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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.


Air Dome Theater, Ellsworth, Kansas

Air Dome Theater, Ellsworth, Kansas
Creator: Lewis Photograph
Date: 1915
This black and white photograph shows three men and a boy in front of the Air Dome Theater in Ellsworth, Kansas. One man has a foghorn. Signs of the side of the structure indicate the theater shows "polite vaudeville and moving pictures" and it is "catering to ladies and childres." Tickets are ten and twenty cents but only five cents for children under 8 years of age.


Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Apex Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 10, 1933
These African American adults and children are assembled outside of the Apex Theater at 122 E. 4th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are the brick street with trolley tracks, a Meadow Gold ice cream truck, and a street light.


Crawford Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Crawford Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1905
An interior view of the Crawford Theatre, 612 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas.


Croweburg mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Croweburg mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1940
Photographs of Croweburg, a small unincorporated community in Crawford County located halfway between Arma and Mulberry. Croweburg was made up of four separate mining camps: #14 Croweburg Camp, #15 Croweburg Camp, #16 Croweburg Camp, and New Camp. Being about a half mile apart from one another, the community unified as Croweburg. The town took its name from the Crowe Coal Co., the principal employer of the miners. Croweburg had its own post office from 1908 until 1972. The community still exists. Photographs include images of a church, community hall, a local lake, street scenes, a school, and a meeting hall.


Dewey Theatre, New York, New York,  with signs promoting an appearance by Carry Nation

Dewey Theatre, New York, New York, with signs promoting an appearance by Carry Nation
Date: 1901
View of the Dewey Theatre, New York, N. Y., with signs promoting an appearance by Carry Nation.


Edison mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas

Edison mining camp, Crawford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1940
Here are several photographs of Edison, a mining town located in Crawford County along what is now Highway K-47 about two miles west of US Highway 69. At its peak, the population was approximately 300. There are currently a few houses in the area. Photographs include images of a mine, a theater, schools, a church, a store, and street scenes.


Fox-Grand Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Fox-Grand Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: Between 1933 and 1935
A view of the Fox-Grand Theater at 613 Jackson Street in Topeka, Kansas with signs and banners announcing the 1933 movie "King Kong" as its feature attraction.


Funston Theatre in Army City, Kansas

Funston Theatre in Army City, Kansas
Date: Between 1914 and 1919
This is a photograph of the exterior of the Funston Theatre in Army City. Army City was a boom town built in 1917 primarily to satisfy the needs of Camp Funston. The town offered closer business and recreation facilities than did either Manhattan or Junction City.


Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Jayhawk Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This set of photographs show various rooms inside the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas. The 1,500 seat theater located at 720 SW Jackson Street opened to the public on August 16, 1926. For a number of years the facility hosted movies, live performances, concerts and pageants. In 1974 the theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, due to changing times in the entertainment industry the Jayhawk Theater closed its doors in May of 1976. In 1993 the Kansas Legislature recognized the Jayhawk Theater as the state theater of Kansas.


Jayhawk Theater auditorium photograph

Jayhawk Theater auditorium photograph
Creator: Harrison, Paul
Date: Between 1926 and 1936
This photograph shows the auditorium of the Jayhawk Theater in Topeka, Kansas. The 1,500 seat theater located at 720 SW Jackson Street opened to the public on August 16, 1926. For a number of years the facility hosted movies, live performances, concerts and pageants. In 1974 the theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, due to changing times in the entertainment industry the Jayhawk Theater closed its doors in May of 1976. In 1993 the Kansas Legislature recognized the Jayhawk Theater as the state theater of Kansas.


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.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Caldwell - Everest
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s and 1990s
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Caldwell and ending with Everest. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Caldwell, Caney, Carbondale, Cassoday, Cedar Bluffs, Cedar Vale, Centropolis, Chanute, Chase, Chautauqua, Chetopa, Circleville, Clay Center, Clayton, Climax, Clinton, Clyde, Codell, Coffeyville, Colby, Coldwater, Collyer, Colony, Columbus, Concordia, Corona, Courtland, Cuba, Damar, Deering (Dearing), Delavan, Delia, Denison, Denmark, Denton, Derby, De Soto, Dorrance, Dover, Dresden, Dunlap, Durham, Dwight, Easton, Edson, Elk City, Elk Falls, Elkhart, Ellinwood, Ellsworth, Elmdale, Emporia, Ensign, Eudora, and Everest. There are interiors of the Brown Grand Theatre in the Concordia folder. The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Liberty Hall, Lawrence, Kansas

Liberty Hall, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Weeks, R. E.
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
This stereograph shows the first Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas. The two-story brick structure, built by Samuel Edwin Poole, was located on the northeast corner of Seventh and Massachusetts Streets in downtown Lawrence. The building housed a sewing machine, piano and organ business. The city post office also shared this building.


Northrup Theater, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas

Northrup Theater, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
The Northrup Theater, Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas.


Novelty Vaudeville Theater, Topeka, Kansas

Novelty Vaudeville Theater, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1926
A view of the Novelty Vaudeville Theater located at 120 East 8th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are neighboring buildings and businesses, a flagpole and flag, a utility pole with a streetlight and power lines, and a fire hydrant.


Omar Hawkins photograph collection

Omar Hawkins photograph collection
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1912-1945
Based in Marysville, Kansas, photographer Omar Hawkins captured scenes of his town and the surrounding communities from 1912-1945. The images reveal the details of small town America and the emergence of the automobile and other modern conveniences. The Hawkins photograph collection at the Kansas Historical Society includes thousands of his photographs. While the entire collection is being digitized, over 2,000 images are currently available for viewing. This collection is very rich in content from Marysville, other towns in Marshall County, and surrounding counties. A series of photographs documents the Montgomery Ward store(exterior and numerous interiors of products being sold) in Marysville in the late 1920s. The text version provides the description of each image (and is thus available to our search engine) but we are unable to link from the individual photo description to the image at this time. We hope to make that possible in the future.


Operatic group, Salina, Kansas

Operatic group, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Fuller's Photo Shop, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1950
This photograph shows an unidentified group of people in costume and holding fans during a theatrical production in Salina, Kansas.


Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri

Photograph album with views of Kansas and Missouri
Date: 1906
This album contains photographs of Pastime Theatre; agriculture scenes; livestock; Lenexa Amusement Company; Lenexa Vaudeville Company; Union Pacific motor car; baseball; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train; depots; motor train; Lenexa Mill; Missouri & Kansas Interurban; Lenexa street scenes and businesses; rural school; judges of the first city election in Lenexa, Kansas; views of Mahaska, Kansas; Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri; and views of various Missouri towns.


Spanish American musical, Oakley, Kansas

Spanish American musical, Oakley, Kansas
Date: Between 1913 and 1914
These two black-and-white photographs show a movie theater in Oakley, Kansas. In the first image, a man in military uniform sits atop a horse to promote "Sixty scenes of the Spanish American War," a military musical. In the second image, the same man points to a signboard advertising the musical while a second gentleman looks on. The promotional window display for the 1913 movie "In a Serpent's Coils" is visible in both photographs.


The Gaiety Theatre in Army City, Kansas

The Gaiety Theatre in Army City, Kansas
Date: Between 1914 and 1918
This is a photograph of the exterior of the Gaiety Theatre on the zone in Army City, Kansas. Army City was a boom town built in 1917 primarily to satisfy the needs of Camp Funston. The town offered closer business and recreation facilities than did either Manhattan or Junction City.


The Rohrbaugh Theatre

The Rohrbaugh Theatre
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The Rohrbaugh Theatre in Ottawa, Kansas. The photograph was donated by the Franklin County Historical Society.


Theater in Sharon Springs, Kansas

Theater in Sharon Springs, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is photograph may show the interior of the theater in Sharon Springs, Kansas.


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