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Tennessee Town kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

This photo shows an interior view of the kindergarten for African American children sponsored by the Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon started the kindergarten in 1893 and served as pastor of the church from 1889-1920. The photo shows teachers Ruby Pliley and June Chapman posing with students and Dr. Sheldon. Since the 1870s, central Topeka had become home to many ex-slaves from the South (Exodusters) and acquired the name Tennessee Town.

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Buster Keaton

This is a photograph of silent film comedian and director Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, 1895-1966, as a child. Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas, and performed as a member of his parents' vaudevillian act from the age of three.

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Elmo Mahoney in a Reo automobile, Dorrance, Kansas

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

View of a couple looking at a toddler, Elmo Mahoney, seated in an open Reo automobile in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas. Also visible are a garage or barn built with corrugated metal siding and door, a wooden picket fence, a tree, and a house in the background.

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Charlotte Hopper driving a Ford automobile, Dorrance, Kansas

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

Charlotte Hopper is in the driver's seat of a Ford convertible automobile in Dorrance, Kansas. Four people are seated in the automobile, and two young boys are shown seated upon its left front fender and left running board.

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E. S. Hopper driving a Ford automobile, Dorrance, Kansas

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

View of E. S. Hopper driving a Ford automobile decorated with U. S. flags, Dorrance, Kan. There are three people in the automobile, three children standing on the running board, and a woman standing next to the automobile.

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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.

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Tennessee Town kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

This is a group photo of Tennessee Town kindergarten students and teachers standing in front of Union Hall, Topeka, Kansas. This was a kindergarten for African American children sponsored by the Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon started the kindergarten in 1893 and served as pastor of the church from 1889-1920. The adults are identified as Mother Ransome, Margaret Adams, Miss Doolittle, and Nettie Miller.

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F. J. Birdsall's grandson, Custer, Oklahoma, Territory

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

View of F. J. Birdsall's grandson fishing in Custer, Oklahoma Territory. A dog and horse are present with the boy in the foreground, and unidentified buildings are visible on top of the hill in the background.

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George Allen's children, Meade, Kansas

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

This is a view of George Allen's children seated on a horse that is drinking from a water trough. A dog and several other horses are also visible in the photograph.

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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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