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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: P482-B13  
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Descriptive Title: Travel Trailer   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: good
Text: [back] One of his folding trailers about 35'. CRH C203
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile with a trailer in the back. There is a house behind it. There are trees and bushes. There is a smaller trailer behind the big trailer.
Subject: automobile and trailer
house
car
travel trailer
trees
Hancock trailer
  Related to:  P483-B13
Other: One of Hancock's trailers.    

CallNo: P484-B1a4  
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Descriptive Title: House with automobile and trailer in driveway   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1915-1935   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [no text on photo]
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile and trailer parked in a driveway in front of a house. House has Spanish tile on roof. There is a tree and bushes against house.
Subject: Automobile
house
trailer
Hancock trailer?
  Related to:  P485-
Other: same photo as P485-    

CallNo: P485-B1a4  
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Descriptive Title: House with automobile and trailer in driveway   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1915-1935   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [no text on photo]
Misc Info: Photo is of an automobile with a trailer parked in a driveway. The house has Spanish tile on roof. There is a tree and bushes against the house.
Subject: automobile
house
trailer
Hancock trailer?
  Related to:  P484-
Other: Copy of P484    

CallNo: P502-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] LT. 16 - #20 [back] N [N is circled] ; Cowden Adams, Edna Bennett, El Brendel in Lonesome Trailer - L.T-16 ; Return Photo to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] This view of the "Little Trailer" shows the expandable (concertina) sides and elevating roof of Hancock's 1933-1935 trailers. Cowden Adams is the "doorman;" Edna Bennett and El Brendel, Warner Brothers stars, being charged with over-parking. Hancock's expanded sides anticipated by 25 years the designs of today's finest Mobile Homes. Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studios. [Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studios is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a police officer pointing at a man in a sheet. The man is slightly bent over holding the trailer hitch in his hand. There is a dog sitting next to him. There is a woman standing on the other side of man. There are 2 children standing behind the police officer. There is an automobile behind the children parked in the street. There is an ornate huge building behind all of them. There are two shadows of people in foreground.
Subject: Little Trailer
Hancock trailer
El Brendel
Edna Bennett
actors
movie
Warner Brothers
Cowden Adams
Tige
dog
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P503
P507
P508, P518, P531
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on back. Photo is stained on back. Note has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P503-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] LT. 15. #20 ; 19 CALIFORNIA 35 PT 61750 [license plate on trailer] ; 19 CALIFORNIA 35 3S 80 [license plate on automobile] ; [back] H [H is circled] ; Chris (El Brendel), Cop (Nick Copeland) in Lonesome Trailer LT15
Misc Info: Photo is of a police officer talking to a man. The man is hanging out the door of a trailer dressed in a sheet. There is an auto parked on the side of trailer. There are two autos behind the trailer. There is a building in the background with people standing in front of it. There is another building on the right.
Subject: movie
El Brendel
Nick Copeland
trailer
Warner Brothers
Hancock trailer
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P507
P508, P518, P531
Other: Photo has a brown strip of paper taped to back. There are some stain marks on back.    

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: P506-B1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Inside of Hancock Trailer   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] O [O is circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of inside of a trailer. There is a counter with a dresser under it. Dresser has 6 drawers. On the right is a bed. Above dresser is windows with curtains.
Subject: Hancock Trailer
Bed
Dresser
Curtains
Windows
  Related to:  P507-
P508-
P503-
P502-
Other: Photo is stained on back.    

CallNo: P507-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer Movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] LT- 19- #20 [back] Chris (El Brendel) in Lonesome Trailor LT19 ; P [P is circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of a man leaning over a bassinet. His left arm is raised like he's looking at a watch. There is a bed behind him with a baby doll on it.
Subject: Movie
El Brendel
Hancock Trailer
actor
Warner Brothers
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P508, P518, P531
Other: Photo has a strip of brown paper with typing on it glued to the back.    

CallNo: P508-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer Movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] LT- 17- #20 [back] I [I is circled] ; Chris (El Brendel) in Lonesome Trailer LT17 [note] El Brendel, popular comedian of the time, washed the dishes in a baby bassinett as he stars in "The Lonesome Trailer," about [about is crossed out] 1935, filmed by Warner Brothers in Hollywood. His companion, "Tige," apparently dislikes the process and is moving the bassinett from the trailer. The "fold away bed," designed by Hancock is shown in the background.
Misc Info: Photo is of a man washing dishes in a bassinett. There is a huge dog resting his head on side of bassinett. There is a bed behind them. There are broken plates and a jar on the floor. There are cabinets on the side.
Subject: Lonesome Trailer movie
Hancock trailer
El Brendel
dog
Tige.
movie.
actors.
Warner Brothers.
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507, P518, P531
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on the back top. Photo has a brown strip of paper with typing on it. This brown paper is taped onto back of photo.    

CallNo: P510-B1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Hancock trailer   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1930s   Provenance:
Size: 7 7/8 x 10 1/8   Condition: fair
Text: [back] J [J is circled] ; 1985 Jan 4 AM 11 32 FEDERAL HOMELOAN BANK BOARD
Misc Info: Photo is of the inside of a trailer. There are bed areas on each side with no matteresses. Looks like drawers underneath bed area. There is a cabinet storage area in the back. There are four windows above cabinet storage area.
Subject: Inside trailer
Hancock trailer
  Related to:  P509-
Other: Photo is wrinkled and torn on edges. Photo has two paper clip marks on left side.    

CallNo: P518-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer Movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] LT- 9 #30 [photo has a line and x's on top. [back] Copy L - 3 [L-3 is underlined] ; Make 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy L-3 [Copy L-3 is underlined] ; "The Little Trailer" was called The Hancock Cruiser. It wasxthe one used in the film by Warner Brothers, "The Lonesome Trailer," starring El Brendel, popular comedian of the day, supported by Edna Bennett. Above is a scene from that picture [insert mark] in 1935. Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studios. [Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studios. is underlined] [job form] Job #302760H Ref # 40 .18/1.27 Page #144-x A HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 101%
Misc Info: Photo is of a man getting into an automobile. He is looking back towards a woman who looks irritated. There is a trailer behind the auto. There are trees in the background.
Subject: El Brendel
Edna Bennett
Hancock Trailer
Automobile
Trailer
The Lonesome Trailer
Warner Brothers movie
Warner Brothers Studios
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507, P508, P531
Other:    

CallNo: P531-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer Movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Make 4 1/4 x 2 3/4" ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Interior view of The Little Trailer shows El Brendel assuming a domestic pose as he "bathes the baby." His pal, a boxer dog, [insert mark] with tea kettle, stands by to assist him. Note the facilities provided within this 1935 "mobile home." Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studio. [Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studio is underlined] ; Copy M-3 [M-3 is circled] [job form] Job #302760H Ref #41 .20/1.31 Page #144-X B HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 101%
Misc Info: Photo is of a man holding a baby doll and washing the dolls face. There is a bassinett in front of the man. There is a dog standing on the right. There is a fold away bed behind the man and dishes ont he floor.
Subject: El Brendel
Hancock trailer
dog
Tige
movie
Warner Brothers
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507, P508
Other: This is a reproduction of a larger photograph. The Chrisman Collection contains numerous copies of this photograph. Photo has tape on back. Note has tape on top front.