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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: N102-A1a  
Descriptive Title: Main Street in Beaver Oklahoma in 1893   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1893   Provenance:
Size: 5 7/8 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [on negative] Main St. Beaver OK 1893 [on side of negative] Kodak -- Safety -- Film 437 [on side of building] GARRI/GENE
Misc Info: Street scene of Beaver, Oklahoma. The buildings are made of wood. There is a large dirt street running in between the buildings. There is a row of buildings, very close together, on both sides of the street. The first building on the right might be a general store according to the partial lettering on the side. Can see a small path in the brush leading to the general store in the foreground of the negative.
Subject: Beaver Oklahoma
Main Street
street scene
wood buildings
businesses
general store
dirt street
scrub grass and other brush
dirt path
Kodak
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CallNo: N82-J2  
Descriptive Title: Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 7/8"   Condition: very good
Text: o Ansco Safety Film Dobe Walls, Texas
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; people standing by fence; monument set off in the middle of plains.
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
Adobe Walls, Texas
plains
brush grass
fence
people
rocks
hills
Ansco Safety Film
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CallNo: P171-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Street scene   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 3/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] Carr (part of a letter) Gene; ? [st.] Beaver Ok. 1893
Misc Info: Picture of street scene with overgrown street. Has buildings. Red lines on picture.
Subject: town
street
building
brush
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CallNo: P209-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 4 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Dobe Walls, Texas [back] Adobe Walls Taken 1929 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; people standing by fence; monument set off in the middle of plains.
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
plains
Adobe Walls, Texas
brush grass
fence
people
rocks
hills
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CallNo: P308-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Old Jones-Plummer Trail near Beaver, OK   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Nov. 1958   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [stamp] THIS IS A KODACOLOR PRINT Made by Kodak NOVEMBER 1958 - RE ; Looking south on Old Jones-Plummer Trail just north of River at Beaver, Okla. Catherine Chrisman in picture. Trail is eroded away near where she stands. Pic taken Nov. 1958 by Harry E. Chrisman Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of a person standing in the distance. There is alot of brush in the foreground and small hills in the background.
Subject: Jones-Plummer Trail
Beaver, OK
Trail
Catherine Chrisman
Brush
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CallNo: P333-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 5/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old Ranch house in decay. Aug. 1961 Smoky Hill River [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a building falling apart. There is one rock wall still standing. The rest appears to be wood and in tilting. There is a beam on the top that is holding one wall up. This beam is also attached to the rock wall.
Subject: Ranch house
Ruins
Brush
Open plains
Scrapbook
Envelope
Smoky Hill River
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N201
P334
P335
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope Photo has tape on right top back.    

CallNo: P428-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Cowboys   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1900s   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] CREDIT DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY WESTERN HISTORY DEPARTMENT PHOTO BY McClure, Denver Colo. [McClure, Denver Colo. is underlined] REPRODUCTION OF PRINT IS SUBJECT TO USE FEE ORDER # 03632 [03632 is underlined] NOTICE THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW (TITLE 17 U.S. CODE) Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] p. 178 #3 [save] for VII Cowboys (prints) F30325 [job form] CMP 1006 Job Name Ohio Univ Job No. 43044 Page 178 Half-Tone [check mark] 65 % 5 -52
Misc Info: Photo is of 2 men on horseback. They are in the plains with hills behind them. There is a herd of cattle in the right background.
Subject: cowboys
horses
men
ropes
plains
hills
brush
Cattle
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P430-
Other: [PHOTOS FROM "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"] Photo has tape on bottom back.    

CallNo: P429-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Cowboy   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1900s   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] 1 [1 is circled] Frontispiece [Frontispiece is underlined] CREDIT DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY WESTERN HISTORY DEPARTMENT PHOTO BY________________ REPRODUCTION OF PRINT IS SUBJECT TO USE FEE ORDER# 03632 [03632 is underlined] NOTICE THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW (TITLE 17 U.S. CODE) #3 [#3 is x'ed out] frontace peice [frontace peice is underlined] Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] Cowboys (prints) (Belden) F27331 [job form] Job Name Ohio Univ Job No. 43044 Page ii Half-Tone [check mark] 100% 9-26
Misc Info: Photo is of a man on a horse. They are moving forward. Sky and clouds are behind them. Possibly they are on a ridge. The ground is rocky with brush.
Subject: cowboy
horse
rope
plains
clouds
rocks
brush
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P430-
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West" Photo has tape on bottom back.    

CallNo: P527-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Photograph of drawing, horses and wagon   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Thomas Connell [back] Reduce to 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; [there is a square drawn on the back] ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [yellow sticky note] Front Flap .16 [.16 is underlined twice] 42%
Misc Info: Photo is of a drawing. The drawing is of a wagon being pulled by two horses. There is a man driving the horses and there is cargo in the back of the wagon. There is a barbed wire fence on the hill above the wagon. There are hills in the background and brush in the foreground.
Subject: Horse-drawn wagon
Prairie
Horses
Brush
Fence
Hills
Thomas Connell
Man
Cargo
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Other: Photo has tape on back covering the address stamp. Yellow sticky note has tape on back.    

CallNo: P56-D1b  
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Descriptive Title: Longhorns on open range   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Cache, Okla Photo by Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [Has small red x in middle of back]
Misc Info: 2 longhorns walking on open range. 1 dark color, 1 light color with dark head and neck. Scrub trees and brush in background.
Subject: Longhorn
cattle
open range
brush
trees
Cache, Oklahoma
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CallNo: PC19-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Jas. Carr's teams   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 22. Jas. Carr's teams 148 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Teams of mules stand in line from stream to rocky hill; teams pulling wagons (possibly loaded wiht rock?)
Subject: Jas. Carr's teams
teams of mules stream
brush
rocky hill
wagons
rocks
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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: PC28-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Front Street south of railroad tracks   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [front] Rawling - Front St. south of railroad tracks. 119 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Location unknown unless Rawling is the name of a town; no correspondence; street scene with store fronts. Cozy saloon, the Alamo and [south side saloon?]
Subject: Front Street
The Alamo
Cozy Saloon
dirt street
brush
poles
hills in background
Rawling
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