe Skubitz for the Fifth Congressional District.

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Bison, Central Plains

Shipshee, Louis

Oil painting of bison by Louis ShipShee, a Potawatomi Indian chief and artist. ShipShee was born August 11, 1896, on the Potawatomi Reservation near Mayetta, Jackson County, Kansas. He was a self-taught artist, know throughout the United States and Europe. He was an instructor at Haskell Indian College from 1932 to 1938, and lived in Topeka from 1952 until his death on June 17, 1975. Provenance of the painting suggests that it was given to Alf Landon by the artist.

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Reb Russell and the Downie Brothers Circus

Kelty, Edward J, 1888-1967

A photograph of Reb Russell and the Congress of Indians, members of the Downie Brothers Circus.

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Indian Attack near Russell, Kansas

Gogolin, Jakob

Adolph Roenigk, of Lincoln, Kansas, commissioned Jakob Gogolin to complete this painting in 1930. Roenigk wanted to reproduce the image for a book he was writing entitled, "Pioneer History of Kansas." This painting, along with two others, documents a Cheyenne Indian attack experienced by Roenigk while he was working for the Union Pacific Railroad near Russell, Kansas. Gogolin was a German-born artist living in Denver, Colorado. The set is believed to have originally consisted of six paintings.

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Joe Topash

Parkman, Mary

This photograph of Joe Topash, an Indian farmer, was taken in 1935 as part of the New Deal Federal Indian program.

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Crafts program, Mayetta, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

A photograph showing Native American women working with beads in Mayetta, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration's crafts program.

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Herbert Clark Hoover and Charles Curtis

This black and white photograph shows the thirty-first President of the United States Herbert Clark Hoover and his Vice President, Kansas native Charles Curtis, (1929-1933). The gentleman were elected in 1928 by defeating Democratic candidate Al Smith and running mate Joseph Taylor Robinson. The Hoover-Curtis ticket would seek re-election in 1932, but the overwhelming economic problems facing the country eventually cost them the election, losing to Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt and his running mate John Nance Garner.

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Charles Curtis and Herbert Clark Hoover

Underwood & Underwood

This black and white photograph shows Charles Curtis and Herbert Clark Hoover. The gentlemen were respectively elected in 1928, as the thirty-first Vice-President and President of the United States. The Hoover-Curtis ticket would seek re-election in 1932, but the overwhelming economic problems facing the country cost them the election to Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt and running mate John Nance Garner.

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Commercial course, Haskell Institute

This is an image of female students at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. The women in the photo are using typewriters, duplicating machines, and calculators for a commercial course at Haskell. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University.

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Commercial course, Haskell Institute

This is an image of female students at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. The women in the photo are demonstrating how to use office machines such as typewriters, calculators and duplicate machines. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University.

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