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Link to Image Titled: Home of Robert E. Lawrence
Title/Object Name: Home of Robert E. Lawrence
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1878
Physical Details: 2.5 x 2.75 inches
Description: Members of the Robert Lawrence family gathered in front of their residence at 415 South Seneca Street. Early home in the Delano neighborhood built in about 1871. Identified as the first residence of R. E. Lawrence and was replaced later by a grand limestone home.
Keywords: People, architecture, houses, baby carriage, West Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_415.S.Seneca-1


Link to Image Titled: Home of Charles R. Miler
Title/Object Name: Home of Charles R. Miller
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1878
Physical Details: 2.25 x 4 inches
Description: Residence at 509 South Lawrence (Broadway) owned by C. R. Miller. The home, with Gothic Revival styling and Stick and Shingle details was designed by architects Will Sternberg and the yet unknown, Stanford White. It was built in the late 1870s and demolished in 1923 to make way for a filling station.
Keywords: Architecture, Victorian, houses, people, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_509.S.Lawrence-1


Link to Image Titled: Home of Dr. Henry Owens
Title/Object Name: Home of Dr. Henry Owens
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1878
Physical Details: 3 x 3.5 inches
Description: Looking west at Victorian residence with Gothic Revival styling; located at 209 South Emporia. Dr. Henry Owens is seated in the horse-drawn carriage; his family members are posed at the house.
Keywords: People, architecture, houses, landscape, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_209.S.Emporia-1


Link to Image Titled: James R. Mead
Title/Object Name: James R. Mead
Creator: Rogers Studio
Date Original: Circa 1878
Physical Details: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Description: Portrait of James Richard Mead, one of the early founders of Wichita. Mead came to Kansas Territory if 1859 and established himself as a buffalo hunter and fur trader. In 1868 he met with a group of men to organize a town company for the site at the junction of the Arkansas River and the Little Arkansas River. He was instrumental in bringing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad through Wichita, which secured the position of the city as a trade center.
Keywords: People, settlers, pioneers, transportation, business and industry.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_Mead,James.R


Link to Image Titled: Reese & Sawyer Carpenter Shop
Title/Object Name: Reese & Sawyer Carpenter Shop
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1878
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Contractors and builders, W. A. Reese and J. K. Sawyer carpenter shop in the 100 block of North Market.
Keywords: Business and industry, commercial building, people, fashion, hats, horse, wagon.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1309


Link to Image Titled: Tremont House
Title/Object Name: Tremont House
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1878
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: This hotel opened in 1877 as the Tremont House. It was formerly the Harris House, then with an addition, became the Empire House. When it was moved to the northeast corner of Emporia and Douglas to be near the Depot it became the Tremont House.
Keywords: Business and industry, people, horses, buggy.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1336


Link to Image Titled: Library Workers Preparing Books
Title/Object Name: Library Workers Preparing Books
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1878
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Del Baldwin, Tence Massey and Anna Pope are preparing library books for circulation. The library was housed in Nereus Baldwin's photographic gallery, located in the 100 block East Douglas. Baldwin was an early Wichita photographer.
Keywords: Libraries and museums, people, studio.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl2003


Link to Image Titled: Native American Encampment on Big Arkansas River
Title/Object Name: Native American Encampment on Big Arkansas River
Creator: Rogers Studio
Date Original: 1879
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Native American encampment on Big Arkansas River, just south of Wichita
Keywords: Wichita, rivers, people, residences, Native Americans, wagon, Teepee.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: W. S. and Guy Rogers Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_ROG22b


Link to Image Titled: First Ward School
Title/Object Name: First Ward School
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1879
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: The First Ward School at the corner of Lewis and Lawrence (Broadway). It was constructed in 1879. In 1885 the name was changed to Carleton School in honor of the poet Will Carleton.
Keywords: Education.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1778


Link to Image Titled: Bitting Brothers Keystone Clothing House
Title/Object Name: Bitting Brothers Keystone Clothing House
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1879
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Bitting Brothers Keystone Clothing House, northwest corner of Douglas and Market.
Keywords: Business and industry.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1357


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