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Advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus

Advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus
Date: Between January 01, 1930 and December 31, 1939
Photo of an advertisement for Russell Brothers Circus presenting Reb Russell and his horse, Rebel


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.


Alfred Landon campaign button cap

Alfred Landon campaign button cap
Date: 1936
Beige cap covered with campaigns buttons promoting the 1936 Presidential campaign of Alfred Landon and William Knox. Landon served as governor of Kansas from 1933-1937.


Atchison city directory and business mirror for 1859-60

Atchison city directory and business mirror for 1859-60
Creator: Sutherland & McEvoy
Date: 1859
This was the first city directory published for Atchison, Kansas. In addition to advertisements, a street directory, and information about various civic institutions in Atchison, it also contained an historical sketch of the city written by Dr. J. H. Stringfellow, one of Atchison's "earliest pioneers." Some women are listed in the directory if they operated a business such as a boarding house, if they had a job, or, apparently, if they were widowed or unmarried. The "business mirror" section listed individual businesses grouped by the type of business or profession. The appendix included a listing of city and county officials.


Blower

Blower
Date: between 1955 and 2000
Hand torch for bending glass tubes in the production of neon signs. Belonged to Emil Kutka of Topeka, former owner of the Neon Advertising Company. City directories indicate that Kutka first came to Topeka in 1954 or 1955, when he began work as a glassblower at Neon Advertising. At that time, the company was affiliated with the Landeene Adverstising Company. By 1970 Kutka was listed as the company's Vice President.


Blower

Blower
Date: between 1955 and 2000
Burner for bending glass tubes in the production of neon signs. Two crossfiring cannon burners attached to a small square base. Belonged to Emil Kutka of Topeka, former owner of the Neon Advertising Company. City directories indicate that Kutka first came to Topeka in 1954 or 1955, when he began work as a glassblower at Neon Advertising. At that time, the company was affiliated with the Landeene Adverstising Company. By 1970 Kutka was listed as the company's Vice President.


Brockman Sanitary Dairy

Brockman Sanitary Dairy
Date: Between 1915 and 1924
Lantern slide advertising the Brockman Sanitary Dairy, Cherryvale, Kansas.


Cafferty-Hayden Tie-Tong brochure

Cafferty-Hayden Tie-Tong brochure
Creator: C-H Tie-Tong Company
Date: between 1910 and 1920
Paper brochure for the Cafferty-Hayden Tie-Tong, a device for lifting railroad ties. It was manufactured in Topeka, Kansas.


California calls you

California calls you
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beauty and tourism features of California.


Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas

Capper Publications, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1913
A photograph showing advertising department staff members at Capper Publications in Topeka, Kansas.


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: 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.


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.


Coleman Company demonstration car

Coleman Company demonstration car
Date: 1920
This Coleman "demonstration car" was the forerunner to a fleet of more than 100 station wagons used by Coleman sales and service representatives.


Colorado for the tourist

Colorado for the tourist
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1920s
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful scenery provided to the tourist in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.


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.


Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming

Fishing in Colorado and Wyoming
Creator: Union Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1912
This Union Pacific Railroad Company promotional advertisement describes the beautiful and rustic scenery enjoyed in camp life and fishing as experienced in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.


Glass blower

Glass blower
Creator: Hyde Neon Equipment
Date: between 1955 and 2000
Ribbon burner for bending glass tubes in the production of neon signs. Belonged to Emil Kutka of Topeka, former owner of the Neon Advertising Company. City directories indicate that Kutka first came to Topeka in 1954 or 1955, when he began work as a glassblower at Neon Advertising. At that time, the company was affiliated with the Landeene Adverstising Company. By 1970 Kutka was listed as the company's Vice President.


Glass blower

Glass blower
Creator: Hyde Neon Equipment
Date: between 1955 and 2000
Crossfire burner for bending glass tubes in the production of neon signs. Two banks of five burners, each bank mounted to an arced manifold and pointed inward. The burner is mounted to a home-made stand that uses a barbell for a base. Belonged to Emil Kutka of Topeka, former owner of the Neon Advertising Company. City directories indicate that Kutka first came to Topeka in 1954 or 1955, when he began work as a glassblower at Neon Advertising. At that time, the company was affiliated with the Landeene Adverstising Company. By 1970 Kutka was listed as the company's Vice President.


Glidden auto tour, Dorrance, Kansas

Glidden auto tour, Dorrance, Kansas
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: July 29, 1909
View of two men in an open automobile, competing in a Glidden auto tour, parked on a street in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas. The Glidden auto tours were timed, long distance road rallies organized from 1902-1913 throughout the United States by the American Automobile Association (AAA) as a means of encouraging automotive travel and the development of safe roads. Also visible are spectators standing around the automobile in front of Lindenmeyers General Merchandise store, a wagon, pennant flags, utility poles and power lines, windmills, a church steeple, a large grain elevator and barn, and the buildings and businesses along the city street.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, billboard advertising

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, billboard advertising
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to billboard advertising which is part of a bigger collection of the Governor's correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, billboard advertising

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, billboard advertising
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to billboard advertising which is part of a bigger collection of the Governor's correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, public radio

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, public radio
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to songs, singers and advertisements played on Kansas public radio. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


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.


I.M. Yost Milling Company paperweight

I.M. Yost Milling Company paperweight
Date: between 1878 and 1895
Glass paperweight advertising the I.M. Yost Milling Company of Hays City, Kansas. Isaac M. Yost (1848-1944) assumed operations of the mill in Hays City in 1878. Over the course of its operations the mill was destroyed by fire and rebuilt three separate times. Yost's company also eventually had elevators in Victoria, Toulon, Ellis, Oglallahm and Collyer. In October of 1907 they also assumed operation of the Wilson Mill, Elevator, and Coal yards. Sometime around 1908 Yost sold his interests in his milling company to J.K. Mullen of the Colorado Milling & Elevator Company, and by 1910 the business was renamed the Hays City Flour Mills. In addition to his milling business, Yost was instrumental in the establishment of the cement plant and company town of Yocemento. Hays City was renamed simply Hays in 1895.


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