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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: N117-F2b5  
Descriptive Title: Family stands behind rabbits hung on stick   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [at bottom] No. 28 You need not starve in the Southwest. [written toward bottom left] The crop that never fails. [balloon that looks like it's coming from one mule's mouth] Sure Mike [balloon from other mule's mouth] Are we all here? [written toward bottom right] Poor Mans Paradise
Misc Info: Eight rabbits hang upside down from a stick. Man holding rifle or other gun stands behind them, with his wife who is holding a child. Three children are on mule at right; two children on mule at left. Looks like a house or other building in the background.
Subject: family
rabbit
man
woman
children
mules
building
house
gun
rifle
  Related to:  P63
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CallNo: N125-F2a1  
Descriptive Title: Cowboy at a card game   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 1 13/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: #32 Cow Boys "Quiet Game." Cow Boy Life After (written below other text and fuzzy, might be from another photo)
Misc Info: Group of cowboys playing a card game. One looks like he's drawing poker chips to him, while all others around him have a gun or knife drawn on him. At least 12 men in photo.
Subject: cowboys
men
game
cards
guns
knives
pistol
rifle
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CallNo: N71-F1b  
Descriptive Title: cowboy and horse   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 11; H; Kodak Safety Film; Kodak Safety Film; A son of the Plains No. 22 Day Photo
Misc Info: Man (cowboy) stands at right, horse to his left; man holding rope to horse's bridle; horse is facing man.
Subject: cowboy
horse
plains
Day
Kodak
saddle
cowboy hat
scarf
gun belt
gun rope
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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
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CallNo: N8-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Cowboy rides bareback mule   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: A Nebr. Mule with Texas Idea's (D.F.P.Co.) 9 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: cowboy rides mule during rodeo; man on horse holds gun in air; grandstands with people
Subject: bucking mule
cowboys
horses
bareback
rodeo rodeo arena
Nebraska Texas D.F.P.Co.
fence gun grandstands
spectators
Kodak
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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: P255-F2j1  
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Descriptive Title: Sam Robinson Posse   Type: Print
Date of Origin: September 1965   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] SEPT 1965 [Has numbers 1 through 5 circled above each rider] [Has 3 red x's on bottom of photo crossing out words written there] [back] 1[circled] Sam Robinson 2 [circled] Grant Childress 3[circled] ______ Childress, Grant's brother 4[circled] Bert Noble 5[circled] Harry Lee ; Make 4 1/4 X 2 3/4" [underline] Copy G-2 [??]9C Credit Jack Best, North Platte Nebr. [credit and Platte were written on over a piece of tape that has come loose] [note taped onto photo all sides] L to R: Sam Robinson, Childress brothers, Bert Noble and Harry Lee. John Carson coll. [lined out] [2 bottom sides of tape have the top 1/2 of dit and Pl There is also an arrow pointing to John Carson coll. which is lined out] [on note taped to photo] Sam Robinson and his posse at the time of the Hay Meadow Massacree. 1. Sam Robinson. 2. Grant Childress. 3. Grant Childress' brother. 4. Bert Noble. 5. Harry Lee. Photo courtesy Jack Best. Copy G-2 [note] Job # 302760H Ref # 21 .16/1.50 ...
Misc Info: Photo is of 5 men on horseback with rifles or shotguns. Looks like a picture of a newspaper article. There is columned text below the photo and to the left side.
Subject: Sam Robinson
posse
cowboys
horses
guns
Childress
Hay Meadow Massacree
Noble
Lee
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Other: Photo has a square of yellow tape marks on back.    

CallNo: P257-I2  
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Descriptive Title: Jack rabbit roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [back of photo] #3 Western Kans Jack Rabbit Roundup. Showing a small part of the pen. The woman, who helped on the drive, is looking to see that all the rabbits are dead and not left to suffer. The rabbits are processed for animal food. Mink raisers use them. Farmers feed them to hogs and chickens. Young jacks are good eating an etimated 10,000 to 20000 were killed on this drive. 20 of these jacks will eat as much wheat, grass as a cow. They damage vegetation more in dry years because the vegetation does not respond and they eat into the roots. Given me by Lee Larrabee HC [front of photo] Photo by C. A. Smith -- 1935
Misc Info: Photo is of a corral filled with dead rabbits. A woman is checking for survivors. There are people standing in the corral and outside of the corral.
Subject: jack rabbit round up
men
guns
clubs
rabbits
  Related to:  P77
P78
P123
P552
P553
Other: This photo was stapled together with 2 other photos P552 + P553. They were stapled on the left side with tape over the staples. The tape has aged and no longer sticks. Yellow tape marks on back of P257.    

CallNo: P33-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Cowboys Quiet game   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [on picture] #32 Cow Boys "Quiet Game." (arrow pointing up) John Leakey
Misc Info: 12 cowboys around the table, 3 holding guns, 2 holding rifles. John Leakey is 5th from left standing over table.
Subject: cowboys
guns
rifles
drinking
John Leakey
  Related to:  N125
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CallNo: PC17-D2c  
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Descriptive Title: 300,000 bushels of wheat on ground   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] 300,000 bushels wheat piled on ground waiting for shipment to market. No. A-24 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here. Made in U.S.A. Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: No correspondence; wheat piled on ground; man in front holding gun and wearing a hat. The wheat is taller than he is.
Subject: 300,000 bushels of wheat
man
hat
shotgun rifle
Dodge City, Kansas
Hetzel Photos
Multakrom Post Card Co.
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