Johnson County Museum

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Johnson County Fair Tent

Photograph of a Kansas City Power & Light Company exhibition tent at the Johnson County Fair in the early 1930s. The tent is filled with electric farm equipment and promotional signs. An electric milking machine is displayed on the left side of the image wth a sign that reads "Do you know? That you can use a milking machine at a power cost of 9¢ per cow per month." An egg incubator stands in the middle of the tent, with a sign that reads "Do you know? That electric incubators will operate economically without odors or muss." Another sign reads "Do you know?

Johnson County Fair Exhibits and Demonstrations

Photograph of Johnson County Fair exhibit booths and demonstrations in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1931. The stage is set up for cooking demonstrations with appliances and countertops facing the gymnasium. The gymnasium floor contains exhibit booths for businesses including FFOG Stores and ABC laundry appliances. Signs hanging from the gym rafters reading "Overland Parl Lumber Co.," "Farm Crops Department," and "Swarner Drug Co."

Johnson County Fair Cooking Demonstrations

Photograph of two women standing in a demonstration kitchen on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium stage as part of the Johnson County Fair in the early 1930s. The kitchen, bearing a Kansas City Power & Light Company sign, includes a refrigerator or ice box, a stove, and a curtained window. The women stand at a countertop, and one operates an electric stand mixer. 

Johnson County Fair Cooking Demonstrations

Photograph of a Johnson County Fair cooking demonstration set up on the stage of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium's stage in August 1931. Two women, dressed in white, stand behind tables and an electric stand mixer. Behind them are appliances including stoves and ice boxes. Potted flowers and plants line the front of the stage, which bears a sign that reads "K.C. Power & Light Co." A handwritten note below the image reads "Johnson County Fair Aug-27-28-29-1931."

Johnson County Fair

Photograph of the Johnson County Fair on the grounds of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1932. A group of people is pictured gathered at a Shawnee Mission Aggies Future Farmers of America booth alongside the brick school building. A Ferris wheel is visible in the background. A man smoking a pipe is crouched in front of a booth in the right foreground. 

Johnson County Fair

Photograph of Johnson County Fair activities in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School gymnasium in 1934. Booths and demonstrations are set up around the gym floor and stage. An area displaying "hardy garden roses" from Cloverset Flower Farm occupies the foreground of the image. The left side of the image includes bleachers, a photobooth, a booth for Skelgas stoves, and a furniture booth. A booth in the middle of the image offers multiple refrigerators or iceboxes. The stage appears to be set up as a kitchen for cooking demonstrations. 

Johnson County Courthouse in Winter

Photograph of the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe circa 1939. Taken from the street, looking northwest, the lawn surrounding the building is covered in snow. The two-story brick courthouse with central belltower was designed by architect George Washburn in 1891, and was demolished in 1952.

Johnson County Courthouse

Photograph of the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kansas, circa 1920. The two-story brick courthouse with central belltower was designed by architect George Washburn in 1891, and was demolished in 1952. 

John C. Mills House

Photograph of the John C. Mills house in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1915. Two men stand near the porch of the two-story clapboard house. A neighboring stone house is visible in the background of the image.

Joe Mackey on Horseback

Photograph of Joe Mackey seated on horseback holding a horn circa 1935. Mackey, serving as lead huntsman in a fox hunt, wears a dark riding habit and rides a light colored horse. The hunt took place on Nafzinger Farm at 103rd zdytrry and Mission Road.

Jennings Mill

Photograph of Jennings Mill in Overland Park, Kansas, circa 1938. Located at Robinson Street and Santa Fe Drive, the broad-roofed building bears signs advertising coal, animal feed, and paint. A pickup truck and automobile are parked in front. The pictured building was destroyed by fire on October 3, 1943, and was later rebuilt at 80th and Foster Streets.

Intersection of Manor Road, 81st Street, and Meadow Lane

Photograph of the intersection of Manor Road and 81st Street in Leawood, Kansas, circa 1939, looking south on Meadow Lane from 81st Street. An automobile is parked on the side of the road with door open near a fire hydrant, and a house is visible in the center background of the image.