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Lone Pine

Coy Avon Seward

Black and white intaglio print on paper, depicting a single pine tree in a rocky terrain. The artist was Coy Avon Seward (1884-1939), born in Chase, Kansas, and trained at both Washburn and Bethany colleges. Seward was a founding member of the Prairie Print Makers Association. This group believed art should be affordable for all people. Seward inscribed this print to the donor, Virginia McArthur of Hutchinson, who saw Seward produce the print in 1934.

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Avis Chitwood's dress

This childhood dress of Avis Chitwood is made of brown and rust-colored silk. Chitwood grew up in Mound City, Kansas, and took an early interest in art. As she aged, she took classes in watercolor and china painting, etching, and architectural design. The works she produced were displayed in exhibitions and won awards and honors. One of her etchings was displayed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Chitwood gave this dress to her niece, Janice Gartrell, who donated it to the museum.

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Modern Ledger Art Painting

Corcoran, Dolores Purdy

A large, framed drawing entitled "Caddo Women taking repatriation of Ghost Dance Pole into their own hands" by Dolores Purdy Corcoran. According to Corcoran, this is a "contemporary work done in historical fashion dealing with a contemporary issue," that of fighting the illegal trafficking and looting of American Indian artifacts. Rendered in black ink and colored pencil on two pages of a ruled district court ledger, the piece shows five faceless women with black hair and colorful robes fleeing from three soldiers dressed in blue uniforms. All of the figures are on horseback. Two of the women hold the ends of a green and black pole. Dolores Purdy Corcoran is a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and is a resident of Topeka, Kansas. She purchased the antique ledger, dating from 1890, in an antique store in Scranton, Kansas. Corcoran's work is informed by the ledger art created by the warriors of native tribes while imprisoned in St. Augustine, Florida. She likes to work with ledger paper and colored pencils because they are the same tools used by her ancestors.

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General Dwight Eisenhower sculpture

Felten, Peter F., Jr.

This small plaster bust by Kansas artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr. depicts General Dwight Eisenhower. The model is associated with the 1981 installation of statues in the Kansas statehouse rotunda. A special committee selected Felten from Hays, Kansas, as the sculptor of statues depicting four notable Kansans--Arthur Capper, Amelia Earhart, Eisenhower, and William Allen White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Originally from Abilene, Kansas, Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th President of the United States. According to Felten, Eisenhower was a "decision maker" who "always stood in neat poses."

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William Allen White sculpture

Felten, Peter F., Jr.

Small plaster bust of newspaper editor William Allen White by Kansas artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr. The model is associated with the 1981 installation of statues in the Kansas statehouse rotunda. A special committee selected Felten from Hays, Kansas, as the sculptor of statues depicting four notable Kansans--Arthur Capper, Amelia Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, and White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Residing primarily in Emporia, Kansas, William Allen White was a nationally recognized newspaper editor, politician, and author. In 1923, he won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. According to Felton, White?s face proved difficult to sculpt because he was ?a highly animated man.?

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Senator Arthur Capper sculpture

Felten, Peter F., Jr.

Small plaster bust of Senator Arthur Capper by Kansas artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr. The model is associated with the 1981 installation of statues in the Kansas statehouse rotunda. A special committee selected Felten from Hays, Kansas, as the sculptor of statues depicting four notable Kansans--Capper, Amelia Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, and William Allen White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Originally from Garnett, Kansas, Arthur Capper established a large publishing enterprise in Topeka. In 1915 he was elected Kansas Governor and later served 30 years in the United States Senate. According to Felten, Capper was fairly easy to sculpt because "he was such a humble looking man who always stood with hunched shoulders."

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Amelia Earhart sculpture

Felten, Peter F., Jr.

Small plaster bust of aviatrix Amelia Earhart by Kansas artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr. The model is associated with the 1981 installation of statues in the Kansas statehouse rotunda. A special committee selected Felten from Hays, Kansas, as the sculptor of statues depicting four notable Kansans--Arthur Capper, Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, and William Allen White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Originally from Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer, author, and celebrity who vanished in a 1937 flight around the world.

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Samuel Reader lanternslide

Reader, Samuel J.

Hand painted lanternslide depicting a dentist's office, inside a handmade wood frame. Slide depicts a man having a tooth pulled by a dentist. The slide can be manipulated so the dentist appears to yank the tooth with a forceps. Part of a collection made by Samuel Reader between 1866 and 1913. Reader was a Kansas farmer who was active in the early Topeka community. He built two homes, served in the Civil War, and wrote in a diary nearly every day for 64 years. Reader began painting slides in 1866 and continued throughout much of his life, holding magic lantern shows for the local community in his house and at church.

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Tamping bar

Nels Ferguson, a Swedish immigrant, used this steel tamping bar in his work as a stonemason. He was involved in the construction of the Kansas Statehouse and the Topeka State Hospital. Ferguson later settled with his family in Richland Township in Jewell County, Kansas. He used his stonemason tools in the construction of his stone farmstead, Rock Hill Farm.

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Float

Nels Ferguson, a Swedish immigrant, used this float in his work as a stonemason. He was involved in the construction of the Kansas Statehouse and the Topeka State Hospital. Ferguson later settled with his family in Richland Township in Jewell County, Kansas. He used his stonemason tools in the construction of his stone farmstead, Rock Hill Farm.

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