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Rural mail carriers, Oakley, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows three rural mail carriers standing beside their motorcycles in front of the post office at Oakley, Kansas. Two of the motorcycles have Thor IV written across the tank.


Rural mail carriers, Oakley, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows three rural mail carriers on their motorcycles in front of the post office at Oakley, Kansas. Two of the motorcycles have Thor IV written across the tanks.


Topeka Post Office, Topeka, Kansas

This sepia colored photograph shows the Topeka Post Office substation "C" at the intersection of Willow and Greenwood in the Potwin Place subdivision. The uniquely designed building served as a trolley station and post office for the residents of the Potwin neighborhood. The individuals have been identified from left to right: George Dagg, mailer carrier, Fred Farnsworth, mail carrier, and Abram Bunker, station "C" manger.


Richard Josiah Hinton

A black and white photo of Richard Josiah Hinton, 1830-1901. Hinton a New York journalist and an anti-slavery advocate moved to the Kansas territory, in June of 1856, to battle against the expansion of slavery in the new territory. Shortly after his arrival in Lawrence, KS, Hinton soon advocated against slavery by writing to Eastern newspapers about the turbulent affairs in the Kansas territory. The numerous newspaper articles penned by Hinton reflected the individual's views and opinions of a free-state without the institution of slavery. By the early part of 1862, Hinton was recruiting volunteers for the First Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment, and was appointed the rank of first lieutenant to the Regiment. He continued to move up in the military ranks with the promotion to captain of Company B, Second Kansas Colored on October 21, 1863. In November of 1856, Hinton mustered out of military service having reached the brevet rank of colonel. He finished the war serving as acting inspector general of the Freeman's Bureau as well as being sent to the South for secret service work ordered by President Abraham Lincoln. Following the war Hinton contributed articles to many different magazines and wrote several books, including John Brown and His Men: With Some Account of the Roads They Traveled to Reach Harpers Ferry (1894), an admiring biography of Hinton's old leader and hero. He, also, held several politically appointed positions within the federal government (i.e., United States commissioner of emigration in Europe in 1867; inspector of U.S. consulates in Europe; special agent to President Ulysses S. Grant to Vienna in 1873; special agent to the Departments of Treasury and State on the frontier and in Mexico in 1883; irrigation engineer to the U.S. Geological Survey from 1889-1890; and special agent in charge of the Department of Agriculture from 1890 to 1892.) While on business in London, England, Hinton died suddenly on December 20, 1901.


Joseph Little Bristow

Boyces Studio, Washington, D.C.

Joseph Little Bristow, a newspaper editor and publisher, U.S. Senator, and fourth assistant Postmaster General.


E.F. Reser

This is a portrait of E.F. Reser of Greensburg, Kansas. He was a Republican state representative of the 97th Dist., Kiowa County.


William Howard Thompson

A portrait of William Howard Thompson, who served as a judge for the thirty-second judicial district of Kansas from 1906 to 1913. In 1912, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1919. As a senator, he chaired the committee on Expenditures in the Departments of Commerce and Labor. He also served on the committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses.


Osborne Fire Department, Osborne, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows a group of firemen in their uniforms standing beside or seated behind the wheel of a fire truck in Osborne, Kansas. The second image is just the fire truck. Both images are, probably, in front of the town's fire station.


Lewis Taylor Hussey

This black and white photograph shows Lewis Taylor Hussey, (1866-1954). Hussey, a native of Ohio, came to Kansas at the age of two with his family and settled near the town of Williamsburg, Kansas. He later moved to Lyndon, Kansas, in 1889, where he established his professional career as an insurance adjuster. Actively involved in his community, Hussey organized the Osage Fire Insurance Company and he held a number of political offices from the city clerk of Lyndon to the deputy register of deeds of Osage County. He also served as Lyndon's mayor before making a political bid in 1904 for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Hussey represented the Thirty-Fifth district for one term before his appointment in 1905 as the state's oil inspector. When he stepped down from the position in 1909, he continued to serve the state through a number of key political posts. In 1915, Governor Arthur Capper appointed Hussey to the position of state fire marshal. In 1923 he became the chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission. Hussey's long and successful career as a public servant came to a close on December 29, 1954, when he passed away at the age of eighty-eight in Topeka, Kansas.


Lilla Day Monroe and Lillian Mitchner

Lilla Day Monroe (left) was one of Topeka?s leading citizens during the early part of the twentieth century. Over the course of her life, she served as president of the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association, editor of "The Club Member" and "The Kansas Woman?s Journal," and as a founding member of the Good Government Club. Lillian Mitchner (right) was state president of the Kansas Woman?s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).

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