This view of the First National Temperance Camp meeting held in 1878 at Bismarck Grove near Lawrence is among the historical photographs available on the new Web site Kansas Memory (www.kansasmemory.org). The online resource features a portion of the images and manuscripts archived in the Kansas State Historical Society's collection.
This copy of a sketch of John Brown was made by Daniel Beard (1850-1941). The photo was taken Sept. 12, 1856, by Col. John Bowles in Lawrence. This is the only photo of Brown taken in Kansas. The sketch was used by Richard Hinton in his book "John Brown and His Men."
American Indians pose for a photo at the Haskell Institute stadium dedication Oct. 27-30, 1926, in Lawrence. The man in the top row, second from right, is Two Guns White Calf. He was the model for the Indian head buffalo nickel.
Hugh Cameron (1826-1908), "The Kansas Hermit," walked from Kansas City to Lawrence in 1854, staked out a claim and later named it "Camp Ben Harrison." In 1896, he made a pilgrimage to Albuquerque, carrying a message of forgiveness to former U.S. Senator Edmund G. Ross from the people of Kansas. Civil War Kansans had blamed Ross for saving President Andrew Johnson from impeachment. Cameron at one time lived in a tree near Lawrence. "Union Salvators Prosperity Props" is written on the photograph, which was taken between 1890 and 1908.
African-American children receiving music instruction at a Lawrence recreation center, part of the Works Progress Administration. The photo was taken between 1935 and 1943.
Workers construct dioramas in a Lawrence studio for the Work Projects Administration's Museum projects. The photo was taken in 1939 or 1940.
This 1867 stereograph by Alexander Gardner shows a building at Kansas University. The Kansas River and the town of Lawrence are visible in the background.