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Kansas State Capitol building, Topeka, Kansas, 1867

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

This stereograph shows the Kansas State Capitol building under construction in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, in 1867. The photograph shows scaffolding, workers, building stone, and a portion of the completed first floor. The stereograph is from Alexander Gardner's series, "Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division," and includes the notation "351 miles west of St. Louis Mo."

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Samuel Clarke Pomeroy

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

This is a portrait of Samuel Clark Pomeroy, 1861-1873, Atchison, Kansas. He served as United States Senator from Kansas, April 4, 1861, to March 3, 1873, and as president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.

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Preston B Plumb

Brown's Photographic Gallery

Portrait of Preston B. Plumb, 1837-1891, in military uniform. He served in the Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

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Thomas Carney, Kansas Governor

Henry, E. E.

Portrait of Thomas Carney, a Republican from Leavenworth, Kansas, served as Governor of Kansas from January 12, 1863 to January 9, 1865. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1864 but declined to serve.

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Edward P. McCabe

Leonard & Martin

Portrait of Edward P. McCabe, Kansas State Auditor, 1883-1887.

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Samuel Johnson Crawford

Leonard, J. H.

Portrait of Samuel Johnson Crawford, third Governor of Kansas from 1865to 1868. He is the youngest man to have served as Governor, being only 29 years old when elected. He resigned from office November 4, 1868 to take command of the 19th Kansas Regiment. He died in Topeka on October 21, 1913.

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Abraham Lincoln

An engraving of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the Civil War, saving the Union and ending slavery, only to be assassinated as the war was virtually over. Before becoming the first Republican elected to the Presidency, Lincoln was a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.

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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok

Blakeslee, W.

This studio portrait shows James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok in buckskins ,1837-1876. The legendary lawman and gun-slinger begins his career in 1858 as peace officer of the Monticello Township in the Kansas Territory of Johnson County. For a number of years Hickok also works as a government scout, guide and deputy U.S. marshal across the Great Plains. His reputation as a skilled marksman proceeded him wherever he went. In 1869 Hickok is elected marshal of Hays, Kansas and sheriff of Ellis County, Kansas. A role he serves until 1870. In 1871, he is hired as Abilene, Kansas' town marshal. As marshal he earns fame for being a quick draw and for spending most of his time playing cards. Hickok is killed on August 01, 1876 while playing a game of poker at a saloon in the Deadwood, Dakota Territory.

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Eli Thayer

Tucker, E. S.

Portrait of Eli Thayer, 1819-1899, who in 1853-54 was a representative in the Massachusetts legislature, and while there, originated and organized the New England Emigrant Aid Company. He worked to combine the northern states in support of his plan to send antislavery settlers into Kansas. Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, and Ossawatomie, Kansas, were settled under the auspices of his company.

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William Allen White

Loomis, F. A.

Portrait of William Allen White, editor of the Emporia Gazette. The photograph was taken by F. A. Loomis, 522 Commercial Street, Emproia, KS.

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