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 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 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.
Photograph of DeSoto Rural High School in DeSoto, Kansas, circa 1919. The three-story brick building features many windows and is surrounded by grassy fields. The school building, opened in 1919, later became the City Hall building for the town.
Photograph of Holy Trinity Catholic School in Lenexa, Kansas, circa 1917. The one-story stone building sits above an elevated basement, and cross stands atop an arched roofline. Two newly-planted trees stand in front of the building. The building was razed in the 1960s, and the site remained home to a larger Holy Trinity church and school campus.
Photograph of the two-story Merriam School building, located at Johnson Drive and King Avenue in Shawnee, Kansas, circa 1920. The pictured building was the second to house Merriam School, and was demolished in 1922.
Photograph of Central School in Olathe, Kansas circa 1920. The two-story brick building with bell tower opened in 1882, and was later replaced with new elementary school buildings on the same site on the southeast corner of Cedar and Water Streets.
Photograph of students and a teacher standing outside of Overland Park Grade School, circa 1920. Twenty-six young children are pictured in two rows, with their female teacher standing behind. A sign over an adjacent door reads "Standard School."