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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: E4-F1  
Descriptive Title: Stell's old photos manila envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 9 1/2 x 12"   Condition: 
Text: [front] Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Social Security Administration District Office Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361 Official Business Postage and fees paid U.S. Department of H.E.W.; Stell's letters (crossed out); Stell's Old photos: 1. Delaware Postcards 2. Montana Pix 3. Robt. E. Lee (circled) - Put in genealogy collection w/Va Pix 4. Ulysses S. Grant and Abe Lincoln (circled) 5. Montana cowboys 6. Montana wheat harvest (Head? & boys) 7. Pix of Pattison Log Homestead, Geri?? 8. Geo. Stephenson + "Sankey Gospel Singers" 9. Mother & Aunt Delphy, Uncle Lou & Dad 10. 2- photos old Edison Phonograph & moving picture "Music" man (Joe Fairchild pix)
Misc Info: All pictures listed were not found in the envelope.
Subject: photographs
Delaware postcards
Montana
Robert E. Lee
Estelle C. Laughlin
Ulysses S. Grant
Abe Lincoln
cowboys Edison phonograph music man
wheat harvest Pattison log homestead
George Stephenson "Sankey Gospel Singers"
  Related to:  P7-F2f1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1 P6-F2f1
P144-F1b P145-F1b
P146-F1b P147-F1b
P148-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11 P151-A3p
L7-F1ab L8-F1b
Other:    

CallNo: L3-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Letter about Mildred Douglas Chrisman   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: April 16, 1982   Provenance:
Size: 5 7/8 x 8 5/16"   Condition: good
Text: April 16, 1982 Dear Don: On this day, 1943, my old Dad died at Scottsbluff, Nebr. where he had lived for many years, since 1920 ... Be sure to return photo and negative when through with them. Yours, Mark [back] xter A World Economic Service Putnam Avenue, P.O. Box 2200 Connecticut 06836 [postage stamp] Cutchogue NY P.B. Meter 3317229 U.S. Postage .10 9 (9 underlined)
Misc Info: Response to L2-F1a; letter to unknown person from unknown person; all typed except for signature - on some type of business paper.
Subject: Mildred Douglas Chrisman
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Wyomin
Montana
ranchers
horsemen
draft horses
rodeo photos
California
  Related to:  L2-F1a
L4-Fb5
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CallNo: M/F4  
Descriptive Title: Robbers Roost Montana   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: On front: "Robbers Roost" - Mont.
Misc Info: This mat/frame had a negative envelope with a negative. These were inside the mat/frame.
Subject: Robbers roost
Montana
Vigilante trail
House
Building
Trees
  Related to:  P443
P444
E20
N204
Other:    

CallNo: M/F9  
Descriptive Title: Cy Hagadone + Cowboys   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: On front: Cy Hagadone + Cowboys - Montana
Misc Info: This mat/frame had a negative in it.
Subject: Cy Hagadone
Doc Hagadone
Frank Hagadone
Cowboys
Montana
Card playing
Trail
  Related to:  P440
P441
N209
Other:    

CallNo: N204-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Robbers roost   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: On negative: Robbers roost on Vigilante trail 10
Misc Info: Negative was in a negative envelope with "Negative - 'Robbers Roost' ; 4 with a circle around it ; 2 V copies = 2 - 5x7 1 each" written on it. This negative envelope was in a mat/frame with "Robbers Roost" - Mont. written on it.
Subject: Robbers roost
Montana
House
Trees
Vigilante trail
Building
  Related to:  P443
P444
M/F4
E20
Other: Negative is of a building with trees on the side of it. There appears to be another building behind and to the side of it. Appears to be 2 story with decks on each level.    

CallNo: N209-D1a2  
Descriptive Title: Cy Hagadone and cowboys   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/2 x 2 7/8   Condition: good
Text: "Doc" Hagadone written on negative.
Misc Info: "Doc" Frank Hagadone, half-brother of Cy Hagadone, old Olive ranch foreman for Olive Brothers in the 1880s. The men are enjoying a friendly card game and a drink along the cattle trail. The time appears to be the late Eighties and no others in the photograph are identified.
Subject: Cy Hagadone
Cowboys
Horses
Card playing
Doc Hagadone
Frank Hagadone
Trail
Montana
  Related to:  P440
P441
M/F9
Other: This negative was in a mat/frame with: Cy Hagadone + Cowboys - Montana written on it. NOTE: Negative says Doc Hagadone and Mat/Frame says Cy Hagadone.    

CallNo: P433-F2f6  
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Descriptive Title: farmers baling hay   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1900-10s   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] XI [back] XI On pg 290 [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [job form] Job Name Ohio Univ. Job No. 43044 Page 290 Half-Tone [check mark] 65% 9 - 43
Misc Info: Photo is of farmers working with machines, horses, and hay. They are harvesting the hay. There are 7 men. All of the men are facing the camera. There are horses and mules.
Subject: farmers
hay
baling
balers
horses
plains
field
Montana.
  Related to:  P427-F2f6
Other: On the back of P427-F2f6 is Header and Header [barges] Montana about 1900-10 probably Jo [Andy] or Paul's (Chrisman)outfit near Kolin, Mont. "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West". This is a reproduction of P427-F2f6    

CallNo: P444-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Robbers Roost   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Robbers Roost on Vigilante Trail [back] XII [XII is crossed out] ; VIII ; VIII ; p. 198 ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Return Photo To [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return Photo To [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Job Name Ohio Univ. Job No. 43044 Page 198 Half-Tone [check mark] 65% 16-52
Misc Info: Photo is of a two-story building with a porch/deck on both stories. There are trees in front of building. There is a building behind it with a ladder going up to the roof.
Subject: Robbers Roost
Vigilante trail
house
building
Montana
trees
  Related to:  P443-A2b11
N204
E20
M/F4
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P5-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Montana Cowboys   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Private - Stell's Old Photos [Estelle C. Laughlin]
Size: 4 x 3   Condition: good
Text: [front] No. 6 [back] Montana Roundup "Telling the men off" i.e.sending them out on circle
Misc Info: Picture of 5 men on horses, trees in background. In manila envelope.
Subject: Cowboys
horses
Montana
ropes
roundup
trees
Estelle C. Laughlin
  Related to:  E4-F1
P7-F2f1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P6-F2f1
P144-F1b
P145-F1b P147-F1b P148-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11
P146-F1b P151-A3p L7-F1ab L8-F1b
Other: Photo is in thick carboard mat/frame. Photo has two holes on top. Frame measures 4 3/4 x 5 3/4"    

CallNo: P6-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Montana Cowboys   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:private collection - Stell's old Photos
Size: 2 15/16 x 3 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] No. 20
Misc Info: Picture was in manila envelope; picture is of 11 cowboys sitting in something (wagon?).
Subject: Cowboys
Montana
Estelle C. Laughlin
  Related to:  E4-F1
P7-F2f1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1
P144-F1b
P145-F1b P147-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11
P146-F1b P151-A3p L7-F1ab L8-F1b
Other: Picture is on a cardboard mat/frame. Frame is 4 3/4 x 5 11/16" Photo has 2 holes in top.    

CallNo: P7-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Montana Cowboys   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Private collection - Stell's Old Photos
Size: 4 7/8 x 3 15/16   Condition: fair
Text: [no text on photo]
Misc Info: Photo is of 19 cowboys on horse back. They are lined up for picture on their horses.
Subject: Cowboys
Montana
horses
Estelle C. Laughlin
  Related to:  E4-F1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1
P6-F2f1
P144-F1b
P145-F1b P147-F1b P148-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11
P146-F1b P151-A3p L7-F1ab L8-F1b
Other: Picture was in Manila envelope. Picture is on a cardboard mat/frame which has four holes in the corners. Frame is 5 3/16 x 6 3/8"    

CallNo: P80-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Sacajawea Memorial Ceremony   Type: Print
Date of Origin: February 25, 1970   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/8 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [?] Sacagawea Memorial tablet. Three Forks, Mont., Oct. 2, 1914 [back] Frame No. 22 Copied Fairfield Foto Film Date Feb. 25 1970
Misc Info: Photo is of a crowd gathering around marker in Three Forks, Mont. Train is coming through town in background. There are automobiles and horse drawn carriages in the photo. Buildings and electric or phone poles are visable.
Subject: Sacajawea Memorial Marker
gathered crowd
Three Forks, Montana
buggies
cars
horses
buildings
silo
telephone poles
houses train mountains
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CallNo: P8-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Montana Cowboy   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Private collection - Stell's Old photos
Size: 2 15/16 x 4 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] No. 7 [back] Return to E.C. Laughlin 815 P St. Gering Neb. 69341 Montana
Misc Info: Picture of cowboy on a horse with tents in background. Another horse and a wagon are behind him. Picture was in manila envelope. Picture is mounted on a cardboard mat/frame with holes in all four the corners. Frame is 4 11/16 x 5 3/4"
Subject: Cowboy
horse
tents
wagon
Montana
Estelle C. Laughlin
  Related to:  E4-F1
P7-F2f1
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1
P6-F2f1
P144-F1b
P145-F1b P147-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11
P146-F1b P151-A3p L7-F1ab L8-F1b
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CallNo: P94-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Ralph R. Doubleday - rodeo photographer   Type: Print
Date of Origin: ca. 1941   Provenance:private collection - Dr. Phillip T. Smith
Size: 4 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Ralph [insert symbol] R. Doubleday famous rodeo photographer circa 1941 Courtesy of Dr. Phillip T. Smith 1830 Alderson Ave., Billings, Mont. [checkmark with a line drawn through it] 910 [checkmark]
Misc Info: Individual man, posed picture from head to thigh; he's wearing a cowboy hat, shirt, belt, and tie.
Subject: Ralph R. Doubleday
rodeo
photographer
Dr. Phillip T. Smith
Billings, Montana
trees
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CallNo: PC51-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Robbers Roost   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 5 9/16"   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Robbers Roost on Vigilante Trail ; 10 [back] PHOTO POST CARD Kodak Paper PLACE STAMP HERE ADDRESS [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Photo is of a 2 story building with a porch/deck on both floors. There are trees in front of it. There is a building behind and on the right of it.
Subject: Robbers Roost
Vigilante trail
house
building
Montana
Trees
Postcard
  Related to:  P444-A2b11
N204
E20
M/F4
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"