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    Random old Lawrence stuff

    These are not, for the most part, dated. This is what the circus looked like in Lawrence in 1936.

    67A - Al G. Barnes, Aug. 31, 1936 in Lawrence, KS. - Billing Stand - Jim McRoberts collection.jpg

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    1917_jayhawk.jpg

    The Jayhawk did not look so fearsome in 1917.

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    ayers.jpg

    19th century newspapers were usually loaded with patent medicine ads like this one in one of the Lawrence newspapers. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral was a popular cough medicine though there is a letter to the company complaining that it contained morphine. The company reassured the letter writer that they were phasing out morphine for another ingredient.

    They added heroin.

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    baby_peggy.jpg

    Baby Peggy was a big deal in silent films but few remember her today. She was, at last report, still alive and may be the last surviving silent film star. This ad was from a personal appearance at the Bowersock Theater in Lawrence.

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    gleed.jpg gleed_2.jpg

    Colonel Edward Gleed was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and served in World War II. He was also a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School and the University of Kansas.

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    market.jpg

    This is from the late 1920s to early 1930s and gives you an idea of what prices were back then. Lawrence, like every town, was full of neighborhood markets.

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    Nice pics, Doc.

    Ground beef, $0.25 for 2 lbs ... fancy roasts from $0.15 to $0.23 ... sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by All4KU View Post
    Nice pics, Doc.

    Ground beef, $0.25 for 2 lbs ... fancy roasts from $0.15 to $0.23 ... sigh
    Keep in mind that if you had been able to buy that stuff at those prices you would be dead now. Puts it into perspective, doesn't it?

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    10624916_10154523394590652_4170754895718003438_n.jpg

    The old Patee theater in Lawrence. "Battleground" is a great film btw.

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    Awesome pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jennison View Post
    "Stroy [sic] of Fifty Guys and A Gal" ...I've seen this; staring Reiley Reid
    Chippyz in ur kiltz, doin' ur mathz.

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    WILDE_04_19_1882.jpg

    Oscar Wilde, of all people, appeared in Lawrence on April 21, 1882.

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    EldridgeJohnWayne_t640.jpg

    The Eldridge when "The Dark Command" premiered. The movie sucks.

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    Yeah, Wilde was doing a lecture tour in the U.S. around that time; I think it was most, if not all, of 1882. I had no idea he made it to Lawrence. And Liberty Hall to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All4KU View Post
    Yeah, Wilde was doing a lecture tour in the U.S. around that time; I think it was most, if not all, of 1882. I had no idea he made it to Lawrence. And Liberty Hall to boot.
    Somewhere, I have an old pic of Liberty Hall from that period and will post it----if I ever find the damn thing.

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    You could have seen this on May 2nd and 3rd, 1975. Who says we didn't have classic films in the 70s?

    MAY011975.jpg

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    This is, I think, the original Liberty Hall. The photo would be from the 1870s.

    548503_10151891614960652_1559148218_n.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jennison View Post
    market.jpg

    This is from the late 1920s to early 1930s and gives you an idea of what prices were back then. Lawrence, like every town, was full of neighborhood markets.
    Wow Bacon costing more than roasts and veal chops.....that's surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jennison View Post
    This is, I think, the original Liberty Hall. The photo would be from the 1870s.

    548503_10151891614960652_1559148218_n.jpg
    I think you're right, Doc. And in the background is the old railroad bridge that led to the train station around New York/New Jersey Street.

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    This ad appeared in 1908. All three films were shorts. The Lyric, of course, is long gone.

    lyric.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jennison View Post
    You could have seen this on May 2nd and 3rd, 1975. Who says we didn't have classic films in the 70s?

    MAY011975.jpg
    I remember seeing art films at The Varsity in the early/mid 80s.

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    In 1930 "Kismet" premiered starring Otis Skinner and Loretta Young. The film was later adapted into a musical on Broadway. The 1930 film is completely lost except for shots of the set and still photos. EDIT: This was not a musical film. The play was later adopted into a musical.

    kismet.jpg
    Last edited by Doc Jennison; 08-08-2017 at 02:49 PM.

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    Looking down on Spooner Hall from Old Fraser in the 1920s.

    psu_spooner_hall_aerial_6_bw_11-1__t640.jpg

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    Charles_Lee.jpg

    Yep, even Lawrence had a cigar factory in the 19th century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jennison View Post
    Looking down on Spooner Hall from Old Fraser in the 1920s.

    psu_spooner_hall_aerial_6_bw_11-1__t640.jpg

    I was just a toddler when Fraser was torn down. Do you, or anyone else, know the reason it was razed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ephemeral View Post
    I was just a toddler when Fraser was torn down. Do you, or anyone else, know the reason it was razed?
    http://kuhistory.com/articles/let-us...istoric-halls/

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    Thanks, Doc. I had no idea the building was in such bad shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jennison View Post
    WILDE_04_19_1882.jpg

    Oscar Wilde, of all people, appeared in Lawrence on April 21, 1882.
    Seems like pretty high prices for that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderHawk View Post
    Seems like pretty high prices for that time.
    One site shows that in 2017 dollars you'd pay $22.71 for reserved seats, $17.03 for general admission and $11.36 back seats.
    Of course, the major question is what percentage of a person's wages would that have been in 1882. Obviously, higher than in 2017.

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    Doc? I didn't know you was in this town..



    Seriously though Doc, how does a pic master such as yourself- a legend- like the forced small size pics they're forcing down your throat on the new Phog?
    "I know who I am! I'm a dude playin' a dude disguised as another dude"

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    What are you talking about? They only allow one size for a pic? Bigger than a thumbnail, I would hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soapboxstew View Post
    Doc? I didn't know you was in this town..



    Seriously though Doc, how does a pic master such as yourself- a legend- like the forced small size pics they're forcing down your throat on the new Phog?
    I don't. I tried to experiment yesterday and gave up after the pic didn't load after 2 hours. That, I think, was new board hiccups but it needs work.
    Last edited by Doc Jennison; 07-26-2017 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All4KU View Post
    What are you talking about? They only allow one size for a pic? Bigger than a thumbnail, I would hope.
    Not right now, they are super tiny thumbnails.

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    naismith - Copy.jpg

    The LJW announcement for Dr. Naismith's funeral.

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    EBAY 1955 BUS TOKEN.jpg

    Lawrence Bus token from 1955.

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    Wonderful thread, Doc
    Two bushels of wheat-points for you.
    Not a frequent poster

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    ROSE MCCOLLOCK - Copy.jpg

    This is a cropped picture of one Rose MCollock taken to celbrate her 8th birthday in 1916. The picture is in the 900 block of Indiana.

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    ROSE MCCOLLOCK 2.jpg

    A few years later Rose graduated from Lawrence High School.

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    chicago_2.jpg

    This is the same story that was later re-done with Catherine Zeta Jones.

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    winter chevrolet.jpg

    On September 11, 1936 Winter Chevrolet raffled off a new 1936 Chevy at the Granada Theater.

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    VINCENTS 1960 TV.jpg

    Look what you could get at Vincent's in 1960. No streaming though.

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    mass1910.jpg

    Massachusetts Street about 1910.

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    barbershop.jpg

    Lawrence barbershop in the 20s-30s. the kid is NOT happy.

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    FischerShoes11131918.jpg

    If you got to Otto Fischer's shoe store on November 13, 1918 (the date this ad appeared) you could score some spiffy military shoes. Well, they were spiffy 99 years ago.

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    city hall.jpg

    The Lawrence City Hall circa 1878-1880.

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    1894_KU_babseball_teamm.jpg

    The 1894 KU baseball team finished with an 8-5 record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jennison View Post
    FischerShoes11131918.jpg

    If you got to Otto Fischer's shoe store on November 13, 1918 (the date this ad appeared) you could score some spiffy military shoes. Well, they were spiffy 99 years ago.
    "Pay a little more, 'tis wise economy" LOL WUT

    Great thread and pics Doc.

    Can you do something like a "past bars of Lawrence" thread someday? Bars and restaurants would be cool.
    How many Lowes could Rob Lowe rob if Rob Lowe could rob Lowes?

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    Budget1893.jpg

    According to an auction site, this is volume one issue number one of the Lawrence High school newspaper The Budget dated 1893.

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    Tornado1911.jpg

    Damage from the Lawrence 1911 tornado

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    Tornado1911_2.jpg

    Damage from the Lawrence 1911 tornado

 

 

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