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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: N103-F2b5  
Descriptive Title: Mr. Babbitt and family on porch of house   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [on side of negative] Ansco Safety Film
Misc Info: Man with wife and children standing on house porch to pose for photo. Three boys stand in front, tallest on left and decending to right. Woman holding baby behind middle boy, and man in back on right. They look to be wearing their best clothes -- suits for the men. Two of the boys are wearing a hat. Looks like there was a tear in the negative at the bottom.
Subject: Mr. Babbitt
woman
children
boys
house
Ansco
  Related to:  P418-F2b5
E29
N104
Other: The negative is pretty dark.    

CallNo: N104-F2a4  
Descriptive Title: large group of people in Wyoming   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [on side of negative] Ansco Safety Film
Misc Info: Large group of people pose for picture. There are 3-5 rows of people, and the group spans the length of the negative. There are men, women and children in the group, all wearing very nice clothing. Men are in suits, women in dresses and fancy hats. Children are also dressed nicely. Could be a family reunion? Group in front of trees.
Subject: group of people
men
women
children
grass
trees
Wyoming
Ansco
  Related to:  P419-F2a4
N103
E29
Other: The original picture has Wyoming [another word I can't make out] written in pencil on the bottom. The negative is pretty dark and has a large shadow on the right.
   

CallNo: N116-F2b5  
Descriptive Title: Family in front of sod home   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Woman and four children stand in front of sod home. Man holding reins to two horses stands to the side of the home. At least three of the children are girls because they are wearing dresses. The other is a baby and is in a high chair.
Subject: family
sod home
man
woman
children
horses
Kodak
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: N117-F2b5  
Descriptive Title: Family stands behind rabbits hung on stick   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [at bottom] No. 28 You need not starve in the Southwest. [written toward bottom left] The crop that never fails. [balloon that looks like it's coming from one mule's mouth] Sure Mike [balloon from other mule's mouth] Are we all here? [written toward bottom right] Poor Mans Paradise
Misc Info: Eight rabbits hang upside down from a stick. Man holding rifle or other gun stands behind them, with his wife who is holding a child. Three children are on mule at right; two children on mule at left. Looks like a house or other building in the background.
Subject: family
rabbit
man
woman
children
mules
building
house
gun
rifle
  Related to:  P63
Other:    

CallNo: N174-F2b5  
Descriptive Title: Kansas pioneer family and farmer   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 1 11/16   Condition: excellent
Text: On frame mat: "Abandoned Kansas Farm" (Dust Bowl era) 1930-50 Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Pioneer Farmer + Family Photo by Day On negative envelope: "Abandoned Farm" Kansas Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Settlers" Photo by Day (Negatives)
Misc Info: 
Subject: pioneers
settlers
family
horses
house
home
farmer
children
  Related to:  M/F2
E18
P451
P450
P456
N175
Other:    

CallNo: N194-F2b3  
Descriptive Title: Enclosed building on wheels with flowers and people on it   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: A building or small, enclosed house is on top of wheels like a wagon. The building has a roof, door and windows. The bottom part of the building is made of brick. There are several people in the building: a man with a child sitting on his lap and a woman behind in the door, two people in the first window, a person in the second and third windows, and a man in a suit standing beside the wagon. There are flowers and vines around the doorway and windows on the wagon. There are names written at the bottom of the negative, but it's cut off and can't be read.
Subject: building
wagon
wheels
flowers
vines
people
men
women
children
Hancock
  Related to:  P523
P495
P276
P543
Other: There is a sign to the right in the negative that says "Own Your" and the initials CE. Not sure if this is hand-written or part of the original photo.    

CallNo: N58-F2a3  
Descriptive Title: Girls on horseback   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 4 3/4"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak Safety Film; 5D
Misc Info: Picture is of 2 young girls on horseback walking along a fence line with a rock line on the ground to the side of them. 5D is on side of negative.
Subject: children
girls
horses
riding
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
P160-5a
C7-F1b
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N59-F2a3  
Descriptive Title: Girls on horseback   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 4 3/4"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak Safety Film; 6
Misc Info: Picture is of 2 young girls on horseback standing still. One horse's head is looking to the side. Trees in background. 6 is on side of negative.
Subject: children
girls
horses
riding
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N65-5a  
Descriptive Title: Negative of a boy   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5"   Condition: 
Text: Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Picture is of a young boy in far ground with trees behind him. There are rocks on the ground in front of him.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children
Kodak Safety Film
horses cows trees fence boy oxen
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N66-5a  
Descriptive Title: Negative of a boy standing on a rock   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak Safety Film; 4C
Misc Info: Picture is of a boy standing on a rock with a line of rocks on ground in front of him. Trees in background. Fence on the side of him.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls
Kodak Safety Film
trees fence boy oxen
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N67-5a  
Descriptive Title: 2 girls on horseback negative   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak Safety Film; 7E
Misc Info: Picture is of 2 young girls on horses standing still. Both horses are looking at camera.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls
Kodak Safety Film
horses cows trees fence boy oxen
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N85-F2i  
Descriptive Title: Photo of school-age children - Tom Babbitt's son   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1880-1900   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 2 7/16"   Condition: excellent
Text: 
Misc Info: Class photo of 11 children, 7 boys and 4 girls, possibly 2 of the boys belong to Tom Babbitt.
Subject: children
Babbitt
Son
Walls
  Related to:  P219-F2i
N84-F2b1
N86-F2f1
N87-F2a1
Other:    

CallNo: P152-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, b, 4, C, 5, D, 6, &E, 8F, 9 [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
9 pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of a ranch with a white fence, cows, trees. There is a pasture in the foregound. A is on side of picture.    

CallNo: P153-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, B, 4, C, 5, D, 6, 7E, 8F, 9. [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
Nine pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of a ranch with 2 buildings, white fence, trees, pasture in foreground. 2 is on side of picture.    

CallNo: P154-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, B, 4, C, 5 D, 6, 7E, 8F, 9 [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
Nine pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of a young boy in far ground with trees behind him. There are rocks on the ground in front of him.    

CallNo: P155-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, B, 4, C, 5 D, 6, 7E, 8F, 9 [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are nine pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
Rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
Nine pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of a boy standing on a rock with a line of rocks on ground in front of him. Trees in background. Fence on the side of him. 4c is on side of picture.    

CallNo: P156-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, B, 4, C, 5 D, 6, 7E, 8F, 9. [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
Nine pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of 2 young girls on horses walking along a fence line with a rock line on the ground to the side of them. 5D is on side of picture.    

CallNo: P157-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, B, 4, C, 5 D, 6, 7E, 8F, 9. [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
Nine pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of 2 young girls on horses standing still. One horse's head is looking to the side. Trees in background. 6 is on side of picture.    

CallNo: P158-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, B, 4, C, 5 D, 6, 7E, 8F, 9. [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
Nine pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of 2 young girls on horses standing still. Both horses are looking at camera. 7E is on side of picture.    

CallNo: P159-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, B, 4, C, 5 D, 6, 7E, 8F, 9. [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trial in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
Nine pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of open range with a fence in middle of picture. Trees in background and to the side. 8F is on side of picture.    

CallNo: P160-5a  
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Descriptive Title: Smith Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film; A, 2, b, 4, C, 5, D, 6, &E, 8F, 9 [back] Smith Ranch Sharp's Creek Okla Rocks were base of old ox corral of Bartholomew on Adobe Walls Trail in 1876.
Misc Info: There are 9 pictures on 1 sheet of photo paper. There is writing on the back. Each picture has a number.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
children girls horses cows trees fence boy oxen
Kodak Safety Film
9 pictures on one sheet
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other: Picture is of open plains. Has a tree hanging down from the top. There is a shadow on the ground from the tree. Picture has a 9 on the left side of it.    

CallNo: P196-F2a3  
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Descriptive Title: Pioneer children of Stevens County, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Steve [?] Pioneers; Reduce to 4 1/2 x 3"; oldest girl Mrs. Frank Peacock, Stevens County circa 1899-1909; Left to right 1. May Pearcy age 4 2. Bertha Bell (Mrs. O.K. Nelson, Hugoton) (Mrs. LeRoy Chances mother) 3. Mrs. Frank Peacock 4. Blanche Bell (Mrs. Otto Sprading) (arrow pointing to 1 and 4) 5. Bert Holloway (brother of Mrs. Peacock) 6. Unidentified boy (later was taken to asylum at Larned) Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Copy K Pioneer children of Stevens County, Kansas, in the early [early is crossed out] nineties; Left to right: Blanche Bell, later Mrs. Otto Spradling; Bertha Bell, later Mrs. O.K. Nelson; Phoebe Holloway, later Mrs. Frank Peacock of Liberal; xxxxxxxxx May (Mrs. Roy) Pearcy; Bert Holloway; (unidentified boy). Photo courtesy Mrs. Frank Peacock, Liberal, Kansas. [Photo courtesy Mrs. Frank Peacock is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of 6 children standing in a line. They are standing in a line in front of a building. There are 2 women standing in the shadows of the doorway.
Subject: children
Pioneers
Stevens County
May Pearcy
Bertha Bell
Mrs. Frank Peacock Blanche Bell Larned, Kansas
Hugoton, Kansas Bert Holloway
Mrs. O.K. Nelson
Mrs. LeRoy Chance
Mrs. Otto Spradling asylum
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on top back. Photo has tape tear mark on top back.    

CallNo: P219-F2i  
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Descriptive Title: Photo of school-age children   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1880-1910   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: good
Text: 
Misc Info: Appears to be a class photo of 11 children of various age. 7 boys and 4 girls. Possibly Tom Babbitt's children are among the group.
Subject: children   Related to:  P218-F2b1
P220-F2f1
P221-F2a1
Other: There are 2 copies of this photo.    

CallNo: P281-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Delyria's family   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 3 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [back] Dee (Delyra) Bernice Catherine Margaret Lorraine Eddis Delyra's Family. {partial word] [?]s Ralph Bell) 8
Misc Info: Photo is of 4 women and 2 girls. One woman is sitting in a rocking chair. 3 women are sitting on a possible couch. The 2 girls are sitting on the floor at the feet of woman in rocker. There are 2 pictures on the wall and 1 mirror.
Subject: Delyra Dunlap Bell family
women
children
house
family
  Related to:  P277- to P290-
Other:    

CallNo: P418-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Babbitts Family   Type: 
Date of Origin: late 1800's   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: good
Text: [Front] Mr. Babbitts [on both copies]
Misc Info: Photo is of a family standing on a porch. There is a man, woman holding baby, and 3 various sized boys. There is a window behind the tallest boy. Mother is standing in front of doorway. Looks like a photo of a torn picture.
Subject: Babbitts Family
family
house
children
couple
Man
Woman
  Related to:  N103-
2 copies of this photo.
Other: 2 copies of same photograph from negative N103    

CallNo: P419-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Group picture, possibly town members   Type: Print
Date of Origin: late 1800's or early 1900s   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: good
Text: [No text on copy 1] [Copy 2 front] Wyoming picnic
Misc Info: Photo is of a large group of people crowded together for photo. There are men, women, and children. All are dressed nice. They are all in front of very tall trees.
Subject: people
men
women
children
town members
Wyoming
Picnic
Trees
  Related to:  N104-F2a4
Other: Two copies of same photograph from negative N104.    

CallNo: P529-A2a11  
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Descriptive Title: Hancock Home   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 4 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] CRH 925
Misc Info: Photo is of several adults on the porch of a home. There are children in the front yard. There is an automobile in front of the house. May be a Hancock family reunion. There are other houses in the background.
Subject: Hancock home
Children
Automobile
Adults
Reunion
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P63-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Family photo with dead jackrabbits   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] No. 28. You need not starve in the Southwest. The crop that never fails. Sure Mike [encircled with cartoon-like bubble] Are we all here? [encircled with cartoon-like bubble] Poor Mans Paradise
Misc Info: 1 donkey holding 2 children, 1 lawman, 1 woman holding child, a donkey holding 3 children. In front is rack holding 8 jackrabbits upside down. In back is building with snow on the side of it.
Subject: Family
children
Jack rabbits
donkeys
lawman
rifle
snow
  Related to:  N117
Other:    

CallNo: PC45-D2c  
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Descriptive Title: Wheat, Food for the World   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: 
Text: [front] Wheat, Food for the World; No. 34 [back] POST CARD; Made in U.S.A.; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: Has various pictures of things relating to wheat. There is a young boy and girl eating something in the middle.
Subject: wheat
children
boy
girl
waffles
pies
bread
rolls
cookies
farm machine building man woman
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: PC49-F2a3  
Descriptive Title: Bernice, Shan, and Maynard Dunlap   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 5 7/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Maynard- Shan Bernice & "Purpy" ; POST CARD CORRESPONDENCE HERE NAME AND ADDRESS HERE PLACE STAMP HERE
Misc Info: Post card is of 2 boys standing and 1 girl sitting on a dog that is standing. They are on a porch with a door behind them.
Subject: Dunlap children
boys
girls
children
dog
house
  Related to:  P277- to P290-
Other:    

CallNo: PC50-F2a3  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Bell Chrisman and other children   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3.5 x 5.5"   Condition: good
Text: [back] POST CARD CORRESPONDENCE HERE NAME AND ADDRESS HERE PLACE STAMP HERE
Misc Info: Postcard is of 2 boys and 2 girls. Oldest boy is kneeling down holding on to youngest girl. They are standing in a meadow with trees in the background.
Subject: Bell Children
boys
girls
children
family
  Related to: 
Other: