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Celebration at Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas

Celebration at Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas
Date: 1962
Here two photographs show Earl Hawkins celebrating 50 years with the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Pictured left to right are Edith Hyer, Anna Hawkins, A. E. Hyer, Earl Hawkins, Amelia Hyer, and C. A. Hyer; and in the second photograph, Anna Hawkins, Earl Hawkins, Amelia Hyer and C. A. Hyer.


Charles August Hyer and Amelia Hyer

Charles August Hyer and Amelia Hyer
Date: Between 1965 and 1970
This photograph shows Charles August Hyer and Amelia Hyer standing in front of a Hyer Boot Company exhibit. Charles August Hyer was the son of Charles Henry Hyer, founder of Hyer Boot Company. Charles Henry Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele. After Charles Henry Hyer died in 1921, his sons managed the company.


Charles H. Hyer

Charles H. Hyer
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
Charles H. Hyer, the owner of the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Hyer, the son of a German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele. Charles Henry Hyer married Minnie Katherine Allsteadt and they had five children: Charles August Hyer, born August 18, 1891; Anna Fredericka Hyer, born 1880; William Henry III Hyer, born 1883; Minnie June Hyer, born 1885; and Albert Edward Hyer, born 1896.


Ed Hyer

Ed Hyer
Creator: Huffman, J. B.
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a cabinet card photograph showing Ed Hyer. He joined his brother Charles H. Hyer in the Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. Later, it was known as the Hyer Boot Company. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Herrmann Shoe Shop in Alma, Kansas

Herrmann Shoe Shop in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1885-1920
Five photographs, including interior and exterior views, of Herrmann Shoe and Harness Shop in Alma, Kansas. Ferdinand Herrmann (1843-1919) owned and operated the shop in the 100 block of West Main Street (now West 3rd Street). Ferdinand's wife, Christina, and several of their children are identified in the photographs.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Olathe Photo Service
Date: Between 1945 and 1950
An image of a group of unidentified women at a Christmas or birthday luncheon. These women are possibly employees of the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
An image of the interior of the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, showing workers sewing designs into sections of boots. The company was once called the Olathe Boot Company and later the Kansas Boot Company.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)
Date: 1965
A color image of two unidentified women with several sets of boots manufactured by the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)
Date: Unknown
An image of a cowboy boot manufactured by the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)
Date: April 1987
An image of an unidentified woman displaying boots made by the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
An image of the employees of the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Date: 1934
This is a series of ten photographs showing various patterns used by the Hyer Boot Company to manufacture boots. The Hyer Boot Company was located in Olathe, Kansas.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)
Date: September 1948
An image of the Hyer Boot Company employees taken outside of their building in Olathe, Kansas.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Hyer Boot Company (Olathe, Kan.)
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
An image of the employees of the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing the interior of C. H. Hyer's boot factory in Olathe, Kansas.


Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This photograph shows employees working at the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
This photograph shows employees of Hyer Boot Company having drinks at a local bar, probably in Olathe, Kansas.


Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This photograph shows employees of the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Pictured in the photograph are, left to right: unknown, Lorne Hedenstrom, John Travis, unknown, John Thiel, John Pender, Charles H. Hyer, Lar Thiel, Pete Johnson, and Bill Hyer. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing employees of the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. People in the front row are (left to right): Ed Hyer, Charles H. Hyer, A. E. (Pete) Hyer, William H. Hyer, and Charles Hyer. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing employees standing in front of the Hyer Boot and Shoe Factory in Olathe, Kansas. The company was founded by Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, who arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed that first satisfied cowboy, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph showing employees working at the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph showing bootmakers in front of the Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. People in the photograph are (left to right): Tandy Wicher, John Hartung, Pete Johnson, Dick Streholow (Ed Hyer's brother-in-law), Henry Canult, Ed W. Hyer, Charles H. Hyer, J. W. Rea, and an unidentified boy.


Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Ross's 20th Century Studio
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a photograph showing employees at Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. In the front row are (left to right) Bill Hyer, Charles Hyer, Charles H. Hyer and Ed Hyer. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce

Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1968
This twenty minute, 16mm film was written and produced by the Kansas Department of Economic Development and promotes the variety and quality of Kansas-made goods and services. Jack Lacy, director of the Kansas Department of Economic Development, narrates the film. The film features transportation, agricultural products (turkey, cattle, wheat, alfalfa), agricultural machinery, work clothes, oil, coal, helium, gypsum, boots, model railroads and carnival rides, classroom furniture, printing and publishing, golf equipment, fiberglass, guns, heavy metals, cellophane, tires, and airplanes.


Olathe Cow Boy Boot factory  in Olathe, Kansas

Olathe Cow Boy Boot factory in Olathe, Kansas
Date: June 4, 1912
This is a photograph showing bootmakers at the Olathe Cow Boy Boot factory in Olathe, Kansas.


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