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William Howard Taft campaigning for President, Newton, Kansas

This sepia colored photograph shows William Howard Taft, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency, speaking to the crowd at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Newton, Kansas. Standing to the left of Taft is the U.S. Senator from Kansas Charles Curtis. Taft won the November election by defeating the Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan to become the twenty-seventh President of the United States.

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Jacob Christian Ruppenthal

This is a political advertisement for Jacob Christian Ruppenthal, running for re-election as Judge of the 23rd Judicial District of Kansas. The district covered the counties of Russell, Ellis, Trego, Gove, Logan, and Wallace. Ruppenthal lived in Russell, Kansas.

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Theodore Roosevelt, Newton, Kansas

These two black and white photographs show the Governor of New York, Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning as the Republican candidate for the U.S. vice-presidency in Newton, Kansas. In the first photograph Roosevelt is standing on the rear platform of a train with Kansas Governor William Stanley, and an unidentified gentleman. The second photograph shows Roosevelt speaking before a crowd in Newton Hall. Roosevelt and President William McKinney defeated the Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan and running mate Adlai Stevenson I in the November general election.

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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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