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Chardon Telephone Co.

Chardon Telephone Co.
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Chardon Telephone Co. in Chardon, Kansas. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is positions in the Utilities Board and the collection of farm line switching fees. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Cheney Drug Company, Cheney, Kansas

Cheney Drug Company, Cheney, Kansas
Date: 1905-1907
These photographs show views of the Cheney Drug Company store in Cheney, Kansas. The first photograph shows an exterior view of the Cheney Drug Company located in the Collins and Joslyn Building. Four men are visible standing in front of the store, and a sign below the windows advertises drugs and soda water. The offices above the drug store are identified as those of Dr. Artman, M. D., and the telephone office. The business to the left of the drug store is identified as Robert King Jewelry Store. Four men are visible near the front of the store on the right side of the picture, and a girl and a dog are visible in front of the store to the left of Cheney Drug Company. A horse-drawn buggy and a wagon are visible in the street. The second photograph shows an interior view of the Cheney Drug Company store. A man and woman are visible standing in the store. Many display cases are visible along both sides of the store, and shelves line the left, back, and right walls. The shelves on the left appear to be filled with bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies. A partially visible sign across the top of the back shelves reads, "To cure a cold in one day." The hanging sign near the middle of the picture reads, "Wise men smoke Ben-Hur cigars," and advertises the five cent price. A wall clock is visible on the left side of the back wall.


Hillside Prescription Shop, Wichita, Kansas

Hillside Prescription Shop, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
This photograph shows an exterior view of the Hillside Prescription Shop in Wichita, Kansas. The sign above the corner of the store includes the traditional Rx pharmacy prescription symbol. The sign below it advertises "Armstrong's Quality Chekd Ice Cream." Signs visible in the windows also advertise "Prescriptions, Cosmetics, Gifts," and "Johnson and Johnson First Aid Needs." Another sign advertises "Vitamins." To the left of the corner of the building, a telephone booth is visible, and an automobile is partially visible behind it.


Interior views of the Security Benefit Association hospital in Topeka, Kansas

Interior views of the Security Benefit Association hospital in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
These four photographs show the interior of the hospital built by the Security Benefit Association for its members who paid a nickel a month for hospital care, an orphanage for their children if the member died, and an old folks home when that was necessary. All buildings were centered around a model farm in Topeka, Kansas. One image shows a telephone switchboard and operator.


Jewell County glass plate negatives

Jewell County glass plate negatives
Creator: unknown
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a collection of thirty glass plate negatives showing unidentified farms, children, a school group, homes, and people, possibly taken in Jewell County. Also shown are a telephone operator, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad track workers, and Home Grain elevator in Esbon, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, miscellaneous subjects

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, miscellaneous subjects
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This box includes a variety of subjects, including auto salvage yards, catering units, energy plants, libraries, and telephone booths. Some subjects in this box are represented in other boxes of the collection, such as churches (see Kansas Memory unit 303440), courthouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304620), crops (see Kansas Memory unit 304621), farmhouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304731), parks (see Kansas Memory unit 305577), and ranches (see Kansas Memory unit 307231).


Kansas and Missouri Telephone Associations dinner in Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas and Missouri Telephone Associations dinner in Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Montgomery Foto
Date: May 21, 1955
This is a panoramic photograph showing members of the Kansas and Missouri Telephone Associations at a dinner at the Town House in Kansas City, Kansas.


Kendall Hotel, Kendall, Hamilton County, Kansas

Kendall Hotel, Kendall, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: 1916
The Kendall Hotel, Kendall, Hamilton County, Kansas. A man, woman and two little girls stand between a utility pole and a buggy in front of the hotel.


King Drug Store, Hays, Kansas

King Drug Store, Hays, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1905
This photograph shows an interior view of King Drug Store in Hays, Kansas. Two employees are seen standing behind the display counters assisting a customer standing in front of the counter. Other items are seen in display cases along the wall. The middle display counter appears to have tobacco products or cigars in it, and a metal spitoon is visible on the floor in front of the counter. A wall-mounted telephone is visible in the background on the left.


L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store, Elmdale, Kansas

L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store, Elmdale, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
These three photographs show exterior views of the L. B. Breese General Merchandise and Drug Store in Elmdale, Kansas. The first picture shows several adults and children outside the store, as well as some horse-drawn wagons. The second picture shows a group of adults and children posing in front of the store. Horse-drawn wagons and a dog are also visible in the photograph. The third photograph shows a group of men and women posing in front of the store. Pictured are Clara Richter Kuhle; Reverend G. B. Mehl, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church; Mae Spencer, store owner L. Bud Breese, Veola Jeffrey, Mrs. J. J. Jeffrey and an unidentified man. The "Drug Store" sign on the corner of the building shows the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Opera House Pharmacy, Rossville, Kansas

Opera House Pharmacy, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
The Opera House Pharmacy was owned and operated by G.P. Pierce. The first telephone switchboard was located there. Telephone service to the public did not get started in Rossville until August 1900, when manager McMahan of the Alma Telephone Co. offered to establish an exchange. G.P. Pierce asked for and received a 20-year franchise from the city. By the end of the year, telephone lines connected Maple Hill, Rossville, and St. Marys. Shown in the photograph are Ferg Jamieson, Mrs. Pierce, and Mr. G.P. Pierce. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Postcard view of 200 block of Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas

Postcard view of 200 block of Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas
Date: 1906
This postcard view (to Ethel from Viola dated November 26, 1906) shows the 200 block of Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas. At the far left is the Horne building, now Palenske Hall, shortly before it was gutted and a new front placed on the structure. To the right of that building is a restaurant, then the telephone office, and finally, Eugene Schmitz's meat market.


Recreational center, Junction City, Kansas

Recreational center, Junction City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Supervisor of an African-American recreational center for servicemen and factory personnel, Junction City, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas. In the railroad car photograph, pictured left to right: D.E. Demmitt, Care Simmons, Elmer Fletcher, Frank Dimmet, and Sam Hartford.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas. The photograph of the Gray Front Hotel dining room shows Anna Neu behind the counter, and Maude Neu and Jospehine Neu.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1950
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Sumner School, Topeka, Kansas

Sumner School, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
View of a woman using the fire and police emergency telephone in front of the Sumner School, an elementary school in Topeka, Kansas.


Switchboard operator at the telephone office, Eskridge, Kansas

Switchboard operator at the telephone office, Eskridge, Kansas
Creator: Harvey, John
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
A photograph showing Nola Conrad at the telephone switchboard in Eskridge, Kansas. She worked as a telephone operator for 32 years.


Telephone Companies - Charges and Service

Telephone Companies - Charges and Service
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to charges and services of telephone companies. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is advanced payment of monthly services, discrimination of services provided, and discontinuation of paid services. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Telephone office, Dorrance, Kansas

Telephone office, Dorrance, Kansas
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: November 6, 1909
View of two women operators in a telephone office in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas. Also visible are a telephone switch board, clocks, calendars, a bear-and-hunter cast iron piggy bank, an upright telephone, a wooden cabinet, a guitar, a window shade and curtains, and patterned wallpaper.


Telephone switchboard operators in Alma, Kansas

Telephone switchboard operators in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1905-1915
Photograph of three female employees of the Alma Telephone Exchange taken in the telephone company office on Missouri Street in Alma, Kansas. Identified from left are Ruth Pennock, Josie and Alice Smith.


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