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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
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Rose Shoppe, Grayce Hosiery Shoppe, The W.W. Mills Company, Bakery Green's Grocery, House of Tromp Cigars, Virginia Dare Dresses, Helzberg's Diamond Shop, Ray Beers, Moore Stationery Company, Reklites Candy Shop, and United Cigar Store.


900 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

900 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing west side of the 900 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Earl F. Vaughn Drug Company, Marston's School of Dressmaking, State Savings & Loan Association, Addis Jewelry, Jones & Birch Printers, and C.R. Matthews.


Arthur Campbell Jewelry Store, Topeka, Kansas

Arthur Campbell Jewelry Store, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This is a photograph of the Arthur Campbell Jewelry Store in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It shows the interior with a man sitting behind the counter.


Campbell Drug Store, Claflin, Kansas

Campbell Drug Store, Claflin, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1910
This photograph shows the exterior view of the Campbell Drug Store in Claflin, Kansas. Besides advertising for drugs, the sign on the side of the building also advertises "watches, clocks, jewelry cheaper than any body". Ten men and two boys are standing in front of the building.


Carlin Drug Store, Brookville, Kansas

Carlin Drug Store, Brookville, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This photograph shows an interior view of the Carlin Drug Store in Brookville, Kansas. Eight unidentified men are visible in the picture. There are display cases visible along both sides of the store. The case in the left foreground appears to contain boxes of cigars, and the case in the right foreground appears to contain pocket watches and other jewelry. A wide variety of items is visible throughout the store, including items hanging from the ceiling.


Centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas

Centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1954
This photograph shows a view of the centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas.


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.


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 and businesses on Main Street, Russell, Kansas

Drug Store and businesses on Main Street, Russell, Kansas
Date: 1885
This photograph shows a view of the businesses along Main Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Russell, Kansas. At the left side of the picture a drug store is visible. Other businesses visible include Butler Brothers Jewelers, a bakery with a sign for ice cream, Ahsing Laundry, W. E. Banks Hardware, Land Office of K. W. Robbins, a law office, a bank, and the Spot Cash Store grocery. Most of the buildings on this block later burned in 1889, except for the ones on the far left end of the block. A few boys are visible standing in front of the businesses, and a few horses are visible in the street. Several wooden crates and a wooden barrel are visible in front of the Spot Cash Store, and a large clock hanging from a pole is visible in front of the Butler Brothers Jewelers store. (The W. E. Banks building and the First National Bank building were rebuilt after the fire, and in 2006 they were nominated for the National Register of Historic Places as virtually unaltered examples of Victorian-era commercial buildings.)


Harris-Goar Company

Harris-Goar Company
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
This is a photograph of the Harris-Goar Company, 612-614 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It shows the front of the building with a sign advertising Clothing, Shoes, Men-Women-Children, Jewelry-Radios. There are several automobiles parked at the curb.


Ives Jewelers

Ives Jewelers
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
This is a photograph of the exterior of Ives Jewelers, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It appears to be a grand opening as there are large arrangements of flowers inside the showroom.


James B. Hayden, Jeweler

James B. Hayden, Jeweler
Date: 1902
This is a sketch advertising James B. Hayden, Jeweler, 727 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It is from the Radges Topeka City Directory for 1902.


John Waterman Drug Store, Washington, Kansas

John Waterman Drug Store, Washington, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photograph shows an interior view of the John Waterman Drug Store in Washington, Kansas. Three men are visible in the picture. A soda fountain and service counter are visible on the right side of the store. Shelves filled with bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies are also visible along the right wall of the store. Shelves filled with a variety of items are visible along the left wall of the store, and the display cases in the left foreground of the picture appear to be filled with pocket watches or other jewelry.


Johnson Jewelry, Alta Vista, Kansas

Johnson Jewelry, Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1910
An interior view of Johnson Jewelry in Alta Vista, Kansas. Writing on the back of the photograph reads, "Chris Johnson Jewelry store located south of Buchman's Farm Supply. Started in 1888, Chris was a cabinet maker and carpenter and later took up jewelry trade. Continued in jewelry until his death in October 1914. He was born in Dockenhuden, Germany December 27, 1854. Came to the United States in 1876. He married Emilie Wolgast June 28, 1889. Six children raised five."


Kansas Avenue, Liberal, Kansas

Kansas Avenue, Liberal, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1938
This photograph shows a street scene of Kansas Avenue in Liberal, Kansas. Although they are only partially visible, there are signs for at least three drug stores among the businesses in this picture. Starting from the left side, the first sign is for Taylor's Drugs. The next sign reads, "Dr. Beaty, Dentist, X-Ray." Another drug store sign is visible after that, then a sign for the Stoner Jewelry Company. Other signs on the left side of the street are less visible in the background. On the right side of the street, the sign for the Warren Hotel is visible, and farther in the background, to the left of the sign, another drug store and soda sign is partially visible. Other signs on the right side of the picture include a theater marquee, signs advertising Blatz Milwaukee Beer and Budweiser, and a sign reading, "Department Stores" on the far right. Many automobiles are visible along the street, and several people are also visible along the street.


Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This photograph shows the east side of the 500 block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Kansas Avenue was the main business district during this time. Businesses in the photograph are: J.J. Winer's Tailor and Cleaner, Royal Clothing Co., Kirby Miller Print Shop, and Brimans Jewelry.


Kasson Drug Store, Howard, Kansas

Kasson Drug Store, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
This photograph shows an exterior view of the Kirby Building in Howard, Kansas, with the Kasson Drug Store in the building. A grocery store is partially visible to the left, and a store for school books, supplies, paints, oils, wallpaper, window glass putty, varnish, and jewelry is visible on the right. Several men and a boy are seen posing for the photograph in front of the stores. The Kirby building later burned.


Main Street, McPherson, Kansas

Main Street, McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This photograph shows a view of the business district on Main Street looking north in McPherson, Kansas. Along the right side of the street, a sign for "Bixby Lindsay and Company Drugs, Jewelry" is visible. Further in the background of the right side of the street, a sign for "Graves Drugs" is also partially visible. Many other businesses are visible along the street. Several people are visible along the sidewalks, and many automobiles are visible driving or parked along the street.


Milford Drug Store, Milford, Kansas

Milford Drug Store, Milford, Kansas
Date: Between 1897 and 1910
This photograph shows an exterior view of the Milford Drug Store in Milford, Kansas. Clyde T. Beard was the proprietor. The building has a sign reading "I. O. O. F. 1897" at the top of the façade. The other signs read "Drug Store," "Pure Drugs," and "Wall paper, Jewelry and Stationery, Window shades."


Ray Christian Jewelers, Topeka, Kansas

Ray Christian Jewelers, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
This series of four photographs represents the interior of Ray Christian Jewelers located at the corner of 8th and Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Image one shows Ray Christian with a women; image two is of Gary Christian, the son of Ray Christian; image 3 shows Ray Christian with a man and women; and image 4 represents an employee of the jewelry store.


Santa Fe Watch Company, Topeka, Kansas

Santa Fe Watch Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a group of people in front of the Santa Fe Watch Company at 821 Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. They may be holding oversized figs for some sort of a promotion.


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.


Santa Fe Watch Company, Topeka, Kansas

Santa Fe Watch Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1919
These two black and white photographs show an exterior and an interior view of the Santa Fe Watch Company at 821 Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. It appears to have sold other jewelry, glassware, and silver.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1890-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Severens Jewelry Shop in Hoxie, Kansas

Severens Jewelry Shop in Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1925
This photograph shows the exterior of Severens Jewelry Shop, Hoxie, Kansas, in the early 1900s.


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