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600 and 700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 and 700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: December 23, 1934
This panoramic view shows the west side of the 600 and 700 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Palace Clothing Company, Central National Bank, F. W. Woolworth Company 5-10 and 15 Cent Store, Hall Printing and Stationery, and S.S. Kresge Company. The buildings and light poles are decorated for Christmas and there are automobiles parked on the street.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1930s
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: S.S. Kresge Company, Hickey-Freeman Customized Clothes, Felix Clothing Company, F.W. Woolworth Company 5-10 and 15 Cent Store, Banner Lunch, and S.S Kresge Company 5-10-25 Cent Store. Automobiles are parked on the street.


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
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Warren M. Crosby Comapny, Hubbard's Flowers Seeds, United Cigars, Dr. Davis Chiropractor, Flad & Marsh Drugs, and Nightingale's.


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
This panoramic view shows the east side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Fidelity Savings State Bank, Kamber Clothes, All-In-One Sandwiches, J.E. McFarland Drug Company, Harris-Goar Company, The Commerce Hotel, and D. H. Forbes Hardware. Also visible are pedestrians, street lights, utility poles and power lines, and automobiles parked on the street.


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Street scene of downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. One truck, in front of Fleischaker's store, advertises furniture. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Two cars driving down brick streets in Pittsburg, Kansas. Row of commercial buildings in background. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Two horse-drawn wagons on brick streets in downtown Pittsburg, Kansas. A row of commercial buildings is in the background. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


700 Block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 Block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the west side of the 700 block on Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are the Topeka State Bank, The Outlook, Harry Endlich Milinery, Walk Over Boot Shop, J.E. McFarland Drug Company, Mongel's, C.A. Wolf, and The Crosby Brothers Company. The dome of the State Capitol is visible in the background.


700 and 600 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 and 600 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: December 23, 1934
This is a panoramic view of the 700 and 600 blocks, west side of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: O'Neal Shoe Company, Vogue, Crosby Brothers Company, Nightingales, The Palace, and Central National Bank. The buildings and light poles are decorated for Christmas and automobiles are parked on the street.


700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block of 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 700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Cozy, L.C. Rahn, E.B. Guild Music Company, Cremerie Restaurant and Cafeteria, Joe Haskins Tailoring, Antiseptic Barber Shop, Sport Shop and Samuels.


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
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Payne's Shoe Store, Engel Clothing Company, Palace Clothing Company, Berkson Bros and Central National Bank. The Jayhawk Hotel is visible in the background, and automobiles are parked on the street.


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.


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.


A Kansas bungalow

A Kansas bungalow
Creator: Martin, William H., 1865-1940
Date: 1909
This photomontage or exaggerated postcard shows an African-American family standing in front of a giant watermelon that resembles a home. It was used as an advertising item for the Palace Clothing Company for a raincoat sale being held in the Arts Building of the Topeka Fair Grounds. The photo content would not be considered "politically correct" by current standards.


Advertisement for The Leader in Council Grove, Kansas

Advertisement for The Leader in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Oct. 12, 1904
This is a newspaper advertisement for The Leader, a men's clothing store in Council Grove, Kansas. The store was owned by G. S. Peterson and Henry A. White.


Atchison, Kansas Territory

Atchison, Kansas Territory
Date: Between 1858 and 1862
A view, taken sometime around 1860, of the main street, stores, and early forms of transportation in Atchison, Kansas Territory.


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.


Broadway Street, Wichita, Kansas

Broadway Street, Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1940
This black and white photograph is looking north on Broadway Street in Wichita, Kansas. In the background, business signs are visible for the Bus Depot, Innes Dry Goods Company, S.H. Kress Company "five and dime" and Rorabaugh-Buck Dry Goods Company.


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.


Cash register

Cash register
Creator: National Cash Register Company.
Date: 1912
1912 cash register manufactured by the National Cash Register Company of Dayton, Ohio. Model number 442 and serial number S193881K. The ornate brass register sits on an oak base with the cash drawer. This cash register was used in a dress shop in Ness City until the 1970s. It was factory refurbished in 1924.


Centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas

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


Clothing store, Alma, Kansas

Clothing store, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows the interior of a clothing store in Alma, Kansas. Merchandise includes shoes, gloves, and hats.


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.


Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas

Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1878
A photograph of several businesses on Douglas Avenue in Wichita, Kansas. The business three doors to the right is Fritz Schnitzler's Saloon with a portrait of him above the porch.


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