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Birger Sandzen

This is an informal portrait of artist Birger Sandzen, 1871-1954, seated in his Lindsborg, Kansas, study with samples of his artwork and art collection.

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75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

Illustrated Current News, Inc.

These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.

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Langston Hughes

Photograph of Langston Hughes copied from the Shawnee County Historical Society, Bulletin #47.

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William Inge

A portrait of playwright William Motter Inge, 1913-1973. Born in Independence, Kansas, Inge graduated from the University of Kansas, worked for a Wichita radio station, and taught in both high school and college. His play "Come Back, Little Sheba" brought him fame in 1949. In 1953, the play "Picnic" won a Pulitzer Prize and in 1955, "Bus Stop" received rave reviews. Inge drew upon his Kansas background for the characters and storylines in his plays.

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Frederick Lee Hall

Reeves, Hal

These three black and white photographs show scenes from Kansas Governor Fred Hall's administration including photographs of Hall with Boy Scouts. He began his political career in 1950 when he was elected under the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Hall was re-elected in 1952 serving until his term expired in 1955. He campaigned for governor in 1954 on a platform calling for reform to clean up Topeka, Kansas, similarly to President Eisenhower?s efforts to clean up Washington, D. C. Hall defeated his Democratic challenger George Docking becoming the thirty-third governor of Kansas from 1955 to 1957.

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