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Vintage photos of:
Participants in a Thanksgiving pageant in Louisville, Kansas around 1910. View full size.
"Doc" Cutright at the counter of his pharmacy in Louisville, Kansas. The calendar reads March, 1902. He wasn't really and M.D. All pharmacists back then were called "doc." View full size.
A hot rod in search of an engine. Louisville, Kansas, 1908. View full size.
An interesting mix of tourists and what looks like students in the center of the picture. The white circle in the foreground is one of the Aubry holes. Scanned from the original 2.5 x 1.5 inch negative. View full size.
Railroad crossing near McCook, Nebraska, around 1932. View full size.