My Grandfather, Lyman Dwight Wooster took these color slides of Kansas wildflowers during the late 1940’s and most of the 1950’s. He used slow film in cameras with slow lens speeds. Many of these color slides were taken outdoors in Kansas wind. His results are astounding!
Lyman was born July 15, 1884 in Greely, Colorado. He was educated in the public schools of Eureka and Emporia Kansas, received a Bachelor of Arts from Emporia Normal School, a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and Doctors degree in Philosophy from Stanford University. His hobbies were photography and nature studies.
He authored “A History of Fort Hays Kansas State College 1902 to 1961” and the following is taken from my copy, number 17 of a limited edition of three hundred signed copies, signed by M.C. Cunningham, then president of the college.
President Wooster reached the retirement age for Administrative Officers in the summer of 1949 and was retired by the Board of Regents with the title of President Emeritus. Someone has said “Retirement is a misnomer for Doctor Wooster’s life after 1949”. It was at this time that the principles of “responsible living”, of which he was such an ardent advocate, became so evident in his own life.