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Cattle in a fenced pasture

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

This is a view of cattle in a fenced pasture, next to a barn, on an unidentified farm presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph are a man afoot, a horse-drawn carriage, a farmhouse and outlying farm buildings, and a man and boys astride horses.

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The Catron Family arriving by covered wagon in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, from Greeley, Nebraska

This photograph shows the Catron Family from Greeley, Nebraska, arriving by covered wagon and other wagons, on West 10th Street in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Don Catron is standing in the center of the picture.

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Shoe Shop School scene, Finney County, Kansas

Maude Elliott explains on the back of the photograph how the chuck wagon she was using as a school progressed into a shoe shop in Garden City. When the new district was opened, the wagon was hitched behind a pair of mules who drew it to the new school location. Maude Elliott was supposed to get a new school house, but unfortunately the new school building was still unfinished by the time she left.

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Shoe Shop School, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows the Shoe Shop School with paper covering the sides, wheels, and all. The paper proved to be poor insulation and did not keep the wind or the children from slipping under the school room floor. The ten children pictured were only half of Maude Elliott's pupils. She taught thirty-two classes a day, all eight grades.

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J.R. Watkins Medical wagon, Eureka, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a group of gentlemen, possibly a salesman and customers, standing beside a horse-drawn J.R. Watkins Medical Company wagon near Eureka, Kansas. There is also a young boy in the photograph. The company, founded in 1868 by Joseph Ray Watkins from Plainview, Minnesota, sold medical liniments and salves from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. One sign indicates they sell stock and poultry tonic. There are several cloth sacks and buckets on the ground beside the wagon.

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Rural Free Delivery wagon, Maple Hill, Kansas

These two black and white photographs show the first Rural Free Delivery wagon for the U.S. mail in Maple Hill, Kansas. In the first image Mr. Joe Boyd, is seated behind the horse-drawn wagon as a unidentified girl stands in the cab of the vehicle The second image show two women and three children informally posing with Mr. Boyd and his wagon at a unidentified location. The wagon is label R.F.D. No. 1, U.S. Mail, Maple Hill Kan.

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School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows Maude Elliott's first school building; it was used as a chuck wagon where two or three women cooked for a crew of men. The tent was their "living room" which could be as easily moved from place to place as the chuck wagon. A pair of mules was all that was needed to move Maude Elliott's school building around.

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F. M. Steele's photography wagon

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

View of F. M. (Francis Marion) Steele's photography wagon with a young girl on horseback in the foreground and a herd of cattle in the background.

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Spectators at a baseball game

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

This is a view of people, cars, and carriages at a baseball game, presumed to have been taken in Haskell County, Kansas.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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