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Original drawing for Kansas Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas

Mix, E. Townsend

Original drawing for the east wing of the Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, created by Edward Townsend Mix, an architect from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plans were adopted by the state legislature of 1866 but later rejected by a house committee in favor of modifications by Kansas architect John G. Haskell.

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Dr Haines? Golden Treatment

Golden Specific Company

Yellow cardboard package labeled ?Dr. Haines Golden Treatment for the Liquor Habit.? James Wilkins Haines was a Quaker minister, homeopathic physician, and alleged practitioner of quack medicine. Operating in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the late 19th century, Haines promoted a popular false theory that ingesting bichloride of gold cured alcoholism. Advertised as the Golden Treatment, the tablets contained benign substances and trace amounts of ipecac. Medicinal cures for alcoholism were popular during the Temperance movement.

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Eagle wheat weaving

Banbury, Joyce

Wheat weaving artist Joyce Banbury presented this eagle to Governor John Carlin in Topeka on August 18, 1986. The weaving was given on behalf of the Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC) to recognize Governor Carlin?s support for wheat producers. Joyce Banbury, of Russell, Kansas, was commissioned by KWC to complete the weaving. She was a skilled artist who wrote books on wheat weaving and was frequently featured in craft magazines. Banbury and her son specialized in growing vintage wheat breeds with long stems suitable for weaving. The eagle took two days to weave and it is made from a vintage hard winter wheat grown by Banbury on her Russell farm.

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Tea service

This silver tea set was given to Reverend Joseph E. and Nancy Jane (McPherson) Hopkins for their 25th wedding anniversary in 1903. The couple moved to Kansas from Illinois in the late 1870s. Their religious service took them to a number of churches around the state. In 1903, they served at the Methodist Church in Sedan where church members presented them with this tea service for their silver wedding anniversary. The set was put to good use the following year when the Hopkins hosted temperance advocate Carry A. Nation for lunch at their home.

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Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station logo

Bosin, Blackbear

Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station corporate insignia designed by artist Blackbear Bosin. Completed in 1985 after years of debate over nuclear power, the Wolf Creek Generating Station is located near Burlington, Kansas. Plant owner?s commissioned American-Indian artist Blackbear Bosin to design this corporate insignia. In the mythological design, he included the wolf, a great provider, and the Sirius Star, a symbol of heat, to promote the positive aspects of the plant. Bosin was born of Kiowa and Comanche heritage in Oklahoma. He served in the Marines during WWII and worked as an illustrator in Wichita. This poster, signed by Bosin, was given to Governor John Carlin for his support of the Wolf Creek Station.

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Stephen Douglas portrait

Louis O. Lussier

Portrait of Stephen Douglas by Louis Lussier. Douglas helped write the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which called for the repeal of the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Kansas and Nebraska were opened up for settlement but the people living there, not the national government, would determine whether these states would be free or slave. Douglas had been a member of Congress and a United States Senator from Illinois from 1847 until his death in 1861. He was the Democratic Party nominees for President in 1860 and ran, unsuccessfully, against Abraham Lincoln. He had defeated Lincoln two years earlier when both were running for U.S. Senator from Illinois and when they had their famous Lincoln-Douglas debates.

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Andrew H. Reeder portrait

Hall, Cyrenius

Portrait of Andrew Horatio Reeder, 1807-1864, who was the first governor of Kansas Territory. In 1855, Reeder was removed from office by President Pierce and forced to leave Kansas when threatened with arrest for a charge of high treason issued by a pro-slavery grand jury. He escaped with the help of Thomas and Julia Stinson, who dressed him in women's clothing. In May 1856, Reeder disguised himself as a woodcutter (as depicted in this painting) and escaped via a steamboat on the Missouri River. Artist Cyrenius Hall painted this portrait in 1880.

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Topeka Police Chief badge

Gold badge in shape of a six-pointed star. Bar and pin attached to top by three rings. Worn by John W. Gardiner who was Chief of Police in Topeka from 1889 to 1892.

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Brinkley for Governor paperweight

This paperweight, in the shape of a horned goat, was distributed as part of one or more of Dr. John R. Brinkley's unsuccessful campaigns for the office of Kansas governor. Dr. Brinkley, a physician from Milford, Kansas, until his medical license was revoked in 1930, was famous for his advocacy of goat gland transplants. He ran as an independent write-in candidate for governor of Kansas in 1930, 1932, and 1934.

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Samuel Reader self-portrait

Reader, Samuel J.

Self-portrait by Samuel Reader, an early settler and chronicler of territorial life in Kansas. This watercolor was executed in 1908, but based on an early daguerreotype photograph. Reader was an avid diarist who drew in his diaries and, later, his autobiography. During his lifetime, Samuel Reader was best known for his drawings and paintings of the Battle of the Big Blue and other Civil War experiences in Kansas.

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