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Emery, Bird, Thayer Company
Emery, Bird, Thayer Company
TitleEmery, Bird, Thayer Company
DescriptionPostcard of the Emery, Bird, Thayer Company Building
Historical ArticleSeven generations of Kansas Citians have shopped at this establishment and, its predecessor at Seventh and Main streets, and before that at a small corner store at Missouri avenue and Main.

Great-grandma tied her horse to a ring in the curb while she bought groceries, blankets, yard goods patterns, mitten and gloves, cooking pots, dishes, damask, glassware, jewelry, furniture, drugs, millinery, underwear, carpets and almost anything else she might need. The third floor tearoom with soft carpet, linen tablecloths and ceiling fans, was the scene of many a wedding breakfast, luncheon party, afternoon tea, or reception.

The promotional post card of the early 1900's shows horse-drawn vehicles, street cars and motor cars carrying customers to the doors.

Kansas City Times
July 20, 1968

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
LocationSC58
Local SubjectEmery, Bird, Thayer Building
Businesses
Buildings
Emery, Bird, Thayer Company
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode20000023
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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