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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.

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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). 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Photograph of a two-story brick house in Prairie Village, Kansas, circa 1935. The house was built by Henry Coppock, an early Johnson County settler, in the late 1800s. An automobile is pictured in front of the house, which is surrounded by trees. The later Homestead Country Club occupied land that was once part of Coppock's large farm property. 

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