Photograph of H. O. (Herbert Orvis) Peet dressed in riding habit and posing with a horse circa 1937. Peet holds the horse's reins in his left hand while his right rests on a timber fence. A stone wall and leafless trees can be seen behind him. Peet began his career with Peet Brothers Soap Company, founded by his grandfather, shortly before it was sold to Colgate & Co. He later founded H. O. Peet and Co. stock brokerage.
Photograph of the intersection of Manor Road and 81st Street in Leawood, Kansas, circa 1939, looking south on Meadow Lane from 81st Street. An automobile is parked on the side of the road with door open near a fire hydrant, and a house is visible in the center background of the image.
Photograph of six young women dressed in Native American costumes circa 1920. The girls, members of the Campfire Girls program, are wear fringed dresses and feather headbands, are crouched on the floor around three candles. They are gathered in the McShane family home at Johnson Drive and Mastin Street in Merriam, Kansas, and the girl at left is identified as Lois McShane.
Photograph of nine young women, Campfire Girls participants, posed as a group circa 1920. Six girls wear Native American costumes including beads and feather headbands, while three wear dark dresses. They are gathered in the McShane family home at Johnson Drive and Mastin Street in Merriam, Kansas, and the girl in the middle of the second row is identified as Lois McShane
Photograph of young women, Campfire Girls participants, posed as a group circa 1920. Four girls sit around a fireplace wearing Native American costumes including fringed dresses and feather headbands, while while two others stand against the mantle, visible from the shoulders down. They are gathered in the McShane family home at Johnson Drive and Mastin Street in Merriam, Kansas, and the girl in the middle of the second row is identified as Lois McShane
Photograph of the 1921 Merriam High School girls basketball team. Eight student/players pose on steps in front of a school building door with a teacher. A girl at center holds a basketball marked "MHS '21." The girls wear white houses with dark scarves and lace-up, high ankle shoes; their teacher wears a dark dress with white lace at the collar.
Photograph of a trolley car taking a rail fork around a large building circa 1920. The line ispart of the Kansas City and Olathe Electric Trolley, also known as the Hocker Line. A handwritten note on the bottom of the image indicates the view is looking west from the Turkey Creek Bridge. Utility poles line the tracks, and a water tower stands on the roof of the building at left. A smaller roadroad building stands in the foreground.
Illustrated photograph from a pamphlet advertising real estate in the Hocker Grove subdivision of Merriam, Kansas, circa 1915. The two houses feature stone foundations, and a car is parked in the driveway of the house in the foreground. A small well stands to the right of the image. The image caption reads "The two beautiful and artistic homes adjoining Hocker Grove at Knox Avenue and Hocker Avenue, showing the interior beauty and home comforts of the one and hte exterior domestic use of the other."
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."
Photograph of of KMBC radio broadcaster Phil Evans presenting a plaque to reprentatives of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1940 or 1941. The FFA students are identified as G. E. Liddle, left, and Phil Erickson, right. Phil Evans hands the plaque to Erikson, and Harold Garver, FFA chapter advisor, stands at the right side of the image. A banner reading "Future Farmers of America" with the organization's emblem hangs behind the men.
Photograph of members of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1940 or 1941. The young men, dressed in FFA jackets with the organization's emblem on the chest, stand arm in arm outside the high school building. The five young men are identified from left to right as: unknown, Phil Erickson, Rob Roy, George Liddle, unknown. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Conduct of Meetings" scrapbook.
Photograph of a young man running a gauntlet of classmates trying to whip him with belts on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School football field in 1940 or 1941. The young men are members of the school's chapter of Future Farmers of America. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Recreation" scrapbook. A note included with the photo reads: "SADIE HAWKINS DAY: At irregular intervals a secret date is agreed upon by the school vice-president and the chapter advisor.