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$190,235,814 For Dairy Products

$190,235,814 For Dairy Products
Date: 1917
This promotional brochure was designed as a talk to encourage the construction of good roads in the state of Kansas. It described comparable rural roads in Wisconsin that promote crop and dairy production.


$200 Reward! for runaway slaves

$200 Reward! for runaway slaves
Creator: Williams, G.D
Date: June 7, 1860
Wanted poster offering a reward of $200 for the capture of two slaves from Saline County, Missouri. It includes the names and descriptions of the two slaves.


365-day roads an investment, not a tax

365-day roads an investment, not a tax
Date: 1910-1919
Brochure promoting good roads as a investment comparable to other enhancements financed by the farmer and found on his individual land holding.


A Kansas bungalow

A Kansas bungalow
Creator: Martin, William H., 1865-1940
Date: 1909
This photomontage or exaggerated postcard shows an African-American family standing in front of a giant watermelon that resembles a home. It was used as an advertising item for the Palace Clothing Company for a raincoat sale being held in the Arts Building of the Topeka Fair Grounds. The photo content would not be considered "politically correct" by current standards.


"A Movie" of the Story of Paw and Maw

"A Movie" of the Story of Paw and Maw
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: 1939
The Story of Paw and Maw: "A Movie" is an illustration copied from Dr. Brinkley's Doctor Book. Dr. John R. Brinkley was an unothodox medical doctor and a pioneer in using the radio to publicize his views. This illustration refers to XERA, a radio station in Villa Acuna, Mexico.


AT & SF Railway brochure

AT & SF Railway brochure
Date: 1917
Paper brochure advertising the Santa Fe Sheep Feeding barns at Emporia. Brochure was part of the Charles "Bud" Goebel collection, which was housed in the Burlingame Santa Fe depot from 1963 until its donation to the Kansas Museum of History in 1981.


A dream that has come true

A dream that has come true
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
"A Dream That Has Come True", Brinkley Hospitals from Dr. Brinkley's Doctor Book.


Advance sheet of the 1907 Great Smith car

Advance sheet of the 1907 Great Smith car
Creator: Smith Automobile Company
Date: 1907
A small catalog giving the specifications of the Great Smith car. The Smith Automobile Company built cars in Topeka, Kansas, from 1902-1911.


Advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas

Advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is an advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas.


Advertisement for Nicodemus, Kansas

Advertisement for Nicodemus, Kansas
Creator: Hill, W. R.
Date: April 16, 1877
This advertisement for Nicodemus, Graham County, Kansas, describes the location of the colony near the Solomon River and the town company's plans to build more houses, businesses, and other public buildings. The trustees were quick to note that they will not build any saloon or "houses of ill fame" during the first five years of settlement. Nicodemus was settled in 1878 and is the oldest surviving all-black settlement west of the Mississippi River founded by former slaves. Today the town is a National Parks Service site and is open to visitors.


Advertisement for Summerfield & Jacobs in Lawrence, Kansas

Advertisement for Summerfield & Jacobs in Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Atkinson, J. T.
Date: January 23, 1894
This is an advertisement for M. Summerfield and George J. Jacobs, Attorneys at Law, 77 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. It is published in the Lawrence City Directory, 1871, page 116.


Advertisement for The Leader in Council Grove, Kansas

Advertisement for The Leader in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Oct. 12, 1904
This is a newspaper advertisement for The Leader, a men's clothing store in Council Grove, Kansas. The store was owned by G. S. Peterson and Henry A. White.


Advertisement for The Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kansas

Advertisement for The Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: 1910
Advertisement for the Sellers Motor Car Company with photos of the investors and the factory, Hutchinson, Kansas. Copied from Hutchinson, The Salt City.


Advertisement from the Hesston Manufacturing Company, Hesston, Kansas

Advertisement from the Hesston Manufacturing Company, Hesston, Kansas
Creator: Hesston Manufacturing Company
Date: May 12, 1958
An advertisement from the Hesston Manufacturing Company in Hesston, Kansas. The company was incorporated on May 12, 1958. The avertisemnet includes three stapled pages of typed information including publication, date, size, and kind of ad and costs for color, publication cost, and ad setup cost. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Advertisements for W. W. Gavitt Medical Company, Topeka, Kansas

Advertisements for W. W. Gavitt Medical Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1902
These images show advertisements for the W. W. Gavitt Medical Company located at 5th and Madison Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The first image is an advertisement for Gavitt's System Regulator, advertised to cure "all blood, stomach, kidney, and liver troubles." The second image is a group of advertisements for three different businesses owned by W. W. Gavitt: a business of investment bankers and brokers, a medical company, and a mercantile company. The W. W. Gavitt Medical Company manufactured "standard and proprietary remedies."


Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas

Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
This is an advertising card for joining the Security Benefit Association, an early social security system. There was a model hospital for the members who paid a nickel a month for hospital care. That fee also covered an orphanage for their children if the member died and an old folks home all centered around a model farm in Topeka, Kansas.


Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas

Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
This is an advertising card for joining the Security Benefit Association, an early social security system. There was a model hospital for the members who paid a nickel a month for hospital care. That fee also covered an orphanage for their children if the member died and an old folks home all centered around a model farm in Topeka, Kansas.


Advertising summary for the Hesston Manufacturing Company, Hesston, Kansas

Advertising summary for the Hesston Manufacturing Company, Hesston, Kansas
Creator: Hesston Manufacturing Company
Date: 1958
This is an advertising summary most likely for the Hesston Manufacturing Company in Hesston, Kansas. The monthly summary contains information for January, February, March, April, and May 1958. Sources include publications, fairs and shows, direct mail, and miscellaneous. Also included are advertising summary results for January 1 to June 1, 1958, listing publications, fairs and shows, direct mail and miscellaneous categories, as well as an alphabetical advertising key for 1958. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


A farm out west.  Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route

A farm out west. Emigration folder of the great Rock Island route
Date: 1897
This Chicago & Rock Island railroad pamphlet promotes agricultural production and settlement in the southwestern states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.


After twenty-one years:  the success story of Dr. John R. Brinkley

After twenty-one years: the success story of Dr. John R. Brinkley
Creator: Brinkley Hospitals
Date: 1930s
This booklet was published by the Brinkley Hospitals of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brinkley moved his hospital operations to Little Rock from Milford, Kansas, after his Kansas medical license was revoked. He changed the name of his radio station to XERA and it was located in Villa Acuna, Mexico, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, where the Brinkley's had a home. The pamphlet is a revised version of an earlier Brinkley hospital publication titled Your Health (Kansas Memory item 210693). It includes illustrations to accompany the medical information.


Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910

Agricultural development, wealth and rural population of the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad for the years of 1900-1910
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: September 17, 1912
Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 104). Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement showing aggregate statistical wealth values and population figures for areas west of the Mississippi River during a ten year period of time.


A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Akers, Logan & Company, Kansas Territory

Akers, Logan & Company, Kansas Territory
Creator: Akers, Logan & Co.
An advertisement for Akers, Logan & Company, describing the services it provided as a general land and real estate company in Leavenworth City and Lecompton, Kansas Territory.


All bound for the Kansas valleys!

All bound for the Kansas valleys!
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This brochure advertises the sale of five million acres of land by the Kansas Pacific Railroad, along the Kaw, Big Blue, Republican, Smoky Hill, Solomon, Saline, and Victoria Rivers in Kansas. The illustration on the last page may have been drawn by Topeka artist Henry Worrall.


All the way from Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A. The Smith Automobile Company

All the way from Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A. The Smith Automobile Company
Creator: Smith Automobile Company
Date: 1905
The March 1905 brochure of the Smith Automobile Company. The Smith Automobile Company built cars in Topeka, Kansas, from 1902-1911.


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