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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: C8-E1c  
Descriptive Title: From Thursday, October 24 Guymon Herald   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: good
Text: [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [attached copy] From Thurs., Oct., 24 Guymon Herald (newspaper name underlined) -- Quoted from Liberal News (newspaper name underlined) [headline] FIRST AEROPLANE FLIGHT IN LIBERAL, OCT. 13, 1912 [paragraph] The plane spent some time in the air and reached an elevation of six hundred feet and sailed around the fairground for several minutes during the two flights. The first flight, however, came near being a fatal one. The plane ran down the center of the race track before take-off. As it left the ground, tumble weeds on the track clung to the steering gear beneath the plane. When the plane reached an elevation of about 200 feet the operator found he could not steer the plane properly. The plane dipped recklessly and threatened, ast he editor of the Liberal News (newspaper name underlined) told to, "turn turtle." The aviator managed to make a safe landing after banking precariously for his return to the landing field. "Those weeds made that sharp turn, not I," he told the spectators. "You folks saw the sharpest turn made that can be made in an aeroplane and not spill the operator out onto the ground!" The spectators who failed to hear the pilot's words after the spectacular event never knew but what it was all a part of the show.
Misc Info: Is a typed comment from Chrisman
Subject: Aeroplane flight
Liberal, Kansas
Guymon Herald
Liberal News
Oct. 13, 1912
fairgrounds
airplanes
aeroplanes
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CallNo: P107-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Donna Card   Type: Print
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Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [front] "Donna Card" (D.F.P.Co. Inc.)
Misc Info: Woman stands in her bloomers, holding a cowboy hat. She has a ribbon in her hair. There are trees and teepees behind her.
Subject: Donna Card
D.F.P.Co.Inc.
cowboy hat
bloomers
ground
tent
trees
Tepee
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CallNo: P112-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Red Sublett riding   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1922   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Red Sublett riding "Topsey" (Copyright 1922 [back] Red Sublett riding "Topsey" © 1922 R.R. Doubleday
Misc Info: Cowboy rides bull at rodeo; cowboy on horse stands in background; shadow of bull and rider on ground.
Subject: Red Sublett
R.R. Doubleday
bull riding
cowboy
horse
ground
plains
shadow
rodeo
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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: PC15-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Floyd Hand at Sheridan, Wyoming, rodeo   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:possibly Western Horsemen magazine
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Floyd Hand Dismounting? From Wild Brahma ([copyright symbol] R.R. Doubleday) Sheridan Wyo. Rodeo. [back] The Western Horseman Sep 1979; Post Card; Place Stamp Here. Correspondence; Address; Floyd Hand dismounting from Wild Brahma, Sheridan, Wyo. Rodeo (copyright symbol) R.R. Doubleday; Photo from Jack Bailey (brand symbol - fancy B over half-moon arc) 615 Storey Blvd., Apt. 317 Cheyenne, Wyo. (1989)
Misc Info: Cowboy gets bucked off bull at rodeo; spectators and other cowboys in background.
Subject: Floyd Hand
wild Brahma bull
Sheridan, Wyoming
rodeo
R.R. Doubleday
cowboys in background
spectators
Jack Bailey
Cheyenne, Wyoming cowboys on horses
fence pole Western Horseman
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CallNo: PC18-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Turk Greenough at Sheridan, Wyoming, rodeo   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1939 or 1940   Provenance:possibly Western Horsemen magazine
Size: 2 7/8 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [back] The Western Horseman Sep 1979; Postcard; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence; Address; This is Turk Greenough taken in Sheridan Wyo. Rodeo in either '39 or '40. Photo from Jack Bailey, Cheyenne (1989) (brand symbol - fancy B over half-moon arc)
Misc Info: Cowboy rides saddlebronc at rodeo; cowboys watch
Subject: Turk Greenough
Sheridan, Wyoming
rodeo
wood corrals
Western Horseman
cowboys in background
spectators gate sign
saddlebronc
Jack Bailey
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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CallNo: PC28-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Front Street south of railroad tracks   Type: Postcard
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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
brush
poles
hills in background
Rawling
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