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Link to Image Titled: McKenzie Midget Auto
Title/Object Name: McKenzie Midget Auto
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1932
Physical Details: 4 x 3.25 inches
Description: Young boys grouped around a miniature automobile built by Leo L. McKenzie, who owned McKenzie Body Works, 117 West First Street. McKenzie specialized in building and retrofitting trucks to suit the owners’ needs. He also repaired damaged cars and remodeled some early models into pickup trucks. Businesses in the background include Golden Rule Oil Company on First Street and White Castle Hamburgers at intersection of Broadway and First.
Keywords: Street scenes, business and industry, people, children, African Americans, transportation, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_T3-34.1.4


Link to Image Titled: Ackerman Island
Title/Object Name: Ackerman Island
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1933
Physical Details: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Description: Birdseye view looking northwest from the Broadview Hotel (101 North Waco). Site of the Ackerman Island removal project, which was funded by federal funds during the Great Depression. The island was removed and displaced as lines of workmen hauled soil from the island in wheelbarrows and dumped it as fill on the west bank of the river. The Civil Works Administration, one of Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, paid the men about $12.00 a week for 30 hours of work [Wichita Eagle, 11/21/1933]. Ackerman Island had been the site of Wonderland Amusement Park and a baseball stadium. The bridges at center served the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The tall smokestack in the background was at the Kansas Gas and Electric Company plant. The Arkansas River winds northwesterly through the view.
Keywords: Government, public services, rivers, transportation, landscape, skyline, West Wichita, Delano neighborhood, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_S2-2.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Wichita Police Department
Title/Object Name: Wichita Police Department
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1934
Physical Details: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Description: Looking south at Central Police Station, 109 East William Street. This building was the object of emergency relief funds and labor during the New Deal era of the Great Depression. In 1933 Wichita received funds to convert the structure, which had been the Central Fire Station, into a “modern police station.” The building was remodeled and received a new Art Deco architectural style (compare to item wschm­_­N1-6.1.1 in this database). The Wichita City Hall, known as the City Building, is at right.
Keywords: Government, public services, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, policemen, architecture.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_N2-1.8.1


Link to Image Titled: The Forum
Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1934
Physical Details: 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Description: Interior of exposition hall in the Forum complex, 231 South Water Street. Unidentified auto display featuring Buick automobiles and GMC trucks, including a long-distance passenger bus.
Keywords: Arts and entertainment, public events, transportation, cars.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E5-89.5.1


Link to Image Titled: The Forum
Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1935
Physical Details: 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Description: Interior of the Forum at 231 South Water Street. A large audience is attending what appears to be a butchering demonstration. Probably part of an exposition on agricultural and domestic arts. Booths on the perimeter of the arena display products such as home appliances and foods.
Keywords: Arts and entertainment, public events, people, clothing, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E5-89.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Walker Brothers Dry Goods Company
Title/Object Name: Walker Brothers Dry Goods Company
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1935
Physical Details: 3.5 x 2.75 inches
Description: Interior view of department store featuring a large crowd of women shoppers. Location, 129 North Main Street.
Keywords: Business and industry, people, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E5-5.2.1


Link to Image Titled: Hotel Lassen
Title/Object Name: Hotel Lassen
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: 1935
Physical Details: 7.25 x 9.5 inches
Description: View looking southwest at Lassen Hotel and intersection of Market and First Streets. Hotel address, 153 North Market. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Other businesses in view include Tilford’s Hotel Lassen Pharmacy, 155 North Market; Baxter’s Chili Parlor, 115 East First; Dave C. Bone Diamond & Art Shop, 149 North Market; Harry Snyder, Tailor, 147 North Market.
Keywords: Business and industry, residences, automobiles, street scenes, street car tracks.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D6-15.2.1


Link to Image Titled: White Castle
Title/Object Name: White Castle
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1935
Physical Details: 9.75 x 7.75 inches
Description: Looking southeast at a White Castle hamburger stand, 3159 East Douglas Avenue. The national White Castle System, Inc. was founded in Wichita in 1921 by Walter Anderson and “Billy” Ingram. They expanded the chain of popular restaurants eastward. In 1933, Ingram, then the sole owner, moved the company headquarters to Columbus, Ohio. While still in Wichita, the company developed the distinctive, all-steel frame structure enclosed with interior and exterior porcelain enamel panels. The portable, 5-stool buildings were designed by another Wichitan, Loyd Ray. Note the company slogan, “Buy ‘em by the Sack,” which introduced homemakers to the idea of carry-out meals.
Keywords: Business and industry, café, lunch counter, architecture, Edgar Waldo Ingram.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D2SE-56.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Innes Wholesale Furniture Company
Title/Object Name: Innes Wholesale Furniture Company
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1935
Physical Details: 9.5 x 7.75 inches
Description: Looking southwest at furniture company, 701-723 East First Street.
Keywords: Business and industry, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, railroad crossing signals, architecture, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D2NE-113.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Home of J. A. Vickers
Title/Object Name: Home of J. A. Vickers
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1935
Physical Details: 3.75 x 2.5 inches
Description: Residence known as “The Vickridge” was built in the mid-1930s, located at 6500 East Central Avenue. Vickers was the founder and owner of the Vickers Oil Company.
Keywords: People, architecture, houses, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_6500.E.Central-1


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