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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.


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.


700 block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1930 - 1940
A view of the downtown commercial district in Topeka, Kansas, including a movie theater, shoe shop, cafe, and restaurant on the 700 block of Kansas Avenue.


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.


800 block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

800 block of Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 20, 1918
This black and white photograph shows the businesses along the 800 block of Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


A & B Drug Company, Marysville, Kansas

A & B Drug Company, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: October 23, 1931
This is a view of the soda fountain counter and pedestal stool seats at the A & B Drug Company located at 905 Broadway Street in Marysville, Kansas. The fountain's menu and prices are posted on the wall above the Art Deco embellished mirror.


A and B Drug Company, Marysville, Kansas

A and B Drug Company, Marysville, Kansas
Date: October 23, 1931
These three photographs show interior views of the A and B Drug Company located at 905 Broadway in Marysville, Kansas. The first photograph shows the display cases and shelves along the right side of the store. Magazines are visible in a rack on the right side of the picture, and various items are visible in the cases and on the shelves. A few tables and chairs are visible towards the back of the store, and the stools along the soda fountain service counter are visible on the left side of the picture. The second photograph shows the opposite side of the store from the first photograph. Shelves and a display case that appears to contain boxes of cigars are visible on the left side of the picture, and the soda fountain and service counter are visible near the middle of the picture. More shelves are visible along the back wall of the store. The third photograph shows a different view with more of the shelves and display cases to the left of the soda fountain counter visible. Various items are partially visible on the shelves and cases.


Adults and children gathered for a parade, Alma, Kansas

Adults and children gathered for a parade, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing adults and children gathered for a parade in Alma, Kansas. Visible on the street are businesses including Ketterman's Restaurant and a bank.


Alford Cafe in Mount Hope, Kansas

Alford Cafe in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard view of the Alford Café in Mount Hope, Kansas. It was located next to the hotel near the corner of Ohio and Main Streets.


Alma Bottling Works in Alma, Kansas

Alma Bottling Works in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Two photographs of the Alma Bottling Works soda pop factory in Alma, Kansas. The factory was bought by James and Dorthea Dieball Barger from Henry Falk and wife Ethel Cahill Falk. Ethel was the daughter of Rhonda and Jessie Cahill. The Bargers built the adjacent house, located at 1021 Ohio Street, with money borrowed from Margaretha Muckenthaler on June 20, 1909.


Alma, Kansas street scene

Alma, Kansas street scene
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
A photograph showing businesses including a Star Car dealership, Ketterman's Restaurant, and Beatrice Cream Station on a street in Alma, Kansas.


Ann Costello and Mabel Culpan, employees at Chicken Annie's Original, Frontenac, Kansas

Ann Costello and Mabel Culpan, employees at Chicken Annie's Original, Frontenac, Kansas
Date: April 1972
A photograph of Ann Costello and Mabel Culpan, long-time employees of Chicken Annie's Original restaurant in Frontenac, Kansas.


An original "Council Grove" tree, Council Grove, Kansas

An original "Council Grove" tree, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1930
A photograph of one of the original trees of Council Grove, Kansas. At the time the photograph was taken, it was estimated to be 250 years old. The adjacent stone building was a small brewery.


Apron

Apron
Date: between 1918 and 1919
White linen apron. Mid-length skirt. Short bib without neck strap. Worn by Marie Inez Walker (1899-1974) while working at Topeka's Cremerie Restaurant from 1918 to 1919. The Cremerie (occasionally advertised as The Creamerie) first opened on the 700 block of Kansas Avenue in Topeka in June of 1892. It continued operations until about 1934, going through several remodels, moves, and reorganizations during that time.


Arthur Valentine

Arthur Valentine
Date: September 3, 1954
This is a photograph of Arthur Valentine, creator of the Valentine Diner. Valentine Diners were manufactured in Wichita, Kansas and were constructed as eight-to-ten-seat restaurants that one or two people could operate. In an industry where nearly all major diner manufacturers were on the East Coast, the Kansas company managed to ship its pre-fabricated structures across the country. Valentines could be found along major highways to attract travelers, in industrial areas to attract workers, and in small towns where they might be one of the only restaurants available. Today many Valentine diners are still open across the country.


Arthur and Ella Valentine's graves in Wichita, Kansas

Arthur and Ella Valentine's graves in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: Tarr, Blair D., b. 1957
Date: April 25, 2003
Here are three photographs of Arthur and Ella Valentine's graves in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Wichita, Kansas. Arthur was the creator of the Valentine Diner.


A saloon wrecked by Carry Nation, Enterprise, Kansas

A saloon wrecked by Carry Nation, Enterprise, Kansas
Date: 1901
Interior of a saloon in Enterprise, Kansas, destroyed by Carry Nation and her followers. The wooden cases are labeled Exquisite Bottling Works, Junction City, Kansas.


A saloon wrecked by Carry Nation, Enterprise, Kansas

A saloon wrecked by Carry Nation, Enterprise, Kansas
Date: Jan. 23, 1901
Interior view of a saloon wrecked by Carry Nation and her followers, Enterprise, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Sant Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, Ash Fork, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Sant Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, Ash Fork, Arizona
Date: 1916
This photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls standing in the dining room of the Fred Harvey House in Ash Fork, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railwaly Company's Fred Harvey El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railwaly Company's Fred Harvey El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This photograph shows a dining room at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey El Tovar Hotel. The facility is located at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and designed by architect Charles Whittlesey. In 1974, the El Tovar was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Golden Gate diner car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Golden Gate diner car
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
An interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's "Golden Gate" diner car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company & Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel, Williams, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company & Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel, Williams, Arizona
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a fully furnished bedroom at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company and Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel in Williams, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company & Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel, Williams, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company & Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel, Williams, Arizona
Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows the dining room of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company and Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel in Williams, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company & Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel, Williams, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company & Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel, Williams, Arizona
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
The photograph shows the Indian building at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company and Fred Harvey Fray Marcos Hotel in Williams, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Casa Del Desierto, Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Casa Del Desierto, Barstow, California
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, the Casa Del Desierto, in Barstow, California. The Spanish Renaissance and Classical Revival structure was designed by architect Francis Wilson and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.


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