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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


 Auto repair shop, Hoxie, Kansas

Auto repair shop, Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This is a photograph of the interior of an unidentified auto sales business or auto repair shop in Hoxie, Kansas. Model T's or A's are pictured.


Badders Motor Company in Topeka, Kansas

Badders Motor Company in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a panoramic photograph showing employees standing in front of Badders Motor Company located at 616 Quincy in Topeka, Kansas. The business was owned by George Swiler Badders, Sr.. In the photograph he is 29th from the right.


Chrysler '50' Sedan

Chrysler '50' Sedan
Creator: El Dorado Times
Date: December 4, 1926
This newspaper advertisement appeared in the El Dorado Times for a Chrysler '50' sedan by Hastie Motor Company in El Dorado, Kansas.


Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas

Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: September 7, 1929
This is a view of a young boy and a man looking at their new Chrysler automobile which is parked in front of the Lipscomb Blocker Motor Company at 704 Center Street in Marysville, Kansas. A dog is shown next to the boy on the car's running board.


Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas

Chrysler automobile, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: September 7, 1929
This is an informal portrait of a man and a boy, dressed as a chauffeur, seated on the bumper of a new Chrysler automobile parked in front of the Lipscomb Blocker Motor Company at 704 Center Street in Marysville, Kansas. The man is the owner of the new automobile.


Eighth & Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

Eighth & Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1917 and 1927
This black and white photograph shows the businesses along the corner of Eighth & Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.


Filling station and Ford dealership in Mount Hope, Kansas

Filling station and Ford dealership in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a postcard view showing a filling station and Ford dealership in Mount Hope, Kansas.


G. L. Klassen's Ford garage in Hillsboro, Kansas

G. L. Klassen's Ford garage in Hillsboro, Kansas
Date: August 21, 1911
This is a postcard showing G. L. Klassen's Ford garage in Hillsboro, Kansas.


G. T. Ingalsbe Drug Store on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas

G. T. Ingalsbe Drug Store on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas
Date: August 30, 1926
This photograph shows an exterior view of the G. T. Ingalsbe Drug Store and other businesses on Broadway in Marysville, Kansas. Other businesses visible along the street include Montgomery Ward and Company, a hotel, and the Flynn Motor Company Ford sales and service building. Several automobiles are visible parked along the street.


H.B. Bell Land and Auto Company, Dodge City, Kansas

H.B. Bell Land and Auto Company, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This photograph shows three cars parked in front of the H. B. Bell Land and Auto Company in Dodge City, Kansas. The occupants in the middle car have been identified as Ralph Miller, Luella Guoberty, and Josephine.


H.B. Bell Land and Auto Company, Dodge City, Kansas

H.B. Bell Land and Auto Company, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: Between 1910s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows two automobiles parked in front of the H.B. Bell Land and Auto Company in Dodge City, Kansas. The business sold Michelin and United States tires.


Hoel Hardware Company and Ford dealer, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Hoel Hardware Company and Ford dealer, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Date: 1915
This is a postcard showing Hoel Hardware Company and a Ford dealership located at 306 Broadway in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Standing outside the building is a delivery boy, Billy Wolfron, owner of the garage, and Clyde Mann in the automobile.


Hudson automobiles

Hudson automobiles
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Hudson automobiles on an unidentified showroom floor, location unknown.


Imes Auto Co., Topeka, Kansas

Imes Auto Co., Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1921
This is a photograph of the Imes Auto Co., located at 11th and Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The structure was also known as the Whiteker Building.


Interior view of the Bill Brown Chevrolet Agency, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior view of the Bill Brown Chevrolet Agency, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a photograph of the interior of the Bill Brown Chevrolet Automobile Agency, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


Interior view of the Fred Andregg Auto Agency, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Interior view of the Fred Andregg Auto Agency, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1934
This is a photograph of the interior of the Fred Andregg Auto Agency, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. Two unidentified men conduct business at the counter.


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