logo


Liberal Memorial Library

Your Story Begins Here


Catalog Website
  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
Search   
CallNo: N112  
Descriptive Title: Little girl beside sod house   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: "HOME SWEET HOME" #16 [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film F 8
Misc Info: Sod house with a little girl standing beside it. It looks like she might be holding a puppy or something else. House has one window on the end.
Subject: sod house
little girl
puppy
grass
bushes
  Related to:  P135
Other:    

CallNo: N74-B1a1  
Descriptive Title: Automobile with trailer in front of residential home   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: VP (triangle with top pointed right) 3; VP (triangle with top pointed right) 4; VP (triangle with top pointed right); 6041; Kodak 6041 [tag] 4G23
Misc Info: Car with trailer sits in driveway in front of residential house; trees, shrubs and bushes around house; large house with tile shingles. Other car in driveway.
Subject: automobiles
trailer
residence
home
trees
shrubs
driveway
yard garage Kodak
pillars bushes car roof
shingles windows archways
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: N90-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Man standing on rolling plains area   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on left side of negative] Kodak [on right side of negative] 2 B
Misc Info: Man stands alone on rolling plains which are covered with tall grasses and some bushes. The man is wearing a hat and dark clothing. He might have a mustache.
Subject: man
hills
tall grass
bushes
Kodak
  Related to: 
Other: Might have come from Jed Smith folder.    

CallNo: P274-B2a  
larger image
Descriptive Title: House-moving outfit   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 5/16 x 7 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] House-moving outfit 4 col [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of 4 teams of horses attached to a trailor with wood beams on it. There are men sitting on the beams. There are 2 men holding the reins of the front horse teams. There is a long picket fence in the foreground. There are buildings in the background. There are telephone or electric poles and lines in the air. Looks like a ladder in the foreground laying down in front of the picket fence.
Subject: House movers
picket fence
lumber on trailer
horses
Mules
Men
Buildings
Poles
Trees
Bushes
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P312-A2b11  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Merchant home   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back of photo] One of the first houses in Liberal. The home of Mrs. Hattie Merchant who is shown before the building.
Misc Info: 2 copies of this photo exist. Copy 2 has no writing on it.
Subject: Merchant
Hattie Merchant
Liberal, Kansas
Building
House
Home
Bushes
Chimney
Rocking chair
Windows
  Related to:  P313
P314
P315
P316
P317
P318
Other: Copy 2 photo is of a woman standing in front of a house. The house has two chimneys, 3 windows showing, and 1 door showing. There is a rocking chair and a regular chair on the porch. There is some kind of table with a cloth over it and flowers on it. Looks like some kind of garden to the left of woman. Garden has some kind of chicken wire fence around it.    

CallNo: P323-H1c3  
larger image
Descriptive Title: May Jackson's Grave   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1954   Provenance:
Size: 3 3/16 x 4 11/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] May Jackson Grave Liberal, Kansas Taken 1954 Return to Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 BBC Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of a gravesite in a cemetary. There are headstones in the background and one in the foreground. There are trees, flowers, and bushes.
Subject: May Jackson
Grave
Gravesite
Cemetary
Trees
Flowers
Bushes
Scrapbook
Liberal, Kansas
Envelope
  Related to:  P324
Other: Notation on clear plastic sleeve: 56-61 p 2 Envelope    

CallNo: P392-F2b5  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Harry and his sister Esper   Type: Print
Date of Origin: May-June 1986   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Harry + Esper May - June 1986 [May-June 1986 underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of Harry Chrisman and sister. Harry has his hands on woman's shoulders. He is looking down at her adoringly. There is a house behind them. Can see a tree trunk directly behind Harry. There are more trees in the left background. There are bushes along the house and green lawn on all sides of people.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Esper Chrisman
Sister
Brother
Scrapbook
Building
House
Trees
Lawn
Bushes
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on all corners, left side, and bottom front.    

CallNo: P526-B1a3  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Hancock Trailer and house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1934   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] J-3 [J-3 is underlined] ; Make 4 1/4 x 3 1/2" ; HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy J-3 One of the 1933-34 models of The Little Trailers, at the C. E. Hancock home in Bel Gardens, in California. Photo courtesy C.E. Hancock [C.E. Hancock is x'd out] C. R. Hancock. [Photo courtesy C.E. Hancock [C.E. Hancock is x'd out] C. R. Hancock. is underlined] [job form] Job #302760H Ref # 37 .14/1.16 Page # 144-U B HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 101%
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile with a trailer on back. It is parked in the driveway of a house with Spanish roof tile on it. There are bushes and a tree on the side of the house.
Subject: Hancock
House
Automobile
Trailer
Spanish tile roof
Trees
Bushes
Bel Gardens, California
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape marks on back. Note and job form have tape on the front.    

CallNo: PC24-A5g  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Presbyterian Church in Beaver City Oklahoma   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1961; 1887   Provenance:private collection - Beaver City Museum, Beaver OK
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Presbyterian Church 1887 [back] Beaver City - Capital of "No Man's Land." Its first church 24 x 40 cost $1,000.00. R.M. Overstreet organized it in 1887. 9-61 Copyright 1961 Beaver City Museum Postcard Etch Tone
Misc Info: Church with steeple sits on the plains
Subject: Presbyterian Church
bushes
scrub grass
Beaver City Oklahoma
Etch Tone
No Man's Land
R.M. Overstreet
Beaver City Museum Oklahoma
steeple
steps wooden doors
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: PC34-F2a2  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Four women in bathing suits   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Beautiful Bathing Beauties, Out in the West No. A-31 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: Four women in bathing suits beside a lake. Men in boat on lake.
Subject: women in bathing suits
lake
trees
rock
bushes
boat
Hetzel Photos
Dodge City, Kansas
men in boat
Multakrom Post Card Co.
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: PC35-F2a1  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Two men fishing   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Finest Fishing in the World Out in the West. No. A-32 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: No correspondence; two men fishing along river bank.
Subject: Two men fishing
fishing poles
river
rocks
bushes
trees
Hetzel Photos
Dodge City, Kansas
Multakrom Post Card Co.
  Related to: 
Other: