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Avis Chitwood's dress

This childhood dress of Avis Chitwood is made of brown and rust-colored silk. Chitwood grew up in Mound City, Kansas, and took an early interest in art. As she aged, she took classes in watercolor and china painting, etching, and architectural design. The works she produced were displayed in exhibitions and won awards and honors. One of her etchings was displayed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Chitwood gave this dress to her niece, Janice Gartrell, who donated it to the museum.

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Dr. Brinkley's yachting cap

S. Appel & Company

Black yachting cap used by the infamous Dr. John Brinkley. Brinkley operated a fraudulent medical practice near Milford, Kansas that specialized in implanting goat glands in male patients to increase virility. Brinkley became wealthy and highly successful after establishing the state?s first radio station. Kansas Governors named him to the head of the Kansas Navy and he frequently wore this hat on his yacht.

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Jess Willard's boxing shorts

Heavyweight boxing champion Jess Willard wore these silk shorts between 1911 and 1923. Born in Pottawatomi County, Kansas in 1881, Willard was crowned world champion in 1915, defeating Jack Johnson in a controversial boxing match. Willard held the title for four years.

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Dr. Brinkley's yachting jacket

S. Appel & Co., Inc.

Man's black wool double-breasted serge jacket with brass buttons. The buttons have a raised image similar to the Kansas state seal. Admiral's stripes (three narrow and one broad) in gold braid on cuffs. Small shield-shaped patch with embroidered landscape scene on each sleeve above cuff. This jacket was made in 1938 by S. Appel & Company in New York. It was worn by Dr. John R. Brinkley, who was nationally known as the "goat gland doctor" for a controversial medical practice involving implanting goat glands in his male patients to increase virility. Brinkley was a pioneer in radio broadcasting and advertising, as he promoted his services to his large listening audience. Kansas governors named Brinkley head of the non-existent Kansas Navy.

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Reb Russell's jacket

Man's double-breasted jacket produced by Hispanic weavers in Chimayo, a New Mexican village north of Santa Fe. Wool jacket with six silver-plated disk buttons down the front. It was a gift to Reb Russell from silent film star Tom Mix. The two appeared together in the film "The All American" in 1932. Russell was a native of Coffeyville, Kansas. He was a football player and, after his gridiron career, a star of Hollywood "B" Westerns.

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Thomas Hopkins Webb to Thaddeus Hyatt

Webb, Thomas H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1801-1866

In this letter, written in Boston, Massachusetts by Thomas Webb, the author stated his concerns about the outcome of the situation in Kansas. He did applaud the efforts of free state settlers to ensure the existence of liberty; however, he felt that not enough New Englanders were serious about keeping slavery out of Kansas Territory.

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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, who, accompanied by Mrs. Edward C. K. Garvey, had returned to Meadville, Pennsylvania to give birth to her second child. Meanwhile, Cyrus Holliday (who was Vice President of the upper territorial legislative body, the Council) had passed four bills, including one establishing Topeka as the Shawnee county seat. He bought new clothes for the session, since Lawrence had become more refined, with a new hotel. Holliday mentioned emigration to Pikes Peak, the Topeka bridge, trouble in L[i]nn county, and meeting three women, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. [Robert] Morrow, and Mrs. O'Donell (possibly Mrs. William O'Donnall) in Lawrence. He proposed that Liz, Mary Holliday's younger sister, return with her.

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Pin

Small silver-plated aluminum decorative pin. Design consists of a knife, a fork, and a spoon laid together with their handles crossed. Utensils have plain handles. Post on back for attaching to garment. Wichita's oldest family-run Mexican restaurant is Connie's Mexico Cafe. This pot was used by its founders, Concepción "Connie" Lopez and her husband Rafael.

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Pin

Small silver-plated aluminum decorative pin. Design consists of a knife and a fork laid together with their handles crossed. Utensils have decorative handles. Bar pin with rolling clasp on back for attaching to garment. Wichita's oldest family-run Mexican restaurant is Connie's Mexico Cafe. This pot was used by its founders, Concepción "Connie" Lopez and her husband Rafael.

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