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Bill to Tax Moving Picture Shows Protested

Bill to Tax Moving Picture Shows Protested
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 1915
H.P. Trothe is a movie theater owner. He is writing to Governor Capper to express his opposition to a tax that is being proposed in the legislature that would cost movie theaters $300.00 a year. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas

Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas
Date: unknown
A view of the Crest Theatre at 1905 Lakin Avenue in Great Bend, Kansas.


Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas

Crest Theatre, Great Bend, Kansas
Date: unknown
A view of the lobby and furnishings of the Crest Theatre at 1905 Lakin Avenue in Great Bend, Kansas.


First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas

First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard view showing the First National Bank and the Larsen Hardware store in Mount Hope, Kansas.


Fox Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas

Fox Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1935
This is a photograph of the Fox Watson Theater at 155 South Santa Fe Avenue in Salina, Kansas. The theater is an example of the Art Deco style of architecture and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Also visible are pedestrians, automobiles, bicycles, streetlights, and a utility pole with power lines.


Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas

Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: September 11, 1936
This black and white photograph shows the Granada Theater on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. A crowd has gathered in front of the theater in anticipation for the chance to win a free 1936 Chevrolet Town Sedan valued at $677 from Winter Chevrolet Co. The wining entry announced at 9:00 p.m. was Donny Dowers of 1704 Mississippi Street, Lawrence.


Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas

Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: September 11, 1936
This black and white photograph shows a group of men at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas. The men are gathered around a stock tank containing entry forms for the chance to win a free 1936 Chevrolet Town Sedan valued at $677 from Winter Chevrolet Co. The wining entry announced at 9:00 p.m. was Donny Dowers of 1704 Mississippi Street, Lawrence.


Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas

Granada Theater, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: September 11, 1936
This black and white photograph shows the Granada Theater on Massachuset Street in Lawrence, Kansas. A crowd has gathered in front of the theater in anticipation for the chance to win a free 1936 Chevrolet Town Sedan valued at $677 from Winter Chevrolet Co. The wining entry announced at 9:00 p.m. was Donny Dowers of 1704 Mississippi Street, Lawrence.


Granada Theatre, Emporia, Kansas

Granada Theatre, Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1958
A view of the Granada Theater at 807 Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas. Built in 1929, the theater is an example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Grand Theater, Salina, Kansas

Grand Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1928
This photograph shows the Grand Theater in Salina, Kansas. In the foreground a marquee is advertising the movie "Ladies of the Mob" with Clara Bow, which was released nationwide June 30, 1928.


Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1938 and 1939
This photograph of the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas shows the marquee advertising the movie "Thanks for the Memory" staring Bob Hope.


KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas

KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 2, 1962
This is photograph show a view of the KAW movie theater, previously know as the Crystal, looking north on the east side of Kansas Ave. between Fourth and Fifth streets. This area of Topeka was part of the federal government's Urban Renewal program in the 1960's to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance, or development.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains
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. Subjects in this part of the collection include stadiums, stockyards, studios, theaters, and trains.


Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas

Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
Here are photographs showing the interior and exterior of the Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas. They were taken after it was remodeled.


Turk/Turck mining camp

Turk/Turck mining camp
Date: 1938
Turk, or Turck, was a small unincorporated community in Cherokee County located approximately 3 miles south of Scammon on the old St. Louis and San Francisco RR line. Turk had a post office from 1889 to 1891. These photos include images of mining equipment, a movie theatre, store, and private residence.


Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas

Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
These two photographs show the Art Deco style building of the Fox Watson Theater in Salina, Kansas. One of the views includes the marquee advertising "Daddy Long Legs" with Janet Gaynor. The second photograph shows several cars visible parked in front of the theater.


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