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700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing the east side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Cozy, L.C. Rahn, E.B. Guild Music Company, Cremerie Restaurant and Cafeteria, Joe Haskins Tailoring, Antiseptic Barber Shop, Sport Shop and Samuels.


800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the west side of the 800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph: J.E. McFarland Drug Company, J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Company, Stronge & Warner, McLellan Stores Company, Lyman & Lyman Dentist, Union, James Hayes, Santa Fe Watch Company, Jones-O'neal Shoe Company, and the Cinderella Shoppe.


Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas

Allen County fair exhibits, Allen County, Kansas
Date: 1925
Here are several photographs of exhibits at the 1925 Allen County fair. Exhibits are for a music company, the Iola Creamery, Northrup Lumber Company, Krannich Battery Service (radios), Paul Klein, Lumber, and one unidentified business showing pianos and phonograph record players.


Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas

Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1889
This pamphlet titled The Neosho County Advertiser was published by Dr. H. C. Perdue, M. D., in Erie, Kansas. It contains approximately 50 pages of descriptions of medical cures and other advertising. Descriptions of Dr. Perdue's Ague Cure and other medical treatments are on pages 2-28, and other advertisements are on pages 29-49, plus the inside and outside of the back cover. Besides information on Dr. Perdue's medical practice, there are numerous advertisements for drug stores. Drug stores listed in the advertisements (and their town locations, all in Kansas) include: Palace Drug Store, Erie; Ira Steinberger Drug Store, Erie; New City Drug Store, Erie; Dr. C. E. Steadman, Druggist, Osage Mission; I. N. Wherrett General Merchandise and Drugs, Vietsburg; M. Devine, Druggist, Osage Mission; Baldwin House Drug Store, Thayer; W. R. Kramer, Druggist, Chanute; John McCarthy, Druggist, Galesburg; and Mrs. Samuel Whelpley, Druggist, Morehead. Druggists listed as references for Dr. Perdue include Charles H. Eaton and J. T. Brown, both of Erie. Other businesses and professions advertised include attorneys, real estate agents, merchants, banks, doctors, clothing stores, millinery and dress making stores, grocery stores, jewelry stores, candy stores, cigar stores, meat markets, bakeries, livery stables, abstracters, tree nurseries, buggy harness stores, carpenters, hardware stores, fur dealers, barber shops, lumber companies, monument dealers, dry goods, dentists, hotels, and furniture stores.


Drug store, Cheney, Kansas

Drug store, Cheney, Kansas
Date: 1918
This photograph shows an interior view of an unidentified drug store in Cheney, Kansas. The display cabinet on the far left is labeled with a sign advertising chocolates. Two men and a woman are visible in the picture. One man is identified as Leonard Arth, and the woman is identified as Mrs. E. L. Feagan. There are shelves filled with items visible along the left, back, and right walls of the store. The shelves on the right appear to have books on them. There are tables and chairs along the middle of the store, and a soda fountain service counter and stools are visible on the far right side of the picture. A display behind the counter reads, "We sell McKinley Edition popular standard sheet music." There are several small American flags on display behind the counter.


E.B. Guild Music Company

E.B. Guild Music Company
Date: Between 1885 and 1890
This series of photographs shows the E.B. Guild Music Company in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Photographs represent the exterior of the building at 630 Kansas Avenue, a warehouse for pianos and organs at 108 West 8th Street and a repair shop.


E. B. Guild Music Company, Topeka, Kansas

E. B. Guild Music Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1896
The interior of the E. B. Guild Music Company store at 715 Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


Gordon building, Topeka, Kansas

Gordon building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
A photograph of the Gordon building, which housed the C. A. Karlan Furniture Company and Bell Bros. Music Company. It was located at 9th and Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Also visible in the photograph is the office of Charles Bennett, Optician, and an automobile parked on Kansas Avenue.


Santa Fe Watch Company, Topeka, Kansas

Santa Fe Watch Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1907 and 1910
These five black and white photographs show exterior and interior views of the Santa Fe Watch Company at 106 W Eighth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Several images contain phonographic equipment such as phonograph players, graphaphone horns, and other related equipment.


South State Street, Norton, Kansas

South State Street, Norton, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a view of business buildings on South State Street between Main and Washington streets in Norton, Kansas. A sign for a drug store is visible near the middle of the block on the left side of the picture, and another sign for Rexall Drugs is visible on the building at the far corner of that block. Other businesses visible along the street include John Lix Dry Goods, the Apparel Shop, a furniture and pianos store, and Dunbar's Shoe Store. A sign advertising Independent Oil is visible on the right side of the picture. Several automobiles are visible along the street.


Souvenir of Larned and Pawnee County, Kansas

Souvenir of Larned and Pawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Larned Chronoscope
Date: 1908 ?
This souvenir history of Larned and Pawnee County, Kansas, includes brief historical sketches with many photos of farms, homes, and businesses.


Trade card

Trade card
Creator: Thomas Shaw Company
Date: between 1901 and 1905
Trade card promoting pianos made by the Cable Company of Chicago for sale at the Thomas Shaw Company of Wichita. Two-sided, embossed card. Obverse is full-color and features a framed scene of a country village with flowers above and below. Reverse printed in black and red with information about the Cable Company. Thomas Shaw, "The Music Man" of Wichita, was in business from about 1885 until his retirement in 1905. The Cable Piano Company, sometimes called just The Cable Company, was founded in Chicago in 1880, and they added a factory in St. Charles in 1901.


View of the northeast corner of the north side of the courthouse square in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

View of the northeast corner of the north side of the courthouse square in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1885-1920
This is a view of the intersection of 6th Street and Monroe, at the northeast corner of the north side of the courthouse square in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas. The building on the corner is the Long Brothers building, which houses a millinery shop. Other businesses visible include the Fredonia Gas Company, the Fredonia Brick Company offices, the Kennedy Printing Company, and the J. E. Wolcott Piano Store.


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