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Advertising billboards

Advertising billboards
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1947 and 1948
This is a photograph showing billboards advertising for Coca-Cola, the Kansas Industrial Development Commission, and a 1947 Ford from R.G. Larzelere of Troy, Kansas.


Betty Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter's linotype, Rossville, Kansas

Betty Murray at the Shawnee County Reporter's linotype, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1953 and 1967
Bill Murray and his wife, Betty, purchased the Rossville Reporter in March of 1953. The name was then changed to The Shawnee County Reporter. The Murrays sold the paper in 1967 to the Pictorial Times, a Topeka paper. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Bill Murray in his office, Rossville, Kansas

Bill Murray in his office, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1953 and 1967
Bill Murray and his wife, Betty, purchased the Rossville Reporter in March of 1953. The name was then changed to The Shawnee County Reporter. The Murrays sold the paper in 1967 to the Pictorial Times, a Topeka paper. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Brinkley radio station and hospital, Milford, Kansas

Brinkley radio station and hospital, Milford, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This photograph shows Dr. John R. Brinkley's radio station, KFKB, and hospital in Milford, Kansas.


Building John R. Brinkley's radio tower, Villa Acuna, Mexico

Building John R. Brinkley's radio tower, Villa Acuna, Mexico
Date: Between 1935 and 1936
Men building the tower for John R. Brinkley's XERA radio station in Villa Acuna, Mexico. After losing his medical license and radio station in Milford, Kansas, Brinkley shifted his headquarters of operation to Del Rio, Texas, and built radio station XERA just over the border in Villa Acuna, Mexico.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: North American Post Card Co.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
A postcard of the Capper building, which was located at 8th and Jackson in Topeka, Kansas. The Capper building housed Capper Publications, owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1950
A photograph showing the Capper Building, located at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. This building housed Capper Publications and was owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing the interior of the Capper Building, located at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. The building housed Capper Publications, which published newspapers and was owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Willard, Frank G.
Date: 1908
A photograph showing the Capper Building, which housed the Capper Publications. This building was located at 8th and Jackson in Topeka, Kansas.


Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Boeger, Paul
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph showing the Capper Building located at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. This building housed Capper Publications, which published newspapers and was owned by Arthur Capper.


Capper Buliding, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Buliding, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing nine automobiles lined up in front of the Capper Building at 8th and Jackson, Topeka, Kansas. Information on the photograph indicates the autos were used to haul Big C "See" party from Wichita to Topeka.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Willard, Frank G.
Date: Between 1913 and 1914
A photograph showing the Capper Publications' advertising department posed in front of The Topeka Capital building in Topeka, Kansas. Arthur Capper, publisher, is seated in the second row, fifth from the left.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1912
A photograph showing presses in the printing plant, which was owned by Capper Publications and located on E. 8th Street in Topeka, Kansas.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Pollard Studio
Date: May 18, 1939
A photograph showing two workers trimming publications at Capper Publications in Topeka, Kansas.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
A photograph showing the Capper Publications advertising department employees posed on the steps of the Topeka Capital building Topeka, Kansas. Arthur Capper, publisher, is seated on the front row, fourth from the left.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1914
A photograph of the Capper Publications' advertising department posed on the steps of The Topeka Capital, Topeka, Kansas. Arthur Capper, publisher, is in the front row, seventh from the right.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1929
A photograph showing employees posed in front of The Topeka Capital building. United States Senator and publisher Arthur Capper is in the front row, fourth from the right.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1912
A photograph showing three employees working in the printing plant at Capper Publications, located on E. 8th Sreeet, Topeka, Kansas.


Capper building, Topeka, KS

Capper building, Topeka, KS
Creator: Dougherty's, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This sepia colored postcard shows the Capper building located at Eighth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The building of Bedford stone, terra cotta and reinforced concrete, housed Capper Publications which published a number of newspapers including the "Farmers Mail and Breeze" and most notably "Topeka Daily Capital".


Capper building, Topeka, KS

Capper building, Topeka, KS
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This colored postcard shows Capper Publications and its founder Arthur Capper. Located at Eighth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas, the building was made of Bedford stone, terra cotta and reinforced concrete. It housed Capper Publications which published a number of newspapers including the "Farmers Mail and Breeze" and the "Topeka Daily Capital."


Capper building, Topeka, Kansas

Capper building, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This colored postcard shows the Capper building located at Eighth and Jackson Streets in Topeka, Kansas. The building, made of Bedford stone, terra cotta, and reinforced concrete, housed Capper Publications which published a number of newspapers including the "Farmers Mail and Breeze" and the "Topeka Daily Capital".


Dr. John Brinkley's radio station XERA

Dr. John Brinkley's radio station XERA
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
Dr. John Brinkley's radio station XERA in Villa Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande River from Del Rio, Texas.


Drug store, Valley Center, Kansas

Drug store, Valley Center, Kansas
Date: 1907
This photograph shows an exterior view of a drug store in Valley Center, Kansas. Besides the large signs advertising "Drugs," there are several other advertising signs. The sign to the right of the corner door reads, "Drugs, books, paints, oils, and glass. Wall paper. Prescriptions a specialty." Another sign advertises Keen Cigars, while another reads, "Agency, Hammar Paint, Guaranteed 5 years." There is a sign advertising "Faust," and a price of five cents. Visible outside of the store are a horse and buggy, and telephone poles. The item served as a new year's greeting to customers.


Emporia Gazette building, Emporia, Kansas

Emporia Gazette building, Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1977
This black and white photograph shows the Emporia Gazette building at 517 Merchant Street in Emporia, Kansas. The two-story structure was built in 1900 to house the "Emporia Gazette" owned and operated by newspaper editor and publisher William Allen White. For over a century, this building has served as the newspaper office for the "Emporia Gazette".


Emporia Gazette building, Emporia, Kansas

Emporia Gazette building, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Emporia Gazette building at 517 Merchant Street in Emporia, Kansas. The two-story structure was built in 1900 to house the Emporia Gazette owned and operated by newspaper editor and publisher William Allen White. For over a century this building has served as the newspaper office for the Emporia Gazette.


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