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"The End, 1883"

Garretson, M.S.

This ink on paper drawing by Martin Garretson depicts the artist's conception of the changes in western Kansas as the open prairie was claimed for family farms. By 1883, the vast buffalo herds of the central plains had been hunted almost to the point of extinction. In the drawing, one man is shown loading bleached buffalo bones into an oxen-drawn wagon, while another man with a horse-drawn plow has begun plowing the cleared prairie for a farm crop. A young girl and boy are shown with piles of horns and horned skulls, and a woman is shown standing in the doorway of a small farmhouse in the background.


Kansas Statehouse statuary

This is a program from the dedication of the four statues by Peter F. Felten, Jr. The statues are of Arthur Capper, Amelia Mary Earhart, William Allen White, and Dwight David Eisenhower. Brief biographies are included.


John Steuart Curry

John Steuart Curry standing on a ladder by the "Tragic Prelude" mural.


Kansas State House murals by John Steuart Curry

Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946

In this pamphlet, Kansas artist John Stuart Curry describes murals he created for the Kansas State Capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, include the "Tragic Prelude" featuring John Brown.


Las Animas

Tavernier, Jules

Brown wash sketch titled "Las Animas" by Jules Tavernier. Tavernier was born in Paris in 1844 and trained as an artist in France. He served as a soldier in the Franco-Prussian War, and his drawings of war-torn Paris were flown by hot air balloon to London for publication. After the war he worked as an illustrator in London and then in New York for Harper's Weekly. In 1872, Harper's sent him on a trip across the United States on an assignment to document the American West. He arrived in San Francisco in 1874. This sketch is most likely a scene that Tavernier saw while in Colorado on that trip. Tavernier went on to be a well-known artist in California before moving to Hawaii, where he was part of a group of artists known as the Volcano School. He died in Honolulu in 1889.

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