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  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.  
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CallNo: N94-F2a1  
Descriptive Title: Group of Liberal men at Griffith and Baughman Headquarters   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: ca. 1920-1923   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [sign above men] INSURANCE (downward pointing arrow); [other sign above men] ?? Headquarters; Sales . Exchanges . rentals . Insurance; The "Easy Terms" People; Griggith & Baughman. [front of original photo] Griffith & Baughman 209 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas "The Easy Terms People" [back of original photo] John W. Baughman extreme right, standing back of man with cane. [note on back of original photo] Charles Hancock identified these Liberal men as some he had worked with during his Liberal years. Identified by Numbers are: 1. Bill Lampe; 2. Lee Larrabee; 3. Bruce Creel; 4. Al Blake; 5. Verne Griffith; 6. Earl Cooper; 7. Jason Hubbard; 8. Bill Antrim; 9. Ralph Colvin; 10. Joe Fuest; 11. Charles Taylor; 12. Mr. Romer; 13. John George; 14. Either H. Scandrett or C.D. Gasaway; 15. Bob Evans; 16. J.W. Bauersfield; 17. Brice Keating; 18. John Baughman; 21. Dr. George Smith. About 1920-1923. [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Group of business-looking men sitting in front of store front; signs hanging overhead. Most of the men are wearing suites, coats and hats.
Subject: Liberal men
Griffith & Baughman Headquarters in Liberal
insurance; John Baughman; Dr. George Smith
Charles Hancock; Jason Hubbard; Bill Antrim
Bill Lampe; Ralph Colvin; Joe Fuest
Lee Larrabee; Charles Taylor; Mr. Romer
Bruce Creel; John George; H. Scandrett
Al Blake; C.D. Gasaway; Bob Evans
Verne Griffith; J.W. Bauersfield; Brice Keating
Earl Cooper; John Riney; Ray Millman
  Related to:  P420-F2a1
E28
N93
Other: Two negatives from the same photo. Both numbered N94. Copy 2 is 2 7/16 by 2 1/2.    

CallNo: P126-D1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Two cowboys branding a cow   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Mrs. Frank Stefan, Liberal, KS
Size: 4 x 5 3/4   Condition: good
Text: [back] Reduce to 4 1/2" x 3"; 3 col ; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamp appears 2 times]Harry E. Chrisman Liberal address stamp appears once but is hard to read. [note 1] Copy J Con Jackson, Famous bronc rider, and Lee Larrabee, old friend of Charles Hancock, [insert symbol] standing branding on the Cimarron River, 1895. Hancock, as a boy, rode on the roundup with these men [Hancock, as a boy, rode on the roundup with these men is crossed out] Photo courtesy Mrs. Frank Stefan, Liberal, Kansas [note 2] Job # 302760H Ref# 10 .12/1.57 Page# 144-EB HT (circled) Shoot at 81%
Misc Info: Picture of 2 men, 2 horses, 1 cow, 1 man bending over, 2nd man branding cow.
Subject: Branding
cowboys
cows
horses
Con Jackson
Lee Larrabee
Charles Hancock
Cimarron River
1895
open range
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P178-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Merchant Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] 4 x 4 1/2 Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] A No Man's Land Ranch in 1887 The Merchant Ranch, 22 miles south of Liberal, Kansas. Mrs. Henry Merchant is in the buggy, her husband sits his horse beside the rig. Henry Merchant later operated a livery stable in Liberal in a building that was constructed by Charles Hancock. Photo from author's collection. [Photo from author's collection. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a ranch. Has a building with cows and horses in front of it. There is a buggy with a woman in it and 2 men on horseback. Looks like picture was torn or cut on bottom right corner. Then it looks like the original picture was placed on some kind of wood to take this picture.
Subject: Merchant Ranch
Liberal, Kansas
Mrs. Henry Merchant
Henry Merchant
No Man's Land Ranch
1887
livery stable
Charles Hancock
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P18-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: D.C. Mastin Ranch Outfit on Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Kansas State Historical Society
Size: 7 5/16 x 9 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Reduce to 4 1/2 x 3" [brand symbol drawn] Please credit the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka; Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215; Hands and chuck wagon on D.C. Mastin ranch, Cimarron 1885 [note 1] Job # 302760H (underlined) Ref # 9 .17/1.55 (underlined) Page # 144-E (underlined) A (dotted line) HT (circled) LINE D.O.H.T. O.L.HT DUO RESCR Shoot at 51% (underlined) [note 2] Copy I (circled) D.C. Mastin Ranch Outfit on Roundup (underlined) Operating in No Man's Land in 1885, these are the type of men young Charles E. Hancock rode among in his youth. Mastin branded 7L(brand symbol). Photo courtesy Kansas State Historical Society. Brand: __ 7L
Misc Info: Picture is of a group of men on horseback. Looks like they are in a camp with rocks in the background. There is a chuckwagon with the cook standing beside it. There is also a tent in the foreground and brush and a tree in the background.
Subject: Roundup
outfit
No Man's Land
Charles Hancock
Brand
1885
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Other: Photo has tape tear marks on top back    

CallNo: P473-A3g  
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Descriptive Title: U. S. Land Office in Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1885   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [sign on building] OFFICE OF C J JONES ; ATTEND TO ALL BUSINESS BEFORE ; US LANDOFFICE BARGAINS IN LAND ; JONES & LAUCK ; RESTAURANT BAKERY [back] Reduce to 4 1/2" wide - 3" deep ; Garden City land office 1885 ; PLEASE CREDIT The Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka ; Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy G [Copy G is underlined] ; U.S. Land Office, Garden City, Kansas, in the 1880's [in the 1880's is crossed out] in 1885. It was not uncommon for settlers to file on as much [much is crossed out] many as 50,000 acres of land daily here. It was at this office that young Charles Hancock watched his father sign his Homestead papers. Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. [Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. is underlined] [job form note] Job # 302760H Ref # 7 .15/1.61 Page # 144 - D A HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 73%
Misc Info: Photo is of many men standing on sidewalk in front of land office. They are filling the sidewalk in front of the buildings next to land office. There are some men hanging out the windows above the buildings.
Subject: U. S. Land Office
men
Garden City, Kansas
Charles Hancock
Kansas Historical Society
Homestead papers
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Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom back. Notes have tape on them also.    

CallNo: P499-A4  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Hancock glassblower   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 3/16 x 10   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] 1 [1 is circled] ; Reduce to 4 1/4" x 5" ; Return Photo to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO. PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPT PITTSBURGH 22. PA NEGATIVE NUMBER 4237-3 [4237-3 is underlined] ; [photo has a diagonal line down center and a box drawn in right bottom corner] [note] Charles E. Hancock, as a young glassblower, saw the beginning of the Cylinder Process, himself blowing cylinders with the machine as great as [24 written and crossed out] 40 feet in length. These cylinders were cooled, the ends cut off and the cylinder slit down the side, re-heated and then flattened [insert mark] for window glass. With Thomas A. Edison, he agreed there was no reason why the glass could not be drawn flat from the molten pot. [flat from the molten pot. is underlined] The above photo shows the Cylinder Process at [? typed and crossed out, is illegible] its highest development. The [insert mark] 40-foot cylinders were drawn from the melting tank. The "cradles" in the foreground would rise to receive the cylinders, they would then be lowered and [insert mark] the cylinders processed into window glass. Photo courtesy the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, Public Relations Dept. Pittsburg, 22, PA. [Photo courtesy the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, Public Relations Dept. Pittsburg, 22, PA. is underlined] ; Copy K-2 [Copy K-2 is circled] [job form] Job #302760H ; Ref # 25 ; .18/1.63 ; Page # 144-N ; HT [HT is circled] ; Shoot at 61%
Misc Info: Photo is of a factory. There are huge, long, upright cylinders and metal beams. There are windows in top sides. There is a little building with stairs leading up to it. There is a man in little building. There are huge "cradles" on floor that line up with huge cylinders standing upright. There are 2 men working next to "cradles".
Subject: Glass Blowing cylinder process
Charles Hancock
Glass blowing industry.
Factory
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
Plate glass
  Related to:  P500-
Other: Photo is wrinkled. Back of photo has tape and tape tear marks on top. Note and job form have tape on them.    

CallNo: P500-A4  
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Descriptive Title: Glass blowing   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] A ; B ; C ; D ; E ; F [all letters are circled and boxed in white] [back] Reduce to 4 1/4 x 5" ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO. PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPT. PITTSBURGH 22. PA. NEGATIVE NUMBER 4237-22 [4237-22 is underlined] [note] Copy L-2 [Copy L-2 is underlined] ; The [insert mark] secret experiments conducted at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, before the turn of the century by American Window Glass Company in which C. E. Hancock participated, convinced many that sheet glass could be drawn flat from the melting tank. By 1918, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company engineers had explored this process thoroughly and had built the machine to draw the glass vertically [vertically is underlined] from the melting tank rather than to draw it horizontally. Like thick, viscous, molasses the molten glass clings to the "bait," flat steel bars the width of the sheet to be drawn, at the bottom of the machine. [insert mark] This cutaway photo view shows the molten sheet [insert mark] as it is fed from the bait into a series of rollers that move the solid sheet upwards. This is the Pennvernon Process. (a) conveyor belt moves (b) molten glass to [? is crossed out] (c) where it takes the "bait" and (d) the rollers gently raise the cooling sheet to (e) observation floor and on to (f) the cut-off floor where it is cut into sheets (g) [(g) is crossed out] and automatically placed on conveyor line. Photo coutesty Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. [Photo coutesty Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a cutaway section of a machine. There are two men working. There are letters circled with a white box around them. This aids in reading the note and telling which each process is in the picture.
Subject: glass blowing
Charles Hancock
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
American Window Glass Company
Pittsburg Plate Glass Company
Plate glass
Pennvernon Process
  Related to:  P499-
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on top back. Photo is wrinkled on sides. Note has tape on top.    

CallNo: P504-B1a4  
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Descriptive Title: 12 foot expandable trailer   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1930s   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [front] [Photo has a red square around trailer and auto. There are red x's on each side of square.] [back] PHOTO G ; Crop as indicated in red ; Reduce to 4 1/4 x 2 3/4" [Crop as indicated in red ; Reduce to 4 1/4 x 2 3/4" is underlined] ; Return Photo to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy H-3 [H-3 is underlined] ; This 12-foot experimental model trailer with accordion expand- able sides was built by C. E. Hancock in California in the 1930's. His home, in the back- ground, gives an idea of the type of home he was construct- ing at that time, the late 1920's and early 1930's. [job form] .26/1.56 ; Job #302760H ; Ref #36 ; Page #144-V ; A ; HT [HT is circled] ; Shoot at 75 [75 is crossed out] 71% ; *Shoot complete photo Twice
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile and trailer parked on the side of a house. The house has a Spanish tile roof. There are trees around house and bushes. The trailer has its side expanded.
Subject: Hancock trailer
Charles Hancock
House
Trees
Spanish tile roof
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Other: Photo is wrinkled and torn. Back of photo has tape. Back of photo is stained.    

CallNo: P505-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Hancock and replica of covered wagon   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Crop ; 6"x8" ; Reduce to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 ; Crop ; [photo has red lines and x's on it] [back] FOTORITE [stamp] ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; Photo By Joe Cannon The Southwest Daily Times Liberal, Kansas ; [Photo has several squares drawn on back with diagonal lines going through the squares.] [note] Copy N-1 [N-1 is circled] ; Charles E. Hancock, at age 89 [89 is crossed out] 87, created these replicas of the covered wagon his father drove to Stevens County, Kansas, together with the "carpentered" horses that pulled the wagon. The animals and wagon are five-eighths normal size. Left to right in the picture are Charles E. Hancock, Sr., Robert W. Baughman and Harry E. Chrisman. The replicas were presented to the Coronado Museum at Liberal, Kansas. Southwest Daily Times photo by Joe Cannon. [Southwest Daily Times photo by Joe Cannon is underlined] ; Crop on Red lines to make 6" x 8" [Crop on Red lines to make 6" x 8" is underlined] ; Reduce to 5" x 2 1/2" [2 1/2" is crossed out] 3 3/4" [job form] Job #302760H ; Ref # 14 ; .09/1.64 ; Page #144-H ; HT [HT is circled] ; Shoot at 64%
Misc Info: Photo is of three men looking at a wooden horse. There are two other wooden horses directly in front of a replica covered wagon. All three horses and wagon are on a trailer. Harry Chrisman is pointing at the third horse. The third horse has words carved into it's side [unable to read it]. There are buildings in the background. There are telephone or electrical poles in the background.
Subject: Charles Hancock
replica covered wagon
Stevens County Kansas
Harry Chrisman
Robert Baughman
Southwest Daily Times
Joe Cannon photo
  Related to:  P472
P514
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on the back. There is tape on the note and job form.    

CallNo: P523-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Ed Hancock Family and trailer house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1921   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: good
Text: [front] Charles Ed Hancock, Boy Charles Hancock, Mildred Hancock (Schmidt) daughter, Pauline Hancock (Franklin), Clarence E.(Bud)Hancock, Mrs. Lottie Grace Hancock, Merna Hanock (Morris), and the elderly man who bought the house ; [there are x's across the bottom front of photo] [in photo] This House insured by Griffith & Baughman ; [sign] OWN YOU[R] ; LET HANCOCK BUILD ; EASY TERMS [SUNNYSIDE ADDITION] PHONE [?] [back] Signature 3 Page 1 ; Make 7 x 3 1/4" ; Photo Only -- Not names at bottom [hoto Only is underlined] ; [photo has lines on back] [note] Copy A-3 [A-3 is circled] ; Shown above is the little "home on wheels C. E. Hancock built in 1916 to advertise his home construction business in Liberal, Kansas. The house was drawn about town behind his Apperson 8 "Jackrabbit" automobile. Shown in the photo is the Hancock family: left to right: C.E. Hancock with baby. Mildred, Pauline and Clarence (Bud); Lottie Grace in window; Merna in window. At right the elderly man who eventually bought the "little home on wheels" for his own residence. [job form] Job #302760H Ref # 28 .24/1.35 Page #144-Q HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 114%
Misc Info: Photo is of a trailer with people in it. There is foilage decorating the porch and windows of trailer. There is an elderly man standing on the right. There are houses behind the trailer. There is one man, three women, two boys, and one girl.
Subject: Hancock Family
Charles Hancock
House
Trailer House
1920s
house on wheels
  Related to:  P495-F2b3
P543
N194
P276
Other: Photo has tape residue on back left side. Note has tape on top front. Job form has tape on top front. Job form has crease on top.    

CallNo: P528-A2a11  
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Descriptive Title: Hancock home in Whittier   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] CRH ; Whittier Home ; H 15 ; KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a home. There are buildings next to it. There is a man sitting on a fence. There is a paved road in front of him and the house. There are several wagon wheels beside him. The fence he is sitting on has huge wagon wheels used as fence posts.
Subject: Charles Hancock
Whittier Home of Hancock
Whittier, California
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CallNo: P532-B1a4  
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Descriptive Title: Mr. Hancock with man in automobile with trailer   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] K-3 [K-3 is circled] ; Make 4 1/4 x 3 1/2" ; HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy K-3 ; Charles E. Hancock at the wheel of the diminutive Austin sports roadster shows "The Little Trailer" used in the Warner Brothers motion picture than brought him national publicity in 1935. Photo courtesy the Hancock Family. [Photo courtesy the Hancock Family. is underlined] [job form] Job #302760H Ref #39 .14/1.30 Page #144-W B HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 101%
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile and trailer. There are two men in the auto. They are in the street. Behind them is a building with ornate stairs and a sign that says [ADOLPHS] HOFBRAU. There are trees on the side of building.
Subject: Charles Hancock
Automobile
Trailer
Little Trailer
Lonesome trailer movie.
  Related to:  P487
P488
P489
P501
Other: Photo has tape on back. Note has tape on top front. Job form has tape on top front and back.    

CallNo: P543-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Ed Hancock Family and trailer house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1921   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Save Photo + Return ; Charles Ed Hancock, Boy Charles Hancock, Mildred Hancock (Schmidt) daughter, Pauline Hancock (Franklin), Clarence E.(Bud)Hancock, Mrs. Lottie Grace Hancock, Merna Hanock (Morris), and the elderly man who bought the house ; Charles E. Hancock, Sr., Son Charles E., Mildred, Pauline, Clarence E.(Bud), Lottie Grace, Merna. Elderly man bought the house. ; [there is a line and x's across the bottom front of photo] [in photo] This House insured by Griffith & Baughman ; [sign] OWN YOU[R] ; LET HANCOCK BUILD ; EASY TERMS [SUNNYSIDE ADDITION] PHONE [?] [back] 67 ; Reduce to 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 ; Return Photo to - HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; [there are two boxes and one diagonal line drawn on back]
Misc Info: Photo is of a family sitting in a trailer house. There are flowers and leaves decorating it. There is a sign on the front. There are wheels on the bottom of it. There are houses in the background. There is an elderly man standing on the right. There is a sign to the right of man. Sign is hard to read.
Subject: Hancock family
Charles Hancock
House
1920s
house on wheels
  Related to:  P495-F2b3
P523-F2b3
N194
P276
Other: This is a reduced copy of P495- Has a negative.