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A. H. Connelly's lumber yard, Topeka, Kansas

A. H. Connelly's lumber yard, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1888
This sepia colored photograph shows a view of A. H. Connelly's lumber yard at the corner of Eighth and Adams Streets in Topeka, Kansas.


Abraham Pratt Lumberyard, Studley, Kansas

Abraham Pratt Lumberyard, Studley, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1925
These are two photographs of businesses in Studley, Kansas. The first photograph is of the Abraham Pratt Lumberyard which may have contained the post office. Turtle General Store is in the middle background. The road crossing the railroad track is the Graham/Sheridan County line. The second photo is of the Abraham Pratt Lumberyard with a person standing by the building.


Advertising for Solt Lumber & Coal Company in Barnes, Kansas

Advertising for Solt Lumber & Coal Company in Barnes, Kansas
Creator: Kansas City Slide Co.
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
These two glass lantern slides are advertising products sold by Solt Lumber & Coal Company in Barnes, Kansas.


Aitken Lumber Co., Cimarron, Kansas

Aitken Lumber Co., Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This photograph shows three men standing in front of the Aitken Lumber Company, Cimarron, Kansas. Appropriately, it is a wooden building.


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.


Buildings of the Central Lumber Company, Deerfield, Kearny County, Kansas

Buildings of the Central Lumber Company, Deerfield, Kearny County, Kansas
Date: 1914
A postcard showing the buildings of the Central Lumber Company, Deerfield, Kearny County, Kansas.


Business directory, Coronado, Kansas

Business directory, Coronado, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This image shows a photographic business directory titled, "Coronado, the Railroad Town of Wichita County, Kansas." There are 25 photographs of business buildings with a list of the businesses below the pictures. Business number 2 (pictured on the top row, second from the left) is listed as "A. J. Wright Drugs, Stationery, Perfumes, Holiday articles." Other businesses listed include a bank, hardware stores, grocery stores, general merchandise stores, a church, livery barns, a contractor, a barber shop, lumber yards, a law office, a hotel, a meat market, and a blacksmith.


C. C. Isely Lumber and Grain Company, Montezuma, Kansas

C. C. Isely Lumber and Grain Company, Montezuma, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photograph of the C. C. Isely Lumber and Grain Company in Montezuma, Kansas. Several buildings, including an elevator, are shown.


Coal pick

Coal pick
Creator: Blue Rapids Lumber Company
Date: between 1903 and 1936
Coal pick from the Blue Rapids Lumber Company. The sides of the pick head are embossed with the company's name and phone number. The Blue Rapids Lumber Company was founded in July of 1903 and closed in October of 1936.


Dighton Lumber Company, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Dighton Lumber Company, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1924
An exterior view of the Dighton Lumber Company building in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. The photo was taken by "Kirch" in 1924, according to a notation on the photo.


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.


Eck Lumber Company,  Alma, Kansas

Eck Lumber Company, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1885 and 1899
This is a photograph of the Eck Lumber Company located on the south end of Ohio Street, Alma, Kansas. A number of business buildings and residences existed in this south section of town at the end of the 19th century. None remain today. Today (2009), Hormel Foods is located here. Sign on front says "Eck's Lumber Yard and another says "Sand & Cement."


Edward B. Smythe to Hiram Hill

Edward B. Smythe to Hiram Hill
Creator: Smythe, Edward B.
Date: August 31, 1857
Edward Smythe wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts, regarding his experiences in Manhattan. Smythe described his journey West and his newly established lumber business. He found the people of Manhattan to be enjoyable and prosperous. Smythe illustrated their character by describing the ladies' festival planned for the coming week, in which funds will be raised to defray the expenses of constructing a beautiful new schoolhouse. He added that he would now begin his search for a "better half".


Front Street businesses, Dodge City, Kansas

Front Street businesses, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: 1875
This is a photo of several businesses along Front Street in Dodge City, Kansas, including the F. C. Zimmermann hardware store.


George, Carrie and Mary Fulkerson

George, Carrie and Mary Fulkerson
Date: 1936
Here are photographs of George and Carrie Fulkerson and their daughter Mary Fulkerson. The family lived in Sterling, Kansas and owned the Sterling Lumber Company from 1938-1974.


Gillette & Nicholson lumber yard, Topeka, Kansas

Gillette & Nicholson lumber yard, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1912
This sepia colored photograph shows delivery wagons in front of the Gillette and Nicholson lumber yard at 100 Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. It was across the street from the Rock Island Depot.


Gillette & Nicholson lumber yard, Topeka, Kansas

Gillette & Nicholson lumber yard, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1909 and 1911
This sepia colored photograph shows the Gillette & Nicholson lumber yard at 100 Kansas Avenue, across from the Rock Island Depot in Topeka, Kansas. Horse drawn wagons and one truck are lined up in front and to the side of the business. The wagons to the left side of the building appear to be some sort of tanks for hauling liquids. Various signs indicate that they sell Bonner Portland cement, coal, lumber, carbon, and coke.


Interior view of the Foster Lumber Company offices, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior view of the Foster Lumber Company offices, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
In this photograph, three unidentified men pose in the offices of the Foster Lumber Company in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1878
This correspondence was sent and received by the Kansas Adjutant General's Office. Hiram T. Benam served as Adjutant General from 1876-1878 and Peter S. Noble served from 1878-1883. It includes inquiries made from men "anxious for organization" hoping to enlist militias in the towns of Parsons, Independence, Iuka, Lawrence, and Hutchinson. The collection also includes bill of ladings from the Kansas Pacific Railway and Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal. Frequent correspondence was exchanged with Willis Brown, cashier for the State Bank of Kansas in Seneca, Kansas, Scott Hopkins of the Kansas University Cadets, John T. Bradley, a lawyer from Council Grove and member of the Kansas Senate from 1876 to 1880, F.C. Merrill, a lumber dealer from Paola, and E.D. Rose, a hardware dealer from Holton.


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.


McIntire lumber yard, Towanda, Butler County, Kansas

McIntire lumber yard, Towanda, Butler County, Kansas
Creator: C. Otis Boston Studio (El Dorado, Kan.)
Date: 1920
This photograph shows the vicinity of the McIntire Lumber Company in Towanda, Kansas. A caption on the back reads: "Camera set at Northwest corner of Block in which the McIntire Lumber Company is located, facing Northeast, (distance from camera to place where man run across street in alley to rear of McCollough home, 152 feet." This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Moulton and Rose Rochford Kleckner photographs

Moulton and Rose Rochford Kleckner photographs
Creator: Kleckner, M. A.
Date: 1910-1914
Here are photographs of Osborne, Kansas taken by Moulton A. and Rose (Rochford) Kleckner.


Muckenthaler lumber yard, Paxico, Kansas

Muckenthaler lumber yard, Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1905-1915
Two photographs showing the lumber yard and hardware store belonging to the Muckenthaler family in Paxico, Kansas.


Oetinger Lumber Co.,  Alma, Kansas

Oetinger Lumber Co., Alma, Kansas
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of Oetinger Lumber, located at 102 Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas. The photo was taken at the time that it opened on April 15, 1906. It was located at 102 Missouri Street. The signs on the building indicate it also sold coal and paints. The business was later sold to Wolgast Lumber. Later, it was operated by John Haefke as Alma Lumber Company. Today (2009) it is a parking lot for Hormel Foods Factory.


Star Lumber Company in Elkhart, Kansas

Star Lumber Company in Elkhart, Kansas
Date: 1914
Here are two cyanotypes of the Star Lumber Company in Elkhart, Kansas. The men in one of the photographs are identified as Lee Larrabee, left, Clyde Washburn, center, and Ralph Colvin, right.


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