Farms

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Young Man with Dog

Photograph of a young man kneeling with a dog, surrounded by dead rats, circa 1922. The young man, identified as Harold Dunham, is the son of William Dunham, superintendent of the Johnson County Poor Farm from 1917 to 1923. He is posed with a dog identified as Toodles, who was responsible for killing the 30+ rats at the farm. The farm, located at the northwest corner of 119th Street and Ridgeview Road in Olathe, Kansas, operated from 1863 through World War II. 

Women Bottle-Feeding a Piglet

Photograph of two women, dressed in trousers and headscarves, bottle feeding a piglet at the Schutzel Farm circa 1937. 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.

Woman Standing with Cattle

Photograph of an elderly woman, identified as Alida Van Keirsbilck, standing with a small herd of cattle circa 1933. The Van Keirsbilck farm was located at 75th and Quivira in Lenexa, Kansas. An open field and several houses or outbuildings are visible in the background of the image.

Woman in a Hammock

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.

White Family at Wolverine Dairy Farm

Photograph of Hugh and Mary White's four children at the Wolverine Dairy Farm in Overland Park circa 1941. Standing on the ground in front of a bar, the children are, from left to right, Bob, Joe, and Louise; Gene sits on a horse behind them. Joe holds a rabbit and Louise holds a dog. A silo is visible beyond the barn. The farm was located near 85th Street and Metcalf Avenue.

Two Women in a Horse Buggy

Photograph of two young women driving a horse buggy at the Schultzel Farm circa 1937. Suzanne Schutzel, on the left, holds the horse's reins, while the other young women holds a parasol to shade them. 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.

Ruhr Dairy

The Ruhr Dairy located just west of Belinder Road (now Belinder Avenue) and south of 54th Street. 54th Street in Kansas once ran directly east from the present intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and State Park Road. Although once part of Mission, Kansas, this area was developed by J. C. Nichols and incorporated as Fairway, Kansas.

Richard Rieder Standing Near Chicken Coops

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.

Rainy Day

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton (printed by George C. Miller) depicting a donkey on a stark Midwestern farm. This representational print was created while Benton taught at the Kansas City Art Institute. The original dimensions are 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (22.2 x 33.9 cm).

Porter Dairy Farm

Photograph of the Porter Dairy Farm near 91st and Antioch in Overland Park, Kansas, in the early 1900s. Barns, silos, and other farm buildings are visible in the middle of the image, surrounded by pastureland. 

Porter Dairy Farm

Photograph of a dairy barn and house on the Porter Dairy Farm near Tomahawk and Mission Roads in Prairie Village, Kansas, circa 1915. A tilled field surrounded by wire fence is visible in the foreground of the image. 

Planting (Spring Plowing)

A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting two farmers and a donkey on a stark Midwestern farm.
This representational print was created while Benton taught at the Kansas City Art Institute. The original dimensions are 9 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (25.1 x 32.2 cm).