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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: N173-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Woman stands in front of the Irvin Green rock home on Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Misc Info: Woman stands in front of two-story, possibly rock home. It is a two-story residence and is vacant. The fence around the home is falling apart. According to the envelope the negative was found in, the picture could be of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
rock home
vacant home
  Related to:  E16

CallNo: N191-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Misc Info: Two-story home in background. A tall fencepost in the foreground, and a barbed-wire fence (which is falling down) in front of the house. The house is either vacant or abandoned. It is either rock or stone. There is a chimeny on the top and several windows. Also something in between the windows, looks like plywood or boards of some type. Open grassland around the house.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
rock home
stone home
two-story home
barbed wire fencing
  Related to:  E16
Other: Found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, this is the Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro.    

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
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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: P69-H1g  
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Descriptive Title: Southwest Kansas Plains   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1930s   Provenance:Chrisman collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] "Soil bank land" [back note] Dust Bowl Land The vast southwest grazing lands commenced moving in ernest in the 1930s. Where no effort was made to hold it, many areas blew away, exposing the sandstone basement. Only (crossed out) By following the advice of the old cattlemen, regrassing the area and leaving it for grazing pasture land, saved(crossed out) many valuable acres were saved for the future. Photo taken in southwest Kansas by author.
Misc Info: Wooden fence posts, fencing wire on plains. Sand or dirt has blown to drift at foot of posts.
Subject: Southwest Kansas plains
fence posts
fencing wire
sand or dirt
soil bank land
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Other: Photo has glue spots across top back.    

CallNo: P91-E1a5  
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Descriptive Title: Rose Smith on   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1918   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 5 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Rose Smith on "Jiggs" Pendelton Round-up "D.F.P.Co." [sign says Pendelton Oregon 1918] [back] Rose Smith on "Jiggs" Pendelton Roundup © D.F.P.Co. Inc. 2
Misc Info: Woman rides saddlebronc at rodeo. The horse has all 4 hooves off ground and is facing the grandstand full of people; words on front of pic cut off.
Subject: Rose Smith
Jiggs (horse)
Pendelton roundup
Pendelton, Oregon
D.F.P.Co. Inc.
rodeo arena
spectators fencing
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Other: copy