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Alma Sale Pavilion in Alma, Kansas

Black and white photograph of the sale pavilion in Alma, Kansas. It was located near the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway depot on the east edge of town. In later years, the building was used for drying whey created in the production of cheese. In this view, carpenters appear to be nearing completion of the building.

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Building museum dioramas, Lawrence, Kansas

A photograph showing workers constructing dioramas for the Work Progress Administration's Museum projects. The studio was located in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas

Holt, O.W.

This panoramic view shows civilian workers awaiting their pay at Camp Funston. The facility located on the Ft. Riley military reservation, named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston, was one of sixteen divisional cantonment training camps built during World War I to house and train soldiers for military duty. Construction began in July of 1917 as approximately 15,000 carpenters built buildings in city block squares. The number of buildings estimated to have been built at the camp, were from 2,800 to 4,000 to accommodate the over 40,000 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 89th Division that were stationed at the facility. After the war, Camp Funston became a "mustering-out" center as soldiers prepared to return to civilian life. In 1924, the military decommissioned the 2,000 acre site with the dismantling of the buildings.

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Carpenters building a home

This photograph shows six carpenters building a wood-framed house and four barefoot children standing in a group by the work bench. Also visible are saws, lumber, nail box, window frame, wood plane, work bench, saw horses, and construction site rubbish.

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Carpenters in Plains, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows carpenters building a two-story brick structure in Plains, Kansas. In the foreground to the right, the following is visible written across the metal container "Manufactured by Nelson, MFG & Supply Company, Hutchinson, Kansas".

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Charles Wolcott Smith

This photograph shows a formal portrait of Charles Wolcott Smith, (1831-1907). Smith a native of Portage County, Ohio, migrated to Lawrence, Kansas in 1854 from Lowell, Massachusetts as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company. A carpenter by trade, Smith was fortunate to escape from danger during Quantrill's Raid on August 21, 1863, as he was working on a building west of town. When he received word of the raid, Smith immediately came to the rescue to build wooden boxes for the deceased. On July 30, 1907, Smith died at the age of seventy-five at the home of his daughter Allie Omstead in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Charles Wolcott Smith

This photograph shows a formal portrait of Charles Wolcott Smith, (1831-1907). Smith a native of Portage County, Ohio, migrated to Lawrence, Kansas in 1854 from Lowell, Massachusetts as a member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company. A carpenter by trade, Smith was fortunate to escape from danger during Quantrill's Raid, on August 21, 1863, as he worked on a building west of town. When he received word of the raid, Smith immediately came to the rescue to build wooden boxes for the dead. On July 30, 1907, Smith died at the age of seventy-five at the home of his daughter Allie Homestead in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Church construction

This black and white photograph shows a view of four men seated on the roof or bell tower of a large stone church that is under construction. Also visible are a ladder, a utility pole and power lines, and construction materials in piles along the side and front of the building. The name and location of the church is not known.

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Construction at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Mark Moulden and Bill Hart are photographed as they worked on the courtyard exit from the Tower Building, West Campus of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

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Dan Kelley

This black and white photograph shows composer Dan Kelley of the song "Home on the Range". Kelley a carpenter by trade was also a musician and composer for the Harlan Brother orchestra. His musical talents and the beautiful verses from the poem "My Western Home" by Dr. Brewster Highley, set to music one of the most popular songs ever written. On June 30, 1947, "Home on the Range" was officially recognized as the state song of Kansas.

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