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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LAKE GARDA SCENIC DRIVE, 1937

Capper of Kansas: 1924

Capper of Kansas: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Senator Capper of Kansas." Arthur Capper, a printer and newspaper editor by profession, in the composing room of the Government Printing Office. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
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Stick With It

In the senator's left hand, a composing stick.

Mis-Stated

The Senator may have been from Kansas, but those are California Cases!

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Sunflower State

Capper (1865-1951) was Senator from Kansas for 30 years (1919-1949.) He started a media empire that lasted into the 1960s. I can still remember Capper's Farmer and Capper's Weekly, which I read in my grandparents' house.

The ghost in the back left

is saying "Hey Mr. Senator, you can't set that type! This is a union shop."

 
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