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Berry Garment Manufacturer's Inc., Columbus, Kansas

Berry Garment Manufacturer's Inc., Columbus, Kansas
Date: May 01, 1947
A photograph showing the employees of Berry Garment Manufacturer's Inc., in Columbus, Kansas. The business was located at 422 N. Kansas Avenue.

Frank Miller's Crown Dressing Bottle from Constitution Hall, 14DO321

Frank Miller's Crown Dressing Bottle from Constitution Hall, 14DO321
Date: 1875-1895
This bottle fragment was recovered from Constitution Hall in Lecompton during excavations in 1988 by Kansas Historical archeologists and crew members. It is embossed with the partial advertisement for Frank Miller's Crown Dressing. Other advertisements of the time note that the dressing was specifically "For Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes" and "all black leather goods." The manufacturer, Frank Miller and Company operated first out of Warsaw, New York, and then later out of New York City.

Hutchinson Bag Company, Hutchinson, Kansas

Hutchinson Bag Company, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This black and white photograph shows a group of women sewing bags for the Hutchinson Bag Company in Hutchinson, Kansas. The company was founded in 1919 by Emerson Carey and James Dick and began manufacturing bags for salt production. The company changed its name in 1991 to Hubco Inc. and expanded manufacturing to include flour and retail packing.

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Adjutant General's Office
Date: 1878
This correspondence was sent and received by the Kansas Adjutant General's Office. Hiram T. Benam served as Adjutant General from 1876-1878 and Peter S. Noble served from 1878-1883. It includes inquiries made from men "anxious for organization" hoping to enlist militias in the towns of Parsons, Independence, Iuka, Lawrence, and Hutchinson. The collection also includes bill of ladings from the Kansas Pacific Railway and Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal. Frequent correspondence was exchanged with Willis Brown, cashier for the State Bank of Kansas in Seneca, Kansas, Scott Hopkins of the Kansas University Cadets, John T. Bradley, a lawyer from Council Grove and member of the Kansas Senate from 1876 to 1880, F.C. Merrill, a lumber dealer from Paola, and E.D. Rose, a hardware dealer from Holton.

Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce

Latitude and longitude of Kansas commerce
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: 1968
This twenty minute, 16mm film was written and produced by the Kansas Department of Economic Development and promotes the variety and quality of Kansas-made goods and services. Jack Lacy, director of the Kansas Department of Economic Development, narrates the film. The film features transportation, agricultural products (turkey, cattle, wheat, alfalfa), agricultural machinery, work clothes, oil, coal, helium, gypsum, boots, model railroads and carnival rides, classroom furniture, printing and publishing, golf equipment, fiberglass, guns, heavy metals, cellophane, tires, and airplanes.

Man's shirt

Man's shirt
Creator: Capitol Shirt Factory
Date: between 1905 and 1915
Black and white pinstripe shirt with white collar band. Red "LPB" monogram embroidered on left breast, presumably for Louis Philip Billard (1891-1918). Tag at back of neck from the Capital Shirt Company of Topeka, which operated under that name from 1905 to about 1915. Topekan L. Philip Billard (1891-1918) was a noted early aviator, purchasing his first plane from fellow Topekan Albin Longren in 1912. In August of 1917, shortly after the U.S. entered World War I, Billard enlisted in the regular Army and became a test pilot in France, where he was killed in a crash on July 24, 1918.

Topeka Woolen Mill Company, Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Woolen Mill Company, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Mail and Breeze (Topeka)
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
This newspaper advertisement for the Topeka Woolen Mill Company was copied from The Topeka Mail and Breeze. The mill claimed to be the only woolen mill in Kansas.

Trade card

Trade card
Creator: Breen, Katie
Date: between 1884 and 1897
Trade card advertising the Jackson Corset Company's corset-waist, for sale by Miss Katie Breen of Horton, Kansas. The front of the card is a color lithograph of a corseted woman brushing her hair in front of a mirror. The back of the card is printed in black and white with information about the corset-waist and Miss Breen's business.

Western Woolen Mill, Topeka, Kansas

Western Woolen Mill, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A photograph of Western Woolen Mill's building in Topeka, Kansas.

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