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A trip with the camera man

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.

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REO truck in Wichita, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows an animal standing in the bed of a REO delivery truck, parked in front of the Stuart Livestock Commission Company in Wichita, Kansas. The REO initials stand for the REO Motor Car Company and it's founder Ransom Eli Olds. Located in Lansing, Michigan, the company manufactured the light delivery truck from around 1905 to 1936.

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Agriculture equipment, Marysville, Kansas

Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967

This is an elevated view of men examining agriculture equipment on display in the 700 block of Broadway Street in Marysville, Kansas. Also visible are people walking along the sidewalk, parked automobiles and a truck, and several businesses including Anderson-Boss Motor Company, Triangle Drugs & Sodas, Kraemer Hardware, Rialto Hotel, and Potter's Barbershop.

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Comparative Cost of Travel

Promotional brochure exhorting the virtues of automobiles and trucks over team drive carriages in the hauling of agricultural products over good roads.

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Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission

These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

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.

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John Hund family in Paxico, Kansas

Photographs of John Hund, his wife, and children in Paxico, Kansas. The home, automobile, and draft animals owned by the family are included in the photographs. A man identified as Arthur Scott is seen tending to two harnessed horses on the farm.

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Kansas Film Commission site photographs, miscellaneous subjects

Kansas Film Commission

These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. This box includes a variety of subjects, including auto salvage yards, catering units, energy plants, libraries, and telephone booths. Some subjects in this box are represented in other boxes of the collection, such as churches (see Kansas Memory unit 303440), courthouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304620), crops (see Kansas Memory unit 304621), farmhouses (see Kansas Memory unit 304731), parks (see Kansas Memory unit 305577), and ranches (see Kansas Memory unit 307231).

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Wilson's filling station, Tribune, Kansas

This photograph shows an unidentified women behind the wheel of an automobile at the Wilson filling station in Tribune, Kansas. In the foreground signs read "Red Crown Gasoline" and "free air & water." There are utility poles and a windmill in the background.

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Richardson photograph collection

Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967

Photograph collector, Dennis Richardson of Marysville, Kansas, donated these photographs to the Kansas Historical Society over a number of years. The collection includes many photographs by many different photographers, most of whom are unknown. The photographs are primarily of Marysville, Kansas, and the surrounding area. The Richardson collection includes thousands of photographs by Marysville photographer Oman Hawkins. For the most part, Richardson kept the Hawkins photos apart from the rest of the collection and many of those appear on Kansas Memory as the Omar Hawkins photograph collection, unit 216927. Images not yet digitized are available in the State Archives and Library research room.

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