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Vice President Charles Curtis

Acme News Pictures, Inc

This black and white photograph shows Vice President Charles Curtis throwing out the first baseball to start the game between Democratic and Republican members of the House of Representatives, Washington D. C. Curtis, the 31st Vice President of the United States (1929-1933), was the first Native American to be elected to that office.


Governor Arthur Capper

Adams, Ken

A portrait of Arthur Capper who held office as the twentieth Kansas Governor from 1915 to 1919. After serving as Governor, he served in the U.S. Senate from 1919 to 1949. Along with his political roles, he was the owner and publisher of the Capper's Weekly and The Topeka Daily Capital newspapers.


James Gillpatrick Blunt

Addis & Noel's

This sepia colored carte-de-visite shows James Gillpatrick Blunt in a military uniform, (1826-1881). Blunt a commander of Union forces during the Civil War served as a lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Kansas Volunteer regiment under General James Lane. He rose through the ranks when President Abraham Lincoln appointed Blunt, in April of 1862, as brigadier general of the Department and Army of Kansas. His effective leadership skills combined with military strategies, brought victory in a series of battles and skirmishes from Missouri to Arkansas. The success from these campaigns, promoted Blunt, in March of 1863, to major general which was the highest military rank received by any Kansan in the Union army.


Charles Ransford Jennison

Addis' Brothers

This is a portrait of Charles Ransford Jennison, Colonel of the Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Jennison was commisioned a Colonel, for the second time during the Civil War, by Kansas Governor Thomas Carney shortly after William Quantrill and his raiders attacked Lawrence, Kansas, on the night of August 21, 1863. During this period, Col. Jennison commanded a brigade made up of both militia and volunteers from Kansas.


Minnie Klapp Harvey

Admire Studio

This is a photograph of Minnie Klapp Harvey, first cousin of Zelmah McGuire Pullins. Minnie was the bookkeeper at the dry goods store which later became Kneelands and G.W.Cleek's The Racket Store. Harvey is wearing black muslin sleeves with elastic at the wrists and above the elbows to keep her white blouse sleeves clean.


Sidney Clarke

Alden & Shellabarger

This cabinet card shows Sidney Clarke, (1831-1909), an abolitionist from Lawrence, Kansas, and supporter of the Free Soil Movement. Clarke began his career as a public servant when he enlisted in 1859 as a volunteer with the Frontier Guard. Recognized for his effective leadership skills, Clarke was appointed in 1862 as Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers. The following year he became the Assistant Provost Marshal General for Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota. Clarke returned to Kansas shortly before the close of the Civil War and was elected in 1864 to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican. He was re-elected in 1866 and 1868, but was defeated in 1870 due to various scandals he was associated with. In 1878, Clarke resumed his political career when he was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives as an independent. Clarke's career in Kansas politics came to an end in 1880 when he was unable to win a seat in the Kansas Senate. His life as a politician was once again revived, when Clarke moved to Oklahoma in the 1880s and became an advocate for settlement and statehood in the territory. Clarke's tireless efforts became a reality, when Oklahoma became the forty-sixth state on November 16, 1907. Sidney Clarke passed away on June 18, 1909 in Oklahoma City at the age of seventy-eight.


Harry Walter Colmery

Allen Studios

This is a photograph of Harry Walter Colmery taken later in life.


William Allen White

Alvord, L. G. (Lystrom G.)

Portrait of William Allen White, editor of the Emporia Gazette, holding a hat.


William Allen White

Alvord, L. G. (Lystrom G.)

This is an autographed photograph of William Allen White seated in a chair. As publisher and editor of the Emporia Gazette newspaper, White gained national fame with his editorial "What's the Matter with Kansas?" during the Populist era in the 1890s. A supporter of the Progressive movement, he wrote countless editorials as well as articles for national magazines and books. In 1924, he ran for governor of Kansas to highlight his campaign against the Ku Klux Klan.


Harry Walter Colmery, American Legion Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium.

American Battle Monuments Commission

This is a photograph of Harry Walter Colmey, American Legion National Commander, speaking at the dedication of the Flanders Field Chapel, Waeregham, Belgium, August 8, 1937. It was copied from Dedications American War Memorials In Europe, 1937.

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