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Businesses in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas

Businesses in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
Two photographs of businesses in Humboldt, Kansas, including a gymnasium, hardware store, billiard hall, and bank.


Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas

Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1948-1949
This photograph shows a view of businesses along Commercial Street looking north in Emporia, Kansas. A sign for the Morris Drug Store is partially visible behind a street lamp on the left side of the picture. A sign for another drug store is partially visible far in the background on the left side. Businesses visible in the picture include Jones Hardware, Foodtown Super Market, Western Auto Associate Store, Pabst Billiards, The Palace Clothing Company, Winter Furniture, Newman's Department Store, Citizens National Bank, J. C. Penney, the Mitway Hotel, Ireland's Shoe Shop, V. D. Milner Insurance, Diltz Service, Towner Home and Auto Supply, Roberts Luggage and Shoe Repairing, and the Good Eats Café. Many automobiles are visible along the street.


Dodge House and Billiard Hall, Dodge City, Kansas

Dodge House and Billiard Hall, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: 1874
A stereograph showing the Dodge House and Billiard Hall in Dodge City, Kansas.


Game of billiards, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Game of billiards, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: Between 1870s and 1890s
This black and white photograph shows a group of soldiers gathered around a billiards table as a game is being played at the Fort Leavenworth barracks in Leavenworth, Kansas.


H. Butterfield to Governor John A. Martin

H. Butterfield to Governor John A. Martin
Date: July 10, 1885
H. Butterfield of Salem, Jewell County, Kansas, writes to Governor John A. Martin in Topeka with a list of questions about the recently amended alcohol prohibition law regulating the sale of alcohol by druggists. Butterifeld asks whether any person can sign a prescription for alcohol, whether a druggist has a right to sell alcohol to someone the druggist knows will get drunk, what can be done when the county offices will not prosecute violations of the law, whether a minor has a right to a permit as a druggist to sell alcohol, and whether a billiard hall saloon that remains open on Sundays can be declared a nuisance and prosecuted under the law. Butterfield concludes by expressing his support for prohibition and asking for better enforcement of the law.


History of Sylvan Grove, Kansas

History of Sylvan Grove, Kansas
Creator: Sigley, Helen L.B.
Date: 1926
A history of Sylvan Grove, Lincoln County, Kansas, written by Helen Sigley during her senior year at Sylvan High School. The history recounts the earliest settlers of the town, how it received its name, and many of the town's first businesses and business owners.


Interior, Palace Billiard Hall, 300 Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas

Interior, Palace Billiard Hall, 300 Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1910
This is the interior of the Palace Billiard Hall, 300 Missouri Street, Alma, Kansas. It offered pool, billiards, cards, and drinks to Alma men. Conrad Mueller owned this building as well as his hardware store next door at 304 Missouri Street. The photo shows tin ceiling tiles, spittoons, billiard tables as well several people playing pool. There are four other people around a table in the back. Plants are on both end of the bar at the back of the right side of the image. Geo Schroeder is second from the right and Cricket Schroeder is third from right.


Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This colored postcard shows a view of Minnesota Avenue looking east from 6th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. A business building with a large sign reading, "G. Q. Lake, Prescription Druggist," is visible on the left side of the street. Several other business buildings are visible along the street including one the says "Auditorium, Billiards Bowling". A horse-drawn carriage is visible on the left side of the picture, while several automobiles and a street railway car are visible.


Roberts recreation parlor, Howard, Kansas

Roberts recreation parlor, Howard, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This image is of an early bowling alley and recreation parlor in Howard, Kansas. Two bowling lanes are pictured in the foreground, but the featured subject in the photo is a group of four men playing pool or billiards. Several benches face the bowling lanes. A counter to the right of the pool tables includes a display case marked "Candy." Behind the counter is a sign which includes a "Blatz" notation, suggesting that the business also served beer.


South Side Main Street, Ellsworth Kansas. 508 miles west of St. Louis, Mo.

South Side Main Street, Ellsworth Kansas. 508 miles west of St. Louis, Mo.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This stereograph shows the south side of Main Street in Ellsworth, Kansas. Visible in the stereograph are a variety of businesses including Billiards, Bakery, and the New Store. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Street scene on Kansas Avenue, Norton, Kansas

Street scene on Kansas Avenue, Norton, Kansas
Date: 1885
This photograph shows a view of Kansas Avenue between Main and Washington streets in Norton, Kansas. Businesses visible are a restaurant, drug store, billiard parlor, and a building with a sign reading, "The Kansas Wagon."


Wiley Taylor and others in his recreation parlor, Westmoreland, Kansas

Wiley Taylor and others in his recreation parlor, Westmoreland, Kansas
Date: 1954
This photograph, taken in Westmoreland, Kansas, shows Wiley Taylor (on the right, in overalls) and four others posing near a pool table. Taylor was a former county sheriff in Pottawatomie County who served a total of four terms (1925-28 and 1945-48). As a young man, Taylor pursued a career in baseball. He started playing professionally in 1910 with the Ellsworth minor league team in the Central Kansas League. Between 1911 and 1914, he pitched in 27 major league games, including three games each with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, and the remainder with the St. Louis Browns. His major league record was 2-10, with an ERA of 4.10. In the minor leagues, Wiley Taylor played not only for Ellsworth, but also for teams in Austin, Louisville (KY), Lincoln (NE), Jersey City, Nashville, Salina, and Topeka. After his baseball career, Taylor remained in Pottawatomie County, where he farmed in addition to his service as county sheriff. Late in life, he also ran a service station and recreation parlor in Westmoreland (which is the setting of the photograph). Wiley Taylor died at the age of 65 in 1954, shortly after this picture was taken. Other men in the photograph include (l to r): Wiley's son, Dean; Rosie Roberts; and "Bally" Harter. The boy is David White.


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