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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: N129-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cow laying down on the plains   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film Has a box of red lines around cows.
Misc Info: Longhorn cow lays down on the plains in front of several trees. The cow is looking at the camera. There is another cow sitting in the background among the trees. There is a telephone pole in the background also. A box of red pencil is drawn around the two cows.
Subject: longhorn cows
cattle
plains
trees
telephone pole
highwires
Kodak
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CallNo: N137-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Two longhorn cows and one calf   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film There are 3 red lines drawn around cows.
Misc Info: A longhorn cow and a calf sit on the ground behind a shrub or small tree. Another longhorn cow is on the left side of the negative, but only its head is visible. The cattle could be in a pasture or on the plains. Telephone poles and lines are in the background.
Subject: longhorn cattle
cows
calf
trees
telephone poles
telephone pole wires
pasture
plains
Kodak
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Other:    

CallNo: N154-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cattle grazing   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film There is a box drawn in red pencil around the majority of the cattle herd.
Misc Info: A herd of cattle, some longhorn, are grazing on a pasture or on the plains. There are hills in the background. There appears to be a road in the foreground of the photo. There is a box drawn in red pencil around the majority of the cattle herd.
Subject: longhorn cattle
cows
pasture
plains
hills
herd
road
Kodak
  Related to:  E30
N153
N155
N156
N157
Other: Negative N154 and N155 are attached on the same film strip. This negative was in an envelope with other negatives.    

CallNo: N155-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cattle grazing   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film There is a box drawn in red pencil around the majority of the herd.
Misc Info: A herd of longhorn cattle are grazing on a pasture or on the plains. There are hills in the background. There is a box drawn in red pencil around the majority of the herd.
Subject: longhorn cattle
cows
herd
hills
pasture
plains
Kodak
  Related to:  E30
N153
N154
N156
N157
Other: Negatives N154 and N155 are together on the same film strip. This negative was in an envelope with other negatives.    

CallNo: N60-F2fc  
Descriptive Title: Don Bons at Dinner - chuckwagon dinner   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8"   Condition: very good
Text: Don Bons at dinner No. 9 (enclosed in box) J.J. Outfit Photo by R.W. Day Dory [Kay?] (enclosed in box) 8; F; Kodak Safety Film; Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Cowboys sit in front of chuckwagon eating; 9 cowboys; chuckwagon loaded with supplies at right; cows in background
Subject: Don Bons
J.J. Outfit
R.W. Day
Dory
Kodak
cowboys
chuckwagon
cows
plains food
eating utensils
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CallNo: N61-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Round-Up on Goodnight Ranch, Clark Co., Kansas   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 5/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 9; G10; Kodak Safety Film; Kodak Safety Film; Round-up on Goodnight Ranch Clark Co., Kas. "Day Photo"
Misc Info: Cowboys on horses in front of cattle herd; on the plains; two wagons, both with tops.
Subject: Goodnight Ranch
roundup
Clark County, Kansas
Day
Kodak
plains
cowboys
cow herd
cows
wagons horses
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Other:    

CallNo: N63-5a  
Descriptive Title: Smith ranch   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak safety film; 1A
Misc Info: Picture is of a ranch with a white fence, cows and trees. There is a pasture in the foreground.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
horses
cows
fence
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-F2a3
N63-5a through N69-5a
Other:    

CallNo: N64-5a  
Descriptive Title: Smith ranch   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak Safety Film; 2B
Misc Info: Picture is of a ranch with 2 buildings, white fence, trees and patture in foreground.
Subject: Smith Ranch
Sharp's Creek, Oklahoma
horses
cows
fence
  Related to:  P152-5a through P160-5a
C7-F1b
N58-F2a3
N59-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: 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: N95-D1a1  
Descriptive Title: Cattle in pasture or fenced-in area   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: [side of negative] A 1 Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Herd of cows gatherd around what looks like a water trough or feed. One cow stands in foreground. Cows are mostly white with black faces and black spots. There is fencing visible, as well as a house in the background surrounded by trees.
Subject: cattle
cows
fencing
trough
house
trees
Kodak
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Other: Found same negative on another sheet. It is numbered N95 also. It is on the same sheet as N99-N101    

CallNo: P126-D1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Two cowboys branding a cow   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Mrs. Frank Stefan, Liberal, KS
Size: 4 x 5 3/4   Condition: good
Text: [back] Reduce to 4 1/2" x 3"; 3 col ; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamp appears 2 times]Harry E. Chrisman Liberal address stamp appears once but is hard to read. [note 1] Copy J Con Jackson, Famous bronc rider, and Lee Larrabee, old friend of Charles Hancock, [insert symbol] standing branding on the Cimarron River, 1895. Hancock, as a boy, rode on the roundup with these men [Hancock, as a boy, rode on the roundup with these men is crossed out] Photo courtesy Mrs. Frank Stefan, Liberal, Kansas [note 2] Job # 302760H Ref# 10 .12/1.57 Page# 144-EB HT (circled) Shoot at 81%
Misc Info: Picture of 2 men, 2 horses, 1 cow, 1 man bending over, 2nd man branding cow.
Subject: Branding
cowboys
cows
horses
Con Jackson
Lee Larrabee
Charles Hancock
Cimarron River
1895
open range
  Related to:  C1-A3hd
Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

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: P130-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Lady washing up   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 3/8 x 4 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [back] Ethel Major (Mrs. Duncan) washing up before lunch on roundup [roundup is underlined] Walsenburg, Colo. 3 [3 is circled] Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 An old-fashioned H510621
Misc Info: Picture is of lady washing up with an unsaddled horse and saddled horse behind her. Cows and fence in the background
Subject: Round up
Ethel Major
Walsenburg, Colorado
horses
cows
  Related to:  P129-D1a2
C4-D1a2
Other: Picture has 2 staple marks on top left corner.    

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: P181-F2b2  
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Descriptive Title: Emrie Family with two mules   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [note] Beaver County Oklahoma pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Harlo Emrie and children. Left to right the children are, Chester, Helen, and Lawrence. Photo approximately 1905. Courtesy Lois Morrissey. I knew Harlo Emrie as a man of 70-75. He drove a Cadillac. Was a nice old chap to visit with. He married J.M. Hickman's widow, but it never worked out. HEC
Misc Info: Picture is of a man holding the reins of a mule team standing by his wife in front of a sod house. 3 children are sitting in a wagon in front of them. There are chickens running around.
Subject: family
Harlo Emrie
Chester Emrie
Helen Emrie
Lawrence Emrie
mules
sod house
Lois Morrissey
J.M. Hickman's chickens cows
Beaver County, Oklahoma pioneers
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P21-D1b  
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Descriptive Title: Longhorn cow   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957-1958   Provenance:personal collection
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Longhorn cow at Fort Griffin, Texas circa 1957-8 Photo by Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Cow is standing amongst [scrub] trees. Dark solid color.
Subject: Longhorn cattle
cows
range
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has a paper clip mark on right back top.    

CallNo: P22-D1b  
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Descriptive Title: Longhorns at Wild Life Refuge   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957-1958   Provenance:personal collection
Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Longhorns at Wild Life Refuge, Cache, Okla. Circa 1957-8 Photo by Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: 2 cows walking; 1 is dark color with white areas; 1 is light colored with dark head and neck and spots on body.
Subject: Longhorn cattle
cows
Wild Life Refuge
Cache, Oklahoma
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P317-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Merchant Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1893   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back of photo] Merchant Ranch 23 Mi[les] So[uth] Liberal 1893
Misc Info: Photo is of a herd of cattle with loose horses. There is a woman in a buggy with a horse attached to it. There is a man on a horse directly behind the buggy. There is another man on a horse standing behind the buggy in the background. There is a building in the far right background. There is a wagon amongst the cattle in the left background. There is a windmill in the middle background. There is a line of brush or trees in the far background. There is a tall solid wooden fence or gate in the left foreground.
Subject: Merchant Ranch
Horses
Cattle
Cows
Calves
Horse drawn buggy
Building
House
Horse and rider
  Related to:  P312
P313
P315
P316
P314
P318
Other: Photo looks like a photo of a picture. There is wood showing in the bottom right corner. Like the photo was placed on it to take a picture of a picture.    

CallNo: P55-D1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Branding a cow   Type: Print
Date of Origin: ca. 1880   Provenance:
Size: 4 x 6 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] #30 Branding on the Plains. [back] Branding on the JJ Ranch, No Man's Land - circa 1880. Photo by R.W. Day Pioneer Photographer. Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas.
Misc Info: 3 men holding a cow, 1 branding the cow. 1 standing up watching and 1 man catching another cow. Cow herd in the background.
Subject: Branding
cowboys
cows
brand
plains
JJ Ranch
No Man's Land
R.W. Day Photo
  Related to: 
Other: