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A and B Drug Company on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas

A and B Drug Company on Broadway, Marysville, Kansas
Date: 1926
This photograph shows an exterior view of the A and B Drug Company on Broadway west of 10th Street in Marysville, Kansas. The sign on the side of the building also reads, "The Rexall Store, where you get what you call for." To the left of the drug store, a sign for W. H. Grindle's Dental Office is visible. Other businesses partially visible along the street include Electric Signs Talk, Isis Theatre, Exchange Bank, a shoe store, the City Bakery, a grocery store, another drug store, Independent Garage, and Pioneer Tire Service. A few people are visible walking on the sidewalks, and many automobiles are visible parked or driving along the street.


Air-Dome Theater in Alma, Kansas

Air-Dome Theater in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1914 and 1915
Photograph of the Air-Dome Theater located in Alma, Kansas. At the time the photograph was taken, the theater was featuring the Perils of Pauline, a famous American film serial released in 1914. The Air-Dome Theater was an outdoor theater owned by Arthur "Boss" Simon, located at 220 Missouri Street. Simon's brother, Charlie, had a small printing shop located in the stone building seen just to the left of the theater storefront, and the brothers constructed the theater building shell in 1910. The theater operated for about five years.


Businesses on Sixth Street, Topeka, Kansas

Businesses on Sixth Street, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A photograph showing businesses along the 100 block of east Sixth Street in Topeka, Kansas. Some of the store fronts include Dibble Grocery Company, J. M. French, the Union Pacific Tea Company, and the U-N-O Theater.


Carry Nation at the Dewey Theatre, New York, N. Y.

Carry Nation at the Dewey Theatre, New York, N. Y.
Date: 1901
Carry Nation at the Dewey Theater, New York, N. Y.


First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas

First National Bank and Larsen Hardware in Mount Hope, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a postcard view showing the First National Bank and the Larsen Hardware store in Mount Hope, Kansas.


Four new Wallis tractors and equipment in Alma, Kansas

Four new Wallis tractors and equipment in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1925
Area farmers proudly display four new Wallis tractors and equipment after their arrival in Alma via rail. This is in the mid-1920s and a new building, the Colonial Theater (the building in the middle), has been constructed next to the bank building. One of these tractors is a pasture art display at the ghost town of Volland today in 2012. William Bowes' law office was upstairs in the Palenske Hall building (the building on the left) in this view.


Grand Theater, Salina, Kansas

Grand Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1928
This photograph shows the Grand Theater in Salina, Kansas. In the foreground a marquee is advertising the movie "Ladies of the Mob" with Clara Bow, which was released nationwide June 30, 1928.


KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas

KAW Movie Theater Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 2, 1962
This is photograph show a view of the KAW movie theater, previously know as the Crystal, looking north on the east side of Kansas Ave. between Fourth and Fifth streets. This area of Topeka was part of the federal government's Urban Renewal program in the 1960's to rehabilitate aging and decaying inner cities either by massive demolition, slum clearance, or development.


Kansas Avenue, Liberal, Kansas

Kansas Avenue, Liberal, Kansas
Date: Between 1928 and 1938
This photograph shows a street scene of Kansas Avenue in Liberal, Kansas. Although they are only partially visible, there are signs for at least three drug stores among the businesses in this picture. Starting from the left side, the first sign is for Taylor's Drugs. The next sign reads, "Dr. Beaty, Dentist, X-Ray." Another drug store sign is visible after that, then a sign for the Stoner Jewelry Company. Other signs on the left side of the street are less visible in the background. On the right side of the street, the sign for the Warren Hotel is visible, and farther in the background, to the left of the sign, another drug store and soda sign is partially visible. Other signs on the right side of the picture include a theater marquee, signs advertising Blatz Milwaukee Beer and Budweiser, and a sign reading, "Department Stores" on the far right. Many automobiles are visible along the street, and several people are also visible along the street.


Negroes protest plan to remove movie licenses

Negroes protest plan to remove movie licenses
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: September 26, 1944
This article describes an African American protest against the repeal of a theater license ordinance in Topeka, Kansas. The group argued that an 1870 Kansas statute mandated that businesses licensed by a municipality "could make no discrimination among patrons because of race or color." The group claimed the repeal of the theater license would allow theaters to racially discriminate.


Notice! The Crawford Theatres grand, majestic and novelty are unfair to organized labor and will not employ any of our craft

Notice! The Crawford Theatres grand, majestic and novelty are unfair to organized labor and will not employ any of our craft
Creator: Theatrical Employees' Union
Date: Between 1890 and 1920
A notice to the public that states that the Crawford Theatres are unfair to organized labor. This notice was circulated by the Theatrical Employees' Union.


Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas

Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
Here are photographs showing the interior and exterior of the Ritz Theater in Council Grove, Kansas. They were taken after it was remodeled.


Special excursion via Santa Fe to Kansas City

Special excursion via Santa Fe to Kansas City
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: November 21, 1926
This poster advertises excursion trains from fifty-one towns in Kansas to "Kansas City, The Heart of America, with its many attractions." Attractions noted were: Missouri National Players; 5 vaudeville acts; first run pictures; "The Popular Sin"; 7 acts vaudeville featuring Bert Lytell; and "Ben Hur". Theaters included were: Missouri, Main Street, Pantages, Newman, Orpheum, and Shubert. Ticket prices ranged from $.75 from Holliday to $5.50 from Arkansas City.


Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas

Watson Theater, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
These two photographs show the Art Deco style building of the Fox Watson Theater in Salina, Kansas. One of the views includes the marquee advertising "Daddy Long Legs" with Janet Gaynor. The second photograph shows several cars visible parked in front of the theater.


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