logo


Liberal Memorial Library

Your Story Begins Here


Catalog Website
  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.  
Search   
CallNo: C2-J2  
Descriptive Title: A Rancher's treasure find   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: 
Text: A Ranchers Treasure Find - T.J. McMillan, Milburn, Nebraska rancher, while digging post holes near an old corral, unearthed the heart-shaped branding iron shown above, hanging on the old log cabin wall. The corral had been used many years before on the Rankin Ranch for branding horses. The old iron proved to be the Heart Brand of the famous Olive Brothers, who had ranched in that area in 1877. The iron had been buried for 80 years. The author offered McMillan $100.00 for his relic but hte rancher would not sell. Photo by author. (sentence underlined)
Misc Info: Has picture with it.
Subject: Branding iron
T.J. McMillan
Milburn, Nebraska
ranchers
log cabin
corral
Rankin Ranch
1877
Olive Brothers
heart brand relics
  Related to:  P127-J2
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: N68-5a  
Descriptive Title: Negative of open range with a fence   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5"   Condition: good
Text: Kodak Safety Film; 8F
Misc Info: Picture is of open range with a fence in middle of picture. Trees in background and to the side.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
1876
Adobe Walls Trail
trees
Kodak Safety Film
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N69-5a  
Descriptive Title: Negative of open range with trees   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak Safety Film; 9
Misc Info: Picture is of open range with trees and shadows.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
Ox corral
Bartholomew
Adobe Walls Trail
1876
rocks
trees
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N86-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Tom Babbitt with livestock and sons in a corral   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1880-1900   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 2 7/16"   Condition: excellent
Text: TY FILM
Misc Info: Negative for P220-F2f1 Negative is of Tom Babbitt and sons. Sons are on one horse. Tom is standing by a horse. There are two dogs and 3 cows. There is a fence and gate in background.
Subject: Tom Babbitt
boys
horses
dogs
cattle
corral
gun
rifle
  Related to:  P220-F2f1
N84-F2b1
N85-F2i
N87-F2a1
Other:    

CallNo: P110-E1a4  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Frank Carter on   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Frank Carter on "Slipery Pete" North Platte, Nebr. (Doubleday) [back] 12
Misc Info: Cowboy rides saddlebronc in open area. There are pens in the far background.
Subject: Frank Carter
North Platte, Nebraska
Doubleday
saddlebronc
rodeo
rodeo arena
fence
corrals
  Related to:  N46
Other: copy    

CallNo: P127-J2  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Heart branding iron   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [back] 1 - 5 x 7 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture of side of a log cabin with heart branding iron and section of what looks like a deer antler on wall.
Subject: Branding iron
T.J. McMillan
Milburn, Nebraska
ranchers
log cabin
corral
Rankin Ranch
1877
Olive Brothers
heart brand relics
  Related to:  C2-J2
Other: Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P152-5a  
larger image
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  
larger image
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  
larger image
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  
larger image
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  
larger image
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  
larger image
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  
larger image
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  
larger image
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  
larger image
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: P220-F2f1  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Tom Babbitt with livestock and sons in a corral   Type: Print
Date of Origin: c. 1880-1900   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: good
Text: Mr. Babbitts
Misc Info: Picture is of Tom Babbitt and sons. Sons are on one horse. Tom is standing by a horse. There are two dogs and 3 cows. There is a fence and gate in background.
Subject: Tom Babbitt
sons
boys
horses
dogs
cattle
corral
gun
rifle
  Related to:  P218-F2b1
P219-F2
P221-F2a1
N86
Other: There are 2 copies of this photo.    

CallNo: P396-F2a1  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Don Bell   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [front] To Harry Chrisman a dam good hand Reckless Red Mane holt riding Don Bell [back] 72
Misc Info: Photo is of three men breaking a horse. There is one man on the ground. Looks like he gave the man on right a leg up. There is a man in mid air on the horse on the right. The horse on the right has no saddle. He is being held by man on horse to the left. The horse on the right has a cloth over his eyes that is being removed from man on horse to the left. Man on horse to the left is sitting in a saddle.
Subject: Don Bell
Horses
Corral
Breaking
Barn
Trees
Cowboys
Harry Chrisman
Reckless Red
Mane holt riding
  Related to:  P394
P395
P397
P398
P399
Other: Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P397-F2f1  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Don Bell   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] DON BELL ON DEILS BIG BROTHER To Harry Don Bell [back] [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [stamped several times] ; 72
Misc Info: Photo is of a man riding a Saddle Bronc. The horses head is down and he is coming down on his front legs. His back legs are still touching the ground. There is a crowd behind a fence. Some are standing on top of something. Others are standing on ground. There are 2 or 3 men in the corral by the fence. There is a shadow of horse and rider under and to right of horse.
Subject: Saddle Bronc riding
Cowboys
Rodeo
Crowd
Fence
Corral
Deils Big Brother [horse]
Horse
Don Bell
Harry E. Chrisman
  Related to:  P394
P395
P396
P398
P399
Other: Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P398-F2f1  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Don Bell   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] To Harry Don Bell Ft Worth Texas [back] 72
Misc Info: Photo is of a man getting thrown from a bucking bull. The man is sliding off towards the camera. The bull's head is down. Can not see the bull's feet. There is a rig and bucking strap on the bull. There are tall wood pens behind the bull. There are 2 men standing next to the pens. One man's arm is resting on wood.
Subject: Bull riding
Rodeo
Corral
Cattle
Bulls
Cowboys
Don Hill
Harry Chrisman
  Related to:  P394
P395
P396
P397
P399
Other: There is tape on top front of photo. There is a tape tear mark on the top right front side.    

CallNo: P88-E1a2  
Descriptive Title: Tex Crockett on "South Dakota" at Cheyenne, Wyo., rodeo   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 5"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Tex Crockett on "South Dakota" Cheyenne, Wyo. (copyright R.R. Doubleday) [back] Tex Crockett on "South Dakota" Cheyenne, Wyo. © R.R. Doubleday 7
Misc Info: Cowboy rides saddlebronc at rodeo. Cowboy on horse stands by, other cowboys watch from corrals.
Subject: Tex Crockett
"South Dakota" (horse)
Cheyenne, Wyoming
R.R. Doubleday
saddlebronc
rodeo
cowboy on horse
cowboys
spectators
corral rodeo arena
  Related to: 
Other: copy    

CallNo: PC18-E1a2  
larger image
Descriptive Title: Turk Greenough at Sheridan, Wyoming, rodeo   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1939 or 1940   Provenance:possibly Western Horsemen magazine
Size: 2 7/8 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [back] The Western Horseman Sep 1979; Postcard; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence; Address; This is Turk Greenough taken in Sheridan Wyo. Rodeo in either '39 or '40. Photo from Jack Bailey, Cheyenne (1989) (brand symbol - fancy B over half-moon arc)
Misc Info: Cowboy rides saddlebronc at rodeo; cowboys watch
Subject: Turk Greenough
Sheridan, Wyoming
rodeo
wood corrals
Western Horseman
cowboys in background
spectators gate sign
saddlebronc
Jack Bailey
Cheyenne, Wyoming
  Related to: 
Other: