Photograph of H. O. (Herbert Orvis) Peet on horseback on the lawn of his home, "Chatteris," in Prairie Village circa 1937. Peet is wearing a dark riding habit and cap on a dark horse. His white two-story colonial style residence stands behind him, surrounded by small trees. The home, near 83rd and Nall, was formerly the George H. Davis farm. 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 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 Marguerite Peet mounted on her pony "Skippy" at the American Royal in 1929 or 1930. Peet appears to be a young teenager and is dressed in a riding jacket and cap. She and Skippy are posed in profile on a straw covered floor for the portrait.
Photograph of members of the Kansas City Polo Team at the Kansas City Country Club circa 1935. The men are dressed in riding habits and holding polo sticks aloft, and are identified from left to right as Joe Kessinger, unknown, Herbert O. Peet, and Fred Harvey.
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.
Photograph of postal carrier Cornelius Jackson in the 1920s. Jackson, a former slave, transported mail by horse cart between Merriam and the Shawnee Mission Post Office. He is photographed sitting in his cart, drawn by a white horse, in front of a stone restaurant building.
Postcard of the Kansas City-Smithville Race Track, once located east of Bridge Street and north of Little Platte River in Smithville, Missouri. The track was used for illegal betting for a brief period in the late 1920s.
A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting a horse and well on a Midwestern farm. This representational print was created while Benton taught at the Kansas City Art Institute. The original dimensions are 7 7/8 x 12 in. (20.0 x 30.5 cm).
Political advertisement that urges St. Louisans to vote against Bernard F. Dickmann, William Stone Madden, and Pendergast Machine at the April 4, 1933 election in order to mainstain low taxes and safeguard against, "a breakdown of its government such as we have witnessed at Jefferson City under a 'new deal.'" The document encourages support for Republicans Walter J. G. Neun and Louis Nolte.