Few small family-owned stores can say they survived the rise of big box stores. But that is exactly what Wolfe’s in Topeka has done.

Specializing in cameras, camcorders and computers, Wolfe’s has one of the largest selections of camera equipment in the Midwest. The nearest store of its size is in Indianapolis. This month Wolfe’s is celebrating 92 years in business.

Mike Worswick, CEO and second-generation family member of founder Harold Wolfe, said Wolfe’s is the first with new things, but also the last to give up on stocking old things.

Worswick said Wolfe’s still carries bulbs for 70-year-old projectors. Additionally, they offer individual, private photography lessons by appointment. These lessons aren’t standard, instructors listen to what aspiring photographers want to know and teach students just that, no standard-one-size-fits-all instruction.

Photographers throughout the Midwest should note the friendly and knowledgeable service provided at Wolfe’s makes the store a worthwhile stop for those passing through Topeka. Amateur photogs visiting Topeka, and of course locals, flock to the shop.  

In addition to the products they offer, Wolfe’s offers digital imaging services. Wolfe’s has capabilities to produce ink jet enlargements up to 3’ by 4’, laminating, mounting, custom mat making and over 1,000 varieties of ready-made and custom-made frames. Additionally, Wolfe’s has hundreds of custom album and scrapbook supplies.

Go see Wolfe’s for yourself:

  • Online: www.wolfes.com
  • In person:  635 S. Kansas Ave.  Topeka, KS 66603