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Early occupational photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2810


Cabinet card of three women in maid's uniforms, taken by James H. Leonard of Topeka, Kansas.


  • Creation: between 1870 - 1875


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Biography of James H. Leonard

James H. Leonard was born in Mexico, Indiana in 1846, enlisting with Company C in the 135th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. He studied at Valparaiso University before moving to Kansas.

Leonard came to Topeka, Kansas in the early 1870s, establishing a photography studio downtown under the name J. H. Leonard Photographer. Within a few years he took on a partner, H. T. Martin, and the business became known as Leonard & Martin Photographers. Martin left the partnership in the 1880s, and Leonard sold the business in 1913 to L. Cady Hode.

Leonard married Winnie E. Eakin in 1877, with whom he had a daughter. Mrs. Leonard died in 1936, and James H. Leonard died in 1941.


1 folder

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH P2810

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2006.

Guide to the Early Occupational Photograph Collection
Early occupational photograph
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Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Early occupational photograph, RH PH P2810, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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