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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This photograph shows a group of men gathering in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Nortonville, Kansas. In the foreground a stack of boxes are on a rail cart


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This photograph shows a group of people gathered beside two passenger cars in Nortonville, Kanas. In the background the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot is visible.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Nortonville, Kansas. There are people waiting for the train as it pulls up to the station.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Nortonville, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: January 15, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Nortonville, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was once part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Atchison District at milepost 16.8. The depot no longer stands.


Children's wagon pulled by turkeys

Children's wagon pulled by turkeys
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
Two small children with a wagon full of gourds pulled by turkeys in Nortonville, Kansas.


Descriptive atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas

Descriptive atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas
Creator: Acme Publishing Company
Date: 1899
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Erector set

Erector set
Creator: A.C. Gilbert Company
Date: 1935
This erector set of steel and iron parts in a cardboard box was made in 1935. The Erector Set was created by A.C. Gilbert and marketed by him in 1913. William Kvicala received this set as a gift between 1936 and 1940. William grew up in Nortonville, Kansas.


Griffin and Son Men's Furnishings and Drugs, Nortonville, Kansas

Griffin and Son Men's Furnishings and Drugs, Nortonville, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1920
These two photographs show an exterior and an interior view of Griffin and Son Men's Furnishings and Drugs in Nortonville, Kansas. In the exterior photograph a horse and carriage is visible outside the store. In the interior photograph the general merchant J. R. Jeffrey is seen standing next to display cases of items for sale.


Isaac Maris to F. G. Adams

Isaac Maris to F. G. Adams
Creator: Maris, Isaac
Date: July 22, 1895
Isaac Maris was responding to a request for information about slaves in Kansas Territory. He provides the names of several families who had slaves and describes the escape of one female slave and her child with indirect references to the underground railroad. This item is from information collected by Miss Zu Adams in 1895. She was researching the topic of slaves in Kansas and contacted a number of early Kansas settlers requesting information about slaves brought to Kansas Territory. While all of the information she collected was based on reminiscences, it still provides useful information that is difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere. Miss Adams and her father F. G. Adams were employees of the Kansas State Historical Society and the information received was donated to that institution.


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.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Leavenworth-Norway
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2001
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Leavenworth and ending with Norway. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Leavenworth, Ludell, Luray, Lyndon, Lyons, Manchester, Manter, Marion, Mayetta, McCune, McDonald, McFarland, McPherson, Medicine Lodge, Melvern, Menlo, Meriden, Merriam, Milan, Miltonvale, Mission, Moline, Monument, Morganville, Morrill, Moscow, Mulberry, Mullinvale, Mulvane, Munden, Narka, Natoma, Nekoma, Neodesha, Neosho Falls, Neosho Rapids, Netawaka, New Albany, Newton, Nicodemus, Norcatur, Norton, Nortonville, and Norway. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are some aerial photographs for McFarland and Melvern.


Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


Modern Woodmen of America Band, Nortonville, Kansas

Modern Woodmen of America Band, Nortonville, Kansas
Date: Between 1885 and 1905
View of the Modern Woodmen of America band and spectators at the Nortonville, Kansas, railroad depot.


Nortonville Bandstand, Nortonville, Kansas

Nortonville Bandstand, Nortonville, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
Nortonville, Kansas, city officials erected this bandstand in the city park, which was the property of the Santa Fe Railroad, at a cost of $102.25. The bandstand was razed in the 1940s.


Popeye bubble pipe

Popeye bubble pipe
Creator: Transogram Company
Date: 1936
This Popeye bubble set includes a pipe with a painted wooden bowl and hollow bamboo stem, a tin tub with Popeye's profile to mix soap and water in, and soap in the shape of Popeye's profile. The box features Popeye and his wife Olive Oil. This set was made in 1936 by the Transogram Company in New York. William Kvicala, who was born and raised in Nortonville, Kansas, owned this set. Popeye is a sailor who gains superhuman strength by eating spinach. He is considered a precursor to the "superhero" comic book character. He debuted 1929 in the Thimble Theater comic strip. Beginning in 1933 Paramount began producing Popeye animated shorts. The combination of comic strips and film made Popeye one of the most popular animated characters of the 1930's of which merchandising played a roll.


Santa Fe lime special

Santa Fe lime special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1928
The Lime Special was operated by the Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Kansas State Agricultural College and the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. It was scheduled to operate July 9--17, 1928. Five cars of exhibits were available along with a series of lectures. The quote at the bottom of the poster was "MORE LIME, MORE LEGUMES, MORE CROPS, MORE PROFIT."


Shady Nook Cabin camp, Nortonville, Kansas

Shady Nook Cabin camp, Nortonville, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This black and white photograph shows several small cabins and a sign that reads "Auto Laundry" at the Shady Nook Cabin camp in Nortonville, Kansas.


Standard atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Jefferson County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1916
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Tinker Toys

Tinker Toys
Creator: Toy Tinkers Inc.
Date: between 1920 and 1932
Wooden Tinker Toy set made between 1920 and 1932. William Kvicala received this set as a gift between 1936 and 1940. William grew up in Nortonville, Kansas.


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