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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.  
CallNo: C1-A3nd  
Descriptive Title: Sketches of bank building   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 9"   Condition: 
Text: [1st page] Gene Groves' brother (Frances) lives down near [Floris], Okla has many "old" pictures; Lee Larrabee and Con Jackson branding (Lee with iron) on the Forbes Ranch Cimarron River. Original Pix owned by Mrs. Frank Stefan 711 N. Grant Liberal. Sketch of building with hog in street. Says Hog in street, Bank bldg at Arkalon. [2nd page] Sketch of W.C. Stout Store. Has windmill in left corner. south (circled) east (circled) Says W.C. Stout Store at Arkalon showing the south and east view. (line seperating text) another sketch Says W.C. Stout store at Arklon showing the north view.
Misc Info: 
Subject: bank
W.C. Stout
  Related to:  P126-D1a3

CallNo: E7-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: 27 cowboy photos   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 x 9   Condition: fair
Text: 27 cowboy photos - Many Day photos; courtesy Mrs. James C. Banker 420 E. Texas Hobbs, New Mex 88240 (Her copies returned and clippings 5-13-66) (Others with Jim Herron illus. material)
Misc Info: At this time (12-17-03) No photos were in envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Day photos
James C. Banker
Hobbs, New Mexico
Jim Herron
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CallNo: L12-E1a3  
Descriptive Title: Dear Mr. Chrisman: Hobbs N.M. 1-28-66   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: 4-28-66   Provenance:
Size: 6 x 8"   Condition: 
Text: Returned 27 photos + her clippings 5-13-66 Hobbs N.M. 4-28-66 Dear Mr. Chrisman: I am sending you some of my pictures ... [copy of letter attached]
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope. This letter has 2 pages.
Subject: pictures
Jim Herron
Mr. Steel
Milt Hinkle
Mrs. James C. Banker
hanging trees Kiowa graves Hobbs, New Mexico
R.W. Day Coin, Oklahoma George Whitaker
  Related to:  E7-F2f1

CallNo: N195-K  
Descriptive Title: Gold Dust Washing Powder ad from "The Hired Girl"   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:"The Hired Girl" magazine or other publication
Size: 3 15/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: good
Text: Gold Dust Washing Powder/ I've washed at the tub, And I've scrubbed the floor, I've scoured the tin pans too; and/ Gold Dust/ did it in half the time that any soap could do./ Sold everywhere. Cleans everything. Pleases everybody./ N.K. Fairbank & Co.,/ Sole Manufacturers,/ Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans; San Francisco, Portland, Me., Portland, Ore., Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.
Misc Info: Advertisement from a newspaper, magazine or some other publication. The ad is an illustration of a woman washing clothes in a washtub, looking at a pan, and scrubbing a floor. The print ad is on the right side.
Subject: Gold Dust Powder
"The Hired Girl" magazine or publication
N.K. Fairbank & Co.
tin pan
  Related to:  E17
Other: According to E17, this is an illustration taken from "The Hired Girl."    

CallNo: N70-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Cowboys watering horses while rounding up cattle   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8"   Condition: very good
Text: 11; H; Kodak Safety Film; Kodak Safety Film; No. 17
Misc Info: 5 cowboys on horseback in stream; horses drinking; cattle on plains in background.
Subject: cowboys
bank of the stream
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CallNo: P151-A3p  
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Descriptive Title: Man writing at desk cartoon   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [Misc. signs in cartoon] [Picture is of a man sitting at a desk behind a counter. He is writing. There are 4 people standing at counter and 4 people behind a window. There is a stove with a kettle going and the steam burned a cat. Picture was in manila envelope]
Misc Info: {Scope's trial in Tennessee in the early 1900s; maybe picture of monkey that says My Grandpa. Was in manila envelope.
Subject: Man
Justice of the Peace
bank director
telephraph operator
President of school board
Leader brass band
mail carrier real estate agent
Express agent creamery association baggage master
  Related to:  E4-F1
P145-F1b; P146-F1b; P147-F1b; P148-F1b; P149-F1b
P150-A2b11; P151-A3p; L7-F1ab; L8-F1b

CallNo: P258-A3h  
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Descriptive Title: Bank building at Arkalon, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 3/4 x 5 11/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] 3 col HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [note] Bank building at Arkalon, Kansas from an original photo owned by Mrs. Frank Stefan, 711 N. Grant, Liberal, Kans
Misc Info: Photo is of a huge building with people standing on the porch and people on horseback. There are 2 wagons. There are 2 pigs in the foreground.
Subject: bank
Arkalon, KS
  Related to:  P259-
Other: Photo has tape tear mark and tape on top back.    

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
Street scene
Drug store
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Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 3-A 2 [2 is circled]    

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
soil bank land
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Other: Photo has glue spots across top back.    

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!
Misc Info: 
Subject: snow plow
snow bank
highline poles
Liberal, Kansas
O.B. Wimmer
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