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Family group photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P110


This collection contains one mounted photograph of a family group, possibly brothers and sisters, bought at an auction in DeSoto, Kansas by Gene Muller.


  • approximately 1880s-1890s?

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of DeSoto, Kansas

DeSoto, Kansas is located in the northwestern part of Johnson County, with a small area in Leavenworth County, on the southern bank of the Kansas River. Johnson County, established in 1855, was the first county in the Kansas Territory and is now part of the southwestern Kansas City metropolitan area. As of 2020, Johnson County is the most populous county in Kansas with more than 600,000 residents.

DeSoto was founded in 1857 and named for the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto. The first European settlers built a steam saw mill in the 1850s around which other buildings and shelters were constructed. It became a third class city and established a mail route in 1902, but experienced only modest increases in population until World War II.

[Information obtained from the Desoto Planning Commission and Johnson County website.]


1 folder (1 item)

Physical Location

RH PH P110

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mr. and Mrs. Gene A. Muller, 1971.

Guide to the Gene Muller Collection
Family group photograph
Finding aid prepared by geb. Finding aid encoded by geb.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Family group photograph, RH PH P110, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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