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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: E7-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: 27 cowboy photos   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 x 9   Condition: fair
Text: 27 cowboy photos - Many Day photos; courtesy Mrs. James C. Banker 420 E. Texas Hobbs, New Mex 88240 (Her copies returned and clippings 5-13-66) (Others with Jim Herron illus. material)
Misc Info: At this time (12-17-03) No photos were in envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Day photos
James C. Banker
Hobbs, New Mexico
Jim Herron
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CallNo: NC2-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Rodeo article about Ralph Doubleday's photos and photo examples   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: September 1989   Provenance:newspaper article by Chrisman
Size: 4 1/2 x 8"   Condition: very good
Text: [article] Working the early rodeo "I thoroughly enjoyed Willard Porter's "Shooting the Rodeo" (April 1989 TRUE WEST) ... An acquaintence of mine, Rusty Morse, of Arvada, Colorado, wrote in the Denver Post's Empire Magazine, August 6, 1978, that Doubleday was buried in an unmarked grave at Council Bluffs, Iowa, in his sister's plot. His casket, Morse wrote, bore a ten-gallon hat, the gift of his friend, movie star Tom Mix. - Harry E. Chrisman, 10245 W. 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80215. [caption under pictures] Harry Chrisman's photo collection includes R.R. Doubleday's photo of Bonnie Grey on King Tut at left. Though Doubleday photographed the Scottsbluff, Nebraska, rodeo in 1922, the only photos of that event that Chrisman has found so far were taken by C.F. Smith, such as the one of Phil Yoder at right.
Misc Info: Clipping of article by Chrisman about Ralph Doubleday and his rodeo photos. Two rodeo pictures, one by Doubleday and the other by C.F. Smith.
Subject: Ralph Doubleday photos Council Bluffs, Iowa rodeo
Willard Porter Denver Post's Empire Magazine
"Shooting the Rodeo" rodeo arena automobile cowboy
True West Tom Mix Harry Chrisman Denver, Colorado
Scottsbluff, Nebraska C.F. Smith Ralph Stephenmier
Phil Yoder American Legion Roy Rasch Bonnie Grey
George Woodward Forres "Cowboy" Richardson
Ed Wright Pinky Gist "King Tut" horses fence gate
rodeo clown Rusty Morse Arvada, Colorado
spectators trees Phillip T. Smith, DVM
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CallNo: P122-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Bonnie Grey on   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Ca. 1922   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Bonnie Grey on King Tut jumping Au[to]. Doubleday [back] Bonnie Grey on "King Tut jumping over an Auto (Hudson Touring) © Doubleday. Re: Cheyenne Frontier Days. No Date (circa 1922) Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 Newspaper clipping: After that day's rodeo was over, I exercised horses, cleaned stalls and finally made the big time. Hugh and Mabel Strickland were there along with Bonnie Gray, all trick riders, and I helped with their prize horses. I don't recall whether it was that year or later, but at one time, as part of her act, Bonnie jumped her horse, King Tut, over an open touring car (convertible) loaded with dignitaries. Terrible Tumble Red stretches the rawhide pretty thin here: At the end of the jump, Bonnie missed a stirrup and was thrown. Her leather skirt caught on the saddlehorn and, in plain view of the audience, she was peeled naked as the hub caps on the car she'd just jumped. That year, Mable Strickland won The Denver Post Ladies'Relay Race. At the time, of course, I never realized that years later as a representative of that great newspaper, I was to put an end to that event for one valid reason: There wasn't a lady in it. The riders all had whiskers--and wore snoods packed with horse hair. Since that time we've sponsored the wild horse race. And you can bet there's no women in it. The lib movement hasn't gone that far. On my first visit the rodeo lasted only four days. I rode home on a Burlington freight train. This year, starting next Saturday afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, the biggest, wildest, most exciting rodeo in the world will run nine days. And I'll get up there for a day at least --somehow or other. Red Fenwick Fenwick Denver Post 7-18-71
Misc Info: Newspaper article attached by Red Fenwick Denver Post 7-18-71
Subject: Bonnie Grey
King Tut
Trick riding
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Doubleday photo
Hudson touring auto
Denver Post
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CallNo: P24-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Jim Hagan's Wagon   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Day photo No. 7
Size: 5 1/16 x 7 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] DAY PHOTO NO 7 JIM HAGAN'S WAGON "JJ" RANCH
Misc Info: Cow herd in background, string of horses tethered, wagon with 2 men standing next to it and 1 man bending down.
Subject: Jim Hagan
wagon
JJ Ranch
horses
cowboys
Doubleday photos
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CallNo: P29-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Chuckwagon dinner on range   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Cow Boys at Dinner No 9 (enclosed in box) JJ Outfit Photo by RM Day Doby, KS Doby, KS on Cimarron (near [Liberal])
Misc Info: 6 cowboys sitting down, 2 standing. Horses in background, wagon behind men.
Subject: cowboys
wagon
horses
dinner
Day photo
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CallNo: P36-E1a1  
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Descriptive Title: Bull rider   Type: Print
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Size: 4 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Tommie Douglas thrown from "Teddy" copyright 1921 (R.R. Doubleday) Norton, Kans. [back] Tommie Douglas thrown from "Teddy" Bucking steer Norton, Kansas ©1921 R.R. Doubleday "Teddy" was purchased in 1917 from the 101 Ranch in Oklahoma. Four seconds was the longest any rider ever stayed on his back. In 1920 at Madison Square Garden they offered a (insert symbol)large prize to anyone staying aboard a full five minutes. No takers.
Misc Info: Trees in far back then fence with people on it and in front of it. 3 horses with riders; 2 horses tied to fence. 1 cowboy being thrown off of a longhorn.
Subject: Bull rider
Bull
cowboys
Tommie Douglas
Teddy (bull)
Norton, Kansas
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P38-E1a  
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Descriptive Title: Bull rider   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [on picture] Twig thrown from Bovolopug Right 1922 R.R. Doubleday) [back] John Hartwig thrown from "Bovolopug" - photo by R.R. Doubleday 1919
Misc Info: High fence in background; man in midair off of bull. Bull is dark with white spot on forehead. Man's hair is sticking straight up.
Subject: Bull rider
Bull
cowboy
arena
Bovolopug (bull)
John Hartwig
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P39-E1a4  
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Descriptive Title: Saddle bronc and rider   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Lie Kingham on "Watch Me" Northe Platte, Nebr. (Doubleday) [back] Billie Kingham on "Watch Me" North Platte, Nebr. © Doubleday no date
Misc Info: picture of saddle bronc coming out of chute; 1 man behind gate, 3 men and 1 horse and rider to right of gate. Shadow of head and hat in chute.
Subject: saddle bronc
cowboy
rodeo
bucking chutes
Billie Kingham
horse
Watch Me (horse)
North Platte, Nebr.
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P40-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Bull rider   Type: Print
Date of Origin: ca. 1921   Provenance:
Size: 4 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [on picture] Ball on "Teddy" North Platte, Nebr., (Doubleday) [back] E.A. Ball on "Teddy" North Platte, Nebr. © Doubleday He stayed 3 seconds, then he and Teddy "parted company for life" as Ralph Doubleday told it. No date (circa 1921)
Misc Info: Picture of a man on a bucking bull in an open area.
Subject: Bull riding
bull
cowboy
Doubleday photo
Teddy (bull)
E.A. Ball
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CallNo: P41-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Bucking saddle bronc   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] A nice gentle saddle pony?", Glendive roundup. [can read top of letters in next line] "Copyright 1916 [by] Doubleday" [back] "A nice, gentle saddle pony?" Glendive, Mont. Roundup © 1916 by Doubleday.
Misc Info: Man falling off of saddle bronc. Man has the number 22 on the back of his shirt. Fence, people and horses in background.
Subject: Saddle bronc
rodeo
cowboy
horse
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P421-F2a  
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Descriptive Title: Leonard Stroud jumping his horse over an old Hudson touring car.   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1966-1967   Provenance:
Size: 4 3/4 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [Front] LEONARD STROUD WORLD CHAMPION TRICK RIDER ROCKY FORD COLO. [back] Leonard Stroud jumping his horse [insert symbol] (Chief?) over an old Hudson touring car. Believe this was at Las Vegas, N. Mex (about 1966-67). The governor and his wife and a cowboy occupy the rear seat. Photo by Doubleday. Information and Photo from - [Information and Photo are underlined] Jack Bailey [brand symbol] 615 Storey Blvd Apt. 317 Cheyenne, Wyo. 1989 2
Misc Info: Photo is of a man and horse jumping over an automobile. There are 3 people in the front seat and 3 in the back seat. The spare tire on the auto has a sign on it. There are people in the background watching the trick.
Subject: Leonard Stroud
horse
hudson touring car
Las Vegas, NM
Trick rider
Chief (horse)
Governor
Cowboy
Jack Bailey
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P42-E1a5  
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Descriptive Title: Steer Roping   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Chester [s is backwards] Byers Roping, Pendleton, Oregon. (Copyright R.R. Doubleday); [sign in picture] THE ROUN [horse is in way of words] P 1 [back] Chester Byers Steer roping - Pendleton, Ore. © By R.R. Doubleday No Date
Misc Info: Man on horse roped the steer which is completely off the ground with head closest to the ground. Grandstand full of people.
Subject: Steer roping
steer
cowboy
rodeo
Doubleday photo
Chester Byers
Pendleton, Oregon
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CallNo: P43-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Bucking mule   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] A Nebr-mule with Texas idea's (D.F.P.Co.) [sign on building] [Tire Mileage Doubled] [can't read next line] [? repair & ? ALL ????] [? Schafer Bros] [back] "A Nebraska mule with Texas ideas" North Platte, Nebr. (1921?) © D.F.P.Co., Inc.
Misc Info: Man on bucking mule, man on horse, crowd of people gathered outside and inside of an open building with sign on front.
Subject: bucking mule
cowboy
crowd
horse
building
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P44-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Barney Pierson AKA Idaho Bill   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Col. Idaho Bill "D.F.P.Co." [on poster] [F]Rontier Days Contest [N]ot a Wild Wes[t] [W]orlds most [ou]tlaw bucking [?] [W]orlds Champion [?] [C]usters, Expert [?] [?] Dollars in cash pri[zes] [o]pen to the wor[ld] [?] shows daily [?]:30-8 [?] [back] Barney Pierson Col. "Idaho Bill" - Frontier Days - Cheyenne © D.F.P.Co.Inc. No Date.
Misc Info: Man sitting on a fence with big poster behind him. Has long hair, hat, fringed coat, boots and spurs.
Subject: Barney Pierson
Col. Idaho Bill
Frontier Days
Cheyenne
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P451-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Kansas Pioneer Farmer and Family   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1800s   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Photo by Day Doby, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of a family. The man is standing holding the lead ropes of two horses. The woman is standing with 3 little girls and a baby in a highchair. They are in front of a sod house.
Subject: family
farmer
horses
house
farm stead
prairie living
Day photo
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N175
P450
P456
E18
M/F2
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P45-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Indians and women   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [?] card, Lorena Tricky, Mable Strickland and [??] - Cheyenne Frontier Days. [back] Left: Donna Card 2nd: Indian (Sioux) unknown 3rd: Lorena Tricky, star rider 4th: Indian (unknown) 5th: Mable Strickland 6th: Indian boy (unknown) Cheyenne Frontier Days © Doubleday No date
Misc Info: Picture of 3 women, 2 adult male Indians and one Indian boy.
Subject: Indian men and white women
boy
Donna Card
Sioux Indian
Lorena Tricky
Mable Strickland
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: P55-D1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Branding a cow   Type: Print
Date of Origin: ca. 1880   Provenance:
Size: 4 x 6 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] #30 Branding on the Plains. [back] Branding on the JJ Ranch, No Man's Land - circa 1880. Photo by R.W. Day Pioneer Photographer. Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: 3 men holding a cow, 1 branding the cow. 1 standing up watching and 1 man catching another cow. Cow herd in the background.
Subject: Branding
cowboys
cows
brand
plains
JJ Ranch
No Man's Land
R.W. Day Photo
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CallNo: P62-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Cowboy with his horse   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] A son of the Plains No. 22 Day Photo (No. 22 Day photo is underlined] [back] Jimmy Dacy son of John Dacy
Misc Info: Cowboy standing on ground holding reins of his horse. They are on open range.
Subject: cowboy
horse
plains
Jimmy Dacy
John Dacy
Day photo
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CallNo: P66-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Round up on Goodnight Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Round up on Goodnight Ranch Clark Co. Kas. "Day Photo" [Day photo is underlined] No. 28 [No. 28 is underlined]
Misc Info: 6 men on horseback, 2 children on horseback, 1 2-horse buggy; 1 single-horse buggy; herd of cows in background, on open range.
Subject: Roundup
cowboys
cattle
horses
buggies
open range
Goodnight Ranch
Clark Co., Kansas
Day photo
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