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Kansas Official Council, Topeka, Kansas

Paul Harrison

This is a panoramic photo of the members of the Kansas Official Council, Topeka, Kansas, grouped on the steps of the Capitol. This is a gathering of various county officials and the 1924 meeting was, apparently, the largest group to that time. A newspaper article indicated that 750 people attended. There is a banner that says "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat in the World." A boys band, including some African-American boys, is kneeling at the front of the group.

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Archery class, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas Division of Economic Development

These two black and white photographs show a group of children with bows and arrows during an archery class in Topeka, Kansas.

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Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a child

This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr., with an unidentified young child, unknown location. Cyrus Leland, Jr., was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. Leland was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of Internal Revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory 1889-1893, and was then named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland later died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Main building at the Industrial School for Boys, Topeka, Kansas

View of the main building at the State Industrial School for Boys in Topeka, Kansas. The school opened its doors in 1881 to educate young men who had committed criminal acts. The school was located north of the capitol building on about 170 acres of land that was given by the city of Topeka.

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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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Rural Free Delivery wagon, Maple Hill, Kansas

These two black and white photographs show the first Rural Free Delivery wagon for the U.S. mail in Maple Hill, Kansas. In the first image Mr. Joe Boyd, is seated behind the horse-drawn wagon as a unidentified girl stands in the cab of the vehicle The second image show two women and three children informally posing with Mr. Boyd and his wagon at a unidentified location. The wagon is label R.F.D. No. 1, U.S. Mail, Maple Hill Kan.

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Children playing, Kansas City, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

These children are on seesaws (teeter totters) at a play center, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.

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Arthur Capper

This black and white photograph shows U.S. Senator Arthur Capper holding the hand of a young girl with crutches and leg braces. As an advocate for children's welfare, in 1934 Capper used his resources to create the "Capper Foundation for Crippled Children" in Topeka, Kansas.

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Nursery school, Frontenac, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

African American children playing in a nursery school, Frontenac, Kansas. This school was part of the Works Progress Administration.

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Dancing at a recreation center, Leavenworth, Kansas

United States. Works Progress Administration

These couples are dancing at an African American recreation center in Leavenworth, Kansas. This recreation center was part of the Works Progress Administration projects.

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