Gen. George A. Custer shown March 2, 1892.
Studio portrait of Marcellus Murdock as a young boy. As a young man, Murdock worked in various positions at the Wichita Eagle, a newspaper founded by his father, Marshall M. Murdock. In 1907 he assumed the position of publisher and eventually bought the rival paper, the Wichita Beacon. His interest in aviation led him to become a pilot in 1929 and to help create the Wichita Municipal airport at that time. He was a booster for Wichita and active in civic affairs throughout his life (1883-1970).
Mary Elizabeth Lease, who reportedly advocated that farmers should raise less corn and more hell.
Troops On Statehouse Steps in 1893.
View of a large Reeves steam tractor plowing prairie land to turn up sod.
Image showing the assistant sergeant-at-arms in the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka after peace was made between the Populists and Republicans at the conclusion of the Populist War.
Members of the Irwin Brothers' round-up crew sit on the ground eating a meal by the chuck wagon near Ashland.
The Dalton Gang crime spree came to an end in Coffeyville in 1892.
Temperance leader Carrie Amelia Nation, shown with her bible kneeling in prayer by a chair in a jail cell at an unknown location.
Carrie A. Nation was a hatchet-wielding crusader in the early 1900s and part of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union campaign to prohibit alcohol.
Saloon smasher Carrie Nation.
Stone's Folly, a castle-like home in Topeka built by E.R. Stone. Stone could not afford to complete the house, and it was later sold to the Rev. Charles Fox Parham, who started Bethel Bible College there around 1900.
Letting Carrie Nation out of jail in Harper in 1902.
The Colt Fair, held every year in Mulvane, Sept. 1, 1911.
Albin K. Longren's airplane plant in Topeka. The photograph shows the small-scale nature of early aircraft production.
A gentleman seated in a parked automobile on a snowy street in Osborne County.
Carrie Nation with the town marshal in Enterprise in 1901.
A 1903 flood on North Kansas Avenue in Topeka.
A gas tractor and plow, March 8, 1910.
Dr. Charles M. Sheldon, pastor at Central Congregational Church in Topeka, and the first to ask: "What would Jesus do?"
The Coleman Factory in Wichita.
A fictitious or exaggerated postcard showing a Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad car loaded with gigantic cucumbers.
A postcard showing Albin K. Longren taking his first flight, September 2, 1911. The plane was powered with an eight-cylinder, water-cooled, 60-horsepower motor. He built and flew the airplane without any prior experience.
Longren in his first plane, which he built and flew with no prior experience.
This photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe section crew posed with steam locomotive 1429 near Ottawa.
World War I troops standing in military formation on the streets of Iola.
The United States Navy Recruiting station at 913 Kansas Ave., Topeka, during World War I. Standing in front of the station, from left to right, are William H.Province, U.S. Navy recruiting officer, and George P. Morehouse, chairman for the membership committee of the Topeka Navy League. To the left, a car has been decorated with flags and banners for a patriotic parade June 5, 1917.
A group of German-American farmers stands before a large steam tractor and threshing machine in Marion County. An American flag is displayed, suspended between the two machines.
An oil gusher in the El Dorado Oil Field.
A.A. Hyde, inventor of Mentholatum.
A group of women's suffrage supporters at the Douglas County Fair in Lawrence. Group members included the following: Mary A. Brooks, Mary Evelyn Ransom Strong and Florence M. Payne. All were active members in the League of Women Voters.
2nd Lt. Edwin R Bleckley, of Wichita, recipient of the Air Force Medal of Honor during World War I.
Irwin Bleckley and family.
Binarville, France, October 6, 1918: Only four Army Air Service aviators received the Medal of Honor during World War I, half of them for one of the most famous episodes of that terrible conflict, the rescue of the famous "Lost Battalion."
One of three Buick cars used during the 300 mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star office. The three automobiles left from the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m. and arrived at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m to prove that a 300 mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia. Seated in the Buick are, from left to right, M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, Governor George H. Hodges and Fred Trigg.
Members of a baseball team in Iola.
Mr. & Mrs. A.K. Longren.
Influenza victims crowd into an emergency hospital near Fort Riley in this 1918 photo. The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed at least 20 million people worldwide.
2nd Lt. Erwin Bleckley, of Wichita, who in World War I helped deliver supplies by air to battalions in France. He was killed in one of the missions in 1918.