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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."


Marshall Marcellus Murdock

Portrait of Marshall Marcellus Murdock, 1837-1908, a newspaperman, founder of the Wichita Eagle, and State Senator.


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.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

Portrait of Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, 1826-1900, a founder of Topeka, Kansas, served as Adjutant General, State Senator and Representative, owner of the "Topeka Tribune", member of the Board of Regents, and president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


William Powell Lear, Sr.

A portrait of William P. Lear, Sr. (1902-1978), chairman of the board of Lear Jet Industries, Inc. An American inventor and businessman, Lear developed radio direction finders, autopilots, and the first fully automatic aircraft landing system. Lear also developed and marketed a line of panel-mounted radios for General Aviation. His "LearAvian" series of portable radios, which incorporated radio direction finder circuits as well as broadcast band coverage, were especially popular. Lear also developed the 8-track cartridge, which was an audio tape system popular in the 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, which manufactured business jets in Wichita, Kansas. In 1990, Lear Jet was acquired by Bombardier Aerospace.


William Coffin Coleman

Smith, Edgar B.

This is an informal portrait of William Coffin Colemen, 1870-1957, shown experimenting with an early lamp. In 1901, Coleman moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he started the Coleman Lamp and Stove Company. During World War II, Coleman stoves became a revered item for thousands of G.I.s fighting overseas. Today, they have become commonplace to millions of campers.


Bluemont Central College (later Kansas State University) founders and early professors, Manhattan, Kansas

This is a photograph of Robert L. Harford, J. G. Schnebly, Washington Marlatt, Joseph Denison, and Isaac T. Goodnow, the first five professors at Bluemont Central College, which later became Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.


Arthur Capper

Portrait of Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, shown here at the age of fifty-three. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Martin and Osa Johnson

An informal portrait of Kansas explorers, authors, and naturalists, Martin Johnson, 1884-1937, and Osa Johnson, 1894-1953, posed by their airplane with native people in Borneo.


Martin and Osa Johnson

An informal portrait of Kansas naturalists and explorers, Martin Johnson, 1884-1937, and Osa Johnson, 1894-1953, posed on their airplane with two companions, and a half dozen native people on an unidentified shore in Borneo.

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