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A and B Drug Company on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas

A and B Drug Company on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows an exterior view of the A and B Drug Company on Broadway west of 10th Street in Marysville, Kansas. The sign on the side of the building also reads, "The Rexall Store, where you get what you call for." To the left of the drug store, a sign for W. H. Grindle's Dental Office is visible. Other businesses partially visible along the street include Electric Signs Talk, Isis Theatre, Exchange Bank, a shoe store, the City Bakery, a grocery store, another drug store, Independent Garage, and Pioneer Tire Service. A few people are visible walking on the sidewalks, and many automobiles are visible parked or driving along the street.


A century restored, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

A century restored, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video describes the history and importance of the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and banker and entrepreneur J. C. Rogers' efforts to preserve art and artifacts from the fair. Rogers lived in Wamego, Kansas, and purchased architectural artifacts and art created for the fair and brought them back to Wamego to decorate a new music hall and theater he built there. The film recounts the history of the theater, its closing and eventual restoration and the restoration of numerous paintings from the fair. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Air-Dome Theater in Alma, Kansas

Air-Dome Theater in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1914 and 1915
Photograph of the Air-Dome Theater located in Alma, Kansas. At the time the photograph was taken, the theater was featuring the Perils of Pauline, a famous American film serial released in 1914. The Air-Dome Theater was an outdoor theater owned by Arthur "Boss" Simon, located at 220 Missouri Street. Simon's brother, Charlie, had a small printing shop located in the stone building seen just to the left of the theater storefront, and the brothers constructed the theater building shell in 1910. The theater operated for about five years.


Air Dome Theater, Ellsworth, Kansas

Air Dome Theater, Ellsworth, Kansas
Creator: Lewis Photograph
Date: 1915
This black and white photograph shows three men and a boy in front of the Air Dome Theater in Ellsworth, Kansas. One man has a foghorn. Signs of the side of the structure indicate the theater shows "polite vaudeville and moving pictures" and it is "catering to ladies and children." Tickets are ten and twenty cents but only five cents for children under 8 years of age.


Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 10, 1933
These African American adults and children are assembled outside of the Apex Theater at 122 E. 4th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are the brick street with trolley tracks, a Meadow Gold ice cream truck, and a street light.


Bill to Tax Moving Picture Shows Protested

Bill to Tax Moving Picture Shows Protested
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 1915
H.P. Trothe is a movie theater owner. He is writing to Governor Capper to express his opposition to a tax that is being proposed in the legislature that would cost movie theaters $300.00 a year. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


B roll Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

B roll Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This rough cut video of the Columbian Theater renovation in Wamego, Kansas, proposes a funding model for restoring the theater. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Chicago World's Fair paintings, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

Chicago World's Fair paintings, Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: November 14, 1991
This video documents the restoration of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair paintings at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater Rogers Building, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater Rogers Building, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video footage shows the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas, at the early stages of its renovation in the early 1990s accompanied by instrumental piano music. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1893-1995
These photographs document the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas, and its renovation. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The music hall hosted vaudeville, drama, masque balls, concerts, community events and eventually motion pictures. The theater closed in 1950 and the renovation effort began in 1989. The publication of these photos was funded in party by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater fundrasing proposal, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater fundrasing proposal, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
In this video Clark Balderson of Wamego, Kansas, proposes the renovation of the historic Columbian Theater in Wamego and suggests a financial model for funding the renovation. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater raw girder restoration, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater raw girder restoration, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video documents the raw girder restoration at the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater restoration, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater restoration, Wamego, Kansas
Date: 1990s
This video includes interviews with five investors in the renovation of the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas. It also shows school children at a musical theater interpretive skit about Harriet Tubman at the theater. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Columbian Theater restoration project, Wamego, Kansas

Columbian Theater restoration project, Wamego, Kansas
Date: March 1990
This video documents the initial stages of renovation of the Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas, in the early 1990s. Wamego banker J. C. Rogers built the theater in 1895 and used it to celebrate and document the Chicago World's Fair, otherwise known as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. the theater includes many original paintings from the fair. This publication funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Crawford Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Crawford Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
An interior view of the Crawford Theatre, 612 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas.


Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas

Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas
Date: unknown
A view of the lobby and furnishings of the Crest Theatre at 1905 Lakin Avenue in Great Bend, Kansas.


Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas

Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas
Date: unknown
A view of the Crest Theatre at 1905 Lakin Avenue in Great Bend, Kansas.


Edison mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Edison mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1940
Here are several photographs of Edison, a mining town located in Crawford County along what is now Highway K-47 about two miles west of US Highway 69. At its peak, the population was approximately 300. There are currently a few houses in the area. Photographs include images of a mine, a theater, schools, a church, a store, and street scenes.


Electric Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas

Electric Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1929 and 1931
A photograph of the Electric Theatre, 546 Minnesota Avenue, in Kansas City, Kansas.


First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas

First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard view showing the First National Bank and the Larsen Hardware store in Mount Hope, Kansas.


Four new Wallis tractors and equipment in Alma, Kansas

Four new Wallis tractors and equipment in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
Area farmers proudly display four new Wallis tractors and equipment after their arrival in Alma via rail. This is in the mid-1920s and a new building, the Colonial Theater (the building in the middle), has been constructed next to the bank building. One of these tractors is a pasture art display at the ghost town of Volland today in 2012. William Bowes' law office was upstairs in the Palenske Hall building (the building on the left) in this view.


Fox-Grand Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Fox-Grand Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: Between 1933 and 1935
A view of the Fox-Grand Theater at 613 Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas with signs and banners announcing the 1933 movie "King Kong" as its feature attraction.


Fox Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas

Fox Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a photograph of the Fox Watson Theater at 155 South Santa Fe Avenue in Salina, Kansas. The theater is an example of the Art Deco style of architecture and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Also visible are pedestrians, automobiles, bicycles, streetlights, and a utility pole with power lines.


Foxtown mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Foxtown mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: 1905 -1950
These are three photographs of buildings in Foxtown, a small settlement located 2 ¾ miles east of Franklin, in Crawford County, Kansas. The photos show the exterior of the Methodist Episcopal Church; a view of the downtown, including the picture theatre and dance hall; and the public school house and grounds.


Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas

Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: September 11, 1936
This black and white photograph shows the Granada Theater on Massachuset Street in Lawrence, Kansas. A crowd has gathered in front of the theater in anticipation for the chance to win a free 1936 Chevrolet Town Sedan valued at $677 from Winter Chevrolet Co. The wining entry announced at 9:00 p.m. was Donny Dowers of 1704 Mississippi Street, Lawrence.


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