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Buster Keaton

This is a photograph of silent film comedian and director Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton, 1895-1966, as a child. Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas, and performed as a member of his parents' vaudevillian act from the age of three.

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New Century Toy Band, Valley Falls, Kansas

A formal portrait of the members of the New Century Toy Band of Valley Falls, Kansas.

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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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Avis Chitwood

The Elite

This is a portrait of Avis Chitwood as a child. Avis was born in Mound City, December 29, 1893, and died in Topeka, January 25, 1994, at the age of 100. She is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. She was a teacher, painter, illustrator, printmaker, and etcher. She specialized in rustic buildings, wildflowers, and missions.

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African American musicians

Lawrence, A (Alfred), 19th cent.

This photograph, from a glass plate negative, shows a group of African American men holding musical instruments alongside two women and children. Alfred Lawrence's studio was located in Lawrence, Kansas, but the actual location of this photograph is not known.

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