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Legless Andrews to Seat of G.A.R.

Andrews, Legless

Legless Andrews of Kansas City, Missouri, writes to the Kansas Department of the Grand Army of the Republic of Topeka, Kansas, concerning free attractions to be provided at the dedication ceremony of the Soldiers' Memorial Building in Topeka, May 27, 1914. Mr. Andrews describes himself as a legless airnaut [sic] and proposes to perform three balloon ascensions and parachute leaps for fifty dollars. He claims to be the only legless acrobat conducting such performances. This letter is significant for its documentation of the social history of disabled persons in the early twentieth century.

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Walter and Annabel Cordts

Portrait of Walter "Sonny" and Annabel Cordts, brother and sister tap dancing team, part of the Cordts family performers from Wamego, Kansas.

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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a soldier, buffalo hunter, and entertainer. He served as a Union scout in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche and was a member of the 7th Kansas Cavalry. He earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for supplying buffalo meat to construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. His skills of bravery and accurate marksmanship entertained audiences in the Wild West Show.

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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

Braithwaite, C. H.

Portrait of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody. During the Civil War, he served in the 7th Kansas Cavalry Regiment. Later, Cody was chief of scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Indian Wars. He claimed to have worked many jobs, but he became world famous for his Wild West show. He got his nickname for supplying Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with bison meat.

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