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Shoe Shop School scene, Finney County, Kansas

Maude Elliott explains on the back of the photograph how the chuck wagon she was using as a school progressed into a shoe shop in Garden City. When the new district was opened, the wagon was hitched behind a pair of mules who drew it to the new school location. Maude Elliott was supposed to get a new school house, but unfortunately the new school building was still unfinished by the time she left.

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Shoe Shop School, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows the Shoe Shop School with paper covering the sides, wheels, and all. The paper proved to be poor insulation and did not keep the wind or the children from slipping under the school room floor. The ten children pictured were only half of Maude Elliott's pupils. She taught thirty-two classes a day, all eight grades.

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School in a chuck wagon, Finney County, Kansas

This photograph shows Maude Elliott's first school building; it was used as a chuck wagon where two or three women cooked for a crew of men. The tent was their "living room" which could be as easily moved from place to place as the chuck wagon. A pair of mules was all that was needed to move Maude Elliott's school building around.

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Students, Greeley County, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a group of students with their teacher in front of a one-room schoolhouse in Greeley County, Kansas. Two of the children are informally posed with their respective mules. For many students, during the 1880s and the 1910s, the commute to school consisted of walking or riding a livestock animal.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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Haskell Institute Indian Pow Wow and Congress

Twenty-eight photographs of the Indian Pow Wow and Congress held at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas in the fall of 1926.

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Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Dresher, G. C.

This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.

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Sunday school class, Baken Valley School, Wilson County, Kansas

This is a photograph of a Sunday school class standing on the steps of Baken Valley School, northeast of Fredonia, in rural Wilson County, Kansas. There are two buggies full of people on either side of the group, which includes children and adults of all ages.

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Kid wagon at Atlanta, Kansas

This is a photograph of a kid wagon or a school wagon in Atlanta, Kansas. Dwight Markley is standing 4th from left and Hubert ______ fifth from left.

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El Dorado H.S. Sophomore Float, Kaffir Corn Carnival Parade, El Dorado, Kansas

This photograph shows the sophomore class of El Dorado High School with a parade float they made for the Kaffir Corn Carnival parade in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.

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