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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 wagon for the Colby Mercantile Company, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Advertising wagon for the Colby Mercantile Company, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1898
A young boy and girl stand beside a little advertising wagon for the Colby Mercantile Company of Colby, Kansas, advertising the last day of a blanket sale. The children are identified as Morris and Lois Hampton. The Methodist Church can be seen on the left.


Al Nichols' General Store, Osborne, Kansas

Al Nichols' General Store, Osborne, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photo of the interior of Al Nichols' General Store in Osborne, Kansas. An unidentified man is in view.


Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill
Creator: Morton, Albert C.
Date: May 29, 1857
Albert Morton wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill, who had invested in Quindaro, in Massachusetts. In this short letter Morton described the development of the town, and noted the increasing population, the availability of coal resources, and the arrival of a new storekeeper.


Allison and Denver Drugs and Groceries, Hutchinson, Kansas

Allison and Denver Drugs and Groceries, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: 1897
This photograph shows an exterior view of Allison and Denver Drugs and Groceries in Hutchinson, Kansas. The building, located on the southeast corner of Sherman and Main streets, also houses Raff Brothers Dry Goods and other stores. Several people are visible in front of the stores, and a few people are visible sitting in the windows of the upper part of the store on the left side of the picture. A large American flag is also seen flying above the building.


Amy general store, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas

Amy general store, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas
Date: 1929
An interior view of the Amy general store in Dighton, Lane County, Kansas. Bins of produce are visible in the front of the store next to a barrel of Sunshine Biscuits. A man in overalls stands to the right.


Automobiles in Hoxie, Kansas

Automobiles in Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This is a photograph of Beers General Store with its slogan "The busiest store in the county." It was located on Main Street in Hoxie, Kansas. Also visible are a number of automobiles parked in front of the store.


A view of the Dodge City,  Kansas, business district in 1875

A view of the Dodge City, Kansas, business district in 1875
Date: Between 1874 and 1876
This black and white photograph shows the Dodge City Kansas business district : Chas Rath & Co. General Outfittings, Long Branch Saloon, and Geo. M. Hoover's Wholesale Wines, Liquors, & Cigars.


Beckman general store, Randolph, Kansas

Beckman general store, Randolph, Kansas
Date: Between 1935 and 1945
An interior view of the H. C. Beckman General Store, Randolph, Kansas. The gentlemen behind the counters are H. C. Beckman (left) and Clyde Beckman (right). The woman in the aisle is Dessie Peter.


Beckman general store, Randolph, Kansas

Beckman general store, Randolph, Kansas
Date: Between 1935 and 1945
An interior view of the H. C. Beckman General Store in Randolph, Kansas.


Benjamin D. Castleman territorial loss claim

Benjamin D. Castleman territorial loss claim
Creator: Strickler, Hiram Jackson
Date: 1859
Report of H.L. Strickler, Commissioner to Audit Claims of Citizens of the Territory of Kansas, contained in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set of congressional and executive documents. Benjamin D. Castleman, Tecumseh, Shawnee County, presented claim #216 for losses suffered in August and September, 1856. He operated as a merchant so his claim listed groceries, clothing, dry goods, medicines, guns, hardware, books and stationery, and tin and glassware. He stated that the damage was caused by about 50 well armed men under the command of James H. Lane and another group of 200 men under the command of "Captains A. Jameson, Cleveland, and Charles Moffet." Each claimant had to submit an itemized list and have two witnesses attest to the losses claimed. Even though many of these claims were approved for payment, no funds were ever appropriated or distributed.


Bergman's general store and post office in Tecumseh, Kansas

Bergman's general store and post office in Tecumseh, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Bergman's general store and post office in Tecumseh, Kansas.


Blake Little territorial loss claim

Blake Little territorial loss claim
Creator: Strickler, Hiram Jackson
Date: 1859
Report of H.L. Strickler, Commissioner to Audit Claims of Citizens of the Territory of Kansas, contained in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set of congressional and executive documents. This claim was submitted by Blake Little on behalf of J. H. Little and Company for supplies furnished to the territorial militia on or about August 22, 1856. Mr. Little's store was in Bourbon County. Each claimant had to submit an itemized list and have two witnesses attest to the losses claimed. Even though many of these claims were approved for payment, no funds were ever appropriated or distributed.


Boltx Store, Amy, Lane County, Kansas

Boltx Store, Amy, Lane County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
Several people pose on the porch of the Boltx general store in Amy, Lane County, Kansas. The large box-like structure in front of the store says "Fairbanks Standard," which was a type of measuring scale sold by the Fairbanks Scale Co. of Vermont.


Boulevard Street, Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas

Boulevard Street, Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1914
A view down Boulevard Street in Goodland, Kansas. The Shoes and Dry Goods store is in the foreground.


Brittingham Store, Paxico, Kansas

Brittingham Store, Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Photograph of Lulu Brittingham standing on the first floor of the building where she lived and ran a small store in Paxico, Kansas. The building was originally a saloon operated by Mr. Sam Mongerson.


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.


Businesses and agricultural equipment, Ramona, Kansas

Businesses and agricultural equipment, Ramona, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
A street view in Ramona, Kansas. Agricultural equipment is lined up along the street at harvesting time, and several business buildings are in view. Businesses visible include Strickler and Company General Merchandise, Grain, and Coal; a shoe store; a drug store; the Ramona State Bank; a hotel; and Canton P and O Plows. Several people are visible in front of the buildings.


Businesses in Ellsworth, Kansas

Businesses in Ellsworth, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
This is a photograph showing businesses on the northeast corner of First and Douglas in Ellsworth, Kansas. Parked in front of the businesses is a horse drawn wagon.


Businesses in Manhattan, Kansas

Businesses in Manhattan, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
This is a stereograph showing businesses in Manhattan, Kansas. The building on the left might be Carl Engel's general merchandise store.


Business street in Independence, Kansas

Business street in Independence, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1872
Exterior view of Kincaid & Root, dry goods and groceries, and neighboring gun shop and meat market located on a business street in Independence, Kansas.


Buster Brown show at Star Mercantile in Alta Vista, Kansas

Buster Brown show at Star Mercantile in Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1905-1910
Exterior photograph of the Star Mercantile in Alta Vista, Kansas, as a group of people watch a scene from a Buster Brown show. The Brown Shoe Company hired an actor to travel the country drawing crowds at stores which sold the brand of shoes.


C.C. Thompson's general merchandise store and post office and another business building, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas

C.C. Thompson's general merchandise store and post office and another business building, Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A large group of townspeople gather on the boardwalk in front of the Clyde C. Thompson general merchandise store and post office in Rexford, Thomas County, Kansas.


C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Kendall Dry Goods, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: St. Louis Illustrated Magazine
Date: September 1880
An illustration depicting C. F. Kendall's Dry Goods, copied from the St. Louis Illustrated Magazine. Copied from the St. Louis Magazine, September 1880, page 398.


C. J. Glotzbach store in Paxico, Kansas

C. J. Glotzbach store in Paxico, Kansas
Date: 1911-1921
Three photographs showing interior and exterior views of the C. J. Glotzbach Store on Newbury Avenue in Paxico, Kansas. Owner Carl Glotzbach moved to Kansas from Indiana in 1870 and farmed near Paxico before purchasing the store from the Bolton brothers. People inside the store are identified as Carl Glotzbach, Ben Glotzbach, Isadore Glotzbach, and Magdalene Rosenstingle.


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