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

600 and 700 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: December 23, 1934
This panoramic view shows the west side of the 600 and 700 blocks of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Palace Clothing Company, Central National Bank, F. W. Woolworth Company 5-10 and 15 Cent Store, Hall Printing and Stationery, and S.S. Kresge Company. The buildings and light poles are decorated for Christmas and there are 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: 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.


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.


Between First and Third Avenue on the west side of Main Street in Ottawa

Between First and Third Avenue on the west side of Main Street in Ottawa
Date: 1898
Three views of the west side of south Main Street in Ottawa showing various store fronts plus five horse and buggy outfits and bicycles. The photos were donated by Ben Park.


Businesses on Washington Avenue, Wellington, Kansas

Businesses on Washington Avenue, Wellington, Kansas
Date: 1878
This photograph shows a view of the businesses on Godfrey's Block, on the west side of Washington Avenue between Lincoln and 4th streets, in Wellington, Kansas. The business on the right end of the block has a sign reading, "Drugs, Books, Paints, Oils, Wall Paper, and Fancy Goods." The other business signs visible are Nuening and Hiddessen Furniture and Coffins; Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Notions, etcetera; and Godfrey's Block. Several men, a girl, and a boy are visible standing in front of the businesses.


Doerr's Big Store in Larned, Kansas

Doerr's Big Store in Larned, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Thirteen stereographs and one postcard showing exterior and interior views of the Albert A. Doerr Mercantile Company located in Larned, Kansas. The Doeerr's Big Store was a combination general/department store selling furniture, hardware, clothing and bedding, buggies, harnesses, and farm implements. It even had an undertaking department with caskets.


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.


Employees of the Mills Dry Goods Company in Topeka

Employees of the Mills Dry Goods Company in Topeka
Creator: Schutte & Spicer
Date: March 31, 1911
This is a panoramic photo of the employees of the Mills Dry Goods Company, Topeka, Kansas, outside their building.


F.W. Woolworth store, Wichita, Kansas

F.W. Woolworth store, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows the F.W. Woolworth store at East Douglas in Wichita, Kansas. The Woolworth Company was one of the earliest retail chains in America to sell merchandise at discount prices. In the background there is signage for the Geo. Innes Co.


F.W. Woolworth store, Wichita, Kansas

F.W. Woolworth store, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows the lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store in Wichita, Kansas. The store was located in the second block of East Douglas street. The photo shows a number of patrons eating at a long, narrow counter.


Harris-Goar Company

Harris-Goar Company
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
This is a photograph of the Harris-Goar Company, 612-614 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It shows the front of the building with a sign advertising Clothing, Shoes, Men-Women-Children, Jewelry-Radios. There are several automobiles parked at the curb.


Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: Between 1930s and 1940s
This is a black and white photograph looking north from Seventh Street along Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. From left to right the following store fronts are visible: S.S. Kresge Company, F.W. Woolworth Company, Printing Hall Stationery and Montgomery Ward.


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.


Moulton and Rose Rochford Kleckner photographs

Moulton and Rose Rochford Kleckner photographs
Creator: Kleckner, M. A.
Date: 1910-1914
Here are photographs of Osborne, Kansas taken by Moulton A. and Rose (Rochford) Kleckner.


R. E. Elder Mercantile store

R. E. Elder Mercantile store
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
Two views of the R. E. Elder Mercantile located in Ottawa, Kansas. There are several unidentified persons in the photographs. It was donated by Natalie Larson.


Shoppers City, Topeka, Kansas

Shoppers City, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1969
This black and white photograph shows an exterior view of Shoppers City, a commercial building in Topeka, Kansas.


Variety store in Jennings, Kansas

Variety store in Jennings, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1905 and December 31, 1910
This is a postcard showing a man standing in front of the Variety Store in Jennings, Kansas.


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