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Link to Image Titled: Canteen at Union Station
Title/Object Name: Canteen at Union Station
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1943
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: This is a Canteen sponsored by the Soroptomist Club, located in the Union Station, 701 East Douglas. Servicemen were welcomed by the volunteers.
Keywords: People, military, business and industry, service counter, restaurant, African American.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1223


Link to Image Titled: Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing Airplane Company
Title/Object Name: Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing Airplane Company
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1944
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Building trainers for the Army and Navy at the Stearman Aircraft Division of the Boeing Airplane Company in Wichita.
Keywords: Wichita, aviation, business and industry, military.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.67.10.3


Link to Image Titled: Army Air Force Band at the Forum
Title/Object Name: Army Air Force Band at the Forum
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1944
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Army Air Force band performs at the Forum during World War II. Located at 231 South Water Street, the Forum served as Wichita's municipal auditorium from 1911 to 1965.
Keywords: Wichita, public events, military, arts and entertainment.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.71.22.3


Link to Image Titled: PT-17 Under Wing of B-17
Title/Object Name: PT-17 Under Wing of B-17
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita Division
Date Original: 1945
Physical Details: 10 x 8 inches
Description: PT-17 under wing of B-17 at Wichita Municipal Airport.
Keywords: Wichita, aviation, military, airports, airplanes.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.67.11.1


Link to Image Titled: Butts Motor Company
Title/Object Name: Butts Motor Company
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: 1947
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Looking northeast at Butts Motor Company, 1520-24 and 1600 East Douglas. The photograph may have been staged to advertise the sale of cars with special controls to disabled people such as the men with the crutches. During the 1940s the Oldsmobile Company developed the first fully automatic transmission and promoted the “Hydra-Matic” to injured veterans returning from World War II. Each vehicle was equipped with controls determined by an individual’s specific needs. Other businesses in view include The Ferndale Café, Kansas Press, and Orpheum Cleaners.
Keywords: Wichita, business and industry, people, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, Cadillac, cars, crutches, military, service men, WW II.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D2NE-103.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Planeview and McConnell Air Force Base
Title/Object Name: Planeview and McConnell Air Force Base
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1952
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Planeview community (lower right) was built under federal guidelines in 1943 to provide housing for defense workers arriving to find employment in the aircraft companies. Hilltop Manor and Beechwood were similar developments. In 1951, adjacent land belonging to the Municipal Airport was converted into an Air Force Base. The "tent city" (above left) provided early, temporary housing for Air Force personnel.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, aviation, military, public services, residences, houses, World War II, National Housing Agency.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_A1-5.1.1


Link to Image Titled: World War II Housing for Defense Workers
Title/Object Name: World War II Housing for Defense Workers
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1954
Physical Details: 4 x 5 inches
Description: View of housing units in either Planeview or Beechwood, two of three developments built by the Federal Public Housing Authority during World War II. The first, Hilltop Manor, was constructed in 1941. Planeview and Beechwood, plus a Trailer Park, were built by 1943 as Wichita struggled to provide adequate and wholesome homes for the thousands of workers arriving in the city to work in the aircraft industry. The government designed these ‘minimal houses’ as four-rooms-with-bath units in structures for single- or multiple-families.
Keywords: Wichita, aviation, military, public services, residences, street scenes, WW II, apartments.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_R2-PlaneviewBeechwood


Link to Image Titled: Walker Brothers Department Store
Title/Object Name: Walker Brothers Department Store
Creator: Edgar B. Smith (?)
Date Original: 1954
Physical Details: 4 x 3 inches
Description: Location, 123-133 North Main Street. View of display window with mannequins in a simulated home interior. The theme emphasizes purchase of War Bonds. The small banner in the background appears to simulate a “Service Star” that indicated a family member in the Armed Service.
Keywords: Business and industry, retail, store, military, Korean War, patriotism.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E3-57.1.7


Link to Image Titled: B-47 Stratojets at Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita Division
Title/Object Name: B-47 Stratojets at Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita Division
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date Original: 1956
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Four different B-47 Stratojet models at Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita Division, used by the United States Air Force.
Keywords: Wichita, aviation, business and industry, military, airplanes.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.68.23.1


Link to Image Titled: Boy Scouts at McConnell Air Force Base
Title/Object Name: Boy Scouts at McConnell Air Force Base
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1958
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Quivira Council Explorer Boy Scouts receive instruction on E-10 Computer at McConnell Air Force Base. Rated Air Force instructor, name unknown, explains details of computer which the Boy Scouts use in 10-hour course on jet-aircraft navigation.
Keywords: Wichita; organizations, clubs and groups; people; military; aviation.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.71.22.2


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