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Center for Great Plains Studies


town

In addition to agriculture, Steele also recorded scenes of town life on the Great Plains, as in this photograph of people in Ashland waiting for a parade to pass by.

baby

Although few have survived, Steele must have made thousands of studio portraits because he had studios in at least a dozen and a half towns in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.  This baby picture is of Hattie Marie Bobbitt of Haskell County.