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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: N114-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: People beside their home built into a hill   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: A Home In The Hills No 23 Day Photo (underlined)
Misc Info: A sod house is built into the side of a hill. A man stands on top (?) of house with his horse and dog. A team of horses pulling a wagon looks like it is on top of another part of the house, while the woman is standing on the hill below the house.
Subject: home
Day
sod house
horses
wagon
dog
hill
scrub grass
man
woman
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CallNo: N118-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Cowboys sleeping on ground   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: #31 COWBOYS "BED ROOM" [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film 8 F
Misc Info: Several cowboys stretched out on blankets on the ground in front of a wagon. There is one cowboy sitting up beside wagon and holding a rifle or other gun. Some cowboys are leaning up on their elbows, while others are laying flat. There is a dog laying beside one cowboy. There are approximately 9-10 cowboys in the picture.
Subject: cowboys
wagon
blankets
rifle
dog
prairie
plains
  Related to:  P46
Other:    

CallNo: N119-I1  
Descriptive Title: Dogs killing coyote   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: No. 8 The Coyote's Finish. [on sides of negative]Kodak
Misc Info: Four dogs attack a coyote on the plains. Three of the dogs are biting the coyote, and one is looking back toward the plains.
Subject: dogs
coyote
plains
prairie
  Related to:  P60
Other:    

CallNo: N185-I1  
Descriptive Title: Dog standing on the ground at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: A dog, either black or a dark color, is standing on the ground, looking at the camera. Small to medium sized dog.
Subject: Dog
Palo Duro
  Related to:  E16
N184
Other: According to the envelope the negatives came in, this was taken at Palo Duro.    

CallNo: N44-E1a5  
Descriptive Title: Frank Smith bulldogging at Pendleton, Oregon, Round-Up   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 90679; Frank Smith Bulldogging Pendleton Round-Up ([copyright symbol] 1923 R.R. Doubleday); Kodak
Misc Info: Cowboy wrestles steer at rodeo; cowboy on horse to left; cowboy with steer; horse running beside cowboy and steer; circular track; grandstands full of people
Subject: Frank Smith
bulldogging event
Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Oregon
R.R. Doubleday
cowboys
horses
rodeo rodeo arena steer
Kodak fence track
grandstands spectators
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Other:    

CallNo: N76-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Man working with dog at side   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/4"   Condition: very good
Text: >5; VP (triangle with top pointing right)6; VP; Kodak VP6041; Kodak VP6041; AT-18-#20
Misc Info: Man is working with unknown tools at stand, which has items draped over it; dog standing at right and holding something in it's mouth. (Can't identify a lot of the things in pic).
Subject: man
dog
tools
pot
stand
kettle
shirt
jacket towel building
carpet cabinets counter
shelves Kodak collar bow tie
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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: P104-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Frank Smith bulldogging at Pendleton Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Frank Smith Bulldogging Pendleton, Round- (© 1923 R.R. Doubleday)
Misc Info: Man jumps off running horse to wrestle steer while other cowboy on horse is running behind him. Grandstands are full of people.
Subject: Frank Smith
bulldogging
steer wrestling
Pendleton Round-up
Pendleton
R.R. Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
track
cowboy horses grandstands spectators fence
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Other:    

CallNo: P135-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Sod house with child in front   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 5/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] "Home Sweet Home" #16
Misc Info: Picture of sod house with girl child in light dress holding a puppy. House has 2 windows.
Subject: sod house
child
puppy
dogs
  Related to:  N112
Other:    

CallNo: P220-F2f1  
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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: P300-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman standing in a home   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 3/16   Condition: very good
Text: [no text on front or back]
Misc Info: Harry Chrisman stands in a home, posing for a picture. He is wearing a button-up shirt, jacket and slacks. There is a dog, possibly Tuck, possibly a blue healer, in front of him on the floor. There are curtains on the windows, and several pictures on the walls behind Harry. There is a small table against the wall behind Harry.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
home
residence
curtains
pictures
table
dog
Tuck
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Other: Although no text indicates the picture is of Harry Chrisman, it looks like him.    

CallNo: P367-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Chrisman's and Smith family   Type: Print
Date of Origin: October 1970   Provenance:
Size: 3 3/8 x 3 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] OCT 70 [back] Here we all are together.
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo has tape on front top and bottom. Photo is of 4 adults, 3 children, and a dog. People are sitting on a stone or rock thing. The same stone or rock is a wall behind them. The dog is standing in front of the people. There is a mountain in the right background. Photo has tape on top and bottom front.
Subject: Family
Harry Chrisman and Catherine Chrisman
Marie Smith
Hector Smith
Antonio Smith
Joe Smith and Debbie Smith
Pikes Peak
Tuck
Dog
Scrapbook
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Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 71 p.0 B    

CallNo: P371-I1  
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Descriptive Title: Tuck   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1971   Provenance:
Size: 2 15/16 x 2 11/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] 738K
Misc Info: Photo is cut in the shape of top of the dog. There is a piece of paper glued to top of photo.
Subject: Dog
Chrisman's dog
Scrapbook
  Related to: 
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 71 p. 10 B    

CallNo: P46-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Sleeping cowboys   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] #31 Cow Boys "Bedroom."
Misc Info: 8 cowboys awake but lying down in front of wagon; 1 cowboy sitting up in front of wagon wheel. There is a dog laying with cowboy on the right.
Subject: cowboys
wagon
open range
sleeping
Dog
  Related to:  N118
Other:    

CallNo: P479-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Chris (El Drondol [Brendel] ) in Lonesome Trailer movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: good
Text: [front] LT - 18 - #20 [there are red lines and x's on front] [back] M [M is circled with a line going to far corner] ; Make [make is underlined] 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 ; Crop as indicated at top. ; 2 prints 4x5 ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Chris (El Drondol) in Lonesome Trailer LT18
Misc Info: Photo is of a man cleaning the head of a baby doll. There is a dog standing on the right looking at him. There is a type of bunk bed behind him. There is a bassinet in front of him. There are broken plates on the floor in front.
Subject: man
dog
movie
baby doll
baby bath tub
Tige.
actors.
El Brendel.
Warner Brothers.
  Related to:  P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507
P508, P518, P531
Other: copy of P491, P492. Photo has a note taped to it. Photo has tape and tape tear marks on top back.    

CallNo: P491-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Chris (El Drondol [Brendel] ) in Lonesome Trailer   Type: 
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [no text on photo]
Misc Info: Photo is of a man washing a baby doll. He is standing behind a bassinet. There is a big dog on the right looking at man. There is a folding bed behind him. There is a jar and plates on floor.
Subject: man
dog
movie
baby doll
baby bath tub
Tige.
actors.
El Brendel.
Warner Brothers.
  Related to:  P479
P481
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507
P508, P518, P531
Other: copy of P479, P492.    

CallNo: P492-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Chris (El Drondol [Brendel] ) in Lonesome Trailer movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [no text on photo]
Misc Info: Photo is of a man washing a baby doll. He is standing behind a bassinet. There is a big dog on the right looking at man. There is a folding bed behind him. There is a jar and plates on floor.
Subject: man
dog
movie
baby doll
baby bath tub
Tige.
actors.
El Brendel.
Warner Brothers.
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507
P508, P518, P531
Other: copy of P479,P491.    

CallNo: P502-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] LT. 16 - #20 [back] N [N is circled] ; Cowden Adams, Edna Bennett, El Brendel in Lonesome Trailer - L.T-16 ; Return Photo to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] This view of the "Little Trailer" shows the expandable (concertina) sides and elevating roof of Hancock's 1933-1935 trailers. Cowden Adams is the "doorman;" Edna Bennett and El Brendel, Warner Brothers stars, being charged with over-parking. Hancock's expanded sides anticipated by 25 years the designs of today's finest Mobile Homes. Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studios. [Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studios is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a police officer pointing at a man in a sheet. The man is slightly bent over holding the trailer hitch in his hand. There is a dog sitting next to him. There is a woman standing on the other side of man. There are 2 children standing behind the police officer. There is an automobile behind the children parked in the street. There is an ornate huge building behind all of them. There are two shadows of people in foreground.
Subject: Little Trailer
Hancock trailer
El Brendel
Edna Bennett
actors
movie
Warner Brothers
Cowden Adams
Tige
dog
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P503
P507
P508, P518, P531
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on back. Photo is stained on back. Note has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P508-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer Movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] LT- 17- #20 [back] I [I is circled] ; Chris (El Brendel) in Lonesome Trailer LT17 [note] El Brendel, popular comedian of the time, washed the dishes in a baby bassinett as he stars in "The Lonesome Trailer," about [about is crossed out] 1935, filmed by Warner Brothers in Hollywood. His companion, "Tige," apparently dislikes the process and is moving the bassinett from the trailer. The "fold away bed," designed by Hancock is shown in the background.
Misc Info: Photo is of a man washing dishes in a bassinett. There is a huge dog resting his head on side of bassinett. There is a bed behind them. There are broken plates and a jar on the floor. There are cabinets on the side.
Subject: Lonesome Trailer movie
Hancock trailer
El Brendel
dog
Tige.
movie.
actors.
Warner Brothers.
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507, P518, P531
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on the back top. Photo has a brown strip of paper with typing on it. This brown paper is taped onto back of photo.    

CallNo: P531-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Lonesome Trailer Movie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Make 4 1/4 x 2 3/4" ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] Interior view of The Little Trailer shows El Brendel assuming a domestic pose as he "bathes the baby." His pal, a boxer dog, [insert mark] with tea kettle, stands by to assist him. Note the facilities provided within this 1935 "mobile home." Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studio. [Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Studio is underlined] ; Copy M-3 [M-3 is circled] [job form] Job #302760H Ref #41 .20/1.31 Page #144-X B HT [HT is circled] Shoot at 101%
Misc Info: Photo is of a man holding a baby doll and washing the dolls face. There is a bassinett in front of the man. There is a dog standing on the right. There is a fold away bed behind the man and dishes ont he floor.
Subject: El Brendel
Hancock trailer
dog
Tige
movie
Warner Brothers
  Related to:  P479
P481
P491
P492
P494
P498
P502
P503
P507, P508
Other: This is a reproduction of a larger photograph. The Chrisman Collection contains numerous copies of this photograph. Photo has tape on back. Note has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P535-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman and Lynn Butcher   Type: Print
Date of Origin: September 1967   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] SEP 67 [back] Harry E. Chrisman (left) and Lynn Butcher Scottsbluff, Neb. August 1967. Mr. Butcher holds his fathers Butcher's History of Custer County Nebraska [Butcher's History of Custer County Nebraska is underlined] - Revised edition. Dog is "Tuck" ; A KODAK PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of two elderly men. They have their arms across their shoulders and back. One man is holding a book. They both have hats on. They are standing in front of steps that lead up to a house. There is a black dog with white markings standing in front of the men. The dog has a leash on.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Lynn Butcher
dog
house
Tuck
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
  Related to:  P536-
P537-
P538-
P539-
Other: Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P60-I1  
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Descriptive Title: Dogs killing coyote   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] No. 8. The Coyote's Finish.
Misc Info: 1 white, 1 greyish, 1 black dogs killing a coyote. 1 black dog looking away out towards field.
Subject: dogs
coyote
open range
  Related to:  N119
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: