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Photograph of two boys preparing paint outside of Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. The boys, participants in the Future Farmers of America program, are standing outside the brick school building at a wooden platform. One pours a small bucket of paint into a larger container. They are surrounded by other materials, including Spanish-style roof tiles. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook.

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Photograph of Johnson County Fair exhibit booths and demonstrations in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1931. The stage is set up for cooking demonstrations with appliances and countertops facing the gymnasium. The gymnasium floor contains exhibit booths for businesses including FFOG Stores and ABC laundry appliances. Signs hanging from the gym rafters reading "Overland Parl Lumber Co.," "Farm Crops Department," and "Swarner Drug Co."

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Photograph of two women standing in a demonstration kitchen on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium stage as part of the Johnson County Fair in the early 1930s. The kitchen, bearing a Kansas City Power & Light Company sign, includes a refrigerator or ice box, a stove, and a curtained window. The women stand at a countertop, and one operates an electric stand mixer. 

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Photograph of a Johnson County Fair cooking demonstration set up on the stage of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium's stage in August 1931. Two women, dressed in white, stand behind tables and an electric stand mixer. Behind them are appliances including stoves and ice boxes. Potted flowers and plants line the front of the stage, which bears a sign that reads "K.C. Power & Light Co." A handwritten note below the image reads "Johnson County Fair Aug-27-28-29-1931."

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Photograph of the Johnson County Fair on the grounds of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1932. A group of people is pictured gathered at a Shawnee Mission Aggies Future Farmers of America booth alongside the brick school building. A Ferris wheel is visible in the background. A man smoking a pipe is crouched in front of a booth in the right foreground. 

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Photograph of Johnson County Fair activities in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1934. Booths and demonstrations are set up around the gym floor and stage. An area displaying "hardy garden roses" from Cloverset Flower Farm occupies the foreground of the image. The left side of the image includes bleachers, a photobooth, a booth for Skelgas stoves, and a furniture booth. A booth in the middle of the image offers multiple refrigerators or iceboxes. The stage appears to be set up as a kitchen for cooking demonstrations. 

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Photograph of the Finkelston family home in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1936. The house, at the southeast corner of 69th Street and Reeds Road, was built in 1933 after the family's previous house burned. 

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Photograph of the Finkelston family home in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1936. The house, at the southeast corner of 69th Street and Reeds Road, was built in 1933 after the family's previous house burned. 

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Photograph of a group of young men gathered near two bars at Porter Dairy Farm in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1930. The barns are built from stone on their lower levels and have wood siding on the second levels. The group of 25 young men wear a variety of clothing, including overalls, hats, and neckties. The farm was located near 91st Street and Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Photograph of the Hoge Funeral Home building at 8024 Santa Fe Drive, in the 1930s. Originally built as a home for the Charles Pincomb family, the building became the site of Hoge Funeral Home in 1932. The business operated in this location until 1965 when the house was razed and a new funeral home building constructed to the south. The two story building is pictured with stucco siding and a Spanish tile roof, and the fender of a car is visible parked on Santa Fe Drive.

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Photograph of a woman relaxing in a hammock, surrounded by a flock of chickens, at the Schultzel farm circa 1937. The woman, identified as Mrs. Nichols, is dressed in a blouse and skirt, and was visiting the farm as a member of the Broadway Methodist Church of Kansas City, Missouri. A multicolored flock of chickens surrounds the hammock on the ground, and she is reaching out to touch one of the hens. A flower garden is pictured behind the hammock. The 55-acre farm, near 135th Street (then Kansas Highway 150) and Switzer Street, was owned by Emil J.

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Photograph of a group of nine women seated near a flock of chickens at the Schultzel Farm circa 1937. The women, part of a Broadway Methodist Church (Kansas City, MO) women's group. Eight of the women are seated, several with purses on their laps, with one woman standing. The 55-acre farm, near 135th Street (then Kansas Highway 150) and Switzer Street, was owned by Emil J. and Dorothy Schutzel from 1934 to 1960.

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