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William Allen White sculpture

Felten, Peter F., Jr.

Small plaster bust of newspaper editor William Allen White by Kansas artist Peter "Fritz" Felten, Jr. The model is associated with the 1981 installation of statues in the Kansas statehouse rotunda. A special committee selected Felten from Hays, Kansas, as the sculptor of statues depicting four notable Kansans--Arthur Capper, Amelia Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower, and White. Felten created this small model and three others to demonstrate his design concept. Residing primarily in Emporia, Kansas, William Allen White was a nationally recognized newspaper editor, politician, and author. In 1923, he won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. According to Felton, White?s face proved difficult to sculpt because he was ?a highly animated man.?

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William Allen White

Portrait of William Allen white, editor and owner of the Emporia Gazette newspaper, Emporia, Kansas.

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William Allen White

Portrait of William Allen White, editor of the "Emporia Gazette" newspaper in Emporia, Kansas.

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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.

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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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