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Based in Marysville, Kansas, photographer Omar Hawkins captured scenes of his town and the surrounding communities from 1912-1945. The images reveal the details of small town America and the emergence of the automobile and other modern conveniences. The Hawkins photograph collection at the Kansas Historical Society includes thousands of his photographs. While the entire collection is being digitized, over 2,000 images are currently available for viewing.

This collection is very rich in content from Marysville, other towns in Marshall County, and surrounding counties. A series of photographs documents the Montgomery Ward store(exterior and numerous interiors of products being sold) in Marysville in the late 1920s. The text version provides the description of each image (and is thus available to our search engine) but we are unable to link from the individual photo description to the image at this time. We hope to make that possible in the future.

Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: 1912-1945

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Item Number: 216927
Call Number: Hawkins Coll. No. 11
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216927

Agriculture - Crops
Agriculture - Implements and machinery
Built Environment - Function - Commerce/Trade
Built Environment - Function - Domestic - Single Dwelling
Built Environment - Function - Education - School
Built Environment - Function - Religion - Religious Facility - Church
Business and Industry - Automotive - Sales
Business and Industry - Chemical, petroleum, and gas - Oil
Business and Industry - Retail
Business and Industry - Retail - Boot and shoe stores
Business and Industry - Retail - Catalog stores - Montgomery Ward
Business and Industry - Retail - Furniture and appliances
Business and Industry - Retail - Gas station
Business and Industry - Retail - Grocery stores
Business and Industry - Services - Food and drink - Bars & saloons
Business and Industry - Services - Mortuaries
Business and Industry - Services - Utilities
Collections - Photograph - Richardson/Hawkins
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Movies & Theater - Actors & actresses
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Movies & Theater - Buildings - Theaters
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Music - Musical groups - Bands
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Music - Musicians
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Fairs
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Festivals
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Holidays - 4th of July
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Baseball
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Basketball
Community Life - Religion - Places of Worship - Interiors
Date - 1910s
Date - 1920s
Date - 1930s
Date - 1940s
Environment - Weather - Floods
Home and Family - Daily life
Home and Family - Residences - Exteriors
Home and Family - Residences - Interiors
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Children
Places - Cities and towns - Beattie
Places - Cities and towns - Blue Rapids
Places - Cities and towns - Clay Center
Places - Cities and towns - Hanover
Places - Cities and towns - Marysville
Places - Counties - Clay
Places - Counties - Marshall
Places - Counties - Washington
Transportation - Roads & Highways
Type of Material - Photographs

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