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Clennie Bryan Price, World War I soldier

Clennie Bryan Price, World War I soldier
Creator: Price, Clennie Bryan
Date: 1918
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Clennie Bryan Price, 36th Company, 164th Depot Brigade, 89th Division. Clennie died of pneumonia on October 31, 1918.

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.

Handbill for Shaw Speedster

Handbill for Shaw Speedster
Creator: Shaw Manufacturing Company
Date: 1924
Mailer advertising a Christmas sale on a kit to build the new 1925 Model 5C Shaw Speedster from the Shaw Manufacturing Company of Galesburg, Kansas. The Shaw Manufacturing Company was established by lifelong Galesburg native Stanley Wilbur Shaw (1881-1981) in 1903 and manufactured gasoline engines to convert bicycles to motorcycles. The company soon expanded to also manufacture motorcycles, cars, farm equipment, and Du-All small tractors. Shaw retired in 1962, selling the company to Bush Hog.

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.

Missouri-Kansas- Texas Railroad depot, Galesburg, Kansas

Missouri-Kansas- Texas Railroad depot, Galesburg, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 16, 1962
This black and white photograph shows the Missouri- Kansas-Texas Railroad depot at Galesburg, Kansas. The depot was located on the Northern Division, Neosho Subdivision, at mile post 10.5.

Shinzo Morita of Osaka, Japan

Shinzo Morita of Osaka, Japan
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: 1953
This image from the magazine, "To the Stars", shows Shinzo Morita of Osaka, Japan with a Shaw bicycle that was manufactured in Galesburg, Kansas. The Shaw company was founded in 1903 by Stanley W. Shaw, who manufactured and marketed bicycles, motors, sports cars, tractorized automobiles, and garden tractors. In 1903, the company converted an ordinary bicycle into a motorcycle and started the production of a one cylinder bicycle engine. Within a few years, the Shaw company was selling their motorcycle all over the world.

Standard atlas of Neosho County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Neosho County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1906
This plat book includes plats for townships and the larger towns in Neosho County with names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory and portraits.

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