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Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita
Date: 1941-1945
Final assembly line point in Wichita for the completed Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers ready for delivery to the United States Air Force during World War II.


Business directory, Coronado, Kansas

Business directory, Coronado, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
This image shows a photographic business directory titled, "Coronado, the Railroad Town of Wichita County, Kansas." There are 25 photographs of business buildings with a list of the businesses below the pictures. Business number 2 (pictured on the top row, second from the left) is listed as "A. J. Wright Drugs, Stationery, Perfumes, Holiday articles." Other businesses listed include a bank, hardware stores, grocery stores, general merchandise stores, a church, livery barns, a contractor, a barber shop, lumber yards, a law office, a hotel, a meat market, and a blacksmith.


Charles J. Lantry

Charles J. Lantry
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
A portrait of Charles J. Lantry, owner of Lantry-Sharp Construction the contractors that built the Eastern Railway of New Mexico.


Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam

Construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam
Date: 1952
A collection of six photographs detailing the beginning of the Tuttle Creek Dam project on the Kansas River in Riley County, Kansas. The contract for this initial construction was awarded to the George Bennet Construction Company of Kansas City, in the amount of $2,238,888. The photographs show the initial moving of excavated earth and limestone, the preparatory work for the construction of a temporary bridge, and various views of ongoing excavation. Tuttle Creek Dam was constructed by the U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, Corps of Engineers.


Kansas Contractors Supply Inc.

Kansas Contractors Supply Inc.
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
These are three photographs of the exterior of the Kansas Contractors Supply Inc., Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. There is also a sign for Scotch Cleaners and Laundry. There are vehicles in view including a Scotch Cleaners delivery truck.


Old timers of the Topeka building industry

Old timers of the Topeka building industry
Creator: Smith, Steve
Date: Between 1928 and 1930
A silent motion picture featuring several Topeka building contractors and their completed structures was produced for the Topeka Builders Club and photographed by Steve Smith of Hall Stationery company and George Rinner. The builders featured are John Barber, John Nelson, James Cuthbert, F. M. Spencer, and C. G. Carlson, along with shots of several buildings constructed by each. Samples of Barber's buildings include the Crosby residence in Westboro, the drug store on the northwest corner of 10th and Topeka, and the Bertson Brothers building. Nelson built the First Methodist Church, the Chesterfield and Throop hotels, and a mill on east 10th. Cuthbert built the west wing of the State Capitol; the Observatory, Rice Hall, and Library at Washburn University; and Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. Works shown of F. M. Spencer include the M. A. Lowe residents, the State Printing Plant, the Masonic Library, and the Security Benefit Association Office building. C. G. Carlson built the A. J. Carruth residence, the Security Benefit Association home and hospital, the Church of the Assumption, and Randolph School. Several views show Topeka street cars in motion.


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