Photograph of Johnson County Fair exhibit booths and demonstrations in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1931. The stage is set up for cooking demonstrations with appliances and countertops facing the gymnasium. The gymnasium floor contains exhibit booths for businesses including FFOG Stores and ABC laundry appliances. Signs hanging from the gym rafters reading "Overland Parl Lumber Co.," "Farm Crops Department," and "Swarner Drug Co."
Photograph of two women standing in a demonstration kitchen on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium stage as part of the Johnson County Fair in the early 1930s. The kitchen, bearing a Kansas City Power & Light Company sign, includes a refrigerator or ice box, a stove, and a curtained window. The women stand at a countertop, and one operates an electric stand mixer.
Photograph of a Johnson County Fair cooking demonstration set up on the stage of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium's stage in August 1931. Two women, dressed in white, stand behind tables and an electric stand mixer. Behind them are appliances including stoves and ice boxes. Potted flowers and plants line the front of the stage, which bears a sign that reads "K.C. Power & Light Co." A handwritten note below the image reads "Johnson County Fair Aug-27-28-29-1931."
Photograph of the Johnson County Fair on the grounds of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1932. A group of people is pictured gathered at a Shawnee Mission Aggies Future Farmers of America booth alongside the brick school building. A Ferris wheel is visible in the background. A man smoking a pipe is crouched in front of a booth in the right foreground.
Photograph of Johnson County Fair activities in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1934. Booths and demonstrations are set up around the gym floor and stage. An area displaying "hardy garden roses" from Cloverset Flower Farm occupies the foreground of the image. The left side of the image includes bleachers, a photobooth, a booth for Skelgas stoves, and a furniture booth. A booth in the middle of the image offers multiple refrigerators or iceboxes. The stage appears to be set up as a kitchen for cooking demonstrations.
Photograph of a young man holding a wheelbarrow outside of Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1938. The young man, a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, stands on snow-covered ground outside the school building. The photograph is part of the 1938 Future Farmers of American scrapbook.
Photograph of a young man and sheep posed outdoors next to a Shawnee Mission Future Farmers of America sign in 1938. The young man kneels on the ground, holding the sheep, with trees, an outbuilding, and a car in the background. The photo is part of the 1938 Future Farmers of America Scrapbook.
Photograph of nine women and a man standing in a large kitchen in Shawnee Rural High School in 1938. The image, taken from a scrapbook, includes a note below saying "Over 100 local FFA officers attended," and is part of the "F.F.A.'s Leadership Activities; Sixth Annual Officer's School" section. The women, many with aprons over their dresses, stand amid large tables, metal shelving, and other equipment.
Photograph of a corner of a tool room in the Vocational Agricultural Department at the Shawnee Mission Rural High School, circa 1935. The room contains a variety of tools, barrels, wooden carriers, and a worktable. A scrapbook containing the original image reads, "Very little equipment has been purchased, as it has been the policy to make such things in shop where possible."
Photograph of a classroom in the Vocational Agricultural Department at the Shawnee Mission Rural High School, circa 1935. The room includes large tables lined with chairs, shelves and cabinets filled with books and equipment, large windows, and a radiator. A sign one one cabinet reads "DEPT. OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE," and an emblem on the far wall reads "FFA VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE."
Photograph of a group of young men testing milk as part of a Future Farmers of American program at Shawnee Mission Rural High school, circa 1935. Twelve young men look at as another performs tests on a bottle of milk using a milk cabinet. The image was included in the Future Farmers of America "Cooperative Activities; Cow Testing Association" collection.
Photograph of a group of 15-20 young men working in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School shop, circa 1935. The photograph is labeled as Future Farmers of America "Cooperative Activities," and the students are pictured doing a variety of activities, including metal working at an anvil, and constructing wooden crates. A drill press is mounted on a column in the middle of the image, and one boy is pictured in coveralls with "FFA Shawnee Mission" and another word printed on the back.