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"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.


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.


Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book

Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book
Creator: Automobile Club of Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1909-1910
The Automobile Club of Wichita published this year book for the years 1909-1910. Its content reflects that automobile travel was a recent introduction to the lives of Kansans. It includes advertisements from automobile dealers, garages, and other businesses in Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, El Dorado, Dodge City, Yates Center, Iola, Independence, Topeka, Emporia, Garden City, and Lawrence. It also lists the officers and board of directors of the club, its constitution and bylaws, the Kansas law regulation the use of automobiles, two Wichita ordinances (#2875 and 3002) related to the use of cars, and rules of the road. The bulk of the yearbook provides driving routes to and from various cities and towns in Kansas, as well as Colorado and Oklahoma. An index to the routes and maps is on pages 22-23. These driving routes include specific directions and include references to many small towns and local landmarks, etc. The yearbook also lists Wichita residents that own automobiles, their license numbers and the type of automobile they own. The booklet concludes with a list of members of the automobile club.


Barclay's Business Directory of Leavenworth for 1859

Barclay's Business Directory of Leavenworth for 1859
Creator: Pierse, Allen
Date: 1859
In addition to a listing of businesses and advertisements, the directory included the elected officials for the city of Leavenworth for 1858-59 and the newspapers published in Leavenworth. A few women are listed as owners of businesses. The information for the directory was compiled by Allen Pierse.


Cafferty-Hayden Tie-Tong brochure

Cafferty-Hayden Tie-Tong brochure
Creator: C-H Tie-Tong Company
Date: between 1910 and 1920
Paper brochure for the Cafferty-Hayden Tie-Tong, a device for lifting railroad ties. It was manufactured in Topeka, Kansas.


California and the expositions.  Yellowstone National Park.  How to go and what to see

California and the expositions. Yellowstone National Park. How to go and what to see
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1914 and 1915
This pamphlet is a Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California, between February 20, 1915-December 04, 1915, including a travel excursion to Yellowstone National Park in the Rocky Mountains and other areas of interest.


California calls you

California calls you
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beauty and tourism features of California.


Colorado for the tourist

Colorado for the tourist
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful scenery provided to the tourist in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


Colorado, its resorts and attractions to the pleasure-seeker, tourist and invalid

Colorado, its resorts and attractions to the pleasure-seeker, tourist and invalid
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Reprinted 1873 (Original 1870)
This promotional pamphlet produced by the Kansas Pacific Railway promotes Colorado tourism and highlights resorts and attractions along the company's Colorado rail transportation line.


Combine attachements flyer

Combine attachements flyer
Creator: Hesston Manufacturing Company
Date: Undated
This flyer from the Hesston Manufacturing Company uses illustrations and text to represent different attachments designed to work with multiple combines. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Corn, wheat and oats on farms in the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad, March 1, 1913

Corn, wheat and oats on farms in the states on the tributory to the Union Pacific Railroad, March 1, 1913
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: August 14, 1913
Union Pacific Railroad Company Agricultural Bulletin (No. 109). Union Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement showing aggregate yields for specific crop categories from 1912 and early 1913 for areas west of the Mississippi River.


Dividends of safety

Dividends of safety
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: September 30, 1925
This pamphlet contains the text of the address made by Carl R. Gray, president of the Union Pacific System, before an annual banquet of the National Safety Council in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 30, 1925. The address begins with a brief history of railroads excerpted from "First Spikes in Railway History in England and America" by A. Saintsby (1925). Gray then describes the history of the Safety Movement on Railroad, and the safety measures employed by the Union Pacific Railway Company to guarantee safe rail travel on their system ("Lives saved, limbs saved, homes saved -- 'these are the Dividends of Safety'").


Dr. Brinkley's doctor book

Dr. Brinkley's doctor book
Creator: Brinkley Hospitals
Date: 1936
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. The cover of the booklet indicated that the Brinkley Hospitals are "for the treatment of enlarged and infected prostate glands, rectal and colonic diseases, varicose veins, hernia, or rupture." He changed the name of his radio station to XERA and it was located in Villa Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, where the Brinkley's had a home. This volume claims that XERA is the most powerful radio station in the world. 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. There are some editing marks so this copy may have been used to plan a revision. It is an expansion of the information contained in "After Twenty One Years" (Kansas Memory item 213226).


Final address to Populists

Final address to Populists
Creator: Peoples Party State Central Committee
Date: 1896
This pamphlet issued by the Populist Party's state central committee for Kansas includes a political address outlining key issues leading up to the 1896 election. The subtitle reads "The Scheme of Wall Street to Defeat Silver Unmasked--Arthur Sewall the Tool."


Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming

Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1912
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful and rustic scenery enjoyed in camp life and fishing as experienced in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.


Forest Tree Culture on Kansas Prairies

Forest Tree Culture on Kansas Prairies
Creator: Kern, Maximilian Gottlieb, 1825-1916
Date: 1879
Kansas Pacific Railway promotional publication advocating the advantages of cultivating trees on the Kansas prairie for newly arriving emigrants into the region.


George Walter, History of Kanzas

George Walter, History of Kanzas
Creator: Walter, George
Date: 1855
This history was written by George Walter, agent for the New York Kanzas League. The purpose of the League was to assist individuals and families to emigrate to Kansas and help provides reduced prices and other assistance. The office of the New York Kanzas League was located on the 3rd floor of No. 110 Broadway, New York City. Walter provided the information he thought emigrants to Kansas would need including descriptions of the situation in the territory, its climate, soil, rivers, and native products. He also gave information about industry in Kansas Territory, particularly the milling industry. He provided information on routes and supplies needed as well as a copy of the reemption law. The text of the Bill to organize the territories of Kansas and Nebraska was included on pages 24 through 48 of the pamphlet.


Great Kanzas Enterprise, Circular of the American Settlement Company

Great Kanzas Enterprise, Circular of the American Settlement Company
Creator: American Settlement Company.
This brochure, published by the American Settlement Company, encourages the settlement of Council City (later Burlingame) on the Santa Fe Road in Kansas Territory. It includes the constitution of the American Settlement Company, descriptions of Kansas Territory climate and soil, and testimonials from the company's representative in Kansas Territory.


Guide map of the great Texas cattle trail from Red River crossing to the old reliable Kansas Pacific Railway

Guide map of the great Texas cattle trail from Red River crossing to the old reliable Kansas Pacific Railway
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1874
This railroad guide book was produced by the Kansas Pacific Railway to aid cattle ranchers in getting their herds to market.


Hand book for the Kansas Pacific Railway

Hand book for the Kansas Pacific Railway
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1870
This Kansas Pacific Railroad publication advertises good abundant and cheap land readily available on its rail line between Kansas City, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado. The booklet contains descriptions of the country and cities and towns along the Kansas Pacific Railroad and its branches.


Hesston  Manufacturing Company booklet

Hesston Manufacturing Company booklet
Creator: Hesston Manufacturing Company
Date: 1958
This booklet from the Hesston Manufacturing Company highlights the row crop saver with black, white and red illustrations with accompanying text. In addition, at the end of the booklet is an advertising strategy from the company. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Hesston Manufacturing Company booklet

Hesston Manufacturing Company booklet
Creator: Hesston Manufacturing Company
Date: 1960
This small booklet from 1960, includes full-page pictures of the Hesston Manufacturing Company factory and a written narrative of the history of the company and it's employees. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Hesston product binder

Hesston product binder
Creator: Hesston Corporation. Farm Equipment Division
Date: 1979
This binder from the Hesston Corporation, Farm Equipment Division, highlights the single disc harrow with colored pictures and descriptions. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Hesston sales booklet

Hesston sales booklet
Creator: Hesston Corporation
Date: October 1, 1972
This pocket-sized sales order booklet from Hesston includes information about equipment models and prices sold by the corporation. This publication funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Indian detours

Indian detours
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 1938
This booklet published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, is promoting travelers to tour the great southwest by booking one of the Harvey car Indian detours. This forty-six page pamphlet includes images, maps and text that describes the sights and experiences of the Indian detours.


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