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Avis Chitwood

The Elite

This is a portrait of Avis Chitwood as a child. Avis was born in Mound City, December 29, 1893, and died in Topeka, January 25, 1994, at the age of 100. She is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. She was a teacher, painter, illustrator, printmaker, and etcher. She specialized in rustic buildings, wildflowers, and missions.

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Silvers Cafe, Rossville, Kansas

This cafe in Rossville, Kansas, was owned by E.E. Silvers. Pictured from left to right are Bob Pendleton, city marshal; Tom Nealis; unknown; Mrs. Welty, proprietor; Lula Dean Berkey; Viola Rice; boy unknown. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.

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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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Playground slide, Parker Amusement Company

This black and white photograph shows children surrounding the spiral slide at the Golden Gate City Park, in San Francisco, California. The C.W. Parker Amusement Company from Leavenworth, Kansas, built the playground equipment for the facility. Text on the photo claims that the Parker company is the "world's largest manufacturer of amusement devices."

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Harry Walter Colmery as a young boy.

This is a portrait of Harry Walter Colmery, 1890-1979, Topeka attorney, American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights. The photograph was taken when he was a young boy.

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Bicycle adapted for rail use, Bourbon County, Kansas

This photograph shows a woman with a baby in a carriage and a man on a bicycle that has been uniquely adapted for rail use in Bourbon County, Kansas. The bicycle attachment may be the one manufactured by the C. A. Coey Co. of Chicago, Illinois, and frequently advertised in railroad magazines at that time as a way to avoid the dirt and mud of unpaved roads and streets.

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Track elevation, Chicago, Illinois

Mchristie, W.M.

This black and white photograph shows children standing near the Fuller Street crossing, during construction of the Eighteenth Street track elevation project in Chicago, Illinois, by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company.

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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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Dunn's Mill, Douglas, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows Dunn's Mill on the Walnut River in Douglas, Kansas. In the foreground two young girls are standing on rocks in the middle of the river.

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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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