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Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Dresher, G. C.

This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.

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Veselik-Gannon photograph collection

Gannon, Richard

The Veselik-Gannon photograph collection documents farming and ranching activities in Sherman County, Kansas, in the early twentieth century. The photographs include images of sod houses and other residences, barns and outbuildings, many children and farm and ranching families, tractors and other farm machinery, horses and cattle, people doing farm chores, cowboys, and early automobiles and motorcycles. The John L. and Mary Veselik residence near Ruleton appears in many of the photographs. The photographer is unknown. Richard Gannon donated copies of the photographs to the Kansas Historical Society in 1983 after discovering them in a building on his property.

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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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Monterey, wedding

Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964

This couple have just been married in Monterey, CA. For commissioned officers, it is standard to walk through an Arch of Sabers after the wedding. In the background a four-horse team await the couple. There is also a mounted Army person at the head of the team. Notice the cars parked near by. Captain Hughes did not date the picture or tell who the couple were. However the wedding probably took place some time between 1932 and 1937, while Hughes was assigned to ROTC Duty Long Beach Poly High School. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Ladies' Ideal Band of Bethany photograph

Kansas City View Co.

This photograph represents the Ladies' Ideal Band of Bethany, riding in a horse-drawn wagon in MIssouri. The banner adorning the wagon reads, "Tourist Coffee M. & J. Blend." The women band members hold brass instruments and drums.

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Fourth of July celebration, Coldwater, Kansas

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

View of a 1903 Fourth of July celebration on a street in Coldwater, Kansas. Business buildings are visible along the street, including the Shultise & Allderdice General Supply Store.

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Spectators at a baseball game

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

This is a view of people, cars, and carriages at a baseball game, presumed to have been taken in Haskell County, Kansas.

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Parade float advertising the Exchange Hotel, Ashland, Kansas

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

View of a horse-drawn parade float advertising the Exchange Hotel on a street in Ashland, Kansas. People in the photograph are identified as: Dola Dorsey; Effie Morrison Dorsey; Emma Michael; Amy Dorsey Dugan; Hazel Klinger; Alvin Mull; Orilla Klinger; and Jack Dorsey, the driver.

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Cowboys in Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

View of Lon Ford (left) and Pearl Gillian (right, from Englewood, Kansas) on horses and leading pack animals. They were getting ready for a round-up in the eastern part of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory.

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People on a flatbed railroad car

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

This is a view, presumed to have been taken in Haskell County, Kansas, of a large group of people (men and women) on a flat railroad car being pulled by a locomotive. Also visible are a horse-drawn wagon and its driver.

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