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Henry Worrall watercolor

Worrall, Henry

This promotional watercolor of Kansas scenes was painted by artist Henry Worrall for the Woman?s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). It is believed that Worrall painted the poster for the Kansas chapter of the WCTU to use at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition held in New Orleans in 1884. The poster depicts Topeka and various types of Kansas iconography.

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Carry Nation poster

F. M. Steves & Sons Printers

Large, rectangular color poster advertising an appearance by Carry Nation, a temperance advocate who gained notoriety by attacking saloons. Her activities began in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, in 1899. A hatchet was her symbol because she often used the tool to smash saloon fixtures. In Nation?s autobiography, The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation, she explained the genesis of this poster. While jailed in Topeka for smashing saloon fixtures in July 1901, Nation received a letter from James Furlong, manager of the Lyceum Theater in Rochester, New York. According to Nation, Furlong offered to bail her out of jail if she granted him some lecture dates. She agreed, was pardoned, and left almost immediately for a Chautauqua in Clarksburg, Ohio. Her lecture series continued across upstate New York.

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Walt Mason Poster

Adams, George Matthew

Poster advertising "Uncle Walt," a book of Walt Mason's prose poetry. The poster features a reproduction of the book's frontispiece, a cartoon by John T. McCutcheon. "Uncle Walt" was published in 1910 by George Matthew Adams of Chicago. Mason was a newspaper man who worked with William Allen White at the Emporia Gazette. The remainder of the illustrations were done by William Stevens, and the book was arranged and decorated by Will Bradley. William Allen White wrote the book's introduction, "A Poet of the People." George Matthew Adams ran a newspaper syndication service that syndicated the writing of both Mason and White.

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