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Bessie Wilson photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH P2832
Overview

A collection of photographs from the family of Bessie Wilson. Includes two photographs of the 9th Cavalry band, a photograph of a father and his two daughters with the label "Wilson Family," a photograph of five African American men, and a large group photograph in front of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

Dates: approximately 1920s-1960s

Fort Riley World War II-era photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 517
Overview

Photographs of Fort Riley, Kan. and other locations during World War II and the years directly following. The photographs appear to have been taken mostly by a sergeant who trained at Fort Riley and was later sent overseas to serve in Europe and Japan. Several photographs show a three-vehicle wreck in a roadside ditch 33 kilometers from Landshut, Germany, potentially as part of "Exercise Normal," a large scale war maneuvers training event in the fall of 1948.

Dates: 1944 - 1949

Joseph Judd Pennell Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-81
Call Number: RH PH Pennell
Overview The J.J. Pennell Photograph Collection consists of 30,000 glass plate negatives taken in and around the Junction City, Kansas area between 1891-1923. Although Pennell was a highly successful portrait studio photographer, he also spent time in the community and at the nearby army post of Fort Riley recording social, church and school activities, construction and town growth, events such as floods, parades, polo games, and the routines of artillery and cavalry operations at the fort. The...
Dates: 1888 - 1923

Wilson-Gigax Family Photograph Collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 141
Overview

This collection contains portraits of Wilson and Gigax family members, photographs of various businesses in Abilene, and the Tremont Hotel in Coffeyville, Kansas. There is also a photo album which contains photographs of scenes in Dickinson and Geary counties around 1917-1920, which includes scenes at Camp Funston during World War I.

Dates: approximately 1866-1921