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FFA Boys Preparing Paint

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.

FFA Boys in a Classroom

Photograph of young men, participants in the Future Farmers of American program, in a Shawnee Mission Rural High School classroom in 1940 or 1941. Five of the boys are clustered at a desk in the foreground, looking at trays filled with soil and plant matter. Six more students are visible in the background left of the image, gathered around another work surface. A note included with the image reads: "A group reading germination tests on own seeds." The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. 

FFA Boys Drinking Milk

Photograph of a group of 21 young men posing and drinking milk out of bottles circa 1935. The young men, participants in the Future Farmers of America program, stand next to a a barn. A herd of cows is visible in the background of the image.

FFA Boys at Milk Testing Cabinet

Photograph of two young men,  participants in the Future Farmers of America, at a milk testing cabinet in Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Three other young men occupy the foreground at the right of the image. The photo is part of the Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. A note on the back of the photo reads "Treating milk. Each Monday is set aside for free testing any samples sent in."

FFA Boys at KMBC Broadcast

Photograph of a large group of male Future Farmers of America participants with program advisor Harold Garver and KMBC broadcaster Phil Evans in 1940 or 1941. Evans stands to the left of the image; Garver, to the right, was the Shawnee Mission FFA chapter advisor from its inception in 1929. The FFA members are dressed in a variety of clothing, some with visible FFA emblems in the front row. The group is gathered around a microphone with a KMBC label. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Co-Operation" scrapbook.

FFA Boy with Wheelbarrow

Photograph of a young man holding a wheelbarrow outside of Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1938. The young man, a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, stands on snow-covered ground outside the school building. The photograph is part of the 1938 Future Farmers of American scrapbook.

FFA Boy with Bulletin Board

Photograph of Lawrence Zillhart, Future Farmers of America participant, holding a bulletin board outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. The bulletin board contains clippings from farm magazines and other information, and Zillhart wears a work shirt with an FFA patch sewn above the breast pocket. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. 

FFA Boy Preparing Paint

Photograph of Dan Porterfield, a Future Farmers of America participant, preparing paint outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Standing over a wooden crate or similar work surface, Porterfield mixes white paint with a stirrer in a large bucket.

FFA Boy Preparing Paint

Photograph of Dan Porterfield, a Future Farmers of America participant, preparing paint outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Wearing a shirt with "Dan" embroidered over a breast pocket, he is unscrewing the cap from a can of Taloco Gum turpentine over a large paint bucket. A can of Dutch Boy linseed oil sits on the platform next to the paint bucket. Stacks of Spanish-style roof tiles stand in stacks again the school building in the background of the image alongside other equipment.

FFA Boy in Cabbage Field

Photograph of a boy harvesting in a cabbage field circa 1940. Wearing a light tank top and dark overalls, the boy holds a head of cabbage over a bushel basket. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.

Ferby Family Band

Photograph of seven members of the Ferby family, posing with musical instruments circa the 1910s. The family, residents of Olathe, Kansas, performed as a band at events in Olathe's African-American community. From left to right, individuals in the front row are identified as unknown, unknown, Millie Ferby, and Moses Ferby; in the backrow, Lela Ferby, Bernie Ferby, and Millie Lewis. Each holds a musical instruments - among them, a violin, hand drum, and trumpet.

Fairway, Kansas Land

Photograph of a grassy open field with telephone lines, parked cars, and trees in the background, circa 1937. A caption included with the original photo reads "Fairway, Kansas--before streets were graded and trees were planted. The white spot at left center is a signboard on Johnson Drive announcing 'Fairway--homesites for $20.00 per front foot." Fairway was opened early in 1938. --Photo Courtesy of J. C. Nichols Company."