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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 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.


A and B Drug Company on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas

A and B Drug Company on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows an exterior view of the A and B Drug Company on Broadway west of 10th Street in Marysville, Kansas. The sign on the side of the building also reads, "The Rexall Store, where you get what you call for." To the left of the drug store, a sign for W. H. Grindle's Dental Office is visible. Other businesses partially visible along the street include Electric Signs Talk, Isis Theatre, Exchange Bank, a shoe store, the City Bakery, a grocery store, another drug store, Independent Garage, and Pioneer Tire Service. A few people are visible walking on the sidewalks, and many automobiles are visible parked or driving along the street.


Brown and Desnoyers Shoe Company, Diamond Springs, Kansas

Brown and Desnoyers Shoe Company, Diamond Springs, Kansas
Date: 1880s
This photograph shows the exterior of a store selling boots and shoes in Diamond Springs, Kansas. The sign reads, "Brow[n & D]esnoyers Shoe Co. Boots/Shoes for sale here." A family of six, two men and a team of horses are visible in the photograph.


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 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.


C. H. Hyer's Boot and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas

C. H. Hyer's Boot and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas
Creator: McVay
Date: 1892
This is a photograph showing C. H. Hyer's Boot and Shoe Shop in Olathe, Kansas. C. H. Hyer is fifth from the left wearing a hat.


Celebration at Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas

Celebration at Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas
Date: 1962
Here two photographs show Earl Hawkins celebrating 50 years with the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Pictured left to right are Edith Hyer, Anna Hawkins, A. E. Hyer, Earl Hawkins, Amelia Hyer, and C. A. Hyer; and in the second photograph, Anna Hawkins, Earl Hawkins, Amelia Hyer and C. A. Hyer.


Centennial parade, Topeka, Kansas

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


Charles August Hyer and Amelia Hyer

Charles August Hyer and Amelia Hyer
Date: Between 1965 and 1970
This photograph shows Charles August Hyer and Amelia Hyer standing in front of a Hyer Boot Company exhibit. Charles August Hyer was the son of Charles Henry Hyer, founder of Hyer Boot Company. Charles Henry Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele. After Charles Henry Hyer died in 1921, his sons managed the company.


Charles H. Hyer

Charles H. Hyer
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
Charles H. Hyer, the owner of the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Hyer, the son of a German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele. Charles Henry Hyer married Minnie Katherine Allsteadt and they had five children: Charles August Hyer, born August 18, 1891; Anna Fredericka Hyer, born 1880; William Henry III Hyer, born 1883; Minnie June Hyer, born 1885; and Albert Edward Hyer, born 1896.


Cloud County Drug and Book Store, and Iron-Clad Boots and Shoes; Concordia, Kansas

Cloud County Drug and Book Store, and Iron-Clad Boots and Shoes; Concordia, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This photograph shows an exterior view of two merchandising stores in Concordia, Kansas: Cloud County Drug and Book Store, and Iron-Clad Boots and Shoes. Several men are visible standing in front of the stores on a wooden boardwalk. Some items are partially visible in the window display of the Cloud County Drug and Book Store.


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.


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.


Drugstore, Arkansas City, Kansas

Drugstore, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1885 and 1895
This photograph shows an exterior view of a drugstore in Arkansas City, Kansas. The drugstore sign in front of the store is only partially readable, but the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol is visible at the center of the top of the store façade. The store to the left of the drugstore has a sign for shoes, and the store to the right has signs for game furs, produce, and beeswax oil. Several men and a child are visible standing in front of the buildings.


Drug stores on Main Street, Ottawa, Kansas

Drug stores on Main Street, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: 1898
These photographs show four drug stores on Main Street in Ottawa, Kansas. The first photograph shows two drug stores right next to each other: C. L. Cowdery's Drug Store on the left, and the J. E. Youngberg Drug Company in the middle. An ice cream and soda shop is on the right. The second photograph shows the C. L. Becker Drug Store in the building second from the right. Other businesses visible include the C. B. Jones Shoe Store on the right, and the Dress Cutting Academy and The Up to Date store to the left of the drug store. The third photograph shows the S. H. Lucas Drug Store in the third building from the left. Other businesses visible on the block include The Racket; Mitchell Wagons; Topping Hardware Company; Davenport, Lathrop and Company; and J. D. Chamberlain Groceries, Bakery, and Feed. Several people are visible in front of the stores, and several horse-drawn buggies and carriages are visible on the street.


Early scenes of Ottawa, Kansas

Early scenes of Ottawa, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1915
These three photographs show various early scenes of Ottawa, Kansas.


Early scenes on Main Street in Ottawa

Early scenes on Main Street in Ottawa
Date: Between 1865 and 1900
These four photographs show various scenes of Ottawa in its early years of development.


Ed Hyer

Ed Hyer
Creator: Huffman, J. B.
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This is a cabinet card photograph showing Ed Hyer. He joined his brother Charles H. Hyer in the Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. Later, it was known as the Hyer Boot Company. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


George Site's shoe store, Salina, Kansas

George Site's shoe store, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1890s and 1909s
This photograph shows the George Site's Shoe Store in Salina, Kansas. In the foreground a young boy is trying on shoes with the assistance from a salesman. The walls on both sides of the room are visibly lined with shoe boxes.


Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas
Date: 1905
This is a photograph showing C. H. Hyer's bootmakers in Olathe, Kansas.


Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This photograph shows employees of the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. Pictured in the photograph are, left to right: unknown, Lorne Hedenstrom, John Travis, unknown, John Thiel, John Pender, Charles H. Hyer, Lar Thiel, Pete Johnson, and Bill Hyer. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This photograph shows employees working at the Hyer Boot Company, Olathe, Kansas. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With the money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company employees in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing employees of the Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas. People in the front row are (left to right): Ed Hyer, Charles H. Hyer, A. E. (Pete) Hyer, William H. Hyer, and Charles Hyer. Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas

Hyer Boot Company in Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing employees standing in front of the Hyer Boot and Shoe Factory in Olathe, Kansas. The company was founded by Charles H. Hyer, the son of an immigrant German shoemaker, who arrived in Leavenworth in 1870 and worked, for a time, building railroads. He soon moved to Olathe and got a job teaching shoe and harness making at the Kansas School for the Deaf. With money he saved, he opened his own shoemaking shop in Olathe and asked his brother, Ed, to join him in running the business. In the years that followed that first satisfied cowboy, the Hyers developed a measurement chart to send out with their flyers that enabled customers, even cowboys at the remotest ranches, to order custom made boots to fit their precise size and fashion preference. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.


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