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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: N163-A3b1  
Descriptive Title: Rock Island Depot or other railway building   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: Rock Island
Misc Info: Words written on the ground say Rock Island in front of a building, looks like it is probably a depot. Don't think it is the Liberal, Kansas, Rock Island Depot. There are other buildings in the background, and the automobiles look like they are from the 1950s era. There is a large, bare tree in front of depot building.
Subject: Rock Island Depot
buildings
trees
automobiles
railroad
telephone poles
  Related to:  E15
Other: Negatives N163 and N164 are together on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N217-A2a3  
Descriptive Title: Larrabee home   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 9 3/16 x 6 5/16   Condition: good
Text: Signs in the picture: CITIZENS STATE BANK; TUCKER; WARREN HOTEL; POOL.
Misc Info: Labeled as Plastics. It looks like a negative but feels like plastic, smooth on one side and rough on the other. Was in a folded Southwest Daily Times advertising copy paper with 3 other plastics.
Subject: Larrabee
Moving
House moving
Town
Home
Automobiles
People
Street
  Related to:  C18
N215
N216
N218
Other: Negative is of a house being moved on a trailer. It is being pulled by a truck. There is a man walking backwards guiding the truck. There are people watching from the sidewalk, some have bicycles. There are automobiles parked on the side of the street.    

CallNo: N52-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Bareback riding at Alliance Nebraska rodeo   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 5/8"   Condition: very good
Text: Bareback riding Alliance Rodeo (Doubleday); 90685
Misc Info: Cowboy rides bareback at rodeo; horse is facing left, with back legs in air to kick; cowboy on horse at right; other cowboys and horses at left; cars line fence in background
Subject: bareback riding
Alliance rodeo
Alliance, Nebraska
Doubleday
cowboys
horses
rodeo arena
fence
automobiles
building poles
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CallNo: N74-B1a1  
Descriptive Title: Automobile with trailer in front of residential home   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: VP (triangle with top pointed right) 3; VP (triangle with top pointed right) 4; VP (triangle with top pointed right); 6041; Kodak 6041 [tag] 4G23
Misc Info: Car with trailer sits in driveway in front of residential house; trees, shrubs and bushes around house; large house with tile shingles. Other car in driveway.
Subject: automobiles
trailer
residence
home
trees
shrubs
driveway
yard garage Kodak
pillars bushes car roof
shingles windows archways
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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: 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: P254-A3b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Rock Island [island only top half of letters visable] APR 61 [back] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a building with a tree in front of it. In the foreground is a mound with the letters ROCK ISLAND in the ground.
Subject: Rock Island
Depot
Building
Automobiles
Trees
  Related to:  P251-
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CallNo: P272-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Downtown street scene   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1920's   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [front] [sign on store front] QUINLAN & TAYLOR REAL - ESTATE INSURANCE [there are more signs, but unable to read them] [back] 5 col 2.2 [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of a street scence. There are people in automobiles and people standing. There is one wagon with two horses and a man standing in wagon. There is a dog running across the street. There is an empty wagon with 2 white horses hooked up to it. There are 2 men sitting in the front right corner of photo.
Subject: Street
Downtown
Buildings
People
Automobiles
Horses
Wagon
Poles
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CallNo: P303-A5e  
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Descriptive Title: Fort Sam at Houston, Texas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1917   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/16 x 4   Condition: very good
Text: [stamped on front of photo] Copyrighted by C.W. Henningsen, San Antonio, Texas. [back of photo] Part of Ft. Sam, Houston, Texas 1917
Misc Info: Buildings, automobiles and houses in the background of a town scene. There is a line of automobiles and trucks in the forefront of the photo, and visible are the tops of several buildings, possibly bunkers. Large houses are in the background.
Subject: Fort Sam
Houston, Texas
automobiles
buildings
houses
trees
telephone poles
C.W. Henningsen
San Antonio, Texas
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CallNo: P322-F2a  
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Descriptive Title: Fargo Springs School   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] FARGO SPRINGS SCHOOL APR 1955 [back] Bernard Lemert "Aunt Betty" Lemert Catherine Chrisman 1955
Misc Info: Photo is of 2 women and 1 man standing on a hill. There are rocks or bricks in the foreground. There is a car behind the hill and another front end of a car on the right side.
Subject: Fargo Springs School
Bernard Lemert
Betty Lemert
Aunt Betty
Catherine Chrisman
Automobiles
Hill
Rocks
Open plains
Scrapbook
  Related to:  P321
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p. 1R-C Scrapbook Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P409-F1ab  
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Descriptive Title: Sam Heraldson and his   Type: Print
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Size: 3 1/2 x 5 13/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Other guests at the Rogers Hotel: Sam Heraldson and his "wife." Sam worked with a Washington, D. C. ring that took cars and re-sold them to unsuspecting buyers. The FBI came to Camp Hill one day looking for Sam. He had left for Florida the day before. A few days later I went to Bay Minette, Ala. to finish up some business there. My friend the Veterinarian at Camp Hill said some of the folks there said, "Yes, Chrisman and the Heraldson's are probably on a beach in Florida now!" Ha! What suspicious people we have in this land. [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK
Misc Info: Photo is of a man and woman standing on the porch of a building. There are steps directly in front of them.
Subject: Sam Heraldson
Wife
Rogers Hotel
Washington, D.C.
Automobiles
FBI
Florida
Camp Hill, Alabama
Bay Minette, Alabama
Veterinarian
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