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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.  
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
general store
dirt street
scrub grass and other brush
dirt path
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CallNo: P58-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Tumbleweeds   Type: Print
Date of Origin: spring 1957   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] 40 [40 circled] Tumbleweeds move into town. Spring 1957 Liberal, Kansas Blue Bonnet Courts shown in picture Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [back note] 40 [40 circled] Note tumbleweeds atop telephone poles. Tumbleweeds moved into town and piled to rooftops in Blue Bonnet Courts, Liberal, Spring of 1957. You can image hitting 20-foot stacks of them in the railway cuts, with the engine doing 60 to 70 MPH! Photo from Chrisman Collection [sentence underlined]. 24 102%
Misc Info: Arrows on picture point to tumbleweeds in telephone wires. Tumbleweeds are stacked at back of Blue Bonnet Courts houses.
Subject: tumbleweeds
Liberal, Kansas
Blue Bonnet Courts
telephone poles
dirt street or alley
wooden posts
barrel lid
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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
hills in background
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