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Link to Image Titled: Wichita City Library Bookmobile
Title/Object Name: Wichita City Library Bookmobile
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Wichita City Library Bookmobile at Bridgeport Elementary School, 3601 North St. Francis.
Keywords: Libraries and museums, children, education.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1396


Link to Image Titled: Wichita City Library Children's Story Telling
Title/Object Name: Wichita City Library Children's Story Telling
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Children's story telling at the Wichita City Library, 220 South Main. Frances Sullivan, is the children's librarian reading the book. On the front row one girl is dressed in a Brownie uniform and another girl in a Camp Fire Girls uniform.
Keywords: Libraries and museums, children, people.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1398


Link to Image Titled: Walker Brothers Department Store
Title/Object Name: Walker Brothers Department Store
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 4 x 3 inches
Description: Location, 123-133 North Main Street. View of display window with mannequins and hosiery products. The theme emphasizes the scarcity of silk and urges women to purchase before supplies are gone. This appears to relate to homefront economy during the Korean War, but it is not stated as such.
Keywords: Business and industry, retail, store.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_E3-57.1.8


Link to Image Titled: The Forum
Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 9.25 x 7.25 inches
Description: View looking northwest at intersection of Water and English Streets. The Forum operated as Wichita’s primary auditorium, convention center, performance arena, and exposition hall from 1912 to 1965. The small sign on the front canopy indicates the Wichita Public Museum. The museum was housed on the second floor of the Forum from 1939 until it moved to a grand residential structure at 3751 East Douglas Avenue in 1956.
Keywords: Arts and entertainment, libraries and museums, public events, street scenes, transportation, Wichita, automobiles, architecture.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D9-6.2.1


Link to Image Titled: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Title/Object Name: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Description: Looking northwest at the Commodore Hotel, 222 East Elm Street (intersection of Broadway and Elm).
Keywords: Business and industry, residences, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, architecture, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D6-20.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Title/Object Name: Commodore Apartment Hotel
Creator: Edgar B. Smith
Date Original: Circa 1950
Physical Details: 9.75 x 7.5 inches
Description: Detail view of exterior of Commodore Hotel, 222 East Elm Street. Looking west on Elm toward Market Street.
Keywords: Business and industry, people, residences, lawn furniture, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Tihen
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_D6-20.1.2


Link to Image Titled: Fourth National Bank
Title/Object Name: Fourth National Bank
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1950
Physical Details: 10 x 8 inches
Description: Interior view of Fourth National Bank located at northeast corner of Douglas Avenue and Market Street.
Keywords: Wichita, business and industry, banks, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.67.13.5


Link to Image Titled: Loading Broomcorn at John L. Denning Company
Title/Object Name: Loading Broomcorn at John L. Denning Company
Creator: Unruh Studio
Date Original: 1950
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Loading broomcorn on a railroad car at the John L. Denning Company located at 529 North Mead. Wichita was a major distribution and shipping center for broomcorn.
Keywords: Wichita, business and industry, agriculture, transportation.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms2002-12.68.44.1


Link to Image Titled: Police Department
Title/Object Name: Police Department
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1950
Physical Details: 6.5 x 8.5 inches
Description: Wichita police officers pose in front of headquarters at 115 East William Street. Klondike Cafe and Sandra Theater to left of headquarters building.
Keywords: Wichita, public services, buildings, street scenes.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Richard M. Long Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms96-04.3.5.1


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


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