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Reb Russell photo collection

Lafayette H. Russell was born May 31, 1905, in Osawatomie and died March 16, 1978, in Coffeyville. He later changed his name to Reb Russell. Russell was an All American football player for Northwestern and was one of the original Philadelphia Eagles in the team's first year of existence. In 1932, Russell went to Hollywood to appear in "The All-American" where he met Tom Mix. In 1933, Reb Russell made a string of movies. After his short film career he joined the Russell Brothers Circus and later (1937) he performed with the Downie Brothers Circus. He later purchased a ranch which extended from southeast Kansas into northeast Oklahoma. Russell is remembered for his innovative Hi-Goal Agriculture, a plan to help small farmers increase productivity and profits without government aid. Russell also ran against Joe Skubitz for the Fifth Congressional District.

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June, Kathleen, Margery and Jean Cordts

Portrait of June, Kathleen, Margery and Jean Cordts who were dancers, singers and acrobats from Wamego, Kansas, and performed around the state with the Wiziarde Circus.

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Margery & Kathleen Cordts

A portrait of Margery & Kathleen Cordts from Wamego, Kansas, performing an acrobatic routine.

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Downie Brothers Circus

Kelty, Edward J, 1888-1967

A photograph of the Downie Brothers Circus performers, crew, and band members posed before a large circus tent in Newburg, New York. Native Kansan Reb Russell performed with this circus.

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Jean, Kathleen and Margery Cordts

A portrait showing three members of the Cordt sisters, Jean, Kathleen & Margery, performing an acrobatic routine. They were from Wamego, Kansas.

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Walter and Annabel Cordts

Portrait of Walter "Sonny" and Annabel Cordts, brother and sister tap dancing team, part of the Cordts family performers from Wamego, Kansas.

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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.

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Circus parade, Council Grove, Kansas

In these photographs, a circus parade passes down Main Street, Council Grove, Kansas. A person riding an elephant, camels, clowns, and a horse-drawn steam calliope are pictured.

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