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Barclay's Business Directory of Leavenworth for 1859

Pierse, Allen

In addition to a listing of businesses and advertisements, the directory included the elected officials for the city of Leavenworth for 1858-59 and the newspapers published in Leavenworth. A few women are listed as owners of businesses. The information for the directory was compiled by Allen Pierse.

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Walter Pearce Hull photograph collection

Walter Pearce Hull, 1870-1956

This series of photographs was taken by Walter Pearce Hull. He was born November 22, 1870, in Eyota, Minnesota, grew up in Athens, Alabama, and moved to Kansas as a young man. His parents were Joseph Gould Hull, born May 4, 1840 in Orangeville, Ohio and Eliza Jane Westfall, born October 29, 1847 in Bushnell, Illinois. By 1894 he was manager of the Northrup Store in Colony. He served as a 1st Lt. In the 20th Kansas Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, 1898-99, during the Philippine-American War, serving on Frederick Funston's staff. He returned to Iola after he was discharged and was manager of the Northrup store there. Hull was a skilled amateur photographer. Many of the photos were taken while he was courting Lenna Myrtle Jolliffe, 1908-1909. They married December 22, 1909 in Bentonville, Arkansas. They lived at 420 S. Washington Street, Iola and had three children: Harriet, born September 29, 1910, Berrien Jolliffe, born October 15, 1913, and Lenna Doris, born December 3, 1915.

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Isabella Barnes to Governor Edward Hoch

Barnes, Isabella

Mrs. Isabella Barnes of Liberal, Kansas, writes Governor Edward Hoch of Topeka concerning her wish to wear men's clothing. Mrs. Barnes states that she would like to wear men's clothing to help her obtain suitable employment and avoid unwanted insults from men. She has contacted the U. S. Attorney General at Washington D. C. concerning this issue and asks Governor Hoch if she would be liable to arrest and if there was not some way for a woman to receive permission to wear men's clothes. Isabella's concerns illustrate many women's efforts to transcend narrowly defined social and sexual roles in the early twentieth century.

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Kustom Electronics, Inc., Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Kustom Electronics, originally named Ross, Inc., was a manufacturer of PA systems and amplifiers. It incorporated in Kansas in February 1965, and operated until the late 1980s, in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas. These nineteen photographs are exterior and interior views of the plant in operation. There is one aerial view of the facility. Many of the photos show employees operating machinery and performing other jobs inside the factory. Number 3 is a portrait of Charles A. "Bud" Ross, the founder of Kustom Electronics, sitting at his desk.

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I. W. Day to Governor George W. Glick

Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)

Dr. I. W. Day of McPherson writes to Governor George W. Glick expressing support for pardoning Dr. J. B. Curtis of Lindsborg, who was prosecuted for violating Kansas' prohibition law by prescribing beer to a patient. Dr. Day describes his professional evaluation of the patient's symptoms as recorded in the court testimony, and explains that he believes the patient really was sick and that beer was an appropriate remedy. This letter is an example of the controversies that arose over an exception in the state's alcohol prohibition law which allowed the use of alcohol for medicinal purposes. Some people believed that doctors were prescribing alcohol without a real medicinal need, and some doctors and druggists were prosecuted for alleged violations of the alcohol prohibition law.

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Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)

An image of the interior of the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, showing workers sewing designs into sections of boots. The company was once called the Olathe Boot Company and later the Kansas Boot Company.

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Factory workers, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

These photographs show workers operating machinery in an unidentified factory in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. The machinery includes presses, grinders and welders.

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Machine shop, Haskell Institute

Photograph depicting the machine shop at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Established in 1884 as the Indian Industrial Training School, Haskell Institute evolved into what is now Haskell Indian Nations University.

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Stephens Pottery Company, also called Neodesha Pottery Company, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

These are two copies of a view of the exterior of the Stephens Pottery Company, also called the Neodesha Pottery Company, on Main Street in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. A group of men are seated outside. The caption on the first copy, taken from Joe Allen's scrapbook, says, "The pottery where Joel C. Stephens and sons made stoneware, brick, tile, and jugs and jars, from 1886-1898."

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Views of the Granby Mining and Smelter Company, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

These seven photographs show exterior and interior scenes of the Granby Mining and Smelter Company in Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. Some of the photographs show employees at work.

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