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Fern Gayden

This is a photograph of Fern Gayden possibly taken in Dunlap, Kansas. Fern Gayden was born September 29, 1904, in Dunlap, Kansas, where she attended elementary and secondary schools. She went on to attend Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia and taught school for one year. Fern Gayden moved to Chicago at the age of 23. She had a 50-year career as a social worker but became best known as a literary, fine arts, and political activist. A founding member of the South Side Writers Group in the 1930s, Fern Gayden's long and diverse career included leadership roles in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the South Side Community Art Center. During World War II, she co-published Negro Story magazine with Alice Browning.

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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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Murdock Band, Murdock, Kansas

An informal view of the members of the Murdock Band of Murdock, Kansas.

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Mount Hope Band, Mount Hope, Kansas

A formal view of the members of the Mount Hope Band in Mount Hope, Kansas.

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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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Albert Turner Reid

A photograph showing Albert Turner Reid drawing in his studio. Reid was a successful businessman, a staunch supporter of the American farmer, a composer, a painter of murals and a teacher of art. The art school which he started with George Stone in Topeka was the beginning of Washburn University's Art Department. Although a talented artist and successful newspaper publisher, Albert T. Reid is probably best remembered for his political cartoons. Reid sold his first cartoon to the Topeka Mail & Breeze in 1896. For the next 30 years, his cartoons appeared regularly in Kansas City, Chicago, and New York newspapers and several national magazines. They remain today a major contribution to the history of American politics. A large collection of his work is in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society.

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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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