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Where Kansas stands

This good roads promotional brochure published by the Kansas Good Roads Association argues that Kansas' position as a national leader in farm production makes good roads a necessity.

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Millard F. Marks' residence, Valley Falls, Kansas

A photograph showing Dr. and Mrs. Millard F. Marks standing in front of their residence. Visible is his carriage and team parked on the street. In addition to his medical practice, he was a Populist and served as a member of the 1897-1899 Kansas House of Representatives from District 5.

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Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments movie

Kansas. Emergency Relief Commission

This motion picture film documents the various work projects completed in Kansas during President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. It begins with an introduction to the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee personnel, starting with the executive director, John G. Stutz. It then shows the various projects across the state, including the construction of farm ponds and lakes as part of the Water Conservation Program, the renovation and construction of courthouses, schools, libraries, and other public buildings, and the weaving and sewing rooms that produced clothing for needy Kansans. It also includes footage of rabbit drives, dust storms, and women sweeping piles of dust out of their homes. Click on the thumbnails below to play each clip. Click on Text Version for a detailed description of each chapter.

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Kansas State Seal

Cultural Heritage and Arts Center

The State Seal of Kansas. The Seal of Kansas and the state motto, Ad astra per aspera (to the stars through difficulties), were adopted through a joint resolution during the first Kansas legislative session on May 25, 1861.

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John Christoph photograph album

This album contains photographs of Ellinwood and Barton County, Kansas, taken by John Christoph. On June 18, 1891, he opened a photography gallery in the north room of a furniture store and continued in the business until February 14, 1919. Christoph also served as the Ellinwood police judge for twenty years.

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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.

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Rural Free Delivery Carrier, Nemaha County, Kansas

This sepia-colored postcard shows a Rural Free Delivery (R.F.D.) carrier with his horse-drawn wagon delivering mail in Nemaha County.

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Firemen, Abilene, Kansas

This photograph shows two men seated in a horse-drawn wagon equipped with ladders and hoses in Abilene, Kansas.

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Fire department in Seneca, Kansas

Here are three photographs showing the fire department with their equipment in Seneca, Kansas.

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Post office, Manhattan, Kansas

Orr, S. C.

This photograph shows a mail carrier standing next to a horse-drawn Rural Free Delivery wagon in Manhattan, Kansas. In the background three men are visible standing in front of the United States post office. Signage for The Nationalist Job Printing and Post Office are also visible.

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