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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: C4-D1a2  
Descriptive Title: Descriptions of three pictures   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 7 x 8"   Condition: 
Text: Pic # 1 "Good neighbors help out at "Round Up Time" shown left to right are Dean Shade, Bob Mapes, Mac Johnson, Duncan Major, Clyde Taft, Bill Baker, Mrs. Duncan Major, Malcom Major and Jim Cooper ---- and all in LEVI'S! This picture is missing so far. (highlighted in yellow) Pic # 2 Left to right: Clyde Taft, Ethel Major and her (word crossed out with arcs above and below) husband Duncan Major take their seats in the buffalo grass for a noon lunch close by the chuckwagon. Pic #3 Ethel Major does a little old-fashioned wash-up before noon-day lunch on the round-up. These three photos courtesy of Lucille Crish, The Huerfans World. (sentence underlined)Walsenburg, Colorado. Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
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Subject: Round up time
pictures
Dean Shade
Bob Mapes
Mac Johnson
Duncan Major Clyde Taft chuckwagon Buffalo grass
Lucille Crish Bill Baker
Ethel Major
Malcom Major
Jim Cooper
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CallNo: C7-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Carl Smith obituary comment   Type: Comments
Date of Origin: 2-26-1976   Provenance:
Size: 4 x 6"   Condition: good
Text: obituary 2-26-76 Carl Smith (age 117) of Seattle, Wash., was a rider at one time for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and Pawnee Bill Wild West Show. Not photo available adn just brief editorial in local paper from ass. press. Denver Post might have picked this up on their ass. press wire. Probably the last one of the old show group to die. Walt Thayer
Misc Info: hand-written note on white paper; ink is mostly blue; it's black where the author wrote over words. Looks like it was folded in half at some time. (This was found with Smith Ranch negatives.)
Subject: Carl Smith
Seattle, Washington
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show
Associated Press
Denver Post
Walt Thayer
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
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CallNo: N111-D1e  
Descriptive Title: Bison grazing on the plains   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: No. 54 Not many of us left.
Misc Info: Several bison or buffalo are grazing on the plains. There are calves with the full-grown buffalo.
Subject: bison
buffalo
plains
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CallNo: N6-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Col. Idaho Bill   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: Col. Idaho Bill D.F.P. Co. [sign] Frontier Days Contest Not a wild west [....?]
Misc Info: Man dressed in Buffalo Bill clothes stands in front of Frontier Days sign
Subject: Col. Idaho Bill
D.F.P.Co.
Frontier Days
fence
sign
hat
fringed coat
chaps cowboy boots
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
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CallNo: NC11-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Branch stores   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: Jan/Feb 1961   Provenance:
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Text: We Pay the high; Hunters supplies; Conrad & Rath Post traders; Office; Shober & Co.; True West Page 9 Jan-Febr 1961 Vol. 8 - No. 3 Above left, Conrad and Rath, post traders, Fort Griffin (Shackleford County), Texas. This likeness was reproduced from a letterhead found in the Texas Adjutant General's office in Austin. Fort Griffin was headquarters for the buffalo hunters in West Texas.
Misc Info: 
Subject: Conrad and Rath Post traders
Camp Minter
Camp Rath
Camp Reynolds
True West
Fort Griffin
Shackleford County, Texas
buffalo hunters
  Related to:  P180-F1b
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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: 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: P129-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Lunch on a Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:  3 3/8 x 4 1/4   Condition: fair
Text: [back] 2 [2 is circled] Food tastes; L. Clyde Taft, Ethel Major and her husband, Duncan, at lunch near chuckwagon on Roundup. Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 F 505731
Misc Info: Picture of 2 men and 1 woman sitting down eating lunch. 1 horse saddled in background and 3 cows.
Subject: Cowboys
chuckwagon
horses
cows
buffalo grass
  Related to:  C4-D1a2
Other: Picture has 2 staple marks in top left corner.    

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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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P210-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Mrs. William Wyant at Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 4 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: Adobe Walls Mrs. Wm Wyant 1929 Scene of Battle of 'Dobe Walls between Buffalo Hunters and Indians 1874 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; woman in hat stands beside fence; grass is tall, trees in background
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
Mrs. William Wyant
fence
grass
trees
Battle of 'Dobe Walls
buffalo hunters
Indians
woman
Adobe Walls, Texas
  Related to:  N81-J2
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CallNo: P240-K4  
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Descriptive Title: Lost Trails of the Cimarron   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: {back of photo} This is my little make up 488b
Misc Info: This is a photo of a collection of photos on a backboard. There is a buffalo figure with "Lost trails of the cimarron" leaning against the buffalo and the backboard.
Subject: Chrisman
Lost trails of the cimarron
buffalo
  Related to:  P241-
P242-
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CallNo: P241-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Picture collection   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: {back of photo} This is the framed picture or one Ive the frame to now place in 488B
Misc Info: Picture is of a collection of photos on a backboard.
Subject: Chrisman
buffalo
prairie pictures
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P242-
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CallNo: P242-K4  
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Descriptive Title: Lost Trails of the Cimarron picture collection   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: {back of photo} also this but my lighting is poor eh 488B
Misc Info: Picture is of a collection of photos on a backboard with a buffalo figure and "Lost trails of the cimarron" book. This is all placed on a dresser or something. There is a light switch in the back left side of collection.
Subject: Chrisman
Lost trails of the Cimarron
buffalo
prairie pictures
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CallNo: P30-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Woman gathering chips   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [on picture] No. 18. Independence on the Plains. Gathering chips.
Misc Info: Woman holding a wheelbarrow full of chips. Either cow or buffalo
Subject: woman working
chips (to burn)
cow
buffalo
wheelbarrow
plains
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CallNo: P417-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Olds' Grave at Adobe Walls, Texas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Unknown   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8   Condition: good
Text: [note with photo] OLDS' GRAVE AT ADOBE WALLS, TEXAS William Olds, killed after the battle at Adobe Walls when his gun accidentally discharged, was buried at this location. In the distance can be seen the mesa on which the last Indian was said to have been shot when Billy Dixon made a long-distance "scratch shot" with his powerful buffalo rifle, a U.S. Springfield 45-70 now at Canyon, Texas Museum.
Misc Info: Photo is of a pipe fence corner. It looks out through the pipe fence. There are plains all around it.
Subject: Olds' Grave
Adobe Walls, Texas
William Olds
Billy Dixon
Indian
Buffalo rifle
Springfield 45-70
Canyon Texas Museum
  Related to:  P416-
Other: Photo has tape on left top corner front.    

CallNo: P524-D1e  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo herd   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Buffalo Cache, Okla ; Reduce to 2 1/2" x 2" ; Return to [arrow pointing down] Photo by HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] The last of the xxxxxxx Southern Herd of buffalo, seen by Charles Hancock and his father on their homestead in southwest Kansas in 1887 must have appeared much like this herd, and browsing on similar Oklahoma terrain. Photo by author. [Photo by author. is underlined] ; (This herd at Cache, Okla.) ; 1887 1874 ____ 13 [1st yellow sticky note] Crop About here [has a line going down] [2nd yellow sticky note] 100% 67% [67% is crossed out] .17 [.17 is underlined twice] Top HT. [has a line going down]
Misc Info: Photo is of a herdof buffalo on open range. There are 16 of them facing the right. There is a scrub tree in the left background.
Subject: buffalo
prairie
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Other: Photo has tape tear mark on back top. Photo has a diagonal line and a box on back. Note has tape on front top.    

CallNo: P76-A2b8  
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Descriptive Title: House at Old Ox Ranch, Guymon, Okla.   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1959   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [back] This is a Kodacolor Print made by Kodak. Week of Oct. 11-58 RF ; Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 - Please! [front of note] The Sisters' House at Ox Ranch Guymon, Okla. Photo by Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 1959 [back of note] The Sisters' House Here is the house where Edna and Emanuela stayed when they would visit at the old OX Ranch house in the summertime when the place was operated by Jimmy McQuillan. This picture was taken recently, 1959, the old walls are starting to crumble, the shingles are all about gone from the roof. A lone buffalo skull lies in the foreground, adding to its ancient granduer. Yellow Rabbit Bush and yucca stalks dot the foreground. 1991-house totally gone [1991-house totally gone is enclosed in a box] Taken 1959
Misc Info: color photo; Ox Ranch house, crumbling walls and roof, buffalo skull in front; sits on plains near Guymon, Okla.
Subject: Sisters' house
Ox Ranch
Guymon, Oklahoma
Edna and Emanuela
Jimmy McQuillan
yellow Rabbit Bush
yucca stalks
buffalo skull
fence
Kodak Kodacolor print
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Other: Photo has tape on right side, top, and bottom front. Photo has rip covered with tape on top front. Photo has tape mark on top back.    

CallNo: PC20-F2a5  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo hunters in Alcova, Wyoming   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] "Boney Earnest" - one time buffalo hunter Alcova, Wyo. 129 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: 6 hunters stand behind a dead buffalo
Subject: hunters
Boney Earnest
a dead buffalo
horses
rifles
Alcova, Wyoming
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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: PC29-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo Bill Show   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Buffalo Bill Show 112 [back] 2nd from left is Ned Buntline 6th from right is Henry Purvis, Cody, Wyo. HP; Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: No correspondence; performers in Buffalo Bill show line up from left to right. Teepees and indians in background.
Subject: Buffalo Bill Show performers
cowboys
Indians
horses
tepees teepees
wagons
trees
buildings
Ned Buntline
Henry Purvis fence Cody, Wyoming
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