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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: N22-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Prairie Rose at Cheyenne Frontier Days   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: Prairie Rose Cheyenne Frontier ) 90689
Misc Info: Woman dressed in western attire stands beside a horse with saddle; full-body picture
Subject: Prairie Rose
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming
horse
saddle
cowboy boots
cowboy hat
woman
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CallNo: N2-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: "Sharkey" the Famous Bucking Bull   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1913   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 12 P 11 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film "Sharkey" "The Famous Bucking Bull" 1913 Doubleday - Gustin
Misc Info: Cowboy is bucked off big bull; bull has saddle on it; grandstands in the back
Subject: Sharkey
bucking bull
Doubleday - Gustin
cowboy
Kodak
cowboy hat rodeo
saddle rodeo arena
shadow fence
grandstands
spectators tree
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CallNo: N35-F2a1  
Descriptive Title: Indians watching roundup   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: Watching the roundup (Doubleday) 90677
Misc Info: 3 indian men set on horses; dressed in typical indian attire
Subject: Indian men
horses
hats
roundup
Doubleday
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CallNo: N47-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Donna Card   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 90699; "Donna Card" (D.F.P.Co.Inc.)
Misc Info: Woman stands in what might be a campsight; she's holding a wide-brimmed hat; tent and trees in background
Subject: Donna Card
D.F.P.Co.Inc.
woman
hat
trees
tent
shadow
campsite
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CallNo: N50-F1b  
Descriptive Title: [R.R. Doubleday]   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 90686; Kodak safety film
Misc Info: [R.R. Doubleday] poses for picture; he's wearing hat, tie with swirls on it; shirt, pants and belt; picture from head to above the knee.
Subject: R.R. Doubleday
cowboy hat
tie with swirls
trees
Kodak
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CallNo: N6-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Col. Idaho Bill   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: Col. Idaho Bill D.F.P. Co. [sign] Frontier Days Contest Not a wild west [....?]
Misc Info: Man dressed in Buffalo Bill clothes stands in front of Frontier Days sign
Subject: Col. Idaho Bill
D.F.P.Co.
Frontier Days
fence
sign
hat
fringed coat
chaps cowboy boots
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
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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: N75-F24  
Descriptive Title: Man getting in car, woman standing beside car   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: VP (triangle with top pointing right) 1; VP (triangle with top pointing right) 2; Kodak VP 6041; Kodak VP; [tag] 1935 California 1H (DLR, each letter on top of the next, in a line) 743
Misc Info: Man about to get in car; automobile pulling trailer; woman at right wearing robe, hair possibly in curlers; man wearing suit
Subject: man
woman
automobile
trailer
driveway
trees
Kodak
California
suit dress hat
robe curlers car
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CallNo: N78-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Mildred Douglas-World Champion Lady bronc-buster   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1918   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: Mildred Douglas World Champion Lady bronc buster; copyright 19[18] D.F.P.Co., Inc.; FRONT; 7; Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Woman cowboy stands with one arm raised and the other at her side holding cowboy hat; vest and chaps have fringe and conchos.
Subject: Mildred Douglas
World Champion lady bronc-buster
D.F.P.Co., Inc.
cowboy hat
gloves
female cowboy
woman conchos
fringed vest
fringed chaps boots
Kodak Safety Film
  Related to:  P205-F1a
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CallNo: N79-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Marion Eldridge, Sr.   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: 9 10 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Man stands at right with one hand on horse's saddle; horse is at left with head looking forward.
Subject: Marion Eldridge Sr.
foreman
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
man
horse
saddle
cowboy hat coat
boots
Kodak Safety Film
  Related to:  P207-F1b
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CallNo: N89-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Man sitting on fallen tree   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on left side of negative] Kodak Safety Film [on right side of negative] 2 B
Misc Info: Man with mustache, wearing a plaid shirt, sits on a very large tree stump or fallen tree. Several trees in background behind the man. He is holding his cowboy hat in his hand; his foot is proped on one of the tree's branches.
Subject: man in plaid shirt
trees
cowboy hat
Kodak
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Other: Might have come from Jed Smith folder.    

CallNo: N93-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Person in cowboy hat poses for picture   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: fair
Text: [side of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Possibly a woman stands to the side for a photo. She has a white cowboy hat and jacket on; the jacket is embrodiered on the lapel with what looks like a flower. Other things in background, but can't tell what.
Subject: person
woman
cowboy hat
embroidered jacket
Kodak
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E28
Other: negative has yellow-ish tint and hat staple marks in top corner.    

CallNo: N9-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Cowboy on saddlebronc at Glendive Roundup   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1916   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 11/16"   Condition: very good
Text: "A Nice Gentle Saddle Pony" Glendive Roundup "Copyright 1916 R.R. Doubleday" 5 4 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Cowboy is bucked off saddlebronc at rodeo; 3 or 4 cowboys on horses in background at right
Subject: saddlebronc
cowboys
horses
cowboy hat
Glendive Roundup
Glendive
rodeo
fence
R.R. Doubleday
rodeo arena trees
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CallNo: NC4-J2  
Descriptive Title: Affidavit says these spurs...   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 x 23"   Condition: fair
Text: page 3 Southwest Daily Times Liberal, KS. Friday June 26, 1964. [headline] Affidavit says these spurs held by the present owner belonged to Billy the Kid at one time."
Misc Info: Was with a negative and letter.
Subject: Billy the Kid spurs
Mrs. Loyd Curtis (Erma Lee)
J.A. Marrs
Camp Supply, Oklahoma
Hugoton, Kansas
Shattuck, Oklahoma
Lon Chambers Wanda Conover
Tascosa, Texas L.S. Outfit
LX herd
Paul V. Marrs Hayden, Colorado
  Related to:  N37-J2
L5-J2
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CallNo: P107-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Donna Card   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
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: P108-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Prairie Rose   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Prairie Rose, Cheyenne Frontier Days © D.F.P.Co., Inc. For her death see tape on Goldie (Griffith) Cameron, Nederland, Colorado. Killed at Cheyenne, Wyo., Frontier Days. Dr. Palin says she froze in blizzard near Cheyenne.
Misc Info: Woman stands beside horse; she's dressed in western outfit, with boots, pantaloon-like pants, vest and cowboy hat.
Subject: Prairie Rose
horse
saddle
cowboy hat
Goldie (Griffith) Cameron
woman cowboy
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming
D.F.P.Co. Inc.
Nederland, Colorado Dr. Palin blizzard
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CallNo: P202-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Jess Willard Heavyweight champion   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Repro-DeHaven, Chicago [back] Jess Willard Heavyweight Champion of the World - 1917. Jess' wife: Mrs. Hattie B. Willard 3736 Anderson Ave La Crescenta, Calif.
Misc Info: Picture is of a man in a fighting stance with left arm outstretched.
Subject: Jess Willard
Heavyweight champion of the world
1917
boxing
Hattie B. Willard
La Crescenta, California
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CallNo: P207-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Marion Eldridge, Sr.   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: Marion Eldridge, Sr., Foreman on Hardesty Ranch Okla. Panhandle
Misc Info: Man stands at right with one hand on horse's saddle; horse is at left with head looking forward. Photo has tape on back middle.
Subject: Marion Eldridge Sr.
foreman
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
man
horse
saddle
cowboy hat
coat
boots
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CallNo: P26-E1a3  
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Descriptive Title:   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1913   Provenance:unknown
Size: 4 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: Front: "SHARKEY" "THE FAMOUS BUCKING BULL" ©1913 DOUBLEDAY + GUSTIN Back: "Sharkey" The Famous Bucking Bull" ©1913 Doubleday & Gustin (This photo was Doubleday's "BestSeller")
Misc Info: Cowboy gets bucked off bull Sharkey at a rodeo.
Subject: Sharkey the bull
cowboy
rodeo
crowd
saddle
cowboy hat
Doubleday and Gustin
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CallNo: P312-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Merchant home   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back of photo] One of the first houses in Liberal. The home of Mrs. Hattie Merchant who is shown before the building.
Misc Info: 2 copies of this photo exist. Copy 2 has no writing on it.
Subject: Merchant
Hattie Merchant
Liberal, Kansas
Building
House
Home
Bushes
Chimney
Rocking chair
Windows
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P314
P315
P316
P317
P318
Other: Copy 2 photo is of a woman standing in front of a house. The house has two chimneys, 3 windows showing, and 1 door showing. There is a rocking chair and a regular chair on the porch. There is some kind of table with a cloth over it and flowers on it. Looks like some kind of garden to the left of woman. Garden has some kind of chicken wire fence around it.    

CallNo: P384-F2a  
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Descriptive Title: Newt Chatfield with Cathy and Harry Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1974   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Newt Chatfield - Cathy and Harry Chrisman [underlined] Photo by Henry M. Liper Dorothy (Barron) Liper husband 1815 Walnut Court Grand Junction, Col 81501 [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [stamped several times]
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of 3 men and 1 woman sitting down. Harry and Newt are facing the camera. Catherine is sitting between them also facing camera. There is a man sitting behind Harry. Behind and between Harry and Catherine is a photo board. There is writing on photo board, but unable to read it. Photo board is on a table standing up. There is another photo board laying on the table.
Subject: Chrisman
Newt Chatfield
Harry Chrisman
Catherine Chrisman
social gathering
Scrapbook
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Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 71 p. 28L A Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P454-B1b1  
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Descriptive Title: Pride of the Prairie   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] PRIDE of the PRAIRIES Engine 35...vintage of 1882...rolled up an incredible mileage in its day and is still in perfect running condition. The little Mail Car is a replica of one in which on July 28, 1862, enroute from West Quincy to St. Joseph, Missouri, over what is now a part of the Burlington main line from Chicago to Kansas City and St. Joseph, United States Mail was first sorted while in transit. The purpose was to speed the departure of the overland stage coach from St. Joseph to California. This was the forerunner of the present-day Railway Mail Service. [back] XII [XII is crossed out] ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Q. Has there ever been a book about Otto Kuhler, artist and designer of railroad engines? Where may I get one? A. Yes. Kuhler, before his death in 1977, completed his work, My Iron Journey. [My Iron Journey. is underlined] Illustrated with some of his finest oils in full color, it was published by Johnson Publ., Co., Box 990, Boulder, Co. 80306, where it may still be obtained at $18.50. In 1980, his wife Simonne published her story of their romantic and adventurous lives in her book, The Day That Changed My World. [The Day That Changed My World is underlined] Their lives in WW I in Europe, then in the U.S.A., as ranchers and creative people make fine reading. --Photo courtesy Burlington Route. ; XII [XII is crossed out] [front of picture] Pride of the Prairies Engine 35...vintage of 1882..rolled up an incredible mileage in its day and is still in perfect running condition. The little Mail car is a replica of one in which on July 28, 1862, enroute from West Quincy to St. Joseph, Missouri, over what is now a part of the Burlington main line from CHicago to Kansas CIty and St. Joseph, United States Mail was first sorted while in transit. The purpose was to speed the departure of the overland stage coach from St. Joseph to California. This was the forerunner of the present-day Railway Mail Service.
Misc Info: Photo is of a train engine, tender and a car. There is a sign on top of train with words on it. The train is on a track.
Subject: railroad engine
Mail car
Railroad track
Otto Kuhler
My Iron Journey
Simonne Kuhler
The Day That Changed My World
Burlington Route
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Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

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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