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Box 3 (contains advertisements, real photo postcards by Hal Reid, photos of A.H.T.A. (Anti-Horse Thief Association) events, photos of C. W. Parker's Amusement rides, and photos featuring Western State Normal School at Hays)

Identifier: FLSC-TJPC-01272015


  • Existence: Majority of material found within 1875 - 1975

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.


From the Collection: 1.04 Linear Feet (2 postcard boxes)

Biographical / Historical

W. H. "Dad" Martin, photographer from Ottawa, Kansas. The Martin photographs in this box are actual photos of a staged "Wild West" event for the National Editorial Assocation conference in Oklahoma City in 1905. The event took place on the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch in Bliss, Oklahoma. Geronimo, who was an Army prisoner from Ft. Sill at that time, was brought to the 101 Ranch to take part in the "Wild West" show, as were other Native Americans and cowboys. Martin copyrighted the photos in 1909.
Biographical / Historical A.H.T.A. (Anti-Horse Thief Association) - Started in 1854 and founded as a national organization in October 1863 in Missouri, the Anti-Horse Thief Association was not a vigilance or vigilante committee. They preferred to apprehend the criminals who would then receive their punishment through the court system. The Kansas Chapter was organized in Humboldt in 1882.
Biographical / Historical Hal Reid, photographer from Liberal, Kansas - Mr. Reid traveled with the cattle drives and documented the life that he saw on the prairies through his photographs.


Repository Details

Part of the Fort Hays State University Special Collections Repository

600 Park St
Hays KS 67601 United States