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Carry Amelia Nation

Liegel Cooper

Carry Amelia Nation carrying a hatchet and Bible.

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John Brown portrait

Ruggles, Quartus E.

Oil portrait of John Brown, painted in 1882 by Quartus Ruggles. The famed abolitionist joined his sons in Kansas in 1855 and engaged in often violent activity directed at proslavery supporters. This portrait depicts Brown as he would have appeared after the Battle of Osawatomie, where free-state and proslavery bands clashed in 1856. The artist, Quartus Ruggles, never met Brown himself but painted this portrait over 20 years after the man?s death. It was displayed in the Society?s portrait gallery for many years.

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John Brown

Ruggles, Quartus E., 1849-1946

A portrait of John Brown copied from a painting by Quartus Ruggles.

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"Bricklayer Bill" Kennedy to Governor Fred Hall

"Bricklayer Bill" Kennedy

St. Louis, Missouri, resident "Bricklayer Bill" Kennedy writes Governor Fred Hall of Topeka, Kansas concerning his veto of the "Right-To-Work" bill (House Bill No. 30) then recently passed by both houses of the Kansas Legislature. Mr. Kennedy commends the Governor for vetoing the bill and implies that the entire laboring class in Kansas (both union and non-union) will benefit. A union member for fifty-eight years, Mr. Kennedy denounces any association with "red or radical" unions and thereby acknowledges a popular perception linking organized labor with communism. House Bill No. 30 stated that no person should be required to join a labor organization to gain or retain employment. Kansas voters at the 1958 general election approved a "Right-To-Work" amendment to the state constitution.

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Goodby to holidays with pay

2nd District COPE

This political advertisement in the Wyandotte Echo sought to defeat the "right to work" amendment to the Kansas state constitution before voters in the November 1958 election. Though carried in 93 of the 105 Kansas counties, the amendment was unpopular in Wyandotte County where it was defeated by nearly 3 to 1.

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Veteranen, 54th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers

54th New York Volunteer Regiment, United States Army

This item from the papers of Carl Julius Adolph "Ado" Hunnius is an invitation to the 33 year reunion for the 54th Regiment, New York Volunteers, which was held in the Victor Ecstein Metropoliten Hotel in New York City, New York. Hunnius joined the 54th New York, which was composed largely of German immigrants, during the American Civil War to serve the country in which he spent the rest of his life. After the Civil War, Hunnius moved to Kansas and served under Major General Winfield Scott Hancock during the 1867 effort to pacify various Native American tribes on the Great Plains.

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Mrs. T. Sutherland

A. G. DaLee

A portrait of Mrs. T. Sutherland, born in Ohio, August 4, 1820 and died in LaLuz, New Mexico, March 18, 1897. Mrs. Sutherland, along with her son and daughter, were in their home at the corner of Berkley and Massachusetts Streets, Lawrence, Kansas, at the time of Quantrill's raid.

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Esther E. Abbott to Lena Waage Gardner

Abbott, Esther E.

A twenty-eight page letter written by Esther E. Abbott, Le Roy, Kansas, to Lena Waage Gardner, Los Angeles, CA. Esther writes about her father's death, events involving family members and friends; her election as postmaster in Le Roy, Kansas, and a fire that destroyed the Le Roy post office.

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James B. Abbott, account of obtaining Sharp's rifles for Free State militia

Abbott, James B., 1818-1897

James Abbott recalled his experiences as a free state activist who participated in several Kansas Territory conflicts. In this account, he related a brief history of the Kansas Territory's political conflicts between free state and proslavery men, and recounted the events of his own trip back East to secure funds and rifles for the free state cause. His purchases included a mountain howitzer and 117 Sharp's rifles, all of which were smuggled under cover of disguise back to Kansas Territory and into the arms of free state militia. [This transcribed version of the events is either a copy of an original handwritten manuscript, or a compilation based on a personal oral interview.]

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Account of provisions and supplies issued to destitute Shawnees

Abbott, James Burnett

This account book belonging to an Indian agent named James Burnett Abbott lists the names of Shawnee Indian heads of household, the number of family members within their household, and the amount of pork, corn, and meal provided by the government to each Shawnee. The Shawnee had emigrated to Kansas after the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Only an excerpt is included here.

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