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1958 Chevrolet Impala

1958 Chevrolet Impala
Date: 1958
This is a photograph of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala, location unknown.


300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail

300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Moore Studio
Date: May 26, 1913
This black and white photograph shows one of the three Buick cars used during the 300-mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m., arriving at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m. proving a 300-mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.


418 Taylor

418 Taylor
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Christmas 1917
James Clark and Mabel Renwick Hughes home at 418 Taylor, Topeka. Their son, James Renwick Hughes, poses on the running board of James White Frierson Hughes' car. Someone is in the driver's seat. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. Camp Doniphan is adjacent to Fort Sill which is just outside Lawton, Oklahoma. The 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, trained at both in 1917 and 1918 as part of the 35th Division. The 35th Division was constituted in 1917 as one of the 17 National Guard divisions authorized for service in World War I. The division was organized from the National Guard of Kansas and Missouri. The 35th included three machinegun battalions, three field artillery regiments, four infantry regiments, one engineer regiment and one signal battalion with a total strength of 26,373. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


4th of July parade in Alta Vista, Kansas

4th of July parade in Alta Vista, Kansas
Date: 1905
Photograph of the parade held on July 4, 1905 in Alta Vista, Kansas. William F. Kahle is seen hauling a large log behind the Royal Neighbors and Modern Woodmen of America float.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Warren M. Crosby Comapny, Hubbard's Flowers Seeds, United Cigars, Dr. Davis Chiropractor, Flad & Marsh Drugs, and Nightingale's.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the east side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Fidelity Savings State Bank, Kamber Clothes, All-In-One Sandwiches, J.E. McFarland Drug Company, Harris-Goar Company, The Commerce Hotel, and D. H. Forbes Hardware. Also visible are pedestrians, street lights, utility poles and power lines, and automobiles parked on the street.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue,Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue,Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
Panoramic view showing the east side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph: The Fair Store, David J. August, Banner Lunch, Frank Furnisure Company, Acme Quality Paint Store, Nygren Bros. Tailors, Christopher Studio, Stansfield Drug Company, and C. E. Wardin & Sons.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1930s
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: S.S. Kresge Company, Hickey-Freeman Customized Clothes, Felix Clothing Company, F.W. Woolworth Company 5-10 and 15 Cent Store, Banner Lunch, and S.S Kresge Company 5-10-25 Cent Store. Automobiles are parked on the street.


6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's

6th & Broadway Pittsburg, KS, Fleischaker's
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Two cars driving down brick streets in Pittsburg, Kansas. Row of commercial buildings in background. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


6th St., Pittsburg, KS, Ellsworth - Gruber Funeral Carraige

6th St., Pittsburg, KS, Ellsworth - Gruber Funeral Carraige
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917
Automobile hearse parked on street in Pittsburg, Kansas. Lettering on driver's window reads "Ellsworth Gruber." In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. Battery C was organized in Pittsburg, Kansas. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available on Kansapedia.


700 and 600 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 and 600 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: December 23, 1934
This is a panoramic view of the 700 and 600 blocks, west side of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: O'Neal Shoe Company, Vogue, Crosby Brothers Company, Nightingales, The Palace, and Central National Bank. The buildings and light poles are decorated for Christmas and automobiles are parked on the street.


700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing the east side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Cozy, L.C. Rahn, E.B. Guild Music Company, Cremerie Restaurant and Cafeteria, Joe Haskins Tailoring, Antiseptic Barber Shop, Sport Shop and Samuels.


700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Payne's Shoe Store, Engel Clothing Company, Palace Clothing Company, Berkson Bros and Central National Bank. The Jayhawk Hotel is visible in the background, and automobiles are parked on the street.


700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the east side of the 700 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Farmers National Bank, Kline, R.H. Fairchild Carpenter and Cabinet Maker, Chase E. Cole, Permanent Waving, De Luxe Shine Parlor and Shoe Shop, Cozy Loan Office, Curry's Smoke House, Evans Shoe Repair Shop, and Wm. Connors Furniture Company.


75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

75,000 Legionnaires capture New York
Creator: Illustrated Current News, Inc.
Date: August 29, 1952
These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.


800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the west side of the 800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph: J.E. McFarland Drug Company, J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Company, Stronge & Warner, McLellan Stores Company, Lyman & Lyman Dentist, Union, James Hayes, Santa Fe Watch Company, Jones-O'neal Shoe Company, and the Cinderella Shoppe.


800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 800 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Rose Shoppe, Grayce Hosiery Shoppe, The W.W. Mills Company, Bakery Green's Grocery, House of Tromp Cigars, Virginia Dare Dresses, Helzberg's Diamond Shop, Ray Beers, Moore Stationery Company, Reklites Candy Shop, and United Cigar Store.


900 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

900 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing west side of the 900 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Earl F. Vaughn Drug Company, Marston's School of Dressmaking, State Savings & Loan Association, Addis Jewelry, Jones & Birch Printers, and C.R. Matthews.


900 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

900 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This panoramic view shows the east side of the 900 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Independent Cleaners & Dyers, Pocket Billiards, Cappers Auto Supply Company, Shoe Shop, City Hand Laundry, Green Parrot, and The National Cash Register Company.


A. E. Blake and others on the plains in Seward County, Kansas

A. E. Blake and others on the plains in Seward County, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1912
In this photograph, A. E. Blake is seated in an automobile, a man is standing next to that automobile, a man is seated in the driver's seat of a horse-drawn wagon, and two young girls and a dog are standing next to the wagon. All are present in an unidentified field in Seward County, Kansas.


"A" Battery McFarland, MacLean and Anderson

"A" Battery McFarland, MacLean and Anderson
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: August 31, 1917
Two officers of Battery A, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard leaning against a car and talking to three women in a car. Rows of tents are behind the car. Hughes identified three soldiers in the picture as McFarland, MacLean, and Anderson but only two are shown in the photo. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. Camp Doniphan is adjacent to Fort Sill which is just outside Lawton, Oklahoma. This photograph could have been taken at either location since the 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, trained at both in 1917 and 1918 as part of the 35th Division. The 35th Division was constituted in 1917 as one of the 17 National Guard divisions authorized for service in World War I. The division was organized from the National Guard of Kansas and Missouri. The 35th included three machinegun battalions, three field artillery regiments, four infantry regiments, one engineer regiment and one signal battalion with a total strength of 26,373. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


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.


Abraham Coffman family in Topeka, Kansas

Abraham Coffman family in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1923
This photograph from 1923 shows members of the Abraham Coffman family posing with the family automobile. Included are Abraham, his wife Lilly Mae, and their children Ted, twins Loyd and Floyd, Leavern, and Hazel. Coffman was a painter in Topeka, Kansas. Not pictured in the photo are the three youngest children, Ed, Abraham Jr., and Kenneth. The boys in the family would later become involved, to varying extents, in Topeka's baseball community. The Coffman name was especially associated with the Topeka Decker Oilers, a successful semi-pro baseball team in the late 1940s and 1950s. Vern Coffman was the team's manager, Ed was an outfielder, and Junior (Abraham, Jr.) was a mainstay in the pitching staff. Vern's sons, Harland and Burton, also played on the team. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


A ceremony in the middle of a field in Thomas County, Kansas

A ceremony in the middle of a field in Thomas County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1915
A group of well-dressed men, women and a child pose with their automobiles in the middle of a field in Thomas County, Kansas as some of the men shovel dirt. This is possibly a ground breaking ceremony.


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