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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: C11-H1c  
Descriptive Title: Caption to May Jackson Grave   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/4"   Condition: good
Text: The new gravestone erected over May Jackson's grave in the Liberal, Kansas, cemetery by popular subscription of the people of the area. No gift was allowed to exceed 25¢ Sonny Jones, local memorial supplier, supervised the design and placement. Photo by Joe Cannon.
Misc Info: 
Subject: Grave
May Jackson
cemetery
Ed. A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P225-H1c
P226-F1a
P227-F1b
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CallNo: L12-E1a3  
Descriptive Title: Dear Mr. Chrisman: Hobbs N.M. 1-28-66   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: 4-28-66   Provenance:
Size: 6 x 8"   Condition: 
Text: Returned 27 photos + her clippings 5-13-66 Hobbs N.M. 4-28-66 Dear Mr. Chrisman: I am sending you some of my pictures ... [copy of letter attached]
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope. This letter has 2 pages.
Subject: pictures
cowboys
rodeos
Jim Herron
sheriff
Mr. Steel
Milt Hinkle
Mrs. James C. Banker
hanging trees Kiowa graves Hobbs, New Mexico
R.W. Day Coin, Oklahoma George Whitaker
  Related to:  E7-F2f1
NC7-E1a3
L11-E1a3
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CallNo: N57-E1a4  
Descriptive Title: High jumping horse at Alliance, Nebraska   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 90672; High jumping horse, Alliance, Nebr. (Van [Graven])
Misc Info: Woman rides jumping horse; horse is jumping over bar, two men hold the bar; grandstands in background and automobile in background.
Subject: high jumping horse
female cowboy
men
Alliance, Nebraska
rodeo
rodeo arena
fence
posts
Van Graven
bar grandstands automobile
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CallNo: P114-E1a4  
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Descriptive Title: High jumping horse at Alliance, Nebraska   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] High jumping horse, Alliance, Nebr. (Van Graven Photo)
Misc Info: Horse with woman rider jumps over bar held by two men at a rodeo event. There is the front of an automobile which is next to an open building.
Subject: jumping horse
Alliance, Nebraska
Van Graven
fence posts
men
woman rider
jumping bar
automobile
grandstand
spectators rodeo rodeo arena wooden fence
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Other: copy    

CallNo: P225-H1c  
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Descriptive Title: May Jackson - gravestone   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1915   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [Front] MAY JACKSON 1897-1915 DOWNS FITZGERALD [has red box around Jackson grave stone with x's around it [Back] Reduce to 2" wide, 1" deep (stone only) Copy D-3 May Jackson grave in Liberal, KS. Cemetery Return to Harry Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Comment note C11: The new gravestone erected over May Jackson's grave in the Liberal, Kansas, cemetery by popular subscription of the people of the area. No gift was allowed to exceed 25¢ Sonny Jones, local memorial supplier, supervised the design and placement. Photo by Joe Cannon. This comment was taped to back of P225. Photo has tape on back top.
Subject: gravestone
cemetery
band master
May Jackson
Ed A. Woeckener
  Related to:  P226-F1a
P227-F1b
C11-H1c
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CallNo: P319-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Corlett Gravesite   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [back] The author hold up [up crossed out] broken fragmen[ts] of cross on Arthu[r] F. Corlett grave together 2 col [?] 750 [circled] - 142 [circled] 56-61 p1[or pl]
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry holding together a cross on top of a gravestone. [Gravestone says] Arthur F. Corlett aged 23 years
Subject: Arthur F. Corlett
Grave
Cross
Harry E. Chrisman
Scrapbook
  Related to:  P345
Other: Photo has yellow glue marks on the back. Appears to have come from one of the scrapbooks. Notation made 56-61 p. 1[has 6 or b in the top right corner of 1] Scrapbook    

CallNo: P323-H1c3  
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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: P324-H1c3  
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Descriptive Title: May Jackson's Grave   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1954   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/8 x 4 5/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] May Jackson 1915 [on headstone] [back] Mag - Unforgotten Circus Girl - May 29 - Page 5 750[or 780] [circled] 240 [circled] Picture NO. 6 [crossed out] May Jackson Grave [Grave underlined twice] Liberal, Kansas 1954 Return To: Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt 74, BBC Liberal, Kansas 3 col [underlined] [?] Hutch Herald: This pic used in Denver Post May 29-'55 [circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of May Jackson grave stone. There are hands touching the flowers behind stone. Left hand has ring on ring finger and a watch. There is a shadow of a person's head with a hat on.
Subject: May Jackson
Grave stone
Circus girl
Hutchinson Herald
Denver Post
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P323
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation: 56-61 p 2 Envelope    

CallNo: P345-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Corlett gravesite   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] [on big marker] ARTHUR F. CORLETT AGED 23 YEARS [on small marker] A MEMBER OF COMPANY D. 2nd Regt. K.N.G. [back] Soldier's grave [ ier's g is underlined] Picture No. 5 [Picture No. 5 is crossed out] Looking east from Old Fargo Springs Arthur F. Corlett grave [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a huge bell shaped marker with a name on it. Leaning against that is a smaller marker with writing on it. Marker is on a big plain. Photo has yellow tape stain on top and bottom,in the front and back
Subject: Arthur F. Corlett
Grave
Marker
Soldier
Fargo Springs
Scrapbook
Company D, Second regiment
Kansas National Guard
  Related to:  P319
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 4-A    

CallNo: P417-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Olds' Grave at Adobe Walls, Texas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Unknown   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8   Condition: good
Text: [note with photo] OLDS' GRAVE AT ADOBE WALLS, TEXAS William Olds, killed after the battle at Adobe Walls when his gun accidentally discharged, was buried at this location. In the distance can be seen the mesa on which the last Indian was said to have been shot when Billy Dixon made a long-distance "scratch shot" with his powerful buffalo rifle, a U.S. Springfield 45-70 now at Canyon, Texas Museum.
Misc Info: Photo is of a pipe fence corner. It looks out through the pipe fence. There are plains all around it.
Subject: Olds' Grave
Adobe Walls, Texas
William Olds
Billy Dixon
Indian
Buffalo rifle
Springfield 45-70
Canyon Texas Museum
  Related to:  P416-
Other: Photo has tape on left top corner front.    

CallNo: P438-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Rebecca Winters' Grave   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] XII [XII is crossed out] ; VII IIX [back] VII ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Return Photo To [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [note] VII Q. As the West was opened up for settlement, and the Oregon Trail became the path upon which the railroads were lain, what record do we have of those pioneers who died along the trails, giving their lives that others might find a better life in the West? A. The above photo is your answer. Here, in 1964, Rebecca Winters Bennett, the G-G-Granddaughter of Rebecca Winters who died on the Mormon Trail (near present Scottsbluff, Nebr.) shows her daughter the wagon tire that marked her G-G-G-Grandmother's final resting place for more than 112 years. Rebecca Winters died August 6, 1852. The wagon tire bears the legend, "Rebecca Winters, Age 50." The granite marker was put up later. Photo courtesy of Omaha World Herald. [Omaha World Herald is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a little girl standing by a marker. The little girl is on the inside of the fence. There is a lady standing on the other side of fence, holding the little girls hand. They are both looking in the same direction. The lady is holding on to her hat. There are people standing behind the lady and the little girl.
Subject: Rebecca Winters Bennett and daughter
Rebecca Winters' grave
fence
grave marker
Morman Trail
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Omaha World Herald
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Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P459-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Mitchell and Ketchum Graves   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Mitchell and Ketchum graves. Custer County, Nebraska
Misc Info: Photo is of a large marker with smaller markers on each side. They are at the base of a hill. There is a tree on the left side.
Subject: Mitchell and Ketchum Graves
Gravestones
trees
prairie
Custer County, Nebraska
  Related to:  P460-H1c2
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CallNo: P460-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Mitchell and Ketchum Graves   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1964   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Scene of hanging (trees center, top) and temporary burial of Mitchell and Ketchum, cow rustlers, Custer County, Nebr. On Christ Estergard farm near Calloway, Nebr. Photo 1964.
Misc Info: Photo is of a tall marker with 2 smaller markers on each side. Photo is from behind markers. There are many trees and hills in background.
Subject: Mitchell and Ketchum graves
gravestones
prairie
trees
Cow rustlers
Calloway, Nebraska
Custer County, Nebraska
Hanging
  Related to:  P459-H1c2
Other: Photo has a small circle stain on back.    

CallNo: P539-H1c3  
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Descriptive Title: Butcher gravestone   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1968   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] BUTCHER IN MEMORY OF A LOVING FATHER SOLOMON D. 1856-1927 ; MARRIED MAY 16 1882 [MARRIED MAY 16 1882 is in a heart] ; MOTHER LILLIE M. 1858-1915 ; S.D. PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR OF PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY LILLIE DEVOTED WIFE AND ABLE ASSISTANT [back] 5 ; A KODAK PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a graveyard. Photo is focused on the Butcher gravestone. There are more gravestones. One gravestone is Parker. There are trees in the background.
Subject: Butcher gravestone
cemetery
Solomon D. Butcher
Lillie M. Butcher
Author
Pioneer History of Custer County
Photographer
Parker gravestone
  Related to:  P535-
P536-
P537-
P538-
Other: Lynn Butcher had this gravestone erected over his parents' graves in 1968. Part of the photo is coming off in the top right or it has white out on it. Photo is stained on the back.    

CallNo: P64-H1b  
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Descriptive Title: Red River, Texas marker   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] Marker at site of Doan's Store at "Red River Crossing." The names and brands of many old friends of the Olives are etched into the granite stone of this marker. Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas Note (brand symbol) "chain C" of 1876. [back note] Marker at Doan's Crossing of Red River, Texas. At the ford and cattle crossing of Red River, at Doan's Crossing, this stone marker is erected in memory of the trail drivers of Texas. The Olive Brothers crossed here with many herds from Texas and many of the names of their neighbors of the trail are shown engraved on the stone. - Photo by author (underlined). [marker in photo - brand symbols accompany names] C.F. Doan HVS; D.R. Fant; A.S. Ross; Millet; John Camp; C.T. Word; J.C. Sumner; EPH Harrold; T.D. Bugbee; J.K. Payne; W.B. Worsham; Richard King; Doc Burnett; M.A. Withers; T.M. Hobsen; Newman Bros.; John R. Blocker; Hindes & Oden; Shanghai Pierce; C.T. Herring; R.L. Castlebury; S.B. Burnett; St. Andrew Myers; C.W. Word; R.B. Masterson; Geo. Littlefield; Mrs. Amanda Burks; J.G. Ayers; J.R. Ross; Millett & Irvin; Ellison & Deweese; J. Doan; Lot Adams; J.H. Watts; Jim Reed; Mrs. Rabb; W.S. Ikard; J.R. Sumner; Bill Butler; B.L. Crouch; W.H. Meyers; John T. Lytle; Meyer Halff; Ike T. Pryob; Jim Ellison; W.H. Wheeler; Charley Neal; J.P. Hamilton; Thomas O'Connor; C.C. Slaughter; Eddleman Bros.; Lee & Reynolds; Lee Kokernot; Bud Matthews; Lytle & Schreiner; Mitchell & Presnall; Nutter & Neville; D. Waggoner & son; Adair & Goodnigh; Gudden, Warren & Sanborn; S.B. Scoville 7LX
Misc Info: Stone marker at Red River, Texas lists names of trail drivers and their brands.
Subject: stone marker
Red River, Texas
engraved names
livestock brands
Doan's store
Olive family
Doan's Crossing
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Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on left back.