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"A Damned Tight Place": General Jeff Thompson Confronts the Federals at Fredericktown, Missouri
Article describes and analyzes the Battle of Fredericktown, fought October 21, 1861. While a relatively small battle, "devoid of long-term strategic importance," it was the only significant battle in southeastern...
'Capote' Puts the Wraps on a Local Artwork
March 10, 2006
This column of Mike Hendricks features a portrait of Jesus Christ done by Perry Smith while in Lansing Prison and before the Clutter Family murders, later portrayed in Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood....
. ..Jean Laffite and Joseph Robidoux
Portraits and biographical article about the correspondence starting in 1818 between Joseph Robidoux (a Saint Louis businessman and founder of Saint Joseph, Missouri of French descent) and Jean Laffite...
140 Years Ago: The Progress of the War--June 1861
Portraits and description of Union General Nathaniel Lyon and "pro-Confederate Governor" Claiborne Jackson of Missouri clashing at the beginning of the Civil War in June 1861 with Lyon "ke[eping] Missouri...
A Change in a Great Firm: Bullene, Moore, Emery & Co. Now Emery, Bird, Thayer & Co.
Portraits (of L. T. Moore, J. T. Bird, W. B. Thayer [or William Bridges Thayer], and J. C. Fennell) and article about the change in name of the Bullene, Moore, Emery & Company dry goods store in 1895 to...
A Manual For the Observance of Special Days in Missouri Schools
Under a section in the book entitled Biographical, there is a listing for George Caleb Bingham which includes a brief list of his well known pictures and portraits.
Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid
1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890)
Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Adriance Van Brunt
File contains portraits and information on Adriance Van Brunt (1836-1913), a Kansas City architect and namesake of Van Brunt Boulevard. Native of New Jersey and brother of John Van Brunt (no relation to...
Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Inside Front Cover
Inside front cover of a scrapbook of advertising and calling cards containing the cover of a magazine: "Old Sleuth Library. A series of the most thrilling Detective Stories ever published. No. 59. Vol....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 28 with Women
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards depicting women and girls arranged in three rows. The central image is of a girl in a feathered hat holding flowers. It is cut to shape. The corner cards...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 31 with Traditional Costumes
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six. Each card is 4 x 7 cm. Eleven of them show portraits of men in the traditional dress of a country. Cards identify the country...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 41 with Boys Playing and Women
Scrapbook page containing 31 advertising cards. Six of the cards are 4 x 7 cm. and show boys playing a game or prank or getting in trouble. Activities include wading, eating an apple, and holding a baseball...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 57 with Portraits and People in Outdoor Scenes
Scrapbook page containing eight smaller advertising cards arranged artfully around a larger central card. Central card shows a woman holding a rose. Two small cards show a boy and a girl with flowers....
African American Artists in Greater Kansas City
File contains a publication entitled "Exhibit of Outstanding Negro Americans" which is dated May 7-June 1, 1947. This exhibit contained 32 oil portraits done by Betsy Graves Reyneau and Laura Wheeler Waring...
An older woman in a coat and glasses standing outdoors in front of a building.
Alexander Franklin (Frank) James
Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Not visible in the image is "Frank...
American Artist, American Indians
February 8, 2004
Article notes the traveling exhibit of George Catlin's paintings of American Indians, currently at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibit opened February 7, 2004 and will run until April 18, 2004....
Illustration and biographical sketch of artist Thomas Hart Benton.
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