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Farmer shoveling heavy dust

Farmers had to shovel dust from implements and uncover food for livestock. The dust began to blow in 1933 and for four years western Kansas was a part of the "dust bowl". On March 15, 1935, referred to as "black Friday," a tremendous dust storm hit western Kansas.


John Christoph photograph album

This album contains photographs of Ellinwood and Barton County, Kansas, taken by John Christoph. On June 18, 1891, he opened a photography gallery in the north room of a furniture store and continued in the business until February 14, 1919. Christoph also served as the Ellinwood police judge for twenty years.


William Henry Avery and family

A photograph of Governor William Henry Avery and his family on the snow covered lawn in front of the Governor's mansion, Cedar Crest. The photograph was used on the Governor's Christmas card. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.


L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Rexall Drug Store and Post Office, Alta Vista, Kansas

Two photographs showing the exterior view of the Rexall Drug Store and the Post Office in Alta Vista, Kansas. The first photograph shows damage from the 1912 tornado that struck Alta Vista. In the second photograph, two men are visible standing in front of the drug store, and another man is visible standing in front of the Post Office. The photograph identifies R. W. Hull as the proprietor. The sign above the corner door visible on the left side of the picture reads, "Drugs," and the sign above the windows reads, "Ice cream, candies, and cigars." Some advertising signs are partially visible in the window of the drug store. A small sign reading "Post Office" is partially visible in front of the windows of the building on the right.


Grangers versus hoppers

Henry Worrall, 1825-1902

This is a carte-de-visite published by the Downing Gallery in Topeka, Kansas. It depicts a cartoon by Kansas artist Henry Worrall showing Kansas farmers (Grangers) battling grasshoppers. The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was originally founded with the idea of educating and connecting farmers within America. The first Grange was set up in Fredonia, New York. From there granges spread across the U.S., providing classes and social events to farmers. The first Kansas Grange was organized in 1872 at Hiawatha. Within a few years, more than 1,000 Granges claiming more than 30,000 members had been established across the state. Read more about the Grange in Kansapedia.


Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

The photograph shows Garden City, Finney County, Kansas' 500 gallon pumper bought in 1927 and retired in 1962. The photograph shows what may have been an actual fire. The scene is behind the Stone Hotel, looking west. Also in the background of the photograph, the Methodist Church is visible.


Fire destroys Ottawa's Hamblin House

The Hamblin House hotel was erected in 1867 on the southwest corner of Second and Main in Ottawa, Kansas. It was destroyed by fire on February 10, 1895.


Ottawa's Rohrbaugh Theater destroyed by fire

Four sequenced pictures starting at 1:58 pm and finishing at 2:17 pm showing the destruction by fire of the Rohrbaugh Theater in Ottawa, Kansas.


Garfield School, Topeka, Kansas

Three black and white photographs of Garfield School in Topeka, Kansas, serving as an emergency hospital, possibly during the Spanish Influenza epidemic.

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