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St. Mary's football, St. Marys, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows members of the St. Mary's College football team from St. Marys, Kansas. The gentleman have been identified from left to right: as Captain Pierceall and Coach Ernest Cosmos Quigley. Quigley served as the school's athletic director and coach from 1902-1914.

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St. Mary's football team, St. Marys, Kansas

This sepia colored photograph shows members of the St. Mary's College football team from St. Marys, Kansas.

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Kansas City Monarchs

This black and white photograph shows members of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965.

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Kansas City Monarchs

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Monarchs' trainer James Floyd, commonly know as Jew Baby Floyd, wearing the baseball team's uniform.

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Wayne Hightower

This black and white photograph shows Wayne Hightower #55 rebounding during the KU vs. K-State basketball game in Lawrence, Kansas. Hightower was a center for the University of Kansas men's basketball team from ,1960-1961, before being drafted in 1962 into the NBA. He played for a number of professional basketball teams including the San Francisco Warriors, Detroit Pistons and Denver Rockets before retiring in 1972. On April 18, 2002, Wayne Hightower passed away at the age of sixty-two in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Women's tennis club, Lawrence, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the women's tennis club from Lawrence, Kansas.

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Topeka Lawn Tennis Club, Topeka, Kansas

A photograph of the Topeka Lawn Tennis Club, published in the May 15, 1908 issue of "American Lawn Tennis". The members have been identified as: BACK ROW; FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Charles W. Bower, Homer B. Fink, David W. Norton, James E. Larimer, James R. Wick, Walter E. Lux, Alvin D. Wick, Bart B. Bonebrake, William B. Collinson, Fred A. Wick, and Donald Mohler Neiswanger. FRONT ROW; FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: James William Dansey, Paul A Lovewell, Homer X. Shelden, Edgar B. Swain, and Fred A. Koester.

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Virgil Barnes and members of Company B, Second Kansas Regiment, from Jackson County, Kansas

This is a group photo of seven soldiers from Jackson County's national guard unit, Company B of the Second Kansas Regiment. The original print has a handwritten inscription at the top, "Whole Bunch 1917." The only person identified in the photo is Virgil Barnes, who is standing second from the right. Company B mustered into national service in August 1917, following the U.S. entry into World War I. The unit soon became part of Company B in the 137th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army's 35th Division. After training for several months at Camp Doniphan in Oklahoma, the regiment deployed for France in April 1918. The 137th Infantry took part in the epic Meuse-Argonne battle in late September 1918. Barnes was gassed during the battle and was hospitalized for a time. After the war, Virgil Barnes pursued a professional baseball career. A right-handed pitcher, he played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the New York Giants. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. His best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. Barnes made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. Virgil Barnes was born in Ontario, Kansas, in 1897 and was raised in the nearby town of Circleville. His older brother Jess also was a major league pitcher for several years. Two younger brothers, Charles and Clark, received tryouts with major league teams but did not make their rosters.

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Virgil "Zeke" Barnes of the New York Giants

These photographs show Virgil "Zeke" Barnes from Jackson County, Kansas. Barnes was a right-handed pitcher who played seven complete seasons at the major league level, primarily for the New York Giants. He had 61 major league wins, with a career ERA of 3.66. His best year was 1924, when he had an ERA of 3.06 and a record of 16-10. Barnes made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. Barnes' older brother, Jess, also was a major league pitcher for several years. Two younger brothers, Charles and Clark, received pitching tryouts with major league teams but did not make their rosters. Virgil Barnes was born in Ontario, Kansas, in 1897 and was raised in the nearby community of Circleville. He married Della Barnes, also of Jackson County, in 1920. The couple made their off-season home in rural Jackson County. In the mid-1930s, Virgil, Della, and their two children, James and June, moved to Wichita. Virgil lived in Wichita until his death in 1958. Both he and Della are buried in the Holton Cemetery. In 2011, Virgil Barnes was inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Jess, Charles and Virgil Barnes in St. Petersburg, Florida

This photograph is of three Barnes brothers from Jackson County, Kansas (from left to right): Jess Barnes, Charles Barnes, and Virgil Barnes. The photo was made in March 1924 in St. Petersburg, Florida. At the time, Jess and Virgil Barnes were major league pitchers--Jess for the Boston Braves and Virgil, for the New York Giants. Charles, also a pitcher, tried out with the Braves during spring training camp, but did not make the roster. The photo opportunity occurred when the Braves and Giants met in an exhibition game on March 22, although none of the brothers appeared in the lineup that day. The image was published in the April 3, 1924 issue of The Sporting News. Jess Barnes' career spanned the period 1915 through 1927, and involved three different teams--Boston Braves, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Robins. His overall record was 152 wins and 150 losses, with an ERA of 3.22. His best years were with the Giants, where he led the National League in wins in 1919, had two World Series wins in 1921, and pitched a no-hitter in 1922. Virgil "Zeke" Barnes pitched seven full seasons in the majors. He joined the New York Giants full-time in 1922 and stayed with the team most of his career. He had 61 major league wins, and a career ERA of 3.66. He made World Series appearances in 1923 and 1924, including the starting assignment in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. On June 26, 1924, Jess and Virgil Barnes became the first pair of brothers to oppose each other as starters in a major league game--Jess for the Braves and Virgil for the Giants. Not pictured in the photograph is the youngest brother in the family, Clark Barnes. Clark also was a pitcher who received a tryout at the major league level. Like Charles, however, he did not make a major league roster. The four Barnes brothers and their three sisters were raised in Circleville, Kansas, by their parents, Luther and Sade Barnes.

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