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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: C8-E1c  
Descriptive Title: From Thursday, October 24 Guymon Herald   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: good
Text: [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [attached copy] From Thurs., Oct., 24 Guymon Herald (newspaper name underlined) -- Quoted from Liberal News (newspaper name underlined) [headline] FIRST AEROPLANE FLIGHT IN LIBERAL, OCT. 13, 1912 [paragraph] The plane spent some time in the air and reached an elevation of six hundred feet and sailed around the fairground for several minutes during the two flights. The first flight, however, came near being a fatal one. The plane ran down the center of the race track before take-off. As it left the ground, tumble weeds on the track clung to the steering gear beneath the plane. When the plane reached an elevation of about 200 feet the operator found he could not steer the plane properly. The plane dipped recklessly and threatened, ast he editor of the Liberal News (newspaper name underlined) told to, "turn turtle." The aviator managed to make a safe landing after banking precariously for his return to the landing field. "Those weeds made that sharp turn, not I," he told the spectators. "You folks saw the sharpest turn made that can be made in an aeroplane and not spill the operator out onto the ground!" The spectators who failed to hear the pilot's words after the spectacular event never knew but what it was all a part of the show.
Misc Info: Is a typed comment from Chrisman
Subject: Aeroplane flight
Liberal, Kansas
Guymon Herald
Liberal News
Oct. 13, 1912
fairgrounds
airplanes
aeroplanes
  Related to:  P204-E1c
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CallNo: C9-H1d1  
Descriptive Title: Allen Nichols, Th'er at work   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/8 x 7"   Condition: good
Text: [front] Allen Nichols, Th'er at Work Allen Nichols tests the area at Old Fargo Springs, Kansas, and finds that the old ghost town set xxxxxxx some distance away from the large brick schoolbuilding which is generally associated as the old townsite today. Nichols is using modern detection equipment to locate the sand-choked, grass-covered cellers to the old homes. The Cimarron River flows just a few rods to the south. Photo by author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Comment was with 2 pictures of Allen Nichols.
Subject: Fargo Springs
Allen Nichols
metal detector
Kansas
ghost town
school
root cellers
Cimarron River
  Related to:  P216-H1d1
P217-H1d1
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CallNo: D10-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Sam Robinson   Type: Document
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4"   Condition: good
Text: [front of picture] Sam Robinson; 2 1/2 x 3 1/4"; Replace P-207 Rainey's No Mans Land [back] Feet of his wife who, ... (text from a book) [note] Copy E-2; Sam Robinson, the murdering marshal of Hugoton, Kansas. Robinson was chiefly responsible for the murders of the four men at Wild Horse Lake in No Man's Land, July 25, 1888. Photo courtesy No Man's Land, by George Rainey, Enid, 1937.
Misc Info: 
Subject: Sam Robinson
marshal
Hugoton, Kansas
Wild Horse Lake
"No Man's Land" (book)
July 25, 1888
George Rainey
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CallNo: E10-  
Descriptive Title: Southwest Daily Times Kansas Centennial Envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin: 1961   Provenance:
Size: 4.25 x 9.5"   Condition: excellent
Text: Fargo Springs, Kansas Old school house photo of 1910 by Bob Evans Ruins of old school photo by Meidensand circa 1925-30. The Southwest Daily Times P.O. Box 939 Liberal, Kansas Midway USA Lieral, International Pancake Race City. (various text)
Misc Info: Multi-colored envelope very interesting to look at.
Subject: Kansas Centennial
Southwest Daily Times
Centennial of Kansas
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CallNo: E15  
Descriptive Title: Photo envelope with negatives N159-N168   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin: April 25, 1961   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Customer's Name: Harry E. Chrisman; Address: Times [other ink] Dead Coyotes on Fence; Size of Films: 120; No. of Prints Each Neg: 1; Special Instructions: Joseph Smalley - Rock Island super pix; Number of Prints: 10; Total Price: 105. [date stamp] Received Apr 25 5 56 AM '61; Southwest Photo Supply, Inc., 8 South Kansas, Liberal, Kansas; No. 338
Misc Info: Photo envelope which contained several negatives. The photos were ordered by Harry Chrisman, and had date of processing.
Subject: photo envelope
Harry E. Chrisman
Southwest Daily Times
coyotes
Joseph Smalley
Rock Island
Southwest Photo Supply, Inc.
Liberal, Kansas
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CallNo: E18  
Descriptive Title: Abandoned farm   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: On negative envelope: "Abandoned Farm" Kansas Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Settlers" Photo by Day (Negatives)
Misc Info: This negative envelope had 2 negatives in it. This was placed in a mat/frame.
Subject: Negatives
Kansas
Farm
Family
Abandoned farm
House
Settlers
  Related to:  P450
P451
P456
M/F2
N174
N175
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CallNo: E19  
Descriptive Title: Negative envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: On front: Kansas women gathering cow chips
Misc Info: There was a negative in this negative envelope which was inside a mat/frame.
Subject: Negatives
Kansas
Women
Cow chips
Pioneers
1880-1890 era
  Related to:  N203
M/F3
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CallNo: E25  
Descriptive Title: Butchering on Custer Ranch   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R.
Misc Info: Negative was in this negative envelope which says: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R. Negative envelope was in a mat/frame which says: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River
Subject: Butchering
Custer Ranch
Billy Custer
Cattle
Cimarron River
Kansas
  Related to:  P439
N211
M/F11
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CallNo: E28  
Descriptive Title: Business men   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 5/8 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: Front: Meade, Kansas (crossed out) group - Convention or meeting about 1900-10 (Has red line under that) Liberal businessmen } group of Liberal Kansas businessmen
Misc Info: This envelope had negatives N93, and 2 of N94 in it.
Subject: Business men
Liberal, Kansas
Meade, Kansas
Convention
1900-1910
Meeting
  Related to:  N93
N94
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CallNo: E3-F2a1  
Descriptive Title: W.W.I Vets manila envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 3/4 x 11 1/4   Condition: good
Text: "W.W.I vets Liberal, Kansas Nov 11, 1963 photo by Joe Cannon For names see paper of this date or Chrisman scrapbook, 1963
Misc Info: Manila envelope
Subject: World War I
veterans
Liberal, Kansas
November 11, 1963
Joe Cannon
Chrisman scrapbook, 1963
  Related to:  P143-F2a1
NC5-F2a1
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CallNo: L13-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Letter from Hattie B. Willard   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: March 25, 1964   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 9"   Condition: very good
Text: La Crescenta Calif. Mar - 25/64 Mr. Chrisman - your very courteous letter need. I will attempt to answer though briefly & with little of interest to add. (next paragraph) Mr. Willard was born in Pott. Co. Kans. And never having lived in the area of which you speak he has nothing to add t the History. But as his wife also from Kansas I would be very pleased to read your book. "Lost Trails of the Cimarron." (next paragraph) In fact I have not reconstructed the areas through which the Cimarron River passed. I do remember that the Cim-River ran through Okla. Not too distant from Faxan. Respectfully yours, Mrs. Hattie B. Willard. 3736 Anderson Ave. La Crescenta Calif. Mrs. Willard 3736 Anderson Ave. La Crescenta, Calif. P.S. I enclose a "not very good picture" I hoped to find one that was autographed but failed at this time. Sent her copy of L.T.
Misc Info: Letter is handwritten in blue ink.
Subject: Jess Willard
Heavyweight champion of the world
Pott. Co. Kansas
Lost Trails of the Cimarron
Cimarron River
Oklahoma
La Crescenta, California
boxing
boxer
  Related to:  P202-F1b
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CallNo: M/F11  
Descriptive Title: Butchering on Custer Ranch   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River
Misc Info: Negative was in a negative envelope which says: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R. Negative envelope was in this mat/frame which says: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River
Subject: Butchering
Custer Ranch
Billy Custer
Cattle
Kansas
Cimarron River
  Related to:  P439
N211
E25
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CallNo: M/F2  
Descriptive Title: Abandoned Kansas Farm   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: On front of mat/frame: "Abandoned Kansas Farm" (Dust Bowl era) 1930-50 Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Pioneer Farmer + Family Photo by Day
Misc Info: Negatives N174 and N175 were in an envelope which was in this mat frame.
Subject: Mat
Frame
Kansas
Farm
Family
Dust Bowl era
Pioneers
  Related to:  N174
N175
P450
P451
P456
E18
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CallNo: M/F3  
Descriptive Title: Kansas women gathering cow chips   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: Front: Kansas women gathering cow chips - 1880-90 era Neg only
Misc Info: There was a negative in a negative envelope inside this mat/frame.
Subject: Women
Kansas
Cow chips
1880-1890 era
Negatives
Pioneers
  Related to:  N203
P134
E19
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CallNo: M/F5  
Descriptive Title: Billy Custer and Lee Larrabee   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: On front: 1. Billy Custer, Rancher and Store Owner (derby hat) 2. Lee Larrabee, Store clerk, later prominent businessman at Liberal, Ks. written on it.
Misc Info: There was negative in a negative envelope with: 1. Billy Custer, Rancher - Store keeper 2. Lee Larrabee, clerk (later prominent businessman at Liberal, Ks. written on it. This negative envelope was in this mat/frame.
Subject: Billy Custer
Lee Larrabee
Store owner
Businessman
Liberal, Kansas
Wagon
Horses
Building
Store
  Related to:  P442
E21
N205
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CallNo: M2-B1b1  
Descriptive Title: Rock Island Railroad Lines   Type: Map
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 x 8 3/4"   Condition: good
Text: Rock Island map with states and towns. [note] 14 (circled) 24 (circled) ss (circled) The map above shows the Rock Island Railroad lines extending into the southwest --- Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico -- on which the author served for 50 years. The inset map shows the heartland section of the United States covered by this great railroad system. Map used by permission of the Rock Island Lines. Copyright by Rand, McNally, & Co., Chicago, Ill.
Misc Info: note on back is in seperate sleeve.
Subject: Rock Island Railroad
Kansas
Oklahoma
Texas
New Mexico
Missouri
Arkansas
Louisiana
Southwest Chicago, Illinois
Rand McNally & Co.
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CallNo: N101-F1b  
Descriptive Title: L. Ward on horseback   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/16 x 2 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: [underneath negative] L. Ward/ Scenic and Portrait Artist/ Liberal, Kansas/ Corner Fourth Street and Washington Avenue [on sides of negative] D 6 Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Man is sitting on a saddled horse posing for a picture. He looks to be in a suit and hat, with tall riding boots on. He and the horse are in front of some trees, and there is a fence in the background. Looks like there is some kind of decorative boarder around picture on negative.
Subject: L. Ward
scenic and portrait artist
Liberal, Kansas
Fourth Street
Washington Avenue
horse
fence
trees
Kodak
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CallNo: N14-E1a1  
Descriptive Title: Tommie Douglas thrown from "Teddy" at Norton, Kansas, rodeo   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1921   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: Tommie Douglas thrown from "Teddy" Norton, Kans. Copyright 1921 (R.R. Doubleday) 10 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Cowboy is thrown from longhorned bull at rodeo; horses, cowboys, and spectators line the fence; other cowboys on horses at far left
Subject: Tommie Douglas
"Teddy"
Norton, Kansas
R.R. Doubleday
fence buildings trees
longhorned bull
bull riding
cowboys
horses rodeo rodeo arena
spectators Kodak
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CallNo: N158-A3f  
Descriptive Title: Engraving of the Windsor Hotel at Springfield, Kansas, on negative film   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 5 3/16 x 3 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: [on negative] Windsor Hotel . Springfield, Kansas . Jos. Waganer, Prop. HEC 1960 [on note with negative] Contains: Fairfield Engraving [enclosed in box] Windsor Hotel at Springfield, Kansas From pen and ink drawing by Harry E. Chrisman (Please save and return) [address stamp] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, Bluebonnet Courts, Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Etching of the Windsor Hotel, taken from a drawing. The etching is done on negative-type film.
Subject: Windsor Hotel
Springfield, Kansas
Fairchild engraving
Jos. Waganer
Harry E. Chrisman
  Related to:  E14
Other: Note is in same protective sheet as negative. Note dimensions are 5 7/16 x 3 11/16. Note has tape on it.    

CallNo: N175-A2b6  
Descriptive Title: Abandoned Kansas Farm   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/8 x 1 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: On mat/frame: "Abandoned Kansas Farm" (Dust Bowl era) 1930-50 Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Pioneer Farmer + Family Photo by Day On negative envelope: "Abandoned Farm" Kansas Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Settlers" Photo by Day (Negatives)
Misc Info: 
Subject: Farm
abandoned
Kansas
Dust Bowl era
1930-1950
Wagon wheel
Windmill
House
  Related to:  P450
P456
M/F2
E18
P451
N174
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CallNo: N205-A3p  
Descriptive Title: Billy Custer and Lee Larrabee   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 1 11/16   Condition: excellent
Text: 
Misc Info: Negative was in a negative envelope with: 1. Billy Custer, Rancher - Store keeper 2. Lee Larrabee, clerk (later prominent businessman at Liberal, Ks. written on it. This negative envelope was in a mat/frame with: 1. Billy Custer, Rancher and Store Owner (derby hat) 2. Lee Larrabee, Store clerk, later prominent businessman at Liberal, Ks. written on it.
Subject: Billy Custer
Lee Larrabee
Store owner
Rancher
Liberal, Kansas
Horses
Wagon
Building
Store
  Related to:  P442
E21
M/F5
Other: Negative is a picture of 2 men in a wagon pulled by 1 or 2 horses. There is a big building in the background.    

CallNo: N208-F2d1  
Descriptive Title: Liberal Band   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1888-1889   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: 
Misc Info: Negative was in mat/frame which has: Liberal Band (underlined) - 1888-9 written on it.
Subject: Liberal Band
Liberal, Kansas
Men
Instruments
  Related to:  P449
M/F8
Other: Negative has 11 men standing together. All have an instrument in their hands. They are standing on a wooden sidewalk in front of a building with four big windows. There are two buildings on either side of the main building.    

CallNo: N211-D1a3  
Descriptive Title: Butchering on Custer Ranch   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: 
Misc Info: Negative shows a cow carcass hung up with the stomachs on the ground. There are 3 men, 1 woman and 1 child standing behind the A frame.
Subject: Butchering
Custer Ranch
Cimarron River
Billy Custer
Kansas
1888
  Related to:  P439
M/F11
E25
Other: Negative was in a negative envelope which says: Butchering day on Custer Ranch on Cimarron R. Negative envelope was in a mat/frame which says: Butchering on Custer Ranch - Cimarron River    

CallNo: N37-J2  
Descriptive Title: Billy the Kid spurs   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 6 1/4"   Condition: good
Text: 
Misc Info: Negative shows a woman holding 2 spurs and a letter.
Subject: spurs
Billy the Kid
Mrs. Loyd Curtis
Hugoton, Kansas
  Related to:  L5-J2
NC4-J2
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CallNo: N61-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Round-Up on Goodnight Ranch, Clark Co., Kansas   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 5/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 9; G10; Kodak Safety Film; Kodak Safety Film; Round-up on Goodnight Ranch Clark Co., Kas. "Day Photo"
Misc Info: Cowboys on horses in front of cattle herd; on the plains; two wagons, both with tops.
Subject: Goodnight Ranch
roundup
Clark County, Kansas
Day
Kodak
plains
cowboys
cow herd
cows
wagons horses
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CallNo: N91-H1h  
Descriptive Title: Wagon Bed Springs Historical Marker   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [marker] Kansas Historical Marker Wagon Bed Springs TWO MILES SOUTHWEST WERE THE LOWER SPRINGS OF THE CIMARRON, AN "OASIS" IN DRY WEATHER WHERE SHORTCUTS OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL CONVERGED TO CONTINUE UP THE RIVER. THE MOST POPULAR CUT-OFF TURNED SOUTHWEST FROM THE ARKANSAS RIVER IN PRESENT GRAY COUNTY. THE 60-MILE STRETCH BETWEEN THE TWO RIVERS, KNOWN AS THE "JORNADA," WAS A PERILOUS ROUTE FOR MEN AND ANIMALS IN DRY SEASONS WHEN WAGON TRAINS OFTEN RAN OUT OF WATER. HERE ALSO FIERCE PLAINS INDIANS FREQUENTLY ATTACKED AND PLUNDERED THE CARAVANS. NEAR HERE IN 1831 THE NOTED WESTERN EXPLORER AND FUR TRADER JEDEDIAH SMITH, LOST FOUR DAYS WITHOUT WATER, WAS KILLED BY COMANCHES JUST AS HE REACHED THE RIVER. LATE IN THE HISTORY OF THE TRAIL A WAGON BOX SET IN THE WATER GAVE THE SPRINGS THEIR NAME. LITTLE REMAINS OF THIS FAMOUS CAMPING PLACE, BUT WHEEL RUTS OF THE OLD TRAIL MAY STILL BE SEEN IN NEARBY AREAS. ERECTED BY KANSAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION. [side of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Historical marker hangs from wooden posts. Grass and plains in background.
Subject: Kansas historical marker
Wagon Bed Springs, KS
Cimarron River
Santa Fe Trail
Arkansas River
Gray County
Jedediah Smith
Kansas Historical Society
State Highway Commission
  Related to:  N92
Other: Might have been in the Jed Smith folder. Attached on same film strip as N92    

CallNo: NC4-J2  
Descriptive Title: Affidavit says these spurs...   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 x 23"   Condition: fair
Text: page 3 Southwest Daily Times Liberal, KS. Friday June 26, 1964. [headline] Affidavit says these spurs held by the present owner belonged to Billy the Kid at one time."
Misc Info: Was with a negative and letter.
Subject: Billy the Kid spurs
Mrs. Loyd Curtis (Erma Lee)
J.A. Marrs
Camp Supply, Oklahoma
Hugoton, Kansas
Shattuck, Oklahoma
Lon Chambers Wanda Conover
Tascosa, Texas L.S. Outfit
LX herd
Paul V. Marrs Hayden, Colorado
  Related to:  N37-J2
L5-J2
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CallNo: NC8-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Carl Smith Obituary   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: 2-26-1976   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 7/8"   Condition: good
Text: W. Thayer, Box 2175, Wenatchee, Wash. 98801; Wenatchee (Wa.) World, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1976 13; Former Wild West Show rider, 117, dies; Seattle (AP) - Former Buffalo Bill Wild West Show rider Carl Smith, the son of a slave and a Cherokee Indian mother, has died here at age 117. Smith said he was born on Christmas Day in Cherokee, Kan., in 1858. His father fled to Kansas after escaping slavery in Virginia. (next paragraph) He rode in the Pawnee Bill wild west show, and served in the Army for 30 years. He fought in frontier Indian skirmishes before the turn of the century and also served in Cuba and the Philippines. (next paragraph) Smith, who died Sunday, worked as a longshoreman for 23 years after coming to Seattle in 1916. (next paragraph) Services are planned for today. There are no known survivors.
Misc Info: Newspaper clipping of obituary; address label, white at top; headline in italic font
Subject: Carl Smith
W. Thayer
Wenatchee, Washington
Wenatchee World
longshoreman Cherokee, Kansas
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Seattle, Washington Cherokee Indian Cuba
Philippines
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show
Army Virginia
  Related to:  C7-F1b
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CallNo: NC9-H1d1  
Descriptive Title: Can Seward County "Afford" a fine museum?   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: 3-18-61   Provenance:
Size: 9 1/2 x 13 3/4"   Condition: fair
Text: Can Seward County "Afford" a fine museum? It has been wisely said that man's concepts necessarily rise ahead of his achievements... Chrisman hand wrote "This ad by HEC 3-18-61"
Misc Info: Has a form to clip off to mail with a contribution.
Subject: Seward County
museum
Seward County Historical Society
Kansas
Southwest Daily Times
Liberal, Kansas
Harry E. Chrisman
Fred J. Hill James Yoxall
Oliver S. Brown Robert W. Baughman
Lewis C. Eyman
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CallNo: O1- (O=Other)  
Descriptive Title: Drawings by Bonnie Farmer Tyrone, Oklahoma   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1950-55   Provenance:
Size: 24" x 36"   Condition: excellent
Text: Drawings by Bonnie Farmer Tyrone, Okla. Circa 1950-55
Misc Info: 6 sketches shaped like Kansas with various scenes inside. Trees, buffalo, indian, pioneers, sunflowers
Subject: Kansas Prairie
indians
buffalo, bison
trees
pioneer
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CallNo: P11-B1b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Train and workers   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] Jim Miller Ed Campbell (in cab) Mexican laborers O.B. Wimmer on tender [back] Jim Miller lived at Liberal, Kansas when he won this Carnegie medal for trying to rescue man and boy buried in cesspool. HEC 6 [6 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver Colo. 80125 [back note] Harry: I wrote Geo. Miller asking if he wanted this old picture of his father, and he didn't mention it in his reply, so guess he didn't. It would be worthy preserving in museum, because he's (Jim Miller) the one who got the Carnegie Medal for trying to rescue those w men buried in cave-in. I had the complete acct. in Times not too long ago. -- Maurine
Misc Info: Four men in front of engine No. 1442. Attached car 1442 (both of Rock Island Railroad) sits in front of elevator. Car has load of rock or some other material (tender?)
Subject: Rock Island Railroad train
Jim Miller
Ed Campbed
O.B. Wimmer
Mexican laborers
elevator train track tender Carnegie Medal
railroad cars railroad engine No. 1442
Liberal Kansas George Miller
Southwest Daily Times
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Other: Note says the photo is from Maurine, possible Maurine Tate? Photo is in a mat/frame. Frame is 7 7/8 x 9 15/16"    

CallNo: P121-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: 6 horse freight wagon   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Brother Walter Hill Freight Wagon 6-horse hitch pulling wagon and "trail" Courtesy Paul Custer, now of [Thermopolis], Wyo Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Walter Hill of the Custer Ranch driving a 6-horse hitch to his freight wagon. Supplemental horse and cattle feed was freighted in the winter to the ranches on the Cimarron from Arkalon, Fargo Springs, Springfield and, later, from Liberal. Note the lantern on the step on side. Many hauls extended far into the night. Photo courtesy Paul Custer (sentence underlined).
Misc Info: 6 horse team with wagon + 2nd wagon (feed bags in 2nd) attached. Man on seat looking at camera holding whip. Big building with fence.
Subject: Freight wagon
horse teams
Walter Hill
Custer Ranch
Cimarron, Kansas
Arkalon, Kansas
Fargo Springs, Kansas
feed
Springfield, Kansas
Liberal, Kansas Paul Custer photo
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Other: Photo has tape tear on top back.    

CallNo: P136-K1  
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Descriptive Title: Copy of letter from Real West Magazine   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JUL '61 The Kids picture Gentlemen: Being the factual magazine that you are I am sure you strive for facts rather than fiction. ... As this letter is from one of the best authorities on pictures of the old west, we appreciate it. Copied from July's 1961 issue of Real West Magazine, page 6 and 75. [back] America's Largest collection Dodge City Historical Pictures available to public. From the original Robert E. Eagan Collection Box [?] 56, Dodge City, Kansas. Stamp of a bug? photography
Misc Info: Photo is of an article cut and pieced together on background paper. There is a picture of a movie type camera on the left.
Subject: Real West Magazine
July 1961
Robert E. Eagen
Dodge City, Kansas
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CallNo: P138-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Hardesty Quartercircle S Ranch Roundup Crew   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7 3/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Pan Handle Oklahoma; MAN LAND; - 8 1/2 (arrow pointing right) (brand symbol) [back] Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [note] "I expect some of the Hungate's are in this photo." "The Hardesty Quartercircle S ranch roundup crew. Col. R.J. Hardesty and Ed Hardesty of Dodge City, Kansas, were the principals. The ranch operated, according to Marion W. Eldridge from whom this photo was obtained, from the late 1800s to 1897. His father Marion W. Eldridge, Sr., was foreman from 1892 to 1897. The sr Eldridge then acquired the ranch headquarters site, 160 acres, which his heirs still own (1966). In the photo above, to the right in long coat, man believed to be Col. Hardesty.
Misc Info: Picture of a large group of men with horses on the open range. Photo has brand symbol in bottom right.
Subject: Roundup
Hardesty Ranch
Col. R.J. Hardesty
Ed Hardesty
Dodge City, Kansas
Marion W. Eldrige
Hungates
Panhandle, Oklahoma
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CallNo: P140-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Ogalalla Cattle Trail   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film [back] Three views of the old Texas Cattle Trail (Ogalalla Trail) as it winds over hills in Lane County, Kansas, just before crossing the middle fork of Walnut Creek about 2 miles northwest of old Olive Horse Ranch site. Trail is 60 to 100 feet in width, individual trails worn into tough [?] from 6 inches to 1 1/2 feet in depth. Little or no sage brush grows on old trail, making it easy to see. Vegetation is different on Trail from surroundings. Picture taken in 1957. Picture is of open field.
Misc Info: 3 different pictures connected together. Has stamp of: Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Subject: Plains
field
open range
cattle trail
Ogalalla Trail
Lane County, Kansas
Walnut Creek
Olive Horse Ranch
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P142-H1e
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CallNo: P141-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Ogalalla Cattle Trail   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film [back] Three views of the Old Texas Cattle Trail (Ogalalla Trail) as it winds over hills in Lane County, Kansas, just before crossing the middle fork of Walnut Creek about 2 miles northwest of old Olive Horse Ranch site. Trail is 60 to 100 feet in width, individual trails worn into tough [?] from 6 inches to 1 1/2 feet in depth. Little or no sage brush grows on old trail, making it easy to see. Vegetation is different on Trail from surroundings. Picture is taken in 1957. Picture is of open field.
Misc Info: 3 different pictures connected together. Has stamp of: Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Subject: Ogalalla Cattle Trail
plains
field
open range
cattle trail
Lane County, Kansas
Walnut Creek
Olive Horse Ranch
  Related to:  P140-H1e
P142-H1e
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CallNo: P142-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Ogalalla Cattle Trail   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film [back] Three views of the old Texas Cattle Trail (Ogalalla Trail) as it winds over hills in Lane County, Kansas, just before crossing the middle fork of Walnut Creek about 2 miles northwest of old Olive Horse Ranch site. Trail is 60 to 100 feet in width, individual trails worn into tough [?] from 6 inches to 1 1/2 feet in depth. Little or no sage brush grows on old trail, making it easy to see. Vegetation is different on Trail from surroundings. Picture taken in 1957. Picture is of open field has a car in it.
Misc Info: 3 different pictures connected together. Has stamp: Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Subject: Ogalalla Cattle Trail
plains
fields
open range
cattle trail
Lane County, Kansas
Walnut Creek
Olive Horse Ranch
car
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P141-H1e
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CallNo: P143-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: World War I veterans   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 11/11/63   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [stamp] ; Fotorite underlined with a figure 8 to the left of it stamped several times.
Misc Info: Photo is of a group of elderly men. There are 5 rows of the men all facing the camera. They are standing on a sidewalk. There is a parking meter behind them on the right. There is a car next to the parking meter. On the left is a plate glass window that shows the men's reflections.
Subject: WW I veterans
soldiers
Liberal, Kansas
Joe Cannon
newspaper
Southwest Daily Times
Nov. 15, 1962
World War One
  Related to:  NC5-F2a1
E3-F2a1
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CallNo: P14-B1b2  
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Descriptive Title: Passenger train   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Southwest Daily Times
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back note] "The Last Highball." Here the news photographer catches the last passenger train as she gets ready to leave Liberal, Kansas. The "no seats available" policy finally ended passenger service to this busy southwest Kansas town. Photo by Joe Cannon, Southwest Daily Times. 25 40 75% [back] 25 [25 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Railroad worker stands beside passenger train with one arm raised and hand pointing toward depot in background. Worker is in shadow.
Subject: Passenger train
railroad workers
depot building
cars
old wagon
Liberal Kansas
The Last Highball
train track light poles
Joe Cannon Southwest Daily Times
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CallNo: P15-A3b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Railroad Depot   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1890s   Provenance:Private Collection -- Maurine and Crompton Tate
Size: 4 11/16 x 6 5/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Don't mark photo! [back] Reduce photo to 4 x 2 3/4" [back note 1] Copy G-3 The Rock Island railway depot was one of the fine buildings in Liberal. A fine masonry building was at the east end, where the group stands. Photo courtesy Maurine and Crompton Tate. [back note 2] Harry: Crompton said to give his copy of the picture to the museum, too. Mrs. Watson Rogers at Rock Island (granddaughter of the McDermotts) said she might be able to identify some of the people from old pictures she has. -- Maurine Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [on building] Liberal Lunch, cigars and tobacco Hotel Lunch Lunchroom
Misc Info: Three men and seven women stand in front of Rock Island Depot in Liberal, KS.
Subject: Rock Island Railroad Depot
Liberal Kansas
men women
McDermott's Hotel Dining Room
Greer House
Maurine and Cromptom Tate
train tracks wooden deck flags
Depot fire cart
Mrs. Watson Rogers
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CallNo: P166-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Chrisman sitting down in front of run down building   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] at old J.P. Olive Ranch, north of Utica, Kans. 1960; [four symbols or parts of letters]
Misc Info: Picture is of Chrisman sitting down in front of a run-down building. There is a window behind him.
Subject: J.P. Olive Ranch
J.P. Olive
Utica, Kansas
building
trees
Ruins
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CallNo: P172-A2a3  
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Descriptive Title: T.T. Boles' last residence   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 4 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [Front] T. T. Boles' Last Residence, Liberal, Kansas 1909. (age 85.) [back] 2 col [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Picture is of a home with a chiminay. Picture is very fuzzy.
Subject: Boles
Building
Liberal, Kansas
1909
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CallNo: P174-F2d1  
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Descriptive Title: Town band   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [front] V [back] Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] V Q. How large did a town have to be in the early days to afford a Town Band? A: The size of the town meant little, it was how many musicians lived there that counted. Liberal, Kansas, founded in 1888, when the CK & N Railroad reached there, had a town band the following year. Their (later) football team received its name from a remark by a visiting newspaper editor who heard the band play and said "They play like a band of wild Indians!" Thus the Liberal Redskins are the high school football team today.
Misc Info: Picture is of a band with 9 men and 2 boys. Each are holding a musical instrument.
Subject: Town band
band
Liberal, Kansas
CK & N Railroad
football team
Liberal Redskins
high school
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CallNo: P175-C1a  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Bridge   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Part of Rock-Iland bridge left by the Cimarron flood. May 1914 Arkalon, Kans. [back] [two stamps with] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [One stamp under a Colorado address is Bluebonnet Courts address] [note] Two great floods [insert symbol] of 1908 and 1914 played an important part in the despoliation of the Cimarron river valley meadows. those of 1908 and 1914. [those of 1908 and 1914. is crossed out] The view shows the Rock Island railway bridge which was washed away in 1914 together with a second, or "slough," bridge. Photo courtesy Paul Custer. [Photo courtesy Paul Custer. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a broken bridge with people standing on it and on the shore.
Subject: floods
Rock Island Railway bridge
bridges
1908
1914
Cimarron River
Paul Custer
Arkalon, Kansas
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CallNo: P176-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Liberal, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] -- 10 days old -- Liberal, Kansas - April, 1888 [back] Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Liberal, Kansas "Boom Town." Age 10 Days. Looking north from the railroad, a tent and shack city had begun. By 1988, a modest little [little is crossed out] city of 16,000, the "Queen of the Southwest" as her residents call her. Photo courtesy the late Lee Larrabee. [Photo courtesy the late Lee Larrabee. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a small town with tents and shacks.
Subject: Liberal, Kansas
April 1888
boom town
tents
Lee Larrabee
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CallNo: P177-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Blown area   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] "A "Blown" Area" - "They plowed up the Southwest Cattle Range ... but the Kansas winds continued to blow." No negative; Picture by H.E. Chrisman 1957 west of Liberal, Kansas [note] Victim of the Plow Pioneer cattlemen told early settlers that it would be difficult to make a living by the plow on the arid southwest plains. But nothing could stop the tide of settlement. An Indian, looking at the plowed earth, grunted: "white man heap fool; turn earth upside down." Though the wind has always blown over the southwest plains, causing "sandstorms," it created small damage until the great plows turned the buffalo grass under. Then the earth began to move. Thousands of acres of land were rendered fit only for Soil Bank use. Some has been re-seeded to grass. This photo was taken in 1957 four miles west of Liberal, Kansas. Photo by Author. [Photo by Author. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a sand dune with plants on top of it.
Subject: plowing
cattle range
Kansas winds
settlers
southwest plains
Indian
sandstorms
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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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CallNo: P179-D1e  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo - catalo herd   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Reduce to 4 1/2 x 3" deep; CJ Jones Buffalo + catalo herd; Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215; Please credit the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [note] Copy L Charles J. (Buffalo) Jones' catalo-buffalo herd at Garden City, Kansas. Jones caught his calves from the remnant of the once great Southern Herd of buffalo, crossing the buffalo heifers with domestic bulls. The hybrid he named 'catalo.' Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. [Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a herd of buffalo (Catalo). They are behind a fence with some on a hill and some in foreground.
Subject: catalo
buffalo
Buffalo Jones
Charles J. Jones
Kansas Historical Society
calves
heifers
domestic bulls
hybrid
Garden City, Kansas
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CallNo: P180-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Rath   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [back] Property of Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; 36E; Charles Rath [note] Bob Rath worked at Liberal, KS Drug Store and I knew him well. Had many interesting talks with him. HEC Charles Rath 1838 - ? Dodge City - Rath City- Mobeetie - Fort Griffin [paragraph starts] Merchant, Indian trader, hide buyer, Charles Rath was one of the best-known men in the Southwest Plains area. He married Carrie Markely in Sweet Wine, Ohio, in 1870, came to Kansas in 1871, to Dodge City in 1872. Carrie returned to Ohio in 1873 where their first child, Jesse Crane, a son, was born. Had she remained in Dodge he would have been the first white child born there. [next paragraph] Rath had two brothers at Dodge ---- Criss and William. Wm lived over the old frame store building, corner of Bridge (Second) and Front Streets. [next paragraph] Rath had two other children by Carrie Markley Rath --- a son Robert and a daughter Bertha. Robert was a popular Dodge pharmacist for many years. Charles Rath later had a second wife, an Indian maiden. Photo courtesy original Robert E. Eagen Collection, Dodge City, Kansas. [Photo courtesy original Robert E. Eagen Collection is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is a portrait of a man in a suit with short hair and moustache. Came with a clipping and note.
Subject: Charles Rath
merchant
Indian trader
hide buyer
Southwest Plains
Carrie Markley
Sweet Wine, Ohio Bertha Rath
1870 Bridge Street Front Street Robert Rath
Dodge City, Kansas Criss Rath William Rath
1871 Jesse Crane Indian maiden pharmacist
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Other: Photo has 4 glue spots on top back. Photo has tape on top and right back.    

CallNo: P182-A3f  
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Descriptive Title: Commercial Hotel   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Broomcorn Corner Liberal Ks.; Pennell & Dunlap Real Estate; Commerical Hotel [back] The Commercial Hotel (on corner of Kansas Ave at Railroad St. ("Trail Street") Pennell & Dunlap - Real Estate looking toward "Quality Hill" West; circa 1900; Harry E. Chrisman Return; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of a street scene with wagons full of broomcorn. There is a hotel on right side and real estate building in the middle.
Subject: Commercial Hotel
Broomcorn Corner
Liberal, Kansas
Pennell and Dunlap Real Estate
Quality Hill
Kansas Avenue
Trail Street
Railroad Street
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CallNo: P184-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Cemetary remains   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Remains of the old Fort Hays Military Cemetery. All bodies removed many years ago; Photo by Robt. Eagan - Dodge City; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of markers (3) in a big field.
Subject: Fort Hays Military Cemetery
Robert Eagan
Dodge City, Kansas
remains
cemeteries
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CallNo: P185-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Fort Dodge/ Fort Hays Trails   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Looking North on the Dodge City [Dodge City crossed out] Fort Dodge to Fort Hays Trail. Photo received from Robt Eagan Dodge City; 32E; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Picture is of open range with brush.
Subject: Fort Dodge Trail
Fort Hays Trail
Rogert Eagan
Dodge City, Kansas
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CallNo: P186-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Fort Hays to Fort Dodge Trail   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Fort Hays to Fort Dodge Trail; Photo by Robt Eagan Dodge City; N/E of Fort Dodge; 11A Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Picture is of open range with a fence in it. There are dark objects in the foreground.
Subject: Fort Hays Trail
Fort Dodge Trail
fence
open range
Fort Dodge
Robert Eagan
Dodge City, Kansas
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CallNo: P187-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Portrait of N.B. Klaine   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [front] Klaine in middle age; Topeka, Kansas Sunday morning, February 27, 1887 [back] N.B. Klaine, Editor Dodge City Times; 37E; From the original Robert E. Eagan - Collection Box 856, Dodge City, Kansas. [note] N.B. Klaine Dodge City, Kansas; N.B. Klaine edited the Dodge City Times [Dodge City Times is underlined] for a number of years. The Times [Times is underlined] was published from 1876 to 1893, though not all under his editorship. Photo by the original Robert E. Eagan collection.
Misc Info: Picture is of a picture portrait of a man on top of a newspaper.
Subject: N.B. Klaine
Dodge City Times Editor
Dodge City, Kansas
newspaper
editor
1876-1893
Robert E. Eagan
  Related to:  P191-F1b
Other: Photo has stain on bottom corner front and back. Photo has glue stains on top back.    

CallNo: P192-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Main Street in Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 13/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: fair
Text: [front] [?] Main Street - The; A616 [back] Main St. Garden City 1916 year we landed in the town. An uncle had been there since 1905 in Real Estate Biz. Photo from Ottis B. Zirkle P.O. Box 102 Brownton, W.Va.; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of a main street with cars parked in front of the store fronts. There are street lamps.
Subject: Garden City, Kansas
Main Street
automobiles
buildings
store fronts
1916
Ottis B. Zirkle
Brownton, West Virginia
Street scene
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CallNo: P193-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Airplane stunt Garden City, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1920   Provenance:
Size: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4   Condition: fair
Text: [front] E.J. Pyle Real Estate Est.; Welcome Garden City; F Finner Hardware; Pool; HUF[R]; One of the many stunts - Angel - Burns Flying Circus; A617 [back] 1920 E.J. Pyle sign on bldg. at Rt. Early Land agt.; Main d [st.] Garden City 1920. Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of a stunt plane with a person standing on their head on the wing of the plane. Plane is flying over Main St.
Subject: Angel Burns Flying Circus
Garden City, Kansas
Real Estate agent
Land agent
E.J. Pyle
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CallNo: P195-A1  
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Descriptive Title: J.W. Tire Street Scene   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1959   Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 5 5/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] J.W. Tire; Jul '59 [back] J.W. (Jarvis + Wolf) Tire Shop Last of the old-time buildings on Front Street, Dodge City, KS. To the right of old building is brick bldg setting opposite the Santa Fe Passenger Station. Circa 1926-28. Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Picture is of street scene with J.W. Tire building. A vehicle parked in front with two people sitting on a bench. Across street 8 vehicles are parked.
Subject: Javis and Wolf Tire Shop
J.W. Tire Shop
Front Street
Dodge City, Kansas
Santa Fe Passenger Station
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CallNo: P196-F2a3  
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Descriptive Title: Pioneer children of Stevens County, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Steve [?] Pioneers; Reduce to 4 1/2 x 3"; oldest girl Mrs. Frank Peacock, Stevens County circa 1899-1909; Left to right 1. May Pearcy age 4 2. Bertha Bell (Mrs. O.K. Nelson, Hugoton) (Mrs. LeRoy Chances mother) 3. Mrs. Frank Peacock 4. Blanche Bell (Mrs. Otto Sprading) (arrow pointing to 1 and 4) 5. Bert Holloway (brother of Mrs. Peacock) 6. Unidentified boy (later was taken to asylum at Larned) Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy K Pioneer children of Stevens County, Kansas, in the early [early is crossed out] nineties; Left to right: Blanche Bell, later Mrs. Otto Spradling; Bertha Bell, later Mrs. O.K. Nelson; Phoebe Holloway, later Mrs. Frank Peacock of Liberal; xxxxxxxxx May (Mrs. Roy) Pearcy; Bert Holloway; (unidentified boy). Photo courtesy Mrs. Frank Peacock, Liberal, Kansas. [Photo courtesy Mrs. Frank Peacock is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of 6 children standing in a line. They are standing in a line in front of a building. There are 2 women standing in the shadows of the doorway.
Subject: children
Pioneers
Stevens County
May Pearcy
Bertha Bell
Mrs. Frank Peacock Blanche Bell Larned, Kansas
Hugoton, Kansas Bert Holloway
Mrs. O.K. Nelson
Mrs. LeRoy Chance
Mrs. Otto Spradling asylum
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CallNo: P197-F2f7  
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Descriptive Title: Kansas National Guard   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] 2 = 2nd signature; KNG at Hugoton; 1888; Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215; Please credit the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka; Reduce to 4 1/4 x 2 1/2" [note] Copy A-2; The Second Regiment, Kansas National Guard, which was ordered to Hugoton to disarm the Hugoton and Woodsdale factions during the Stevens County seat war in 1888. Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society. [Photo courtesy Kansas Historical Society is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a line of people in the KS Nat. Guard. There is an officer standing in front of them. Buldings and 2 flags behind the line.
Subject: National Guard
Kansas
Hugoton, Kansas
1888
Stevens County Seat War
Hugoton Factions
Woodsdale Factions
Kansas Historical Society
Second Regiment
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CallNo: P198-A2f  
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Descriptive Title: St. Nicholas Hotel, Vorhees, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [back] St. Nicholas Hotel Vorhees, Kansas (west of Liberal) circa 1887-88; This structure razed and re-built as home south of Liberal 2 miles by Chas. Wright pioneer Beaver Co. Okla atty and cattleman; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [note] Copy B-2 St. Nicholas Hotel, Vorhees, Kansas This old structure saw some of the fighting of the Stevens County county-seat war. It was razed and re-built as the home of Charles Wright, pioneer attorney and cattleman of Beaver County, Oklahoma, south of Liberal, Kansas two miles. Photo courtesy the late Burris Wright. [Photo courtesy the late Burris Wright is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a 2-story hotel with people standing in front of it. There are 2 saddle horses 1 with rider on it. 1 buggy with people in it and 1 team of horses.
Subject: St. Nicholas Hotel
Vorhees, Kansas
Charles Wright
Pioneer attorney
cattleman
Beaver County, Oklahoma
Burris Wright
Liberal, Kansas
Stevens County Seat War
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CallNo: P199-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Dodge City town charter   Type: Print
Date of Origin: March 1960   Provenance:
Size: 3 13/16 x 5 5/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] MAR '60; The Dodge City Town Company; shares each $10.00; Captial Stock, $6,000.00; No. 76; Ford County, Kansas. [10] shares. This is to certify [?] R.W. Evans _ is the owner of Ten [?] the capital stock of transferable only [?] the books of the company [?] this certificate. In witness whereof, The President and Secretary have here _ offered there signatures, and the seat of the Company. the _ 22nd _ day of December AG 1884. Wm G. Dickinson Secretary Alden [?] President [back] E737 Dodge City, Kansas original Town Charter credit (downward pointing arrow) From the original Robert E. Eagan - Collection Box 856, Dodge City, Kansas [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a town charter.
Subject: Town charter
Dodge City, Kansas
Ford County, Kansas
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CallNo: P203-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Tepee in front of houses   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] V.A. Kear builder of sod town; 2 miles east of Dighton, Kansas; Return to Harry C; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of 4 buildings with a tepee in front of them. There are 3 cars, 1 wagon, 1 buggy, 1 windmill and 1 American flag. Photo has stains on back.
Subject: Tepee
houses
cars
automobiles
windmill
wagon
V.A. Kear
sod town
Dighton, Kansas
Teepee
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CallNo: P204-E1c  
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Descriptive Title: Airplane going up   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/4   Condition: very good
Text: [front] "Going Up" S.W. Fair Liberal Kans. 1912. [back] Biggest army airport in world - First air plane [assertion] assention at same; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of an airplane gaining altitude with fairground corrals and barns behind it.
Subject: aeroplane
airplane
Southwest Fair
Liberal, Kansas
1912
Army airport
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CallNo: P206-D2b  
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Descriptive Title: seeding watermelons   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Taken about the of 1896 or 1897; F.M. Steele. Artist. Liberal, Kansas. [has red x's and marks on photo] [back] Make 7" x 3 1/4" [2 ink stamps of:] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215; Return photo to; [1 stamp of:] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [note 1]Copy M-2 In this above scene of a watermelon seed harvest, taken by F.M. Steele, photographer, in 1897, is shown watermelons on the Norton Hockett farm, near Liberal, Kansas, undergoing processing to obtain the seeds. The seeds were sold to the Ferry Seed Co., (now Ferry-Morse Seed Co). Hundreds of acres of the good, new sod lands were devoted to the raising of watermelons, principally for the seeds. Eventually a machine for crushing the melons was devised, and the pulp thrown into a large pit to "sour." This cleaned the pulp from the seeds which were then dried and sacked for the market. [paragraph underlined] Use above Copy in book. [Note 2 ][paragraph is crossed out] SEEDING WATERMELONS ---- Circa 1896-97 on Norton Hockett farm, near Liberal, Kansas. Photo by F.M. Steele, Liberal. Man on knees at left: Shannon Bowman. Norton Hockett, owner of melons. Andrew ", owner's son. Buggy with 3 girls: Ethel Hockett (Will Bowman's future wife). Bell Bowman (Asa Hockett's future wife) Bell Hanner (Tom Smith's future wife) Mr. Dillon Gideon Hockett Sitting or kneeling: Will Bowman Standing by barrel: John R. Cook Lumber wagon and horses: Johnny Wright and Asa Hockett. Carrying melon: Fred Bowman and John Crothers Seeding melons: Ancel Hampelton and Elvin Carr. Front Melon marked "60 Pounds" Do not[underlined] use this copy in book.
Misc Info: Picture is of various people seeding watermelons. There are 3 girls in a buggy and a wagon with 2 horse team. Photo has tape on top back and right side back. There is a tear on left back.
Subject: watermelon seed harvest
F.M. Steele
photographer
Norton Hockett farm
Liberal, Kansas
Ferry Seed Co.
Ferry-Morse Seed Co.
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CallNo: P215-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Man with a metal detector   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 2 Kodak Safety Film [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; Allen Nichols Olive Ranch [note] Nichols locates the root celler at the old Olive Ranch with his metal detector. Allen Nichols soon locates the root celler beneath the kitchen floor at the old Olive Ranch on the Smoky Hill River in Kansas. Photo by Author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Picture is of a man bending down holding a metal detector. There are beams in front of him and a stone or rock wall behind him. Photo has tape on top front.
Subject: Olive Ranch
Allen Nichols
metal detector
root cellar
kitchen floor
Smoky Hill River
Kansas
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CallNo: P216-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Allen Nichols with metal detector close up   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/8 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film C4 [back] Allen Nichols at old Fargo Springs; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of a close-up of a man standing with a metal detector. Photo has tape on top front.
Subject: Fargo Springs
Allen Nichols
metal detector
Kansas
ghost town
school
root cellers
Cimarron River
  Related to:  P217-H1d1
C9-H1d1
Other:    

CallNo: P217-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Man with metal detector far away   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] A; Kodak [back] Allen Nichols at old Fargo Springs; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Picture is of man in open range holding a metal detector. He is standing at a distance.
Subject: Fargo Springs
Allen Nichols
metal detector
Kansas
ghost town
school
root cellers
Cimarron River
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C9-H1d1
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CallNo: P260-A3p  
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Descriptive Title: W. C. Stout Store at Arkalon, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1896-7   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/8 x 6 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [back] 3 col [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LAND D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [note] W.C. Stout Store at Arkalon, Kansas circa 1896-7. This is a view showing the north view, the street here running north and south. This was one of the largest buildings in the town. From orginial photo owned by Mrs. Frank Stefan, 711 N. Grant, Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: Photo is of a two story building with porches on both stories. looks like porches may go all the way around the building. There is a person on the porch on the left side of picture and a windmill in the background on the right top corner of photo.
Subject: store
Arkalon, Kansas
W. C. Stout
Building
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P259
Other: Photo has tape tear mark and tape on top back.    

CallNo: P266-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Jerk-line mules and wagons   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back] "Eight mules were hitched to three wagons and were driven with a jerk-line. The driver rode the nigh (near or left) wheel mule. A single line extended to the nigh lead mule; the off (right) lead mule was controlled with a jockey stick. The four -[?]pans were connected with a chain. The wagons were connected with stub tongues and chain. In crossing any sandy creeks, rivers or through the sand hills north of Jim Lane's (Beaver City, Okla.) we'd always drop our trail wagon, then [then crossed out] pull through with the lead wagon, then bring up the trail wagons, one at a time." Boss Neff, telling of his freighting experiences from Beaver City to Dodge City when working for Manny Leopard, in charge of Lie and Reynolds' freight wagons.
Misc Info: Photo is of three wagons attached together. There are 8 mules attached to the wagon with a man riding the left rear mule.
Subject: Jerk line wagon
Mules
Wagons
Driver
Beaver City, Oklahoma
Freight
Freighting
Dodge City, Kansas
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CallNo: P311-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Taylor Family   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back] L to R: Charlene Taylor Mrs. Chas. Taylor Charles Taylor Miss Grace Taylor Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of 3 women and 1 man standing in front of a table. The table has a centerpiece of a wagon. Looks like wagon is made of food. Wheels look like donuts. There is the number 50 on the right side of the wagon. There is a platter of donuts on the right of the wagon, napkins in front of wagon, flowers to the left of wagon, and glasses to the left of wagon. There are pictures on the wall behind and above the people.
Subject: Taylor family
Charlene Taylor
Charles Taylor
Mrs. Charles Taylor
Grace Taylor
Liberal, Kansas
Wedding anniversary
50th
Photographs
Flowers
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CallNo: P312-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Merchant home   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back of photo] One of the first houses in Liberal. The home of Mrs. Hattie Merchant who is shown before the building.
Misc Info: 2 copies of this photo exist. Copy 2 has no writing on it.
Subject: Merchant
Hattie Merchant
Liberal, Kansas
Building
House
Home
Bushes
Chimney
Rocking chair
Windows
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P314
P315
P316
P317
P318
Other: Copy 2 photo is of a woman standing in front of a house. The house has two chimneys, 3 windows showing, and 1 door showing. There is a rocking chair and a regular chair on the porch. There is some kind of table with a cloth over it and flowers on it. Looks like some kind of garden to the left of woman. Garden has some kind of chicken wire fence around it.    

CallNo: P313-A2a2  
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Descriptive Title: E. W. Wright's parent's homestead   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1893   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [note taped to photo] Home of E. W. (Lize) Wright's parents at Bushon, Kans. Her father on horse circa 1893.
Misc Info: Photo is of 2 women, 1 is holding a child. There is 1 man standing on the ground holding the reins to a saddle horse. There is 1 man sitting on a horse. They are surrounded by trees and in front of a house. There are 2 buildings in the fore background and several more buildings in the left background.
Subject: E. W. (Lize) Wright's Parent's Home
horse
women
men
family
homestead
early settlers
house
Bushon, Kansas
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P314
P315
P316
P317
P318
Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

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
Mustang
Oklahoma panhandle
Cow horses
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P313
P315
P316
P317
P318
Other: Photo has tape tear mark on top back.    

CallNo: P320-F2a  
Descriptive Title: Old Fargo Springs School   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 x 4 5/16"   Condition: good
Text: [back] Mr + Mrs Bernard Lemert and Catherine Chrisman 1955 at Old Fargo Springs (Ks) School
Misc Info: Photo is of 2 women and 1 man standing with rocks in front of them. There are 2 automobiles behind them. They are on the open plains.
Subject: Fargo Springs School
Bernard Lemert
Old Fargo Springs School
Kansas
School
Scrapbook
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Other: There is tape on the top front of the photo. Photo has two yellow glue lines on back. Has notation it was in a scrapbook. 56-61 p1R A 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
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Other: Plastic sleeve has notation: 56-61 p 2 Envelope    

CallNo: P332-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Shady Lawn   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 11/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old [insert symbol] OX Ranch house [Old Ranch house crossed out] Error between Liberal and Guymon - north of Rock Island tracks. [Rock Island tracks underlined] this is "Shady Lawn 1 mile East of Old OX Ranch HEC Picture NO. 2 [Picture NO. 2 crossed out]
Misc Info: Photo is of a building with either 3 long windows or 3 doors showing. The roof is in decay. There are tree limbs in the foreground and trees in the background. There are bushes with fuzzy circle flowers or weeds on them.
Subject: Shady Lawn
Ox Ranch
Liberal, Kansas
Guymon, Oklahoma
Rock Island tracks
Scrapbook
Envelope
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Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P342-H1h  
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Descriptive Title: Monte Casino   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/16 x 3 5/8   Condition: good
Text: [back] View of Monte Casino from the west. Stone marker on the low mesa marks the location of old monastery. 833 [833 is circled] 16 [16 is circled, but circle is cut off on the right side] 2 Col [?] 2 1/2 mi. north Ashland, Ks
Misc Info: Photo is of a marker in the distance on top of a low mesa. There is open plains around it. There are thin bushes or weeds in the foreground. Photo has yellow glue marks covering the back.
Subject: Monte Casino
Monastery
Crosses
Marker
Ashland, Kansas
Scrapbook
Mesa
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p344
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 3-A 1 [1 is circled]    

CallNo: P343-A3h  
Descriptive Title: National Bank in Ashland, KS   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: good
Text: [front] [sign on huge building] FIRST NATIONAL BANK 1887 [sign on building next to bank] [?] [possibly says Ashland] DRUGS SODAS [there is 3 words under the other sign, but am unable to read it. [back] [Firs]t National Bank Building [A]shland, Kansas [bui]lt 1888 [1888 crossed out] 1887 [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a huge building on a street corner. It is ornately covered and has many windows. There are businesses attached to it going down both sides of street. The huge building has a clock above the door. Photo has yellow glue stain on back.
Subject: Bank
First National Bank
Ashland, Kansas
Building
Street scene
Drug store
Sodas
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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: P346-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Santa Fe Trail marker   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] SEP SANTA FE TRAIL 1822-1872 MARKED BY THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE STATE OF KANSAS 906 [back] Santa Fe Trail is marked across Kansas by such markers as this one south of Garden City. Markers were put up by State of Kansas and D. A. R. [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a Santa Fe Trail marker. It is a huge rock with a flat front. The front is inscribed. It is sitting on a white rock slab. There are bushes behind it. Photo has yellow glue stains covering the back.
Subject: Santa Fe Trail
Marker
Daughters of the American Revolution
D.A.R.
Kansas
Garden City
Scrapbook
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CallNo: P349-K3  
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Descriptive Title: Liberal Telephone Directories   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 11/16 x 5 3/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] LIBERAL Telephone C DIRECTO FEBRUA L.W. STEVESS [one directory is open] [left page] TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS _________ IMPORTANT For report on trains ask central. Do not engage operators in conversation. Complaints should be made to phone 200. Do not ask dispatchers for time on trains. Kindness to operators insures good service. In case of fire, notify operator; give location. It is our earnest desire to please you at all times. Operators will at all times appreciate your kindness. Any toll talk from your telephone will be charged to you. A charge of one dollar will be made for moving telephone. When messenger is necessary an additional charge is made. Children must not be allowed to play with the telephone. When calling on Rural line give number, and ring following. You expect courtesy from operators, they expect the same from you. Parties desiring telephones will notify the manager and instruments will be installed as rapidly as possible. Do not engage in conversation with operators, as it impedes the service. Their business is to attend to the calls only. Do not use phone or call central during thunder storms. [right side has the start of alphabet directory][A, B, C are showing]
Misc Info: Photo is of 13 telephone directories that are closed. These have string or wire in the top left corner hole punch. They also have staples in them. There is one in the front that is laying open with telephone suscriber rules on the left side and the directory on the right. Photo has yellow glue stains covering the entire back.
Subject: Telephone directories
Liberal, Kansas
Telephone
Scrapbook
Rules
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CallNo: P350-H1h  
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Descriptive Title: Pioneer Mother and baby statue   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 9 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [front has inscription plaque but am unable to read it] [back] Property of [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS A Gift From Mr + Mrs D. K. Baty August 1961 C - 2637-8 [stamp] kennedy studio LIBERAL KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of a bronze mother holding an infant in her arms. This statue is on a brick pedestal. The pedestal in on a huge star shaped planter. The planter has purple flowers in it. There are trees and bushes behind the statue. There are white clouds in the sky. Photo has yellow glue marks on back.
Subject: Pioneers
Mother
Baby
Statue
D.K. Baty
August 1961
Kennedy Studio
Liberal, Kansas
Liberal Memorial Library
Scrapbook
  Related to:  P351
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p22    

CallNo: P358-A5d  
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Descriptive Title: Gen. Coronado's Museum   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JUL 61 [back] Gen Coronado Museum Liberal, Ks July 1961 From [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of a building. Looks like it's by itself. Farther in back are buildings on each side of museum. There is a long antenna above and behind the museum.
Subject: Coronado Museum
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P359
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p36    

CallNo: P359-A5d  
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Descriptive Title: Gen. Coronado's Museum   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JUL 61 [back] From [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is same as P358, but a different angle.
Subject: Coronado Museum
General Coronado
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  N199
P358
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p36    

CallNo: P36-E1a1  
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Descriptive Title: Bull rider   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
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: P3-B1b  
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Descriptive Title: Orange train wreck   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1902   Provenance:Chrisman Collection - private
Size: 4 9/16 x 6 5/16   Condition: fair
Text: [front] An other picture of the orange train wreck. [back note] In 1902 the engine of one train crashed into the caboose of a fruit train. Oranges were scattered all over the tracks at Liberal, KS. Dr. J.C. Watkins was obliged to use an axe in cutting a trainman's leg off to extract him from the wreckage near the boiler. The man was deadheading back to his home. Dr. Watkins later lived at Harlingen Texas. Photo from Chrisman Collection. 8 24 65 % [on back] Train wreck on Chi & Rock Island at Liberal, Kansas, circa 1902. Engine of one train hit caboose of second train. Trainman's leg had to be cut off to free him from engine. Several carloads of oranges were scattered [pell mill] over the right-of-way. 8 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts, Liberal, KS Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Photo is of a wrecked caboose, train engine. Cars sit on tracks. Crowd gathered, some working on train. Debris and other items litter the ground.
Subject: orange train caboose
train engine
gathered crowd
debris
Liberal, Kansas
telephone poles
steam from engine
train cars Harlingen Texas barrel
building train track Dr. J.C. Watkins
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Other: Photo is on thick cardboard.    

CallNo: P450-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Abandoned Kansas Farm   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1930-1950   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] "...my old claim on the Cimarron river was a disappointment of weeds, stunted trees, an abandoned shack and a broken-down windmill tower... It is painful for one of my age to return to the scenes of 40, 50 and 60 years ago."
Misc Info: Photo is of an abandoned farm. There are two buildings and a windmill. There is a wagon wheel in the foreground.
Subject: farm
wagon wheel
wind mill
buildings
prairie
kansas
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P451
E18
M/F2
N174
N175
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P455-E1e  
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Descriptive Title: Christmas in Dodge City   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:P458-E1e
Size: 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] IV ; H. Chas. McBarrow [back] IV ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Q. What I have read about Dodge City, Kansas, and seen in films and on TV leads me to believe it was about the most backward town on the frontier. Was this so? A. Dodge City had a cultural life that was seldom depicted for the public in films. The painting, shown here, titled A Frontier Christmas in Dodge City, [A Frontier Christmas in Dodge City is underlined] and painted by the noted artist, H. Charles McBarron, better depicts the warm companionship of family and friends than has been otherwise done in film or story. Dodge is still a friendly town. Photo courtesy Boot Hill Museum Collection, Dodge City, Kansas.
Misc Info: Photo is of a family dinner. There are children and adults sitting and standing. There is a lady in the back washing a plate. There is a dog sitting facing the table.
Subject: family dinner
Christmas
Dodge City, Kansas
family
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CallNo: P467-A3p  
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Descriptive Title: Old Mill Smith Center, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: November 1963   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] NOV 63 [back] Old Mill Smith Center, Kans ; A KODAK PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a building with four long arms that probably spin on top. There are trees all around it. There is an automobile on the left. There are possible wagon wheels in a cluster on the right.
Subject: Mill
Smith Center, Kansas
Trees
Automobile
Wheels
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P462-
P463-
P464-
P465-
P466-
P468-
P469-
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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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CallNo: P474-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Hancock Family   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1800s   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/8 x 6 3/4   Condition: poor
Text: [back] CRH ; Pauline ; Lottie Grace ; C.E. ; Bud ; Button + Gilpin [horses] ; Early days in Liberal, Kansas CE Hancock and My Beautiful Darling wife and two Children nearly 60 years ago make megative + 16x20 Picture and now I am 88 years old and alone at home 10419 Mills Ave Whittier Calif ; Don't Mark Photo! [note] Life was austere in Liberal, Kansas [1911 is crossed out] after the Hancock's moved from their farm to town. Pauline and baby Bud are shown with the parents. Button and Gilpin munch [hay is crossed out] fodder from the wagon. Water was hauled in a barrel on sled, shown in foreground of photo. But soon Charles began to make money in the construction busi-ness and fortune smiled on the little family. Photo Courtesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. [Photo Courtesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a family standing on their doorstep. The door to the house is open. There is a broom leaning against house. There is a metal tub tipped over. There is a barrel in the front yard. There are two horses eating hay from a wagon. There is another wagon in front of the horses with a barrel in it. There are buildings in the background.
Subject: Hancock family
family
homestead
horse
barrel
house
prairie
Wagon
Fodder
Liberal, Kansas
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Other: Photo is on thick cardboard. There are stains on front and back. There is a tape tear mark on back top.    

CallNo: P478-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: C. E. Hancock Caravan   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1922   Provenance:
Size: 1 3/4 x 3 1/8   Condition: poor
Text: [back] CRH ; Enlarge to 4 1/4 x 2 1/2" ; C.E. Hancock Caravan Nov 1919 [1919 is lined out] 1922 leaving Liberal Kansas Nov. 7th for California we arrived in [mususkee?] camp ground Nov 24 - 1919 [1919 is lined out] 1922 in Long Beach ; (according to Pauline) ; 8 [typed note] Copy [copy is underlined] [?] C-3 [[?] is crossed out] [C-3 is circled] ; The C. E. Hancock Caravan as it departed from Liberal, Kansas in November 1922 for Long Beach, California. Charles and Lottie Grace stand beside the Apperson 8. At rear are other family members. This marked the end of their Kansas years. ; [line under paragraph] ; Enlarge photo to 4 1/4 x 2 1/2" [note] Please note on back, date says Nov. 1919, and Pauline says it should be Nov. 1922. Ok [ok circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of a caravan of automobiles and one trailer with the Little House on Wheels on it. There are people standing around the automobiles. There is a building on the left.
Subject: Hancock Family
Apperson 8
Liberal, Kansas
Long Beach, California
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Other:    

CallNo: P48-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Group in front of Depot   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1889-1890   Provenance:private collection - Maurine Tate
Size: 4 x 6 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] Taken in front of the Old Depot between 1889 or 1890 [Yellow note] copy M-1 (circled) Liberal, Kansas group on porch of first Rock Island R.R. Depot, Liberal, KS, 1889. Left to right: (insert symbol) Standing: J.U. Shade, Agriculture Agent for railroad; Myra McDermott; Will Lipscomb, R.I. Agent; Sitting, Olive Lipscomb; small girl, Mamie Roark; Mrs. Billy Newhouse (nee Florence Fouts); Mrs. Webb, hotel guest in speckled dress; Dave Jones, clerk; Mamie Hood; Belle Holloway (aunt of Mrs. T.J. Smith); Mrs. Bernard (Aunt Betty) Lemert, nee Smith; Tom McDermott, sitting; Lee Latty, R.I. Mail Clerk. Photo Courtesy Maurine Tate. (sentence underlined) [back] L. to R. J.U. Shade, Myra McDermott, Will Lipscomb (Rock Island Agent) standing, Olive Lipscomb (sitting), Mamie Roark (little girl), Mrs. Billy Newhouse (nee Florence Fouts), Mrs. Webb (guest at hotel) sitting in speckled dress, Dave Jones (clerk), Mamie Hood, Belle Holloway (aunt of Mrs. T.J. Smith), "Aunt Betty" Lemert (nee Smith) sitting, Tom McDermott (sitting), Lee Latty, Rock Island Railway mail clerk. (following text enclosed in box) Picture taken cira 1889-90 on porch of Old Rock Island Depot Hotel, Liberal, Kansas (formerly OMER Hotel) Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas (wavy line seperating text) Return Photo to: Harry E. Chrisman, 10245 W. 14th St., Denver, 80215
Misc Info: 5 men, 7 women and 2 children on porch of Rock Island Depot.
Subject: Rock Island Railroad Depot
Liberal, Kansas
J.U. Shade
Myra McDermott
Tom McDermott
Will Lipscomb
Olive Lipscomb Mrs. T.J. Smith
Mamie Roark Belle Holloway Mrs. Bernard Lemert
Lee Latty Dave Jones Maurine Tate Mamie Hood
Mrs. Billy Newhouse nee Florence Fouts Mrs. Webb
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CallNo: P49-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Main Street in Ellsworth, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Ellsworth, KAN. South Main Looking East 1872 In picture: there are signs on some buildings DROVERS COTTAGE; RESTUARANT; others are illegible. [back] Property of [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS ; Photo by Webb's Studio, Ellsworth, Kansas Reproduced From Original By Courtesy of George Jelenek, Ellsworth
Misc Info: Picture of Main Street with buildings and people in front of buildings.
Subject: Main Street
1872
Drovers Cottage
buildings
George Jelenek
Ellsworth, Kansas
Webb's photo studio
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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
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P514
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on the back. There is tape on the note and job form.    

CallNo: P515-A5h  
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Descriptive Title: Barn built by C. E. Hancock   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 1 15/16 x 2 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] CRH ; this is a barn I helped Build in Emporia Kans ; 18 [?] [note] A barn [insert mark] Hancock helped build in Emporia, Kansas, the type of rough building construction young C. E. Hancock first attempted. Photo coutesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. [Photo coutesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. is underlined] ; Don't mark Photo!
Misc Info: Photo is of the top half of a barn. There is an American flag flying on the top of roof.
Subject: barn
C. E. Hancock
Emporia, Kansas
Clarence R. Hancock photo
Charles E. Hancock
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Other: Photo has tape mark on back top. Note has tape on top.    

CallNo: P519-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Edward Hancock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1890   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [front] age 17 ; L Stiles STUDIO EXTRA FINISH CLARENCE, M [back] My Father died Dec 19 - 1889 I put out a big crop in 1890 in Sept 1890 we moved back to Missouri This Picture was taken that winter 1890 So this is the way I looked when we left Stevens Co Kansas ; Return this picture to CE Hancock 10419 Mills ave Whittier Calif ; Mr Chrisman it would Pain me very much to loose these Pictures we were school Mates a Boy and a Girl who became sweet hearts and then in 1895 became Man and wife and then sweet hearts for 65 married life happy years to gether ; Reduce Photo to 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Denver address is stamped twice, once over the Liberal address which is illegible] ; 1890 1873 ____ 17 [note] Copy A [Copy A is underlined] ; Charles Edward Hancock at age 17. Charles had just left southwest Kansas and put his cowboy life behind him, though he continued to hear the Call of the Prairie in his heart. The photo was by H.L. Stiles, Clarence, Missouri, where Charles lived in the early 1890s. Photo courtesy of Charles E. Hancock Sr. [Photo courtesy of Charles E. Hancock Sr. is underlined] [job form] Job #302760H Ref #1 .20/1.31 Page #144A A HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 100%
Misc Info: Photo is a portrait of a young man. He is in a tie, vest, and jacket. Photo is from stomach up.
Subject: Charles E. Hancock, Sr.
H. L. Stiles photo
Clarence, Missouri
Southwest Kansas
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P521-
Other: Photo is stained on front. Edges are worn. Bottom of photo is faded. His right shoulder is different than his left. It almost looks like it was drawn in. Back of photo has tape and tape tear marks on top and bottom. Tape took off the top of the d i, and d of the word died. Tape is still on top of note. Note and job form have tape on top. Photo is mounted on thick cardboard.    

CallNo: P520-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Stephen Hancock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1885   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] H L Stiles STUDIO EXTRA FINISH CLARENCE, Mo. ; S. M. Hancock ; 1885 [back] Reduce photo to 3 1/4 x 3 1/2" ; H.L. Stiles CLARENCE, MO. ; S.M. Hancock 1885 ; Ny Father was in [to or no] Collecting money in out standing accounts He was there at the time of the big blizzard of 1886 Jan 6th in Stevens Co Kansas ; Return this Picture CE Hancock 10419 Mills ave Whittier Calif ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [There is printing on the back but the handwritten notes are on top of it.] [note] Copy C [C is underlined] ; S.M. Hancock, father of Charles E. Hancock, was active in the affairs of Stevens County, Kansas soon after his arrival there in 1885. ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 Wide - length
Misc Info: Photo is a portrait of a man. He has a full beard and moustache. He is in a suit and tie. You can see from the chest up.
Subject: Stephen Hancock
H.L. Stiles photo
Stephen Monroe Hancock
Father of C. E. Hancock
Stevens County, Kansas
1885
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P521-
Other: Photo is mounted on a thick piece of cardboard. The back has a picture of a lady standing with a pen and paper in each hand. She has long flowing hair. There is a rose above her and a circle with a star in the middle. The star has a face. Back of photo has a tape tear mark on top. Note has tape on top. Tape on the note has piece of the back of photo on it.    

CallNo: P54-D1b  
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Descriptive Title: Oxen   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 2 1/4 (with red lines) [back] TW 6/67 A-42 Please return this photo after using to: [stamp] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [there are 3 stamps of this but 2 are illegible] [note] The result of crossing the Hereford with the Longhorn --- a big, rough, heavy-horned, heavy-hoofed animal. These steers (oxen) were photographed at Fort Larned, Kansas in the 1950s. Owner unknown. Photo by author (underlined). (on side of note) 34% 27 1/2 - 3 (line seperating text) Return after pubication to (right arrow) Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 (at right on note) Please!
Misc Info: 2 oxen with halters on. Standing in a corral (fenced) with a feed trough in background.
Subject: Oxen
Hereford
Longhorn
steers
Fort Larned, Kansas
1950s
Harry Chrisman photo
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P58-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Tumbleweeds   Type: Print
Date of Origin: spring 1957   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] 40 [40 circled] Tumbleweeds move into town. Spring 1957 Liberal, Kansas Blue Bonnet Courts shown in picture Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [back note] 40 [40 circled] Note tumbleweeds atop telephone poles. Tumbleweeds moved into town and piled to rooftops in Blue Bonnet Courts, Liberal, Spring of 1957. You can image hitting 20-foot stacks of them in the railway cuts, with the engine doing 60 to 70 MPH! Photo from Chrisman Collection [sentence underlined]. 24 102%
Misc Info: Arrows on picture point to tumbleweeds in telephone wires. Tumbleweeds are stacked at back of Blue Bonnet Courts houses.
Subject: tumbleweeds
Liberal, Kansas
Blue Bonnet Courts
telephone poles
dirt street or alley
barrels
house
wooden posts
barrel lid
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CallNo: P61-H1g  
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Descriptive Title: Stone fence post   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/8   Condition: fair
Text: [front] 2 1/4 Return photo, please! [back] Old stone fence posts still serve their purpose in Hodgeman and Ness Counties, Kansas. July 1955. Lack of timber on Great Plains brought about the use of "bell rock" for posts. "Bell rock" is a limestone rock that breaks suitably for use as posts or building stone and has a peculiar ring when struck with a hammer. Gate post-photo taken July 1955. [back note] For Sure!!! Return this photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 A-40 90% 22-7
Misc Info: Stone fence post with barbed wire stands on the plains of Hodgeman or Ness County, Kansas
Subject: Stone fence post
barbed wire
plains
Hodgeman County, Kansas
Ness County, Kansas
bell rock
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Other: Photo has tape on left bottom front. Photo has yellowed tape on right bottom back.    

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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CallNo: P67-A3b1  
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Descriptive Title: Joseph B. Smalley Memorial Marker   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April '61   Provenance:Harry E. Chrisman collection
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front on marker] 1852-1922 Rock Island Lines seventieth anniversary October tenth. The memorial tree planted nearby is dedicated by the Rock Island in affectionate memory of Joseph B. Smalley who by his industry courage and loyalty through every vicissitude signally aided in the development of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway into a great transportation system devoted to the public service. [back] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] 11 (circled) 24 (circled) [right angle] The Memorial Marker to Joseph B. Smalley at Rock Island Depot in Liberal. A large tree stands near Smalley's marker. Smalley was a Rock Island man who distinguished himself in service. - Photo courtesy Harry E. Chrisman Collection (sentence underlined). 133%
Misc Info: Photo is of a stone marker on the ground. It is dedicated to Joseph Smalley.
Subject: Joseph B. Smalley
Rock Island Railroad
tree
memorial marker
Rock Island Depot
Liberal, Kansas
Harry E. Chrisman Collection
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Other: Photo has tape mark on top back.    

CallNo: P69-H1g  
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Descriptive Title: Southwest Kansas Plains   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1930s   Provenance:Chrisman collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] "Soil bank land" [back note] Dust Bowl Land The vast southwest grazing lands commenced moving in ernest in the 1930s. Where no effort was made to hold it, many areas blew away, exposing the sandstone basement. Only (crossed out) By following the advice of the old cattlemen, regrassing the area and leaving it for grazing pasture land, saved(crossed out) many valuable acres were saved for the future. Photo taken in southwest Kansas by author.
Misc Info: Wooden fence posts, fencing wire on plains. Sand or dirt has blown to drift at foot of posts.
Subject: Southwest Kansas plains
fence posts
fencing wire
sand or dirt
tumbleweeds
pasture
soil bank land
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Other: Photo has glue spots across top back.    

CallNo: P71-3b1  
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Descriptive Title: Depot at Arkalon, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: fair
Text: [front] on the [?????] From the Cimarron Flood, May [?] # [?] Arkalon, KAN. [back] 20 (20 is circled) Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas. [note] 20 [20 is circled] 24 [24 is circled] Depot at Arkalon, Kansas. The (three x's) faded caption on the picture reads: "on the way back to Liberal, Kansas, from the Cimarron Flood, May 1914, Arkalon, KANS." 60%
Misc Info: Train pulling out of depot. People on a flat car. Train is pulling away from a building behind it. Picture's left top corner is bent.
Subject: train engine
people
depot
Arkalon, Kansas
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P74-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Bareback bronc rider   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Harry E. Chrisman private collection
Size: 8 x p 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Credit - Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas. [stamped twice]; Negative of this pic in Mrs. Roger's files, but owned by HEC. [note] Con Jackson aboard Quanah Parker - Riding the horse with circingle, double-hand hold, horses head free. A rough way to ride. Try it, sometime! Con Jackson was one of the better bucking horse riders in southwest Kansas and the Neutral Strip. Con caught and broke wild horses with Perry Bright [righ circled with line going to top of page towards Brite] Brite. He also did some contest riding, capturing top prizes wherever he showed. He liked to set out with his friend, Walt Naylor (as they did to the Kingman Fair, one time and [insert symbol] in 1900) "try out a few broncs for size." Con was also a good roper and won contest money in the steer roping contests. At that time they roped Texas longhorns, range-raised, wild stock. Con later worked for a meat packing house as xxxxxxx livestock buyer. Burris Wright and Frank Peacock both said, "Con was one of the best." -- Photo courtesy Mrs. [insert symbol] Mary Elizabeth Rogers
Misc Info: Cowboy riding a bareback bronc in a corral with one rail broken. Picture has fuzzy background. Looks like possible horses and people behind the fence.
Subject: Con Jackson
bucking horse
Quanah Parker (horse)
Southwest Kansas
Neutral Strip
Perry Brite
Walt Naylor
Kingman Fair
steer roping Mary Elizabeth Rogers
Texas Longhorns Burris Wright Frank Peacock
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CallNo: P77-I2  
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Descriptive Title: Jack rabbit roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 9/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] Photo by C.A. Smith - 1935 [back] 1 [1 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamped two or three times] [note] 1 [1 is circled] Picture No. 1 Photo taken at start of rabbit "drive" in southwest Kansas. Men and boys armed with clubs form large circle covering a half section of land and march to central "killing pen" driving scared bunnies ahead of them. Photos from author's collection, taken by C. A. Smith in 1935. [Photos from author's collection, taken by A.C. Smith in 1935 is underlined]
Misc Info: Men and boys, armed with clubs, circle around jack rabbits in background.
Subject: rabbit drive
boys
clubs
jack rabbits
C.A. Smith
Southwest Kansas
men
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P123
P257
P552
P553
Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: PC11-A5b  
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Descriptive Title: Memorial Library, Liberal Kansas   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kennedy photo [back] Memorial Library, located in Cooper Park on U.S. Highways 54 & 83 in downtown Liberal. The World's only Book Front Library. Books of all classifications and the Best Seller's List are always available. We invite you to come to visit us. Distributed by Kennedy Studios, Liberal, Kansas. Genuine Curteich - Chicago "C.T. Art - Colortone" Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) Post Card; Place Stamp Here. 6C-H82
Misc Info: Color post card; no correspondence; book front of Memorial Library in Liberal, KS. Statue of Liberty replica in park.
Subject: Memorial Library
Liberal, Kansas
Cooper Park
book front
Curteich-Chicago
Kennedy Studio
trees shrubs street light sidewalk
Statue of Liberty replica
statue base and planter
flowers
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CallNo: PC14-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Cattle round-up   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] "Round-Up Time." Cattle, Great Western Industry. No. 37 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in USA; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas. Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: No correspondence; many cattle on the plains; cowboys on horses rounding up livestock.
Subject: cattle
cowboys
horses
plains
Dodge City, Kansas, area
tree
Hetzel Photos
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC17-D2c  
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Descriptive Title: 300,000 bushels of wheat on ground   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] 300,000 bushels wheat piled on ground waiting for shipment to market. No. A-24 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here. Made in U.S.A. Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: No correspondence; wheat piled on ground; man in front holding gun and wearing a hat. The wheat is taller than he is.
Subject: 300,000 bushels of wheat
man
hat
shotgun rifle
Dodge City, Kansas
Hetzel Photos
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC1-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Two train engines wreck   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: April 19, 1922   Provenance:private collection - O.B. Wimmer
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [back] Correspondence Place Stamp Here Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [back note 1] These are the engines that were in the wreck between Kismet and Plains, Kans., killing both engineers, Phillip Frick and Charles Wideman. In the year April 19 - 1922 out of the two crews of 5 men. Each their is only one man still alive he is Tom Shook who lives in Pratt, Ks. now retired. [back note 2] On the reverse of this photo, my friend, O.B. Wimmer wrote: "These are the two engines in the wreck between Kismet and Plains, Kansas. Both engineers, Phillip Frick and Charles Weideman were killed. Date was April 19, 1922. Of the two crews, only Tom Shook is still living - now at Pratt, Kansas." - Photo courtesy O.B. Wimmer. (sentence underlined) 10 (circled) 24 (circled) 77%
Misc Info: Two train engines collided - note one engine is No. 1230 T18
Subject: two train engines
Kismet, Kansas
Plains, Kansas
Phillip Frick
Charles Weideman
engine number 1230 T18
O.B. Wimmer
train wreck
Tom Shook
Pratt, Kansas
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CallNo: PC21-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Saddlebronc rider at a rodeo   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] "Rid 'em Cowboy," Real sport, western rodeo No. A-20 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: Saddlebronc rider at a rodeo; spectators in stands watch
Subject: saddlebronc rider
horse
rodeo arena
light pole
stands
spectators
Hetzel Photos
Dodge City, Kansas
trees
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC22-F2f6  
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Descriptive Title: Wheat harvest in the west   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Wheat Harvest Scene in the West; No. A-22; [back] Post Card; Made in U.S.A.; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: Wheat harvest - three farmers cutting wheat using grain truck, tractor and cutting implement
Subject: farmers
wheat - cut and uncut
grain truck
tractor
harvest
implement old fashioned combine
Hetzel Photos
Dodge City, Kansas
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC23-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Chuck wagons at roundup   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1878   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Chuck wagons at Roundup, Early days of the west, 1878 No. A-25 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: Several cowboys sit at campsite and eat. Chuckwagons in background.
Subject: Cowboys sitting eating
chuckwagons
dishes
saddles
blankets
plains
trees
campsite
round-up Hetzel Photos Dodge City, Kansas
early west Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC25-A5f2  
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Descriptive Title: Ranch house 6 miles south of Gering, Nebraska   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: July 1909   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Ranch 6 mi south Gering, Neb. [back] Post Card; Correspondence Here. Name and Address Here; Our old home 6 mi so. Gering, Nebr. All well and hope you are the same. c/o Dock Messenger; Mr. A.M. Pattison; St. John Kansas; [stamp] series 1902 United States of America; 1706 Franklin Postage One Cent 1706 [cancellation stamp] GERING July 7 8 am 1909 NEB (circled) The Old Ranch (written sideways)
Misc Info: Old wooden house, 2 chimneys, sits on the plains
Subject: ranch house
trees
Gering, Nebraska
Dock Messenger
Mr. A.M. Pattison
St. John, Kansas
1-cent stamp
cancellation stamp
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CallNo: PC26-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: The Jones and Plummer Trail - Beaver City Oklahoma   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1961; 1893   Provenance:private collection - Harry Chrisman
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] The Jones and Plummer Trail - Main Street, Beaver City Okla., 1893 [back] The Jones Plummer Trail, circa 1873-1893, extended southward from Dodge City, Kansas, through Beaver City, in No Man's Land, to Fort Elliott, Mobeetie and Rath City, Texas. The trail was the main artery of commerce, first for the Buffalo Hide Hunters and the freighters, later for the cattle herds that ranchers moved up to Dodge City and the Santa Fe railway. I layed out these cards (500) for Mrs. Sharp. Had them printed by Rawleigh Wyant and Don Adams at Southwest Daily Times. H.E.C. 1961 Post Card
Misc Info: Trail through Beaver City, Okla. Storefronts line street.
Subject: Jones and Plummer Trail
Main Street in Beaver City, Oklahoma
stores
brush
Beaver City Museum
Mrs. Sharp Fort Elliott, Texas No Man's Land
Dodge City, Kansas Mobeetie, Texas
Rath City, Texas buffalo hide hunters
Rawleigh Wyant Don Adams Southwest Daily Times
Santa Fe Railway
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CallNo: PC27-J  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo Skull at Beaver City, Oklahoma, museum   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: September 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Buffalo Skull - has three teeth Dodge City, KS [back] In Beaver City Museum almost a perfect Buffalo Skull. They roamed "No Man's Land," Indian hunting ground. White men killed buffalos for hides. "Squatters gathered bones and hauled them to Dodge City, Kansas, for $4,000 per ton, a four days trip with good luck. 9-61; Beaver City Museum; Postcard; Etch Tone
Misc Info: No correspondence; buffalo skull on shelf in museum collection.
Subject: Buffalo skull with three teeth
Beaver City, Oklahoma, Museum
Beaver City, Oklahoma
horse figurines
museum collection
bookcase
books
Etch Tone
No Man's Land
Dodge City, Kansas
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CallNo: PC2-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Freight train wreck   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 8/13/38   Provenance:private collection - Turtle Studio, Liberal KS
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Wrecked freight train on R.I. RR at Arkalon Bridge - 8-18-38. Engine 5036. Cost $115,000. Wt. 733200 lbs. Power 67000 Drawbar. Booster 70000 lbs. Turtle Studio. 28 [back] Post Card Turtle Studio Kodak Finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans. 14 S. Kans. Ave. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [back note] Oil tankers and box cars were piled up like children's toys when Engine 5036 (cost $115,000; wt. 73,320 lbs) plunged through the bridge on flood-swollen Cimarron River. Turtle Studio, Liberal, Kansas photo. (sentence underlined) 32 (circled) 24 75%
Misc Info: Oil tanker, box car and engine wreck on bridge. Debris and cars in river.
Subject: freight train
oil tanker
box car - NYC 181306
Arkalon bridge
Cimarron River
Rock Island railroad
Engine 5036
Turtle Studio
box cars oil tanker GATX6538 Kodak finishing
trees debris oil tanker 5340 Liberal, Kansas
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CallNo: PC34-F2a2  
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Descriptive Title: Four women in bathing suits   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Beautiful Bathing Beauties, Out in the West No. A-31 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: Four women in bathing suits beside a lake. Men in boat on lake.
Subject: women in bathing suits
lake
trees
rock
bushes
boat
Hetzel Photos
Dodge City, Kansas
men in boat
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC35-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Two men fishing   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Finest Fishing in the World Out in the West. No. A-32 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: No correspondence; two men fishing along river bank.
Subject: Two men fishing
fishing poles
river
rocks
bushes
trees
Hetzel Photos
Dodge City, Kansas
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC37-C1c  
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Descriptive Title: Blizzard of February 1912   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: February 1912   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Snow plow stuck near Liberal 2-28-12 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence Here; Name and Address Here; Return Photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [back note 1] Taken in the cut west of Liberal not too far from the point of entry. [back note 2] The February storm of 1912 buried the entire southwest in snow that was three feet deep on the level and filled all the railroad cuts to the top. Trains failed to run for several days and there was great loss of livestock. Photo courtesy O.B. Wimmer, Liberal. (sentence underlined) Don't mark photo!
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Subject: snow plow
snow bank
people
highline poles
Liberal, Kansas
O.B. Wimmer
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CallNo: PC38-C1c  
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Descriptive Title: Blizzard of February 1912   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: February 1912   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Near Liberal 2-28-12 Snow plow at work. [back] 9 (circled) Post Card; Correspondence Here; Name and Address Here; Come down out of that cloud and be sociable. Guess who? Behind the clouds the sun is shining and every cloud has a silver lining. Mr. Orren Wimmer, Liberal, Kans. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamp] U.S. Postage One Cent [cancellation stamp] Liberal Mar 6 4 pm Kans [back note 1] Taken at the east edge of Liberal about where the stock yards are now located. [back note 2] 9 (circled) 24 (circled) A February blizzard in 1912 held up traffic for several days in southwest Kansas. It was all the Rotary plows could do to get through. - Photo courtesy O.B. Wimmer. (sentence underlined) 75%
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Subject: snow plow
snow drift
highline poles and wires
fence
Liberal, Kansas
Orren Wimmer
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CallNo: PC39-C2a  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Depot burning   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1910   Provenance:private collection - Paul Custer
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Rock Island Depot burning Liberal, Kans. [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence; Address; Published by Hal G. Reid, Jeweler, Liberal, Kan. Reduce to 4 1/4 x 2 3/4" Paul Custer collection [back note] Copy G-3; When the Rock Island depot, with the fine Greer House dining and lunch facilities, burned in 1910, Liberal lost its largest building. The depot was rebuilt later in masonry, but it was years before as satisfactory dining room facilities were established. Photo courtesy the late Hal Reid Jewelers, Paul Custer collection. (sentence underlined) Don't mark photo!
Misc Info: Rock Island Depot buildings burning; night scene
Subject: Rock Island depot
fire
Hal G. Reid
Liberal, Kansas
Paul Custer
Greer House
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CallNo: PC3-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Freight train wreck   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: July or August 18, 1938   Provenance:private collection - Turtle Studio, Liberal KS
Size: 3 1/2 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Wrecked freight train on R.I. RR at Arkalon Bridge 8-18-38. Engine 5036. Cost $115,000. Wt. 733200 lbs. Power 67000 Drawbar Booster 70000 lbs. Turtle Studio. 21. [back] Post Card Turtle Studio Kodak Finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans. 14 S. Kansas Ave. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. 34 (circled) 75% Harry E. Chisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [back note] 34 (circled) 24 Engineer Walter Walker rode old Engine 5036 into the Cimarron when floods caused the bridge to give way, July 18, 1938.
Misc Info: Cranes pull engine from train wreckage. People look on from bridge, ground below.
Subject: train wreckage
Arkalon bridge
Walter Walker
train engine
railroad ties
two cranes
Rock Island Railroad
workers Engine 5036
Cimarron River people Turtle Studio
Liberal, Kansas Kodak Finishing
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CallNo: PC44-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Engine 5036   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: 
Text: [back] Post Card; Correspondence; [Tartto] Studio; Kodak finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans 14 S. Kans Ave; AZO; Place Stamp Here; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [two stamps] 35 (circled in red ink). [note - handwritten] Walter Walker engineer (smeared) ..... Brakeman Holder that went down in this wreck still live in Pratt Walker is [?] Holder is still working Fireman Powell died several years ago, I do not know about the rest of the crew [note - typed, put in seperate sleeve] Back at the yards, she had the appearance of a male Peacock that had shed its tail, when Engine 5036 was resurrected from her watery grave. ---- Photos courtesy O.B. Wimmer. (sentence underlined) 35 (circled in red ink) 24 75% [front of post card] Engine 5036 Raised from Cimmeron river after R.I.R.R. Freight wreck. 8-18-38. Weight 733200 Power 67000. Draw Bar booster 70000 LBS. Cost 115,000.00 Yurile Stv ---
Misc Info: Picture of a train engine that is beat up. Building behind it and man standing in front of it.
Subject: Train wreck
Cimarron River
RI RR freight train
O.B. Wimmer
Walter Walker
engineer
brakeman holder
Pratt, Kansas
fireman Powell
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CallNo: PC46-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Range cattle   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Range Cattle Dodge City, Kansas [back] POST CARD; Correspondence; Place postage stamp here; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; This space for the address.
Misc Info: Picture is of cattle standing next to a fence. There are more in the background with a holding pen behind those. Also has a windmill.
Subject: range cattle
cattle
Dodge City, Kansas
postcard
Harry E. Chrisman
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CallNo: PC5-D2a  
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Descriptive Title: Broom corn crop in Liberal   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:private collection - Maurine and Crompton Tate
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] #53 Always Something (letter "s" is backwards) doing at Liberal. [back note] A Saturday street scene during the booming broom-corn years in Southwest Kansas. Photo courtesy Maurine and Crompton Tate. Don't mark photo! [back] When hardware its hardware, can't even buy a snap in it, was in the harness shop also, but did not talk with the owner Edison. Was in the court house also. Aug had some business there in regards school bonds he is treasure of their district. Aug. is having quite a time out here. Sunday we are invited out to dinner. There is a family here from Chester, Neb., by the name of John Preifert. Harry E. Chrisman - Return Pic; Post Card Correspondence here (short vertical line) Place Stamp Here; Name and address here; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 Liberal, Kansas (word ACTUAL written on right side)
Misc Info: Busy street scene with wagons full of broom corn. Downtown Liberal, Kansas, street scene.
Subject: broom-corn
downtown Liberal, Kansas
wagons horses farmers
Southwest Kansas Lands building
Star Grocery building
Edison owner of hardware store
John Preifert
telephone poles street-side shops
Chester, Nebraska
Maurine and Crompton Tate
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