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Link to Image Titled: Aerial view of downtown Wichita looking east
Title/Object Name: Aerial view of downtown Wichita looking east
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1917
Physical Details: 7.5 x 9.75 inches
Description: Aerial view of downtown Wichita looking east, showing Island Park baseball stadium and Wonderland amusement park on Ackerman Island in Arkansas River.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, rivers, business and industry, bridges, street scenes, parks, sports and recreation, Arkansas River, baseball, stadium, Ackerman Island, roller coaster, Wonderland amusement park.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms99-3.3.scrapbook.1


Link to Image Titled: South Water along Tractor Row
Title/Object Name: South Water along Tractor Row
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1919
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Birdseye view of South Water and William looking west. The area is known as Tractor Row. On the left is the Wichita Forum, Reeves & Company, the Wichita Supply Company, and the Nichol & Shepard Company. To the right is Feed and Sale Stable, and Fashionstable. In the background can be seen the Midland Valley Railroad Depot and the Douglas Avenue Bridge.
Keywords: Aerials, business and industry, street scenes, river, bridges.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1973


Link to Image Titled: Forum Complex
Title/Object Name: Forum Complex
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1925
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Birdseye view looking southwest at the Forum Complex, 200 block South Water. The Murray Bridge is under construction on Lewis Street.
Keywords: Aerials, sports and recreation, arts and entertainment, bridges, automobiles.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1843


Link to Image Titled: Western League Association Ball Park
Title/Object Name: Western League Association Ball Park
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1925
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Western League Association Baseball Park, located on Ackerman Island. The ball park was known as Island Park and later Association Park.
Keywords: Sports and recreation, river, bridges, automobiles, aerials.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl435


Link to Image Titled: Riverside Boat Company
Title/Object Name: Riverside Boat Company
Creator: Homer T. Harden
Date Original: Circa 1928
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: Looking east across the Little Arkansas River at the Riverside Boathouse (known earlier as Israel's Boathouse and Murdock Avenue Boathouse). Founded near the intersection of Murdock and Waco, in the late 1890s, the boat rental business and its original small structure, grew in size and commercial enterprise for more than 50 years. It was demolished during the "urban renewal" efforts of the 1960s.
Keywords: Wichita, bridges, business and industry, parks, people, public events, rivers, sports and recreation, transportation, canoes, boating, swimming.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_M1-2.3.4


Link to Image Titled: West Wichita
Title/Object Name: West Wichita
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1930
Physical Details: 5 x 7 inches
Description: Aerial view of West Wichita showing commercial, residential and industrial districts. Prominent commercial buildings include Wichita Hospital and Palace Block at lower left. Confluence of Little Arkansas and Arkansas rivers at top left; just below is portion of Ackerman Island lying north of 2nd Street bridge.
Keywords: Wichita, aerials, business and industry, bridges, rivers, buildings.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Richard M. Long Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wsu_ms96-04.2.1.1


Link to Image Titled: Construction of the John Mack Bridge
Title/Object Name: Construction of the John Mack Bridge
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: 1930
Physical Details: 8 x 10 inches
Description: This photo was taken during the construction of the John Mack Bridge, located at 2700 South Broadway. It was dedicated on July 22, 1931. It was named for John Mack who died during the construction of the bridge. He was a prominent newspaper publisher, state representative and member of the state highway commission for this district. The bridge was an example of the Rainbow Arch as well as the longest bridge in Kansas.
Keywords: Bridges, equipment.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name: Wichita Public Library Photograph Collection
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wpl_wpl1255


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: Bitting Avenue Bridge
Title/Object Name: Bitting Avenue Bridge
Creator: Frank A. Wesely (?)
Date Original: Circa 1935
Physical Details: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Description: View looking slightly northeast at bridge over the Little Arkansas River between Twelfth and Thirteenth Streets on Bitting Avenue. The bridge was constructed in 1933 to replace a former, unsafe bridge. It was built with federal relief funds provided by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) during the Great Depression. The tower of Wichita High School North rises over the trees in the distant center background. The shadow of the photographer and his camera blend into the grass and shadows in the near foreground.
Keywords: Bridges, rivers, landscapes, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_S2-18.2.1


Link to Image Titled: Campbell Bridge
Title/Object Name: Campbell Bridge
Creator: Frank A. Wesely (?)
Date Original: Circa 1935
Physical Details: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Description: View of bridge at Eleventh Street on the Little Arkansas River. Originally identified as Campbell Bridge due to its proximity to the Burton H. Campbell residence on the west side of the river. Funds for construction of the bridge were provided by a New Deal relief program, the Civil Works Administration, during the Great Depression. The shadow of the photographer and his camera on the grass in the foreground may have been a signature of Frank Wesely.
Keywords: Bridges, rivers, landscapes, Wichita.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photograph
Collection Name:
Date Digital: 2003
Identifier: wschm_S2-19.2.1


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