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Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas

Rafael Lopez and an unidentified barber at the McConnell Air Force Base barber shop, Wichita, Kansas.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, El Paso, Texas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows the staff at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, El Paso, Texas.

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Rafael and Concepcion Lopez

Portrait of Rafael and Concepcion (Connie) Lopez, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Mr. Lopez served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, and he later worked as a civil service barber at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Beginning in 1963, the couple owned and operated Connie's Mexico Cafe in Wichita.

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Concepcion, Carmen, and Rafael Lopez

Jeffrey's

A formal portrait of Concepcion (Connie), Carmen, and Rafael Rocha Lopez of Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Lopez served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, and he later worked as a civil service barber at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Beginning in 1963, the Lopez family owned and operated Connie's Mexico Cafe in Wichita, Kansas.

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Fiesta Mexicana, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Daily Capital

This black and white photograph shows the Reverend Raymond Gaitan surveying storm damage at the annual Fiesta Mexicana site in Topeka, Kansas.

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Concepcion and Rafael Rocha Lopez

Portrait of Concepcion (Connie) and Rafael Rocha Lopez, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, and he later worked as a civil service barber at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Beginning in 1963, the couple owned and operated Connie's Mexico Cafe in Wichita, Kansas.

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Teresa Cuevas

Here are several photographs of violinist Teresa Cuevas. She was born on April 20, 1920, in Topeka, Kansas. She formed the first all-female mariachi band in the United States, named Mariachi Estrella. The original members included Connie Alcala, Delores Galvan, Teresa Cuevas, Rachel Galvan, and Linda Scurlock. The black and white photographs were taken during the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program, developed in the 1980s by the Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Arts Commission with funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. The color photographs were taken at the 1986 Kansas Folklife Festival and a 1989 folk art exhibit opening at the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. Tereas Cuevas passed away on December 12, 2013.

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Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas

Rafael Lopez and an unidentifed barber cutting hair at the McConnell Air Force Base barber shop, Wichita, Kansas.

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Jess Willard

This photograph shows Jess Willard standing with a group of men. Willard, a native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, became the world heavyweight boxing champion on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was known in the boxing world, had a career of twenty-five wins, but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the loss, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard passed away at the age of eighty-six in Los Angeles, California.

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