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Accession Number: 1987.138.0

Physical Description: Colored pencil paper drawing depicting a distorted elderly man and woman with the Kansas statehouse. Pictured is an elderly woman with sunflowers in her hair at left. At right is an elderly man wearing glasses, a baseball cap, and holding a sunflower. In the center is a stylized Kansas Statehouse with burning blue birthday candles on the steps. An outline of the state of Kansas, including images of tepees, covered wagons, a buffalo, and crosses marking graves, borders the drawing. Drawing is housed in a steel frame with glass.

History of Object: Drawing by Elizabeth ?Grandma? Layton to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Kansas. Layton, a Wellsville-native, began drawing when she was 68-years-old and received national attention for her work. This painting depicts Layton and her husband, Glenn. Don Lambert, an Ottowa journalist that discovered Layton in 1977, donated the painting. Donor requests credit line to read ?Gift of Don Lambert, in appreciation of Vanguard Products Corporation.?

Date: 1985

Dimensions (in cm): 92.00 (H) 75.30 (W) 2.00 (D)

Marks/Inscriptions: [artist?s signature in the lower right corner] Grandma Layton / August 14, 1985 / For Don Lambert //

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Layton, Elizabeth, 1909-
    Theme/topic: Anniversaries
    Theme/topic: Centennial celebrations
    Individual: Layton, Glenn A., 1907-1995
    Origin, Place of: Wellsville (Kan.)
    Individual: Lambert, Don
    Origin, Place of: Franklin County (Kan.)

Creators and Contributors

    Layton, Elizabeth

Status: Cataloged

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