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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.  
CallNo: P314-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Merchant Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1891   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] 3x4 [note taped to back of photo] The Henry Merchant Ranch---1891 The Merchant Ranch was 22 miles south of Liberal in the Neutral Strip. At the center of the photo is Mrs. Alexander Foltz, mother of Mrs. John King, Liberal. The baby is George Foltz. At the right is Mrs. Henry Merchant. The Pony shown in the photo wasa wild mustang, caught by the cowboys and given to the Merchants. In the 1880's there were many mustangs in the Oklahoma panhandle country and if caught young enough they made wiry, tough horses. Pony cut off by reproduction ; Palo Duro [back of note] [is not clear enough to read] [spruh mosl in Af 1898 Mrs. Henry [line over an 8] possible brand symbol Ed Guymon Whiley]
Misc Info: Photo is of a woman standing holding the handle of a toy wagon. There is a baby in the wagon. There is another lady sitting in a chair. There are 2 dogs at her feet. They are in front of a house. There are 3 windows on the side and a door on the end. There is a partial face of a horse on the left side of photo. There is an empty chair behind the lady who is standing.
Subject: Henry Merchant
Neutral Strip
Liberal, Kansas
Mrs. Alexander Foltz
Mrs. John King
George Foltz
Oklahoma panhandle
Cow horses
  Related to:  P312
Other: Photo has tape tear mark on top back.    

CallNo: P316-F2b1  
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Descriptive Title: Portrait of Alex Foltz family   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1893   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [back] 2 x 5 1/4 [note taped to back of photo] Mr. and Mrs Alex Foltz, their sons George, left and Bill. The photo wastaken about 1893, by the Liberal photographer, F. L. Saunders. [written] Launa LaVna Launa (Foltz) King, Liberal, KS was their daughter 2 x 5 1/4
Misc Info: Photo is of 1 man, 1 woman, 1 baby, and 1 boy toddler. The man and woman are sitting. The man is holding the baby in his lap. The boy is standing between the man and woman. There is something behind them. There is a piece of furniture behind and to the right of them. There is a photo on the wall in the top right corner.
Subject: Mr. and Mrs. Alex Foltz family
Alex Foltz
George Foltz
Bill Foltz
Mrs. Alex Foltz
F. L. Saunders
Launa Foltz
Launa King
Alec Foltz
  Related to:  P312-A2b11
Other: Photo has tape tear on left side.