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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: C4-D1a2  
Descriptive Title: Descriptions of three pictures   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 7 x 8"   Condition: 
Text: Pic # 1 "Good neighbors help out at "Round Up Time" shown left to right are Dean Shade, Bob Mapes, Mac Johnson, Duncan Major, Clyde Taft, Bill Baker, Mrs. Duncan Major, Malcom Major and Jim Cooper ---- and all in LEVI'S! This picture is missing so far. (highlighted in yellow) Pic # 2 Left to right: Clyde Taft, Ethel Major and her (word crossed out with arcs above and below) husband Duncan Major take their seats in the buffalo grass for a noon lunch close by the chuckwagon. Pic #3 Ethel Major does a little old-fashioned wash-up before noon-day lunch on the round-up. These three photos courtesy of Lucille Crish, The Huerfans World. (sentence underlined)Walsenburg, Colorado. Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
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Subject: Round up time
pictures
Dean Shade
Bob Mapes
Mac Johnson
Duncan Major Clyde Taft chuckwagon Buffalo grass
Lucille Crish Bill Baker
Ethel Major
Malcom Major
Jim Cooper
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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
businesses
general store
dirt street
scrub grass and other brush
dirt path
Kodak
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CallNo: N104-F2a4  
Descriptive Title: large group of people in Wyoming   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [on side of negative] Ansco Safety Film
Misc Info: Large group of people pose for picture. There are 3-5 rows of people, and the group spans the length of the negative. There are men, women and children in the group, all wearing very nice clothing. Men are in suits, women in dresses and fancy hats. Children are also dressed nicely. Could be a family reunion? Group in front of trees.
Subject: group of people
men
women
children
grass
trees
Wyoming
Ansco
  Related to:  P419-F2a4
N103
E29
Other: The original picture has Wyoming [another word I can't make out] written in pencil on the bottom. The negative is pretty dark and has a large shadow on the right.
   

CallNo: N112  
Descriptive Title: Little girl beside sod house   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: "HOME SWEET HOME" #16 [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film F 8
Misc Info: Sod house with a little girl standing beside it. It looks like she might be holding a puppy or something else. House has one window on the end.
Subject: sod house
little girl
puppy
grass
bushes
  Related to:  P135
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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: N146-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Cattle grazing on pasture   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film A box drawn in red pencil is around the closest cattle in the negative.
Misc Info: Herd of cattle graze on open pasture or plains. There are large hills in the background. There is at least one longhorn cow visible. A box drawn in red pencil is around the closest cattle in the negative.
Subject: cattle
longhorn cattle
pasture
plains
hills
grass
Kodak
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CallNo: N188-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Rocks litter ground at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Several rocks lay on open grassland. One rock is right in front of the camera, others are in the background.
Subject: rocks
Palo Duro
open grassland
  Related to:  E16
N189
Other: Was found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, this could be from the Palo Duro. Might be parts of Red Rock?    

CallNo: N189-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Rocks litter 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: Several smaller rocks laying on open grassland. One rock is in the foreground, and others in the background.
Subject: rocks
Palo Duro
open grassland
  Related to:  E16
N188
Other: Found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, these are taken at Palo Duro and could be part of Red Rock.    

CallNo: N81-J2  
Descriptive Title: Mrs. William Wyant at Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 13/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; woman in hat stands beside fence; grass is tall, trees in background
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
Adobe Walls, Texas
Mrs. William Wyant
fence
grass
trees
woman
  Related to:  P210-J2
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CallNo: N82-J2  
Descriptive Title: Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 7/8"   Condition: very good
Text: o Ansco Safety Film Dobe Walls, Texas
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; people standing by fence; monument set off in the middle of plains.
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
Adobe Walls, Texas
plains
brush grass
fence
people
rocks
hills
Ansco Safety Film
  Related to:  P209-J2
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CallNo: N90-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Man standing on rolling plains area   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on left side of negative] Kodak [on right side of negative] 2 B
Misc Info: Man stands alone on rolling plains which are covered with tall grasses and some bushes. The man is wearing a hat and dark clothing. He might have a mustache.
Subject: man
hills
tall grass
bushes
Kodak
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Other: Might have come from Jed Smith folder.    

CallNo: P103-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Giles Essex on   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Giles Essex on "Outlaw" © H. Myers
Misc Info: Man rides saddlebronc on the plains
Subject: Giles Essex
H. Myers
saddlebronc
rodeo
grass
horse
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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: P209-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 4 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Dobe Walls, Texas [back] Adobe Walls Taken 1929 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; people standing by fence; monument set off in the middle of plains.
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
plains
Adobe Walls, Texas
brush grass
fence
people
rocks
hills
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CallNo: P210-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Mrs. William Wyant at Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 4 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: Adobe Walls Mrs. Wm Wyant 1929 Scene of Battle of 'Dobe Walls between Buffalo Hunters and Indians 1874 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; woman in hat stands beside fence; grass is tall, trees in background
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
Mrs. William Wyant
fence
grass
trees
Battle of 'Dobe Walls
buffalo hunters
Indians
woman
Adobe Walls, Texas
  Related to:  N81-J2
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CallNo: P70-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Jones-Plummer Trail   Type: Print
Date of Origin: November 1958   Provenance:private collection - Harry Chrisman
Size: 3 1/2 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Jones-Plummer Trail, north of Beaver, Okla., looking to the North. Taken by Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, BBC Liberal, Kansas. Nov. 1958. This is a Kodacolor print Made by Kodak November 1958 -- RE
Misc Info: color print; trail in plains near Beaver, Okla.; taken by Harry E. Chrisman; wheel marks are clearly visible.
Subject: Jones-Plummer Trail
Beaver, Oklahoma
scrub grass
trees
Kodacolor print
Kodak
wheel marks on ground
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CallNo: PC24-A5g  
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Descriptive Title: Presbyterian Church in Beaver City Oklahoma   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1961; 1887   Provenance:private collection - Beaver City Museum, Beaver OK
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Presbyterian Church 1887 [back] Beaver City - Capital of "No Man's Land." Its first church 24 x 40 cost $1,000.00. R.M. Overstreet organized it in 1887. 9-61 Copyright 1961 Beaver City Museum Postcard Etch Tone
Misc Info: Church with steeple sits on the plains
Subject: Presbyterian Church
bushes
scrub grass
Beaver City Oklahoma
Etch Tone
No Man's Land
R.M. Overstreet
Beaver City Museum Oklahoma
steeple
steps wooden doors
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CallNo: PC4-A2b3  
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Descriptive Title: Sod house   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: September 1961 - made in 1904   Provenance:private collection - Beaver City Museum, Beaver OK
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Government Claim - 3 generations [back] Sod House - one room made by Pattee 1904. A room was added by W.K. Man 1906. His son, F.M. Man and grandson Donald Man were born here. 9-61 Copyright 1961 Beaver City Museum Postcard Etch Tone
Misc Info: No correspondence; sod house in middle of field; it's long and narrow (looks like a trailer house)
Subject: sod house
Pattee
W.K. Man
F.M. Man
Donald Man
Beaver City, Oklahoma
government claim
Beaver City Museum
Etch Tone
grass
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CallNo: PC7-A5f2  
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Descriptive Title: The Old Plank House at Duck Creek, Smyrna, Delaware   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1963   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Duck Creek, Smyrna, Delaware - The Old Plank House ... disguised for years by modern siding, was recognized as an important example of early Delaware architecture by Leon de Valinger, the state archivist. The house, originally located of N. Main St., Smyrna, was turned over to the historical society. Chauncey Simpson, of Dover, catalogued the pieces, which were then moved to the present site, near the Linden's, and re-erected by the Public Archives Commission. No. 201; Original Ektachrome by Ed Kennedy. Pub. by Ken-Del Productions, Inc., 515 Shipley St., Wilmington, Del. (copyright symbol) 1963. Post Card; Place Stamp Here. 72508-B
Misc Info: Color postcard; no correspondence; old A-frame house sits amongst trees; house has door, two windows and step.
Subject: The Old Plank House
Duck Creek
Smyrna, Delaware
Leon de Valinger
Chauncey Simpson
Ed Kennedy
trees grass historical society
Ken-Del Productions
Wilmington, Delaware Linden
Public Archives Commission Ektachrome Ed Kennedy
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CallNo: PC9-E1c  
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Descriptive Title: Dover Days Maypole Dances   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] (copyright symbol) 1960 Ken-Del Productions [back] Dover, Del. - Dover Days on Historic tree - shaded Dover Green Fairs and markets were held here in years gone by, on Dover Days Maypole Dances, the minuet, and eighteenth century games take their place. A Day in Old Dover is observed on the first Saturday in May, annually. No. DD84; Ektachrome by Ed Kennedy. Pub & copyrighted 1960 by Ken-Del Productions, Inc., Wilmington, Del. Postcard; Place Stamp Here. 6919-B
Misc Info: Color postcard; no correspondence; women in colorful dresses dance around a maypole; crowd watches.
Subject: Maypole dance
Dover Days
Dover, Delaware
Dover Green
Ed Kennedy
dancing women men at pole
Ken-Del Productions minuet
Wilmington, Delaware Ektachrome
gathered crowd homes
buildings trees grass
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