Sunday, July 31, 2022

Tucks Postcards

Tucks Postcards. Raphel Tuck is one of the best known and most prolific postcard publishers from the 1880s to the late 1950s when Maxwell Communications bought them out and they faded into obscurity. It was located in London but had cards from all over, but in Kansas there are only postcards from Pittsburgh and Newton. Wondering who the stringer was for that area. They are lovely cards . This is one of my favorites, although not Kansas related I think has great details of women's fashions--gotta love those hats! (I believe that this is actually a was promotion for a show that was on Broadway) In July 1900 the first postcard competition was announced. Tucks company offered prizes of up to £1,000 for the largest collection of Tuck cards sent through post. First prize was awarded to the owner of 20,364 cards, the contest was over a period of 18 months, that is a lot cards and a lot of postage for the prize.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Dust Bowl Girls/Women's Basketball in Kansas in the 30s? Dust Bowl Girls--great, quick read. 1948 saw the success of the Delano Anti-Horse Thief Association, Branch No. 64's A.A.U. basketball team. It came in third place in the Kansas A.A.U. Basketball Tournament held at the old Wichita Forum. This was also the same year that the Maize Girl Scouts were founded. There is probably no connection to these events. There was however, a connection between the Girl Scouts and the Community building opened in 1957. The Maize Community Building movement was started in 1949 to give the Scouts a place to go. Many other organizations, including the Lions Club, the Knights of Pythias, and Boy Scout Troop 408 also are in Maize. It appears that women's basketball was a thing in Kansas early on and then faded out.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Black Organizations: The Lost Empire; Black Freemasonry in the Oold West 1867-1906 by James R. Morgan III The History of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. A Legacy of Service by LaVonne Leslie Our Kind of People; Inside America's Black Upper Class by Lawrence Graham Black Rural/Farming: African American Gardens nad Yards in the Rural South by Richard Westmacott Classics: Up From Slavery by Booker T Washington The Souls of Black Folks by W.E.B. DuBois The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson Narrative of the LIfe of Frederick Douglass an American Slave The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks Background: Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia of American Race Riots vol. 1 and 2; Edited by Walter Rucker and James Upton Riot and Remembrance: America's Worst Race Riot and It's Legacy by James Hirsch Red Summer; the Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhirter African Americans on the Great Plains An Anthology edited by Bruce Glasrud and Charles Braithwaite The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago; Anthonoy Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire by Robert Weems The Color of Law; A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein In Search of the Racila Frontier; African Americans in the American West 1528-1990; by Quintard Taylor Fredrick Douglass; Prophet of Freebom by David Blight Wilber "Bullet " Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs by Phil Dixon In Search of Canaan; the Black Migration to Kansas, 1879-1880 by Robert Athearn Exodusters; the Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction by Nell Irvin Painter Blacks in Topeka From the Rear of the Train, my story as Eisenhower's Porter to Innovator on the Santa Fe Railway by Larry Wright Sr. Blacks in Topeka, 1865 to 1915 by Thomas Cox Contemporary: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide; White Rage by Carol Anderson Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson The Eyses ot the Prize Civil Rights Reader, editors Clayborne Carson, David Garrow, Vincent Harding, Darlene Clark and Gerald Gill The Children by David Halberstam Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary by Juan Williams Black Press: Whither the Black Press? Gloriouis Past, Uncertain Future by Clint Wilson The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli Brown v. Board Simple Justice by Richard Kluger A Time to Lose by Paul Wilson Th NAACP Legal Strategy Against Segregated Education, 1925-1950 by Mark Tushnet