This is an informal portrait of William Coffin Colemen, 1870-1957, shown experimenting with an early lamp. In 1901, Coleman moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he started the Coleman Lamp and Stove Company. During World War II, Coleman stoves became a revered item for thousands of G.I.s fighting overseas. Today, they have become commonplace to millions of campers.
Creator: Smith, Edgar B.
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
Item Number: 174
Call Number: FK2.S3 W.3 Ma.Col *8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 174
Business and Industry - Manufacturing - Camping gear
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Entrepreneur
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1920s
Date - 1930s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Coleman, William Coffin, 1870-1957
Type of Material - Photographs