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Arthur Capper

An informal portrait of Kansas Governor Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, signing the "Bone Dry Law" passed by the Kansas Legislature. The law prohibited possession of liquor within the state and ended direct shipments of liquor to Kansas from out-of-state vendors. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as a U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.

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Theodore Roosevelt at Baldwin, Kansas

Bridwell, Arthur

This is a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, William Allen White, Henry J. Allen, Joseph Bristow, and Osmon Grant Markham standing on the back of a passenger car at the Baldwin, Kansas railroad station.

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Road construction, Beloit, Kansas

This photograph shows men building roads on a Good Roads Day, Beloit, Kansas.

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Boys! Girls! kill the flies

Kansas State Board of Health

This advertisement encourages boys and girls to kill flies for a prize. The contest was sponsored by the Board of Health of Hutchinson. The ad was in a publication from the Kansas State Board of Health.

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Edgar Watson Howe

Portrait of Edgar Watson Howe, 1853-1937, author and founder of the Atchison Globe newspaper, Atchison, Kansas.

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German American farmers, Marion County, Kansas

This is a photograph of a group of German American farmers standing before a very large tractor and threshing machine in Marion County, Kansas. An American flag is suspended between the two machines.

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Willard, Jess

A portrait of Jess Willard, (1888-1968), native of Pottawatomie County, Kansas, who became the world heavyweight boxing champion, on April 5, 1915, when he defeated defending champion Jack Johnson in a twenty-six round match in Havana, Cuba. The "Pottawatomie Giant" as Willard was know in the boxing world, had a career of twenty-five wins but was unable to defend his title to challenger Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1919 in Toledo, Ohio. After the lost, Willard's boxing career came to a close and he pursued a new profession in movies and vaudeville shows. On December 15, 1968, Willard passed away at the age of eighty-six in Los Angeles, California.

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Clyde Cessna

This photograph shows a group of men including Clyde Cessna (4th from left) posing with the first plane built in Wichita. The image includes a description that reads "a part of the Beaver Boosters, Okla [Oklahoma]."

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St. Fidelis Church, Victoria, Kansas

This photograph is a side view of St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas. The church was built to serve the predominantly Catholic Volga German community that began settling the area about 1875. Construction on the church began in 1908 and was completed in 1911. It is known as the "Cathedral of the Plains," and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas

Grondal, Bror Gustaf

This is an informal portrait of women students picking daisies at a location where Priner Hall stands on Bethany College campus, Lindsborg, Kansas. Bethany Daisy, the college annual, received its name from this source.

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