A 50's childhood in Kansas

Grew up in Garden City, Kansas on 50's. Images reflect the landscape, my childhood and the times.


A 50's childhood in Kansas

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Fifth Avenue at Washington Square, New York (1891) Frederick Childe Hassam

Fifth Avenue at Washington Square, New York...

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wheat fields and deep blue skies

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{Cindy}

Burlap and Hay | {Cindy}

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Pearl-Nautilus

Pearl-Nautilus

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Texaco Photograph by Merrick Imagery - Texaco Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Texaco by Merrick Imagery

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Kansas centennial postage stamp, 1961 Sunflowers

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my first Ginny doll in her original dress!

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  • Mary Jane Madsen
    Mary Jane Madsen

    She is beautiful! You are surely fortunate to have her yet today:)

  • Betsy Leavitt
    Betsy Leavitt

    Thanks Mary Jane for your comment. I do still love her as she is such touchstone to that very now distant childhood! Also wanted to tell you I am doing some very fun things in my art, but haven't uploaded them. My trip to California really re-inspired me. In addition to visiting a cousin in Palm Springs, I visited my older brother who lives in LA and is a very well known conceptual artist who has shown at the MOMA, and all over Europe. His name is William Leavitt if you want to look him up.

  • Mary Jane Madsen
    Mary Jane Madsen

    I will look him up. Thank you for sharing that with me. I will look forward to seeing your new pins:) 🌹

Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978, American)

ROCKWELL Norman | I AM A CHILD

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Cute southern saying

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Gertie's sun flower

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Linda Goes West Paper Dolls. ..♥...

Linda Goes West Paper Dolls | Purple Kitty

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Sums up "Kansas"!

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Looks like my grandparents bungalow

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Kathy Anderson artist

smARTing off: Garden Paintings: Kathy Anderson

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.~Sunset over wheat fields~

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  • Time for Home .
    Time for Home .

    Your boards create feelings as they tell stories. I love them!!! Well done!!!

  • Betsy Leavitt
    Betsy Leavitt

    Thank your for the lovely compliment! Sorry not to have responded sooner but just saw the comment.

Did you know the name "Kansas" is a Siouan Indian word? It comes from the tribal name Kansa, which means "south wind people." The Kansa Indians were not the only native people of this region.

Kansas Indian Tribes and Languages

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Kansas girls with their sunflower bonnets!

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Sungod - Helen Lucas "…These aren’t just flowers, they are people dancing and singing." — Jacques Bellefeuille, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

Helen Lucas Sunflowers Paintings

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A golden Kansas wheat field and blue sky.

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...a long time ago!

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blowing in the wind...

portfolio

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1982 Kansas State Stamp - State Bird Western Meadowlark - State Flower Sunflower-

1982 20c Kansas State Bird & Flower - Catalog # 1968 For Sale

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Endless horizon

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How Far is Far? by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Ward Brackett (1964)

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Combining The Field

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