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Link to Image Titled: Ice Delivery Wagon
Title/Object Name: Ice Delivery Wagon
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1910
Physical Details: 2.25 x 4 inches
Description: Two young men posed with a mule-drawn delivery wagon. They are carrying ice tongs slung over their shoulders. One is identified as William E. Pratt.
Keywords: Business and industry, people, public services, street scene, transportation, Wichita, employment.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E9-29.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Fire Marshall's Office
Title/Object Name: Fire Marshall's Office
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1911
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Fire Chief A. G. Walden and Assistant Chief A. S. Brownewell in Fire Marshall's Office in Central Station. The location was William Street between Market and Main.
Keywords: People, government, public services, interior, furniture.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1836


Link to Image Titled: Wichita Fire Department Central Station
Title/Object Name: Wichita Fire Department Central Station
Creator: Pottenger
Date Original: Circa 1911
Physical Details: 4.5 x 3 inches
Description: Looking south at Central Fire Station, 109 East William. Located to the east of Wichita’s City Hall, the Romanesque Revival architectural styling blended with that of the City Building.
Keywords: Government, public services, street scenes, transportation, horse-drawn fire wagon, firefighters, firemen.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_N1-6.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Wichita Police
Title/Object Name: Wichita Police
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1912
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Wichita Police Officers praised by Former President Theodore Roosevelt. Photo taken on the steps of the Post Office, located on the northwest corner of Market and William.
Keywords: People, government, public services, uniforms.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1839


Link to Image Titled: Telephone Office
Title/Object Name: Telephone Office
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1915
Physical Details: 4 x 3 inches
Description: Interior of telephone office showing a woman seated at a switchboard console.
Keywords: Wichita, Business and industry, public services, people, employment.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E5-80.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Wichita Union Station
Title/Object Name: Wichita Union Station
Creator: Arthur E. Spalton
Date Original: Circa 1915
Physical Details: 4 x 3.25 inches
Description: Railroad station built on east Douglas in 1914 to replace a decrepit Santa Fe Depot. Located at the site of elevated tracks that had been erected over Douglas in 1911. It housed a Fred Harvey restaurant and an imposing waiting room.
Keywords: Business and industry, public services, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, architecture, Beaux Arts.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D10-1.2.4


Link to Image Titled: Wichita City Library Bookmobile
Title/Object Name: Wichita City Library Bookmobile
Creator: Lauritson G. Whittier
Date Original: Circa 1925
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Wichita City Library Bookmobile parked on lawn in front of old Carnegie library.
Keywords: Wichita, libraries and museums, education, public services, transportation, arts and entertainment, public library, bookmobile, books.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_WPL1807


Link to Image Titled: Engine House No. 2
Title/Object Name: Engine House No. 2
Creator: R. Snyder
Date Original: 1931
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: View of Engine House No. 2, 500 South Topeka Street. The building was located on the southeast corner of Topeka and Lewis streets. Photograph taken September 22, 1931.
Keywords: Wichita, public services, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.70.29.1


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


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