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Amelia Earhart

This photograph shows aviator Amelia Earhart on a parade float at a homecoming parade in Atchison, Kansas. A native of Atchison, Kansas, Earhart spoke at Memorial Hall to a crowd of 3,500 people during her visit. Earhart set a record flying solo across the Atlantic in her Lockheed Vega. She made the 14-hour, 56-minute flight from Newfoundland to Ireland in May 1932. Earlier, she had been the first woman to cross the Atlantic as a passenger in a plane.

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Amelia Earhart

This is an informal photograph of Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937. She is seated between two women on a parade float in Atchison, Kansas. The two women may be Barbara and Lorraine Hellener, daughters of the City Manager, Earl Hellener. Also visible are the float's driver, spectators, and parked automobiles along the city street. A native of Atchison, Earhart spoke at Memorial Hall to a crowd of 3,500 people during her visit. The parade was June 7, 1935.

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Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance, 1909-1979, was a well-known actress born Vivian Roberta Jones in Cherryvale in Montgomery County, Kansas. As a young child, Vance moved to Independence, Kansas where she found her love of acting under the tutelage of playwright William Inge. Her most famous role was as Ethel Mertz on the television show "I Love Lucy" with Lucille Ball.

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Band, Iola, Kansas

Gilison, Arthur

An informal portrait of the members of a band shown on stage at the Iola theatre in Iola, Kansas. The band is composed of nine women, several of whom are shown with their instruments, and a man shown seated at the piano.

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Sara Wallace

This black and white portrait shows Sara Wallace, (1881-1930), taken from the Sept-Oct 1931 poetry magazine "The Harp". A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Mrs. Wallace and her husband Leslie were the publishers of the Larned, Kansas newspaper the "Tiller and Toiler". As a writer, she wrote about the daily activities surrounding her community. In a series of stories that were published in the "Tiller and Toiler", Mrs. Wallace captured the quality of life in a small Kansas town when she wrote about the daily lives of the women in and around the town of Larned. Her writing talents were put to paper until her death in 1930 at the age of forty-nine.

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Graves Drug Store, Garnett, Kansas

Interior view of Graves Drug Store. Shown is the soda fountain, employees, and a customer.

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Sugar beet field, Finney County, Kansas

Photograph showing a man and two women standing in a sugar beet farm in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph also shows the man holding a very large sugar beet in his hand. The photograph was donated by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.

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Thelma Zeller Caponegro

This is a photo of Thelma Zeller Caponegro wearing her Army nurse uniform.

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Delma Fraser, Santa Fe Chief Courier Nurse

This black and white photograph shows chief Santa Fe courier nurse Delma Fraser. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels, the nurses also assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.

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Maude Josephine Mitchell

This black and white photograph shows artist Maude Josephine Mitchell, (1875-1957), standing before a painting in her upstairs studio at the family farm. The painting depicts the family homestead, "Big Four Ranch", located three miles east of Wabaunsee in Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Her father Captain William E. Mitchell built the home in 1856. He was a member of the Beecher Bible and Rifle Society. The home once served as a safe house for slaves during the Underground Railroad but today it is maintained as a private residence. Maude began formal art training at the New York State Normal College in Buffalo, NY. After graduation she returned to Kansas to teach in the Manhattan area before entering the Columbia University School of Art in New York. In 1900, she graduated from Columbia and continued her studies at the Art Student League in New York City. Maude also spent some time at an art colony in the Catskills concentrating on her technique for landscape painting. Around 1901, Maude was appointed supervisor of art in the Dubuque, Iowa, public school system. A year later she became an art instructor at the Wisconsin State Normal College in Patteville, Wisconsin, where she taught for thirteen years. In the 1920s she returned to Kansas to oversee the family farm. In the 1930s and 1940s, Maude became well known as a Kansas artist for painting the prairie and wheat fields of Wabaunsee and Pottawatomie counties. Her paintings were included in art exhibits in Topeka and in Kansas City. In addition to her painting, Maude played and composed on the piano three songs "Prairie Roads a Windin", "The Dance of Romance" and "Ridin' in the Rain". In her later years Maude designed the gateway for the Wabaunsee Township Cemetery. To her family and friends she was remembered as a wonderful hostess who welcomed everyone with open arms into her home. On October 15, 1957, Maude passed away after a brief illness at the age of eighty-two.

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