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Photograph, First house in Leavenworth
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: c. 1855
A photograph of the first dwelling house in Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, built in 1855. The date of the photograph is unknown. It was located between 4th and 5th Streets on Olive Street. A young African-American child was photographed standing next to the house.

Keywords: African Americans; Houses; Immigration and early settlement; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth buildings; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Photographs and Illustrations; Settlement


Photograph, Clarina Irene Howard Nichols
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: Between 1855 and 1860
Clarina Irene Howard Nichols and her husband settled in Quindaro, Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory. She was active in politics and women's rights. Nichols attended the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention 1859 where she secured for Kansas women liberal property rights, equal guardianship of their children, and the right to vote on all school questions. Susan B. Anthony paid tribute to Clarina Nichols in her "History of Woman Suffrage".

Keywords: Nichols, Clarina Irene Howard, 1810-1885; Photographs and Illustrations; Women; Women Legal status, laws, etc; Women Suffrage; Womens rights; Wyandotte Constitutional Convention, July 1859


Kansas pioneer staking his squatter claim, 1855
Authors: Reader, Samuel James
Date: July 26, 1855
Samuel Reader painted this watercolor of himself staking a claim at Indianola. Reader moved to Kansas from Illinois in 1855, attracted by "rich, cheap farm land" (as stated in his autobiography). The inscription on the painting reads, "Samuel J. Reader. July 26, 1855." The artist drew many Kansas territorial and Civil War scenes.

Keywords: Art; Artist; Daily life; Immigration (see Emigration and immigration); Indianola, Kansas Territory; Land acquisition; Land claims; Objects; Photographs and Illustrations; Reader, Samuel James; Settlement; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Squatters


Photograph, James W. Denver
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: Circa 1857
James W. Denver was the seventh Territorial Governor, serving from May 12 to July 3 and July 30 through October, 1858. He also served as acting Governor from December 21, 1857 through May 12, 1858. This engraving was made while he was serving as a member of the 34th Congress from California, just prior to being appointed acting Territorial Governor.

Keywords: Denver, James William, 1817-1892; Engravings; Photographs and Illustrations


Sketch of the Public Surveys in Kansas & Nebraska
Authors: Searl, Albert D.; Whitman, E. B.
Date: 1855
Indicates location of Fort Leavenworth. Indicates Native American inhabitation. At head of title: No. 1. Shows surveyed lands in eastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: Maps; Photographs and Illustrations; Surveyor General (see United States. Surveyor General); United States. Surveyor General


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