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Lois Sanders Cooling Herself

Photograph of Lois Hutchins Sanders posing in a tiled room circa 1935. Holding a magazine in one hand and a cold drink in the other, she reclines in a chair with her feet up on a block of ice and with a fan pointing at her. A palm tree stands behind her. Sanders, a singer and pianist, was married to Robert Sanders, first mayor of Fairway, Kansas. 

Lois Hutchins Sanders

Headshot photograph of Lois Hutchins Sanders circa 1930. Sanders is dressed a light-colored dress with a metallic or crystal-covered back detail with a dark fur stole draped over her shoulders. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph states that she was on the radio for six years, "6 nites a week dinner hour," and "3 afternoon programs a week." Her husband, Robert Sanders, was the first mayor of Fairway, Kansas.

Lois and Robert Sanders at a Creek

Photograph of Robert Sanders, later to become the first mayor of Fairway, Kansas, carrying his wife Lois Hutchins Sanders in a creek, circa 1940. Lois, an entertainer and radio personality, is wearing a knit top, light skirt, and heels, smiles in her husband's arms as he stands on a rock in the middle of a stream. 

Lincoln School, Olathe

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. 

Lenexa Baseball Team

Photograph of the Lenexa baseball team, circa 1920. Twelve men are pictured, with ten in baseball uniforms reading LENEXA on the front. Several cars and a house are visible behind the team. 

Lakeshore Drive West in Lake Quivira

Photograph of a car parked along Lakeshore Drive West on the west side of Lake Quivira in 1931 or 1932. Work on the lake and the surrounding area was started by the Quivira Development Company in 1927. The first stages of the project were completed by the early 1930s. 

Lake Quivira Clubhouse Great Room

Photograph of the Lake Quivira Country Club clubhouse great room in 1931 or 1932. The open room is pictured with multiple large area rugs, sofas, and arm chairs. An arched doorway in the background of the image allows access to the clubhouse dining room. The clubhouse building was completed in 1930.

Lake Quivira Clubhouse Dining Room

Interior photograph of the Lake Quivira Country Club dining room in 1931 or 1932. The long narrow room includes wood floors, dark wood tables and chairs, and arched doorways in plastered walls. The clubhouse building was completed in 1930.

Lake Quivira Clubhouse

Photograph of the clubhouse building at Lake Quivira, looking south across Crescent Boulevard, in 1931 or 1932. The clubhouse building, completed in 1930, stands at the northeast corner of Lake Quivira, and includes a stone and stucco facade and Spanish-style tiled roof. Newly planted trees are also visible around the building. 

Lake Quivira Aerial View

Aerial photograph of Lake Quivira looking south across the dam along the length of the lake in 1931 or 1932. The Lake Quivira Country Club clubhouse and Crescent Beach are visible on the left side of the image. Lakeshore Drive traces the edge of the lake. Work on the lake and the surrounding area was started by the Quivira Development Company in 1927. The first stages of the project were completed by the early 1930s. 

KMBC Promotional Postcard

Promotional postcard from KMBC radio station featuring a photograph of Phil Evans and Tex Owens from 1935. Broadcaster Evans and country singer/songerwriter Evans, known as "The Original Texas Ranger" on his KMBC program, are seated around a KMBC microphone, with Evans holding a guitar and dressed in a suit and cowboy hat. The text of the postcard reads "In appreciation of your interest and response to our request of Oct. 15th 1935 on the Morning Farm Program. Yours -," followed by Evans' and Owens' signatures.

Kittle House Swimming Pool

Photograph of the swimming pool at the rear of the Kittle family home at in Westwood Hills, Kansas, in 1935. A girl in bathing suit and camp stands poised to dive at a corner of the pool, while three other women and girls are in the pool. An ivied stone wall with fireplace surrounds the pool area.