This digital collection was created as part of a Kansas Council Humanities Grant to arrange, describe, and digitize the Edwin Buller Photograph Collection housed at Halstead Historical Society. http://historicalsociety.halsteadkansas.com/page0.php
The Halstead Historical Society acquired a large local photograph collection from the estate of Edwin Buller. Buller was a life long collector of local photographs. The photographs depict all aspects of Halstead history beginning in the late 1870s showing scenes of people, places, events and businesses.
Edwin E. (necknamed "Susie") Buller took great pride in the vast collection of local historic photographs which he acquired in his nearly hundred year lifespan. Buller (b. October 13, 1912 - d. March 30, 2011) was virtually the town archivist in a personal capacity prior to the creation of the Historical Society in 1988. He filled fifteen binders with approximately 950 unframed photographs as well as 43 oversized photographs in frames that tell the story of every aspect of the community. The oversized photographs range from 11" x 16" to yard photographs approximately 36" wide of early panoramic views of Main Street and entire school district student groups. The collection also includes at least 278 post cards and 740 slides. Younger museum visitors will be able to relate to visual comparisons of "then and now" in locations iwth which they are familiar.