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101 Ranch Cowboy Band, Wichita, Kansas

101 Ranch Cowboy Band, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
A photograph of a parade taken at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Main Street in Wichita, Kansas. Visible is the float for the 101 Ranch Cowboy Band of Bliss, Oklahoma, as well as the Manhattan Cigar Company store and several other buildings and businesses along the city streets.


600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas

600 block of South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A panoramic view showing the west side of the 600 block on South Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Businesses visible in the photograph are: Warren M. Crosby Comapny, Hubbard's Flowers Seeds, United Cigars, Dr. Davis Chiropractor, Flad & Marsh Drugs, and Nightingale's.


A and B Drug Company, Marysville, Kansas

A and B Drug Company, Marysville, Kansas
Date: October 23, 1931
These three photographs show interior views of the A and B Drug Company located at 905 Broadway in Marysville, Kansas. The first photograph shows the display cases and shelves along the right side of the store. Magazines are visible in a rack on the right side of the picture, and various items are visible in the cases and on the shelves. A few tables and chairs are visible towards the back of the store, and the stools along the soda fountain service counter are visible on the left side of the picture. The second photograph shows the opposite side of the store from the first photograph. Shelves and a display case that appears to contain boxes of cigars are visible on the left side of the picture, and the soda fountain and service counter are visible near the middle of the picture. More shelves are visible along the back wall of the store. The third photograph shows a different view with more of the shelves and display cases to the left of the soda fountain counter visible. Various items are partially visible on the shelves and cases.


Carlin's Drug Store, Salina, Kansas

Carlin's Drug Store, Salina, Kansas
Date: Unknown
These three photographs show exterior and interior views of Carlin's Drug Store in Salina, Kansas. The first photograph shows an exterior view of the store which is different from the other dated exterior view. The sign above the stairs leading to the office on the upper floor reads, "Dr. Dewees." The second photograph shows an exterior view with a sign reading, "Carlin's Pharmacy," and showing the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol. Three girls and a dog are visible in front of the store. Signs in the windows advertise the comedian Harry Corson Clarke and a presentation titled "His Absent Boy." The third photograph shows an interior view of the store with three men visible. The men are identified (from left to right) as Henry Law, Frank Law, and Tom Carlin. Several display cases are visible along the left and right sides of the store, and the case in the middle contains boxes of cigars. Bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies are visible on the shelves along the left side of the store.


Carlin Drug Store, Brookville, Kansas

Carlin Drug Store, Brookville, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This photograph shows an interior view of the Carlin Drug Store in Brookville, Kansas. Eight unidentified men are visible in the picture. There are display cases visible along both sides of the store. The case in the left foreground appears to contain boxes of cigars, and the case in the right foreground appears to contain pocket watches and other jewelry. A wide variety of items is visible throughout the store, including items hanging from the ceiling.


Central Kansas Publishing Co and J. C. Stevens Wholesale Cigar Co Building,Salina, Kansas

Central Kansas Publishing Co and J. C. Stevens Wholesale Cigar Co Building,Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows the Central Kansas Publishing Company and the J. C. Stevens Wholesale Cigar Company Building at Santa Fe and Ash Streets in Salina, Kansas.


Cheney Drug Company, Cheney, Kansas

Cheney Drug Company, Cheney, Kansas
Date: 1905-1907
These photographs show views of the Cheney Drug Company store in Cheney, Kansas. The first photograph shows an exterior view of the Cheney Drug Company located in the Collins and Joslyn Building. Four men are visible standing in front of the store, and a sign below the windows advertises drugs and soda water. The offices above the drug store are identified as those of Dr. Artman, M. D., and the telephone office. The business to the left of the drug store is identified as Robert King Jewelry Store. Four men are visible near the front of the store on the right side of the picture, and a girl and a dog are visible in front of the store to the left of Cheney Drug Company. A horse-drawn buggy and a wagon are visible in the street. The second photograph shows an interior view of the Cheney Drug Company store. A man and woman are visible standing in the store. Many display cases are visible along both sides of the store, and shelves line the left, back, and right walls. The shelves on the left appear to be filled with bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies. A partially visible sign across the top of the back shelves reads, "To cure a cold in one day." The hanging sign near the middle of the picture reads, "Wise men smoke Ben-Hur cigars," and advertises the five cent price. A wall clock is visible on the left side of the back wall.


Cigar store Indian

Cigar store Indian
Creator: Hen, Edward
Date: 1871
Painted wooden cigar store Indian. Brought to Topeka in 1871 by Henry Moeser (1837-1876), who operated a cigar store in the 100 block of Kansas Avenue from about 1870 to 1876. The figure was reportedly also later displayed at the Windsor House Hotel, which operated at the corner of Kansas Avenue and 7th Street from 1882 to 1889. Moeser is believed to have acquired the carving from the New York tobacco supply house of Edward Hen.


Clowns, Marysville, Kansas

Clowns, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: Between 1925 and 1935
This is a view of six men, dressed as clowns, who are identified as members of a clown band that participated in a parade in Marysville, Kansas. Also visible are band instruments, a gun held by the man at the left, an American flag, welcome flags, bunting, a billboard advertisement for the 5 cent Sincerity Cigar, and the buildings and businesses along the city street.


Dad's Beanery, Marysville, Kansas

Dad's Beanery, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1912
This is a view of two men seated on a bench and a restaurant employee in front of Dad's Beanery at 110 North 7th Street in Marysville, Kansas. Located less than a block south of the train depot, the two seated men are very likely salesmen. A sandwich board sign at the sidewalk's curb indicates the restaurant offered short-order meals at all hours and sold soft drinks, cigars, and tobacco. By 1939, Dad's Beanery would have been replaced by the Depot Cafe built on this same corner.


Dick Brothers Drug Store, Lawrence, Kansas

Dick Brothers Drug Store, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows an exterior view of Dick Brothers Drug Store located at 847 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. The sign painted on the side of the building shows the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol. Other signs advertise paints and oils, Chancellor cigars, toilet articles, and soda. The building behind the drug store appears to be the YMCA. (The original negative of this photograph was damaged, causing the loss of the image on the bottom of the photograph.)


Drug store, Valley Center, Kansas

Drug store, Valley Center, Kansas
Date: 1907
This photograph shows an exterior view of a drug store in Valley Center, Kansas. Besides the large signs advertising "Drugs," there are several other advertising signs. The sign to the right of the corner door reads, "Drugs, books, paints, oils, and glass. Wall paper. Prescriptions a specialty." Another sign advertises Keen Cigars, while another reads, "Agency, Hammar Paint, Guaranteed 5 years." There is a sign advertising "Faust," and a price of five cents. Visible outside of the store are a horse and buggy, and telephone poles. The item served as a new year's greeting to customers.


Drug store interior, De Soto, Kansas

Drug store interior, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1940
This photograph shows an interior view of an unidentified drug store in De Soto, Kansas. A man is partially visible in the back of the store. Several glass bottles are visible on shelves on the left side of the picture. A glass cabinet has a sign at the top which appears to read "The California Perfumes." Another sign on the back wall advertises "Monarch Mixed Paint." Visible just to the right of the man is a large glass bottle with the label "Drugs" on it. The sign on the glass display case in the foreground of the picture advertises "Tuxedo Junior Cigar, Absolutely Havana Filler" for a price of 5 cents. Many other items are visible on the shelves along the side of the store on the right side of the picture.


Durant Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas

Durant Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This photograph shows an exterior view of the original Durant Drug Store located at 1316 West 15th Street in Topeka, Kansas. A man is visible standing in front of the store. The sign on the left window reads, "S. W. Durant, M. D." The sign on the right window advertises postage stamps. The hanging sign above the doorway advertises "Delicious soda water, Choice Havana and domestic cigars." A sign in the left window advertises the store as an agency for the White Star Laundry in Topeka. Various other signs are partially visible in the front windows of the store.


E. L. Feagan's Drug Store, Norwich, Kansas

E. L. Feagan's Drug Store, Norwich, Kansas
Date: 1908
This photograph shows an interior view of E. L. Feagan's Drug Store in Norwich, Kansas. Feagan is the man on the right. A soda fountain service counter is visible in the right foreground, and various pharmacy bottles and supplies are visible on the shelves along the right side of the store. An unidentified man is visible on the left near some display cases. The display case on the right, next to Feagan, appears to contain boxes of cigars.


Geo. Burghart cigar manufacturer, Topeka, Kansas

Geo. Burghart cigar manufacturer, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1919
A view of the two story Geo. Burghart building located on 8th Street in Topeka, Kansas. Burghart was a manufacturer of 5 and 10 cent cigars. The building was originally the Fry Giles' home.


Kansas Pacific Railroad cigar box

Kansas Pacific Railroad cigar box
Date: 1883
Wooden rectangular cigar box for Kansas Pacific Railroad cigars. Donor indicated that dignitaries received these cigars when riding Kansas Pacific trains, but tax stamp on box is dated 1883 and the railroad merged into the Union Pacific in 1880.


King Drug Store, Hays, Kansas

King Drug Store, Hays, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1905
This photograph shows an interior view of King Drug Store in Hays, Kansas. Two employees are seen standing behind the display counters assisting a customer standing in front of the counter. Other items are seen in display cases along the wall. The middle display counter appears to have tobacco products or cigars in it, and a metal spitoon is visible on the floor in front of the counter. A wall-mounted telephone is visible in the background on the left.


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.


Low's Drug Store, Salina, Kansas

Low's Drug Store, Salina, Kansas
Date: November 13, 1908
This photograph shows an interior view of Low's Drug Store in Salina, Kansas. A soda fountain service counter is visible on the left side of the picture. Various pharmacy supplies are in bottles on the shelves on the left. Tables and chairs are partially visible in the middle of the store behind two heating radiators. Many other items for sale are visible in display cases and shelves on the right side of the picture. The display case in the right foreground appears to contain boxes of cigars. A Coca-Cola advertising sign is visible behind the soda fountain counter on the left.


Lytle's Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas

Lytle's Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1962 and 1969
These photographs show views of Lytle's Drug Store on East 4th between Quincy Street and Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The store was in the area of Topeka that was designated for urban renewal projects. The owner is identified as Charles Lytle, an African-American who had a career as a policeman and as deputy state fire marshal before purchasing the drug store. Charles Lytle also owned two barber shops in Topeka. (His sister was Lutie Lytle, famous as one of the first African-American women lawyers in the nation.) The first photograph shows an exterior view of the store. Signs advertise sodas, lunches, cigars, cosmetics, medicines, magazines, Coca-Cola, and Borden's Ice Cream. A sign along the bottom of the window to the right of the door reads, "Come in, sit down in comfort, we serve everybody." This may be a reference to racial segregation and civil rights issues affecting society at that time. Other small signs on the outside of the building advertise photographic film for sale and developed, cigarettes, and cosmetics. The second photograph shows an interior view of the drug store. A soda fountain and service counter is visible, and several signs on the wall behind the counter advertise food and drinks available, including signs for Coca-Cola and Borden's Ice Cream. A row of display cabinets and shelves is visible on the left side of the picture. Other signs in the background advertise Chesterfield Cigarettes.


Main Street, Ottawa, Kansas

Main Street, Ottawa, Kansas
Date: 1898
This photograph shows the store of Brown the Live Druggist on Main Street, between 1st and 2nd streets in Ottawa, Kansas. Signs on the drug store advertise wall paper, cigars, school book exchange, picture framing, Tarrant's Aperient Seltzer, and Garfield Tea Fig Syrup. Other businesses visible include Peter Schuttler Wagons, a store, a restaurant, and E. W. Dowd Furniture and Undertaking. A few horse-drawn wagons and carriages are visible along the street.


Main Street in Erie, Kansas

Main Street in Erie, Kansas
Date: 1906 - 1919
These photographs show two views of Main Street in Erie, Kansas. The first photograph shows the east side of the street, looking south. In the foreground is the first courthouse, built in 1867 by Truman T. Gilbert. In the middle are the drug store run by Dr. M. E. Lake and the brick post office built between 1902 and 1906 by Richard M. Thomas, a railroad conductor. Crowds of people are visible on the sidewalk, and a circus tent has been set up. The second photograph also shows the drugstore and post office on the east side of Main Street, but looking north. There are no buildings south of the brick post office, which advertises Owl Cigars, because they were destroyed by fire in 1906.


Miller Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas

Miller Drug Store, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
These four photographs show interior views of the Miller Drug Store in Topeka, Kansas. The first photograph is identified as being in a wooden building at 6th and Topeka streets which was the first store while their brick store was being built. A man is visible standing behind a soda fountain counter. Various display cases and shelves filled with items are visible in the background. The second photograph shows a different interior view with display cases along the left side and a long soda fountain counter along the right side. A man is standing by the cases on the left, another man is behind the counter on the right, and a man who appears to be a customer is seated at a table in the middle. Bottles filled with chemicals and pharmacy supplies are visible on the shelves on the right, and signs in the background advertise cigars. The third photograph shows an interior view similar to the right side of the second photograph. More of the soda fountain and the shelves, mirror, and decorative woodwork behind it are visible. Two men are standing behind the counter. Pharmacy bottles on the shelves in the background are also visible. The fourth photograph shows an interior view similar to the left side of the second photograph. Display cases and shelves behind them are visible along the wall of the store. Some of the display cases appear to contain perfumes, hand mirrors, and other toiletry items.


Neitzel's Drug Store, Concordia, Kansas

Neitzel's Drug Store, Concordia, Kansas
Date: Between 1917 and 1919
These two photographs show an exterior and an interior view of Neitzel's Drug Store in Concordia, Kansas. The exterior view shows a man standing outside the door who might be Russell Whip. The window display shows several advertisements for Nylo Chocolates, as well as signs advertising Chancellor cigars, Tom Keene cigars, and a sign with the name "Nyal's." The interior view shows a soda fountain on the right side of the picture, and various display cases along both sides of the store. The display case on the left side appears to have tobacco products in it, and the sign near the cash register says "Matches," while a metal spitoon is visible on the floor in front of the case.


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