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A trip with the camera man

A trip with the camera man
Date: 1940
This silent film by an unknown photographer features various businesses and industries in Lawrence, Kansas. The film begins with children playing on a playground followed by an airplane landing at an airport. The photographer visits an airplane factory, the Wister Chevrolet Co. car dealer and repair shop, a roller skating rink, the L. T. Harris Co. Oil-O-Matic appliance dealer, a shooting range, a machine shop, an ice plant, the Hall Brothers truck lines, the Cadwell chick hatchery, and a restaurant. The film ends with a plane taking off from the airport.

Canton, Kansas

Canton, Kansas
Creator: Lomax, Hugh
Date: 1929
This film presents silent footage of Canton, Kansas. Beginning with a steam engine pulling into a railroad depot, the film features many street scenes, people, schools and other small town scenes. It shows many people entering and leaving the post office or general store. It also shows many school children playing games on the playground and mothers with infants.

Grade school, Treece, Kansas

Grade school, Treece, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A photograph of the grade school at Treece, Kansas. The building was erected in 1924 and destroyed by fire in 1968. Visible in the photograph are children on the playground. The photograph was copied from an album loaned by the family.

Lowman Hill School, Topeka, Kansas

Lowman Hill School, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1911
This black and white photograph shows Lowman Hill School, copied from the Topeka Public Schools Annual Report, at Eleventh and Morris Streets. The two-story brick building shows a group of students participating in playground activities.

Spirit of Washington, Washington School, Topeka, Kansas

Spirit of Washington, Washington School, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Thompson, Joseph A.
Date: Between 1939 and 1941
This silent film documents a day at Washington School, a Black elementary school located at 1025 Washington, Topeka, Kansas. The film follows each grade level through various activities throughout the day. Washington was one of four Black elementary schools in Topeka prior to the the U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. The Board of Education (1954) that called for the desegregation of public schools.

Students and schools, Hoxie, Kansas

Students and schools, Hoxie, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1930
This is a set of three photographs. The first is of a classroom full of children, another of children on the playground and the third a photograph of Sheridan County High School girls playing basketball. The grade school was the former high school.

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