Random Photos of People from Wichita, Kansas, or another ebay gotcha!

I bought a packet of photos on ebay that were described as  “Vintage Lot of 40 old black and white photographs/portraits Wichita, Kansas WOW”.  I ended up being the winner, although that title is dubious in this case.  Guess I was curious to see if I knew anyone in the photos.  I just received them today, but only recognized a couple of people.

I’ll post a few of them to see if there is any recognition and if anyone wants one!  Please! Some of them are press photos taken by LuVerne Paine.  She was the first woman photographer at the Wichita Eagle.  I’ve copied some text from an online remembrance of her — she died at the age of 91 in 2009.

LuVerne Paine

LuVerne Paine

The Eagle lost another alum this week. LuVerne Paine, the first woman to be hired on the Eagle’s photo staff died this week at age 91. I visited LuVerne last year on her 90th birthday and despite failing health at that time she still had fond memories of her many years spent at the Eagle.

Read more here: http://blogs.kansas.com/photo/2009/06/17/remembering-luverne/#storylink=cpy

Area Group Says They Enjoy Standing Up Straight

Area Group Says They Enjoy Standing Up Straight

First Call Center in Midwest

First Call Center in Midwest

Solemn Occasion for Area Couple

Solemn Occasion for Area Couple

Two Women from Wichita reading about Yet Another Unsuccessful Run by Gene McCarthy for President

Two area women reading about Yet Another Unsuccessful Run by Gene McCarthy for President

The Unknown Roller Skater from Wichita

The Unknown Roller Skater from Wichita

Kansas Cowgirl

Kansas Cowgirl

Area Woman Giving High Colonic to Dead Chicken

Area Woman Giving High Colonic to Dead Chicken

Unknown belle confused that she is in the South

confused local says she is Southern, doesn’t remember “bleeding Kansas”

Area Fashionistas

Area Fashionistas

3 responses

  1. These just fascinated me. Wonderful photos!

  2. Isn’t that Bonnie Bing from the Wichita Eagle in the last picture?

    1. yes it is. 1/2 of the photos are of her. I am going to mail them to her — I’ll let her decide if she wants them or she can throw them away. (they are really old)

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