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Clarina Irene Howard Nichols

This photograph is a studio portrait of Clarina Irene Howard Nichols. In 1854 Nichols joined the New England Emigrant Aid Society and moved her family to a claim in southern Douglas County, near Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Her husband died the next year and in 1856 Nichols moved the family to Wyandotte County where she became associate editor of the Quindaro Chindowan, an abolitionist newspaper. Nichols attended the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention in 1859 where she secured liberal property rights for Kansas women, equal guardianship of their children, and the right to vote on all school questions. Susan B. Anthony paid tribute to Clarina Nichols in her book, "History of Woman Suffrage."


Rhees Singley's sod house

This is a view of Rhees Singley's sod house near Plains in Mead County, Kansas.


Ada McColl gathering buffalo chips near Lakin, Kansas

McColl, Polly

In this photograph, pioneer Ada McColl of Kearny County collects buffalo chips. In areas of western Kansas where trees were scarce, these chips were a convenient (and plentiful) source of fuel. This is an abridged version of an original photograph including Ada's brother Burt. The photograph was taken by Polly McColl, Ada's mother. For more information on this photograph, see the link to Reflections (Summer 2008) below.


Ada and Burt McColl gathering buffalo chips

McColl, Ada

Ada and her brother Burt McColl (in a dress) are gathering buffalo chips to use for heating and cooking fuel. An abridged version of this photograph without Burt is very common. For more information on this photograph, see the link to Reflections (Summer 2008) below. A family member confirmed that Burt (or Bert) was a boy.


Lilla Day Monroe

Lilla Day Monroe, 1858-1929, was a Kansas journalist who established and edited "The Club Woman" and "The Kansas Woman's Journal." As editor of "The Kansas Woman's Journal," Monroe solicited reminiscences of pioneer life from Kansas women, receiving hundreds of responses. She organized these reminiscences into a collection, and published many of them in the journal. She was also an active supporter of women's suffrage, being a member of the Kansas State Suffrage Association and serving as its president for several years.


Prairie Band Pottawatomi women

Parkman, Mary

This photograph of Mrs. Frank Mazhas and her two daughters, Louise and Lizzie, was taken in 1935 as part of the New Deal Federal Indian program. These women belonged to the Prairie Band of the Pottawatomi tribe and are wearing traditional Pottawatomi clothing used for festive occasions.


Family with their sod house, Decatur County, Kansas

This is a photograph of an unidentified family standing in front of their sod house near Norcatur, Decatur County, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is a windmill.


Christmas in Silkville

This photograph was taken of Silkville, Kansas residents at Christmastime. From left to right are Mrs. Lockhart, Mrs. Bitts, and son, Frank Bitts, Mr. Ernest V. de Boissiere, C. Sears, Mrs. A.V. Cobb, Laura Bitts, and Mary Cobb.


Milking cows on a farm in Riley County, Kansas

A photograph showing Nellie Zimmerman White milking a cow while her daughter, Flora White, watches. The dairy farm was located east of the Kaw River bridge across from Manhattan.


Red Cross women at work, World War I

This is a photograph of a group of Red Cross women from Seneca, Kansas, sewing bandages for the World War I war effort in 1918.

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