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A Sellers Motor Car Company automobile, Hutchinson, Kansas

A Sellers Motor Car Company automobile, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: 1909
William Nelson Benninghoff testing an automobile for Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kansas.


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.


Advance sheet of the 1907 Great Smith car

Advance sheet of the 1907 Great Smith car
Creator: Smith Automobile Company
Date: 1907
A small catalog giving the specifications of the Great Smith car. The Smith Automobile Company built cars in Topeka, Kansas, from 1902-1911.


Advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas

Advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is an advertisement for Bert Grauel Chevrolet in Council Grove, Kansas.


Advertisement for The Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kansas

Advertisement for The Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: 1910
Advertisement for the Sellers Motor Car Company with photos of the investors and the factory, Hutchinson, Kansas. Copied from Hutchinson, The Salt City.


After 140 mile test in the mud, a Sellers Motor Car Company automobile

After 140 mile test in the mud, a Sellers Motor Car Company automobile
Creator: Bailey, Marion W.
Date: Between 1909 and 1910
A Sellers Motor Car Company automobile after a 140 mile endurance test, Hutchinson, Kan. William Nelson Benninghoff is seated beside the driver.


Agriculture equipment, Marysville, Kansas

Agriculture equipment, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: September, 1938
This is an elevated view of men examining agriculture equipment on display in the 700 block of Broadway Street in Marysville, Kansas. Also visible are people walking along the sidewalk, parked automobiles and a truck, and several businesses including Anderson-Boss Motor Company, Triangle Drugs & Sodas, Kraemer Hardware, Rialto Hotel, and Potter's Barbershop.


Alden school bus

Alden school bus
Date: 1920
This is the first school bus purchased by Alden School (Rice County), Consolidated School District No. 9, in 1920.


All the way from Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A. The Smith Automobile Company

All the way from Topeka, Kansas, U.S.A. The Smith Automobile Company
Creator: Smith Automobile Company
Date: 1905
The March 1905 brochure of the Smith Automobile Company. The Smith Automobile Company built cars in Topeka, Kansas, from 1902-1911.


Alma, Kansas street scene

Alma, Kansas street scene
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
A photograph showing The Alma Tire & Battery Shop, U.S. Army and Navy Goods store, and automobiles on a business street in Alma, Kansas.


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.


An automobile made by the Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kansas

An automobile made by the Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: Between 1909 and 1910
Four men seated and one man standing on the running board of an automobile made by the Sellers Motor Car Company, Hutchinson, Kan. The automobile is parked on a business street.


Anthony Tire Hospital, Anthony, Kansas

Anthony Tire Hospital, Anthony, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This black and white photograph shows three children standing in front of the Anthony Tire Hospital in Anthony, Kansas. The store sold Goodrich tires and Silvertowns tubes.


Arbuthnot Motor Company, Marysville, Kansas

Arbuthnot Motor Company, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: December 13, 1927
This is a view of people looking at advertisements for new Ford automobiles and trucks at the Arbuthnot Motor Company showroom at 709 Broadway in Marysville, Kansas. The advertisements provide photographs and prices for the several available models.


Arbuthnot Motor Company, Marysville, Kansas

Arbuthnot Motor Company, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: December 13, 1927
This is a view of men inspecting the first Model A Ford in the Arbuthnot Motor Company showroom located at 709 Broadway in Marysville, Kansas. Advertisements for other Ford models are displayed on the wall.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Accident Prevention Unit vehicle

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Accident Prevention Unit vehicle
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: September 7, 1957
Photograph of a 1957 Dodge station wagon which was used by the ATSF's Accident Prevention Unit. This vehicle was equipped with a movie projector to show safety films to railroad employees.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Accident Prevention Unit vehicle

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Accident Prevention Unit vehicle
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 7, 1957
Photograph of a 1957 Dodge station wagon which was used by the ATSF's Accident Prevention Unit. This vehicle was equipped with a movie projector to show safety films to railroad employees.


A tribute to Kansas

A tribute to Kansas
Creator: General Motors
Date: September 19, 1932
A program for the musical production "The Parade of the States" presented by General Motors. The show featured both an orchestra and choir, playing popular songs of Kansas, state and college songs, and a tribute to the Indians of Kansas.


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.


Auto Livery in Paxico, Kansas

Auto Livery in Paxico, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Postcard view of the Auto Livery in Paxico, Kansas. With the advent of automobiles in the 1910s, many of the livery stables converted to auto livery businesses which provided service to cars. On the reverse is written, "NW corner of intersection of Main Street and Topeka Avenue, City of Paxico. This building was moved and turned, now sits on back half of same lot. This photo is before 1919 when Rich Glotzbach purchased the lot and constructed a new block building on the site."


Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book

Automobile Club of Wichita Year Book
Creator: Automobile Club of Wichita, Kansas
Date: 1909-1910
The Automobile Club of Wichita published this year book for the years 1909-1910. Its content reflects that automobile travel was a recent introduction to the lives of Kansans. It includes advertisements from automobile dealers, garages, and other businesses in Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, Winfield, El Dorado, Dodge City, Yates Center, Iola, Independence, Topeka, Emporia, Garden City, and Lawrence. It also lists the officers and board of directors of the club, its constitution and bylaws, the Kansas law regulation the use of automobiles, two Wichita ordinances (#2875 and 3002) related to the use of cars, and rules of the road. The bulk of the yearbook provides driving routes to and from various cities and towns in Kansas, as well as Colorado and Oklahoma. An index to the routes and maps is on pages 22-23. These driving routes include specific directions and include references to many small towns and local landmarks, etc. The yearbook also lists Wichita residents that own automobiles, their license numbers and the type of automobile they own. The booklet concludes with a list of members of the automobile club.


Automobile, Osborne County, Kansas

Automobile, Osborne County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a gentleman seated in a parked automobile on a snowy street in Osborne County, Kansas.


Automobile, Osborne County, Kansas

Automobile, Osborne County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows a gentleman and his dog seated in a parked automobile on the streets of Osborne County, Kansas.


Automobile Tax Unfair

Automobile Tax Unfair
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 1915
The two letters and one reply by Governor Capper's office suggests either a decrease in automobile tax or to remove the tax completely. Governor Capper's response says that it is a legislative matter and at the time of the correspondence there is no repeal for the automobile tax law. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Automobile repair class

Automobile repair class
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
Men learning to repair automobiles, part of the Works Progress Administration's adult and worker education.


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