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Portrait photograph of Herman Langworthy circa 1932. Langworthy was a Kansas City attorney and partner in the firm of Langworthy, Matz & Linde. He was a charter member of the Mission Hills Country club and served as its president, and served as a member of the Missouri delegation to the 1936 and 1940 Republican National Conventions. 

Photograph of Johnson Drive, looking west from Nieman Road, in downtown Shawnee circa the 1910s. Two men and a little girl stand outside the Shawnee State Bank building at the left o the photo, with other brick and stone commercial buildings extending down Johnson Drive. An automobile is parked on the street in the background, and utility poles line the street. Bunting and an American flag are mounted on the front of the bank building. The man in the foreground is identifed as Tom Davis, and the young girl, his daughter Helen. The third man is unidentified. 

Photograph of two men posing outside a Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railway car in the 1910s. The single trolley car bears a "SHAWNEE" sign on the front, and "Shawnee" and "Kansas City & Olathe E. R." are painted on its side. Snow covers the ground, and houses are visible behind the car. One of the two uniformed men is identified as Tom Davis. The interurban rail line ran for 7 miles between Olathe and Kansas City from 1903 to 1934, and was also known as the Hocker's Grove or Hocker Line. 

Photograph of two young men and three older men gathered in a radio station circa 1939. The young men, identified as Albert Coates on the left and Stephen Ching on the right, are standing at a KMBC radio station microphone, holding papers in their hands. Older men in ties stand around them, and a piano is visible in the background. The photograph was originally part of the 1939-1940 Future Farmers of American "Leadership" scrapbook.

Photograph of six young men pruning grapevines in a field circa 1940. The boys, Future Farmers of America participants, stand among several rows of grapevines, wearing dark pants and light shirts. A field with houses further in the background is in view beyond the vineyard. A note reading "Pruning grapes at Wadley's" was included with the photograph, which was included in the 1940-41 Future Farmers of American "Community Service" scrapbook.

Photograph of six young men pruning grapevines in a field circa 1940. The boys, Future Farmers of America participants, stand among several rows of grapevines, wearing dark pants and light shirts. A building an automobile are visible in the background. The photograph was included in the 1940-41 Future Farmers of American "Community Service" scrapbook.

Photograph of a Lincoln School class in Olathe, Kansas, circa 1920. The segregated school, located on Spruce Street between Walnut and Pine, replaced an earlier Lincoln School location and was built in 1919-1920. Rows of young Black students seated at desks are pictured, with a teacher standing at the back of the room. The teacher is identified as Mrs. Waltz, and some students are also identified: Walt Douglas, Catherine Tonedo, Sam Jones, Maggie Miller, Merlyn Carr, and Theresa Jones. 

Date: 
circa ,1920

Photograph of an elderly Black woman standing in the doorway of a home in Olathe, Kansas, circa 1940. The woman, identified as America Bentley Shelton, was the daughter of formerly enslaved people, John and Tamar Bentley, who settled in Olathe during her childhood. Shelton was a charter member of the A.M.E. Church in Olathe, and died in 1946. Her home was located at 434 North Pine Street in Olathe.

Photograph of Ed Walmer, Jr. and Marie Ozias Walmer circa 1920. The Walmers are pictured standing side by side next to the front porch of a house. She is dressed in a dark dress and hat; he wears a suit with a short necktie and hat. The Walmers were later the developers of the Walmer View subdivision northeast of 67th Street and Metcalf Avenue.

Portrait photograph of the Page family of Olathe, Kansas, in the 1920s. David Page is seated at left, next to Mariah Cartwright. Standing behind them, from left to right, are David's daughters Lora Page Moore (born 1877) and Grace Page Stuart (born 1875). 

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.

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.

Photograph of a young man with a sow and piglets in a pen circa 1940. The young man, identified as Melvin Geary, is a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, and is smiling at the camera and bent over with his hands on a piglet. Trees and other brush are visible beyond the wire fence enclosure. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.

Photograph of ten young men, participants in Future Farmers of America, holding adult goats and kids circa 1940. Three of the young men stand in the background, while seven crouch on the ground with the goats. Behind them is a small wooden barn or similar structure. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of American scrapbook.

Photograph of Richard Rieder standing between two outdoor chicken coops in 1940 or 1941. Rieder, a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, is wearing a light shirt and darker pants, near the wood and chickenwire coops and a few loose young chickens. This photograph was part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.

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.

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.

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.

Photograph of fourteen young men, participants in Future Farmers of America, listening to an older man discuss paint mixing while holding paint buckles outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. Two older men look on. The men are all gathered around a wooden platform containing painting supplies. The photograph was part of a Future Farmers of America "Community Service" scrapbook. 

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."

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