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A collection of photographs taken by Branaman Studio of Pittsburg, Kansas including portraits of various sizes, school photos, wedding and event photos, child photos, and couple and group photos.

Maurice Branaman was born on March 20, 1904 in St. Mary’s. Kansas. He married Dorothy Lois Dennis and had a daughter in 1938. Maurice worked at the Lawrence Photo Supply Company in the early 1940s before registering for the war in February of 1942 in Wichita, Kansas. After the war, Maurice became the owner and operator of Ferguson’s Studio in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1945. In 1953, the company moved to a new studio and in 1954 the name changed to Branaman’s Studio. The studio’s last operational year was 1982. Maurice Branaman passed away on February 27, 1983.

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Business and Industry, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities

Size of Collection

2 linear feet

Dates of Collection

circa 1900-1975

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 264

Branaman, Maurice, Collection, circa 1900-1975



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