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Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas

Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This photograph shows a view of Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas. A sign for a drug store is visible on the left side of the picture. Many businesses are visible along the street, as well as horse-drawn carriages, an automobile, and a trolley. Several people are visible on the sidewalks or crossing the street.

Drawing by Myron A. Waterman

Drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Pen and ink by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937) of small streetcar drawn by mules stopped in front of a lunchroom. Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.

Horse drawn trolley

Horse drawn trolley
Date: 1870
Horse-drawn trolley in Lawrence, Kansas. The trolley was apparently operated by the Lawrence Street Railway Company. A sign on the car indicates the Kansas Pacific Depot.

Lange's Drug Store, Leavenworth, Kansas

Lange's Drug Store, Leavenworth, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows an exterior view of Lange's Drug Store on the corner of 4th and Shawnee streets in Leavenworth, Kansas. A sign advertising "Drugs and Medicines" and showing the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol is visible. The large sign on the right side of the building reads, "Lange's Drug Store. Drugs and medicines, paints, oils, brushes, and glass. Choice wines and liquors. Fine perfumery, toilet articles, soaps, sponges. Trusses a specialty. Prescriptions compounded day and night. Old Wizard oil, best family medicine." The sign farther to the right advertises "Tutt's Liver Pills." The sign above the arched window on the corner reads "Apotheke," the German word for a pharmacy . The sign to the left reads "Adolf Lange." Other businesses visible to the left of the picture include a store for boots and shoes, and a store with a sign reading, "Commission. Gus. O. L. Sauer." Two horse-drawn wagons are visible on the left, and trolley tracks are visible running along the dirt street. This same building was previously the Central Drug Store owned by Theodore Egersdorff.

Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This colored post card photograph shows a view of Minnesota Avenue looking east from 7th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The corner store on the left side is the Cartwell Drug Store. A sign for another drug store is partially visible behind a utility pole on the right side of the street. Several other business buildings are visible along the street. Several people are visible on the sidewalks, and several horse-drawn carriages are visible in the street. Tracks for the trolleys are also visible running along the street.

Preston Dunn, World War I diary

Preston Dunn, World War I diary
Creator: Dunn, Preston
Date: 1917 - 1918
A diary written by Preston Dunn who served in Company D 314th Engineers and Ambulance Company 119th, 105 Sanitation Train during World War I. He enlisted on November 20, 1917 at Alma, Kansas. He was born in Emporia, Kansas. Later, Dunn, a pharmacist, owned a drug store in Eskridge, Kansas.

Street scene, Topeka, Kansas

Street scene, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1889
A photograph showing a tower at the intersection of 10th Street and Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is a horse drawn street car.

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