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Rural mail carriers, Uniontown, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a family gathered around an automobile with the caption stating they were U.S. mail carriers on Route # 3 in Uniontown, Kansas.


David Paul home, Weskan, Kansas


This black and white photograph shows a group of people standing beside an automobile as cattle roam nearby. In the background the homestead of Mr. and Mrs. David Paul is visible. The two-story structure was original a hotel for men in 1888. For a number of years Fourth of July celebrations were held in the grove of trees. There is a windmill by the house. The photo is near Weskan, Wallace County.


Joseph Brown family in an automobile, Dorrance, Kansas

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

View of Joseph Brown and family in an automobile, Dorrance, Kan. There are two adults and two children in the automobile.


Abraham Coffman family in Topeka, Kansas

This photograph from 1923 shows members of the Abraham Coffman family posing with the family automobile. Included are Abraham, his wife Lilly Mae, and their children Ted, twins Loyd and Floyd, Leavern, and Hazel. Coffman was a painter in Topeka, Kansas. Not pictured in the photo are the three youngest children, Ed, Abraham Jr., and Kenneth. The boys in the family would later become involved, to varying extents, in Topeka?s baseball community. The Coffman name was especially associated with the Topeka Decker Oilers, a successful semi-pro baseball team in the late 1940s and 1950s. Vern Coffman was the team?s manager, Ed was an outfielder, and Junior (Abraham, Jr.) was a mainstay in the pitching staff. Vern?s sons, Harland and Burton, also played on the team. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


F. E. (Gene) Murphy and Merton Elliott, Sublette, Kansas

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

This is a view of Francis Eugene (Gene) Murphy and Eugene Merton Elliott seated in an automobile in front of a house and barn at 105 Carson, Sublette, Kansas. In 1983, the house was owned by Leonard Obenhaus.


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.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Dresher, G. C.

This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Gus Meier photograph collection

Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941

Photographs taken by Gus Meier. Several of the photographs were taken in his studio in Alma, Kansas.


Veselik-Gannon photograph collection

Gannon, Richard

The Veselik-Gannon photograph collection documents farming and ranching activities in Sherman County, Kansas, in the early twentieth century. The photographs include images of sod houses and other residences, barns and outbuildings, many children and farm and ranching families, tractors and other farm machinery, horses and cattle, people doing farm chores, cowboys, and early automobiles and motorcycles. The John L. and Mary Veselik residence near Ruleton appears in many of the photographs. The photographer is unknown. Richard Gannon donated copies of the photographs to the Kansas Historical Society in 1983 after discovering them in a building on his property.

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