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600 block of South Kansas Avenue,Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue,Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
Panoramic view showing the east side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph: The Fair Store, David J. August, Banner Lunch, Frank Furnisure Company, Acme Quality Paint Store, Nygren Bros. Tailors, Christopher Studio, Stansfield Drug Company, and C. E. Wardin & Sons.


700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the east side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Farmers National Bank, Kline, R.H. Fairchild Carpenter and Cabinet Maker, Chase E. Cole, Permanent Waving, De Luxe Shine Parlor and Shoe Shop, Cozy Loan Office, Curry's Smoke House, Evans Shoe Repair Shop, and Wm. Connors Furniture Company.


900 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

900 block on 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 900 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: C.A. Karlan Furniture Company, Wholesalers Millinery Outlet, Kistler Auto Supply, Linge Maytag Company, Montgomery Ward & Company, and Royal Tailors.


Appliance store in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Appliance store in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
These are five photographs of an unidentified appliance store in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. They show various appliances attractively displayed in various arrangements.


A trip with the camera man

A trip with the camera man
Date: 1940
This silent film by an unknown photographer features various businesses and industries in Lawrence, Kansas. The film begins with children playing on a playground followed by an airplane landing at an airport. The photographer visits an airplane factory, the Wister Chevrolet Co. car dealer and repair shop, a roller skating rink, the L. T. Harris Co. Oil-O-Matic appliance dealer, a shooting range, a machine shop, an ice plant, the Hall Brothers truck lines, the Cadwell chick hatchery, and a restaurant. The film ends with a plane taking off from the airport.


Between First and Third Avenue on the west side of Main Street in Ottawa

Between First and Third Avenue on the west side of Main Street in Ottawa
Date: 1898
Three views of the west side of south Main Street in Ottawa showing various store fronts plus five horse and buggy outfits and bicycles. The photos were donated by Ben Park.


Businesses on Washington Avenue, Wellington, Kansas

Businesses on Washington Avenue, Wellington, Kansas
Date: 1878
This photograph shows a view of the businesses on Godfrey's Block, on the west side of Washington Avenue between Lincoln and 4th streets, in Wellington, Kansas. The business on the right end of the block has a sign reading, "Drugs, Books, Paints, Oils, Wall Paper, and Fancy Goods." The other business signs visible are Nuening and Hiddessen Furniture and Coffins; Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Notions, etcetera; and Godfrey's Block. Several men, a girl, and a boy are visible standing in front of the businesses.


Commercial Street, Lyons, Kansas

Commercial Street, Lyons, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
This photograph shows businesses along Commercial Street between East and West Avenues in Lyons, Kansas. Towards the right side of the picture are Swensson Drugs and, just a little farther to the right, Rexall Drugs. Other businesses visible include (from left to right) Chandler National Bank, Anderson Lunch, Groceries and Meats: A Home Grown Store, a lawyer's office, Jones Bakery, a furniture store, a men's wear store, and J. C. Penney Company. Three automobiles are visible parked along the street.


Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas

Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1948-1949
This photograph shows a view of businesses along Commercial Street looking north in Emporia, Kansas. A sign for the Morris Drug Store is partially visible behind a street lamp on the left side of the picture. A sign for another drug store is partially visible far in the background on the left side. Businesses visible in the picture include Jones Hardware, Foodtown Super Market, Western Auto Associate Store, Pabst Billiards, The Palace Clothing Company, Winter Furniture, Newman's Department Store, Citizens National Bank, J. C. Penney, the Mitway Hotel, Ireland's Shoe Shop, V. D. Milner Insurance, Diltz Service, Towner Home and Auto Supply, Roberts Luggage and Shoe Repairing, and the Good Eats Café. Many automobiles are visible along the street.


Doerr's Big Store in Larned, Kansas

Doerr's Big Store in Larned, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Thirteen stereographs and one postcard showing exterior and interior views of the Albert A. Doerr Mercantile Company located in Larned, Kansas. The Doeerr's Big Store was a combination general/department store selling furniture, hardware, clothing and bedding, buggies, harnesses, and farm implements. It even had an undertaking department with caskets.


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.


Ed Marling furniture and appliances store in Topeka, Kansas

Ed Marling furniture and appliances store in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1957 and 1960
This is a photograph of the Ed Marling appliances, televisions, and furniture store in Holiday Square Shopping Center, 29th and South Topeka Boulevard, in Topeka, Kansas. In 1956-1957, Charles Marling and John Dibble developed the Holliday Square shopping center.


Ed Marling furniture and appliances store in Topeka, Kansas

Ed Marling furniture and appliances store in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1952
This is a photograph of the Ed Marling furniture and appliances store at 901 N. Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The Marling family opened a hardware business in this building in 1950. A year later, the store's inventory was destroyed by a flood. The family cleaned up the store, reopened, and offered free storage and cleaning of appliances to flood victims.


Ed Marling furniture and appliance store in Lawrence, Kansas

Ed Marling furniture and appliance store in Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1972 and 1975
This is a photograph of the Ed Marling furniture, television, and appliance store located at 825 Massachusetts in Lawrence, Kansas.


Ed Marling super value store in Topeka, Kansas

Ed Marling super value store in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1952
This is a photograph of the Ed Marling super value store at 901 N. Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The Marling family opened a hardware business in this building in 1950. A year later, the store's inventory was destroyed by a flood. The family cleaned up the store, reopened, and offered free storage and cleaning of appliances to flood victims.


Emahizer-Spielman Furniture Store

Emahizer-Spielman Furniture Store
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
A photograph of the interior of the Emahizer-Spielman Furniture Store. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary and this is a view of the piano showroom.


Emahizer-Spielman furniture store

Emahizer-Spielman furniture store
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
An interior view of the Emahizer-Spielman furniture store in Topeka, Kansas.


Ford's furniture store, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas

Ford's furniture store, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
Thornton Bicknell stands inside Ford's furniture store in Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas. A variety of merchandise can be seen displayed for sale.


Furniture store and undertaking parlor

Furniture store and undertaking parlor
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
The building on the left is a furniture store and undertaking parlor in Sedan, Kansas. At one time this building served as post-office. It is now Warring Furniture Store. The second building from the left housed the Sherman House Hotel, which occupied the upstairs or 2nd floor and a meat market on the first floor. Kings Shoe Shop now occupies this building. The building on the right was the O.C. Bricker Clothing Store and is now the Don Kellers Men's Store.


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.


H. G. Richter Furniture Store,  Alma, Kansas

H. G. Richter Furniture Store, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This is a photo of Herman Richter in front of his H. B. Richter Furniture Store and undertaking business. It was located at 312 Missouri Street in Alma, Kansas. Richter lived in the stone house in what is today's Alma City Park (2009), and he was a prominent early businessman in Alma. Chairs and benches are displayed outside the store. The sidewalk is built of wooden planks. "Furniture" is the sign at the top of the store and "Coffins" is the sign down the upper left side of the store. "H. G. Richter." is below the furniture sign. The frame building burned on February 4, 1896.


Hasenbank Furniture Store, Alma, Kansas

Hasenbank Furniture Store, Alma, Kansas
Date: 1915
When Hasenbank Furniture Store moved to its new location in the Limerick Building at 322 Missouri Street in Alma, Kansas, Stuewe Brothers Bank, Alf Umbehr's racquet store, and Fred Crafts' drugstore shared the building. This view was at the grand opening of the new store that had previously been located at 204 Missouri. Store windows read: "Bank of Alma", "Alf. Umbehr Implements, Stoves, Toys", and "W.C. Hasenbank Furniture/Undertaking." An awning reads "Rexall Drug."


Home appliance store, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Home appliance store, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1950
These are five photographs of an unidentified home appliance store in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. One shows several men gathered in a ceremony, one shows two women dressed in white uniforms standing at a Maytag appliance display and three photos show displays of GE refrigerators and vacuums, Majestic radios and GE kitchen appliances.


Interior view of the Nick Schroeder furniture store, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior view of the Nick Schroeder furniture store, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph presents an interior view of the Nick Schroeder furniture store, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, showing some of the merchandise for sale.


Interior views of the Nick Schroeder furniture store, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior views of the Nick Schroeder furniture store, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
These two photographs present two views of the interior of the Nick Schroeder furniture store in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


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