(animated stereo) Buildings in Atchison, Kansas (1870-1890)
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The Wikimedia commons a multitude of historical images online, many needing no license to redistribute. The stereoview entitled Buildings in Atchinson, Kansas, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views(sic), is from Atchison area photographers Conklin & Kleckner. A similar style stereoview, showing bridge construction, dates to 1875. The earliest possible date for this image seems to be 1871. One frame in the original image shows a building titled "Blish" to the right of Shoup, possibly a forerunner of Blish, Mize,and Silliman. The company was founded in 1871 to equip wagon trains headed west.
S. E.Noyes & Co. (building 406, street uncertain)
Regnier & Shoup
List of landmarks found at the Atchison History project.
The reverse of a Conklin and Kleckner describes their oeuvre:
Stereoscopic views of life and scenes in Kansas
Atchison, Union Deopt, Hotels, Business Houses, Missouri River Views, Atchison Brisge, Commercial Street, Grain Elevators, and all placesof interest in and around Atchison.
Prairie Life and Scenes
Sod Houses, Dugouts, Log Cabins, Prairie Flowers, Great Spirit Springs, Hunter's Cabins, Sod School Houses, Sheep Herding, and everything of interest on the frontier.
Photographed and published by Conklin & Kleckner, Portrait and
509 Commercial St., Atchison, Kansas
Animated gif generated with StereoPhotoMaker, a freeware program by Masuji Suto & David Sykes