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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: 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
Text: 
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
chimney
windows
posts
barbed wire fencing
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N191
Other: Found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, this is the Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro.    

CallNo: N24-E1a4  
Descriptive Title: Leonard Stroud does trick riding at Alliance, Neb., rodeo   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: onard Stroud going under neck of running horse Alliance, Nebr.) (D.F.P.Co.) 90617
Misc Info: Cowboy goes under neck of running horse; he's reaching for saddle
Subject: Leonard Stroud
running horse
Alliance, Nebraska
D.F.P.Co.
saddle
trick riding
fence
ladder
posts
rodeo rodeo arena cowboy
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CallNo: N25-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Leonard Stroud trick riding   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: Leonard Stroud trick riding (D.F.P.Co.) 90691
Misc Info: cowboy does trick riding - he's got his legs in the air behind horse's head; his head is in the saddle; horse is running.
Subject: Leonard Stroud
trick riding
D.F.P.Co.
running horse
fence
wooden posts
cowboy
rodeo
rodeo arena
track
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CallNo: N28-E1a4  
Descriptive Title: Leonard Stroud trick riding at Alliance, Nebraska   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 11/16"   Condition: very good
Text: eonard Stroud going under neck of running horse Alliance, Nebr.) (D.F.P.Co.) 90700
Misc Info: Cowboy performs trick riding and goes under neck of horse; looks like he's reaching for the saddle.
Subject: Leonard Stroud
running horse
trick riding
Alliance, Nebraska
D.F.P.Co.
cowboy
rodeo
rodeo arena
track ladder
fence wooden posts
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CallNo: N36-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Bob Hall on "Benjamine Franklin" at Ritzville Roundup   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 5/8"   Condition: very good
Text: "Benjamine Franklin" goes over backward with Bob Hall, Ritzville Roundup (copyright 1923 R.R. Doubleday) 90661
Misc Info: Man rides bucking horse; horse is standing almost straight up and tilted back; lone horse stands in background by fence.
Subject: Bob Hall
Benjamine Franklin
Ritzville Roundup
Ritzville
R.R. Doubleday
cowboy
horses
fence
building
trees posts rodeo rodeo arena
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CallNo: N45-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Mable Strickland on "Chickasha"   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 5/8"   Condition: very good
Text: 90681; Mable Strickland on "Chickasha" (Copyright 1923, R.R. Doubleday)
Misc Info: woman rides saddlebronc at rodeo; horse's back legs in the air; horse and rider in front of gates; grandstands full of people
Subject: Mable Strickland
Chickasha
R.R. Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
female cowboy
saddlebronc
wooden gates
wooden posts
grandstands spectators
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CallNo: N57-E1a4  
Descriptive Title: High jumping horse at Alliance, Nebraska   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 90672; High jumping horse, Alliance, Nebr. (Van [Graven])
Misc Info: Woman rides jumping horse; horse is jumping over bar, two men hold the bar; grandstands in background and automobile in background.
Subject: high jumping horse
female cowboy
men
Alliance, Nebraska
rodeo
rodeo arena
fence
posts
Van Graven
bar grandstands automobile
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CallNo: P114-E1a4  
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Descriptive Title: High jumping horse at Alliance, Nebraska   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] High jumping horse, Alliance, Nebr. (Van Graven Photo)
Misc Info: Horse with woman rider jumps over bar held by two men at a rodeo event. There is the front of an automobile which is next to an open building.
Subject: jumping horse
Alliance, Nebraska
Van Graven
fence posts
men
woman rider
jumping bar
automobile
grandstand
spectators rodeo rodeo arena wooden fence
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CallNo: P58-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Tumbleweeds   Type: Print
Date of Origin: spring 1957   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] 40 [40 circled] Tumbleweeds move into town. Spring 1957 Liberal, Kansas Blue Bonnet Courts shown in picture Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [back note] 40 [40 circled] Note tumbleweeds atop telephone poles. Tumbleweeds moved into town and piled to rooftops in Blue Bonnet Courts, Liberal, Spring of 1957. You can image hitting 20-foot stacks of them in the railway cuts, with the engine doing 60 to 70 MPH! Photo from Chrisman Collection [sentence underlined]. 24 102%
Misc Info: Arrows on picture point to tumbleweeds in telephone wires. Tumbleweeds are stacked at back of Blue Bonnet Courts houses.
Subject: tumbleweeds
Liberal, Kansas
Blue Bonnet Courts
telephone poles
dirt street or alley
barrels
house
wooden posts
barrel lid
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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
tumbleweeds
pasture
soil bank land
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Other: Photo has glue spots across top back.    

CallNo: PC16-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Cliff Lonacre 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] Cliff Lonacre on "Nigger Bull" Sheridan, Wyoming. Rodeo (Doubleday) [back] The Western Horsemen Sep. 1979; Postcard; Correspondence; Address; Cliff Lonacre on Nigger Bill, Sheridan, Wyo. Rodeo. Photo by Doubleday From Jack Bailey (brand symbol - fancy B over half-moon arc) Cheyenne 1989
Misc Info: Cowboy rides saddlebronc at rodeo while spectators and other cowboys look on.
Subject: Cliff Lonacre
horse - Nigger Bill
rodeo
Sheridan, Wyoming
Doubeday
Jack Bailey
cowboys
Cheyenne, Wyoming saddlebronc Western Horseman
spectators cowboys on horses
fence posts
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