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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: N10-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Prairie Rose on "Miss Cheyenne" at Frontier Days   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 12 P Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film Prairie Rose on "Miss Cheyenne" Frontier Days (Doubleday)
Misc Info: Woman cowboy rides saddlebronc at rodeo; grandstands full of spectators in background
Subject: Prairie Rose
"Miss Cheyenne"
Frontier Days
Doubleday
spectators fence
woman cowboy
horse
saddlebronc
rodeo rodeo arena
grandstands
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CallNo: N118-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Cowboys sleeping on ground   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: #31 COWBOYS "BED ROOM" [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film 8 F
Misc Info: Several cowboys stretched out on blankets on the ground in front of a wagon. There is one cowboy sitting up beside wagon and holding a rifle or other gun. Some cowboys are leaning up on their elbows, while others are laying flat. There is a dog laying beside one cowboy. There are approximately 9-10 cowboys in the picture.
Subject: cowboys
wagon
blankets
rifle
dog
prairie
plains
  Related to:  P46
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CallNo: N119-I1  
Descriptive Title: Dogs killing coyote   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: No. 8 The Coyote's Finish. [on sides of negative]Kodak
Misc Info: Four dogs attack a coyote on the plains. Three of the dogs are biting the coyote, and one is looking back toward the plains.
Subject: dogs
coyote
plains
prairie
  Related to:  P60
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CallNo: N177-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [from back of original photo] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
P540
P541
Other: Negatives N176 and N177 are on the same film strip.    

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: N97-D1a2  
Descriptive Title: Cowboys herding cattle   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [sides of negative] 3 B Kodak Safety Film; [on bottom of negative, written backwards and upside down] Japan
Misc Info: Cowboys on horses and on foot herd cattle. There is one cowboy on a horse in the left foreground of the negative, and two other cowboys on foot beside him. There are two other cowboys on horseback and a herd of cattle in the background.
Subject: cowboys
men
horses
cattle
prairie
Japan
Kodak
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CallNo: O1- (O=Other)  
Descriptive Title: Drawings by Bonnie Farmer Tyrone, Oklahoma   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1950-55   Provenance:
Size: 24" x 36"   Condition: excellent
Text: Drawings by Bonnie Farmer Tyrone, Okla. Circa 1950-55
Misc Info: 6 sketches shaped like Kansas with various scenes inside. Trees, buffalo, indian, pioneers, sunflowers
Subject: Kansas Prairie
indians
buffalo, bison
trees
pioneer
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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: P213-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Chrisman sitting on a fallen tree   Type: Print
Date of Origin: June 30, 1962   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film [back] June 30, 1962; Harry E. Chrisman at Harwood Ranch; + 4 1/2; July 2 (crossed out); June 30, 1962 [note 1] Order form from Johnson Publishing Co. 839 Pearl Street P.O. Box 990 Boulder, Colorado. #4240. [note 2] 14 ems; site of old Harwood Ranch; The author is shown near the spring at the old Harwood Ranch, one of the first in Seward County. The location was known as Harwoodville, and the county's first news-paper was published there, "The Prairie Owl." The Harwoodville post office was established there on July 27, 1885, the office moving to Fargo Springs and taking on the name of that village on December 22, 1885. W.I. Harwood, Dodge City cattleman "with range west of the Adobe Walls Trail," was the principal. His brand was a Circle Cross L connected. (Photo [underlined] by xxxxxxx courtesy the author [by xxxx crossed out; courtesy the author underlined and crossed out]. From Harry E. Chrisman June 30, 1962 Make cut about 1/2 page wide across page. [back] "They killed Jed Smith"
Misc Info: There is a photocopy of this photo with the same number. Photo has tape mark on bottom back.
Subject: Harwood Ranch
Spring
Seward County
Harwoodville
A Prairie Owl newspaper
Harwoodville post office
July 27, 1885 December 22, 1885
Fargo Springs
W.I. Harwood
Dodge City cattleman
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CallNo: P241-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Picture collection   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: {back of photo} This is the framed picture or one Ive the frame to now place in 488B
Misc Info: Picture is of a collection of photos on a backboard.
Subject: Chrisman
buffalo
prairie pictures
  Related to:  P240-
P242-
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CallNo: P242-K4  
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Descriptive Title: Lost Trails of the Cimarron picture collection   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: {back of photo} also this but my lighting is poor eh 488B
Misc Info: Picture is of a collection of photos on a backboard with a buffalo figure and "Lost trails of the cimarron" book. This is all placed on a dresser or something. There is a light switch in the back left side of collection.
Subject: Chrisman
Lost trails of the Cimarron
buffalo
prairie pictures
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CallNo: P253-H1g  
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Descriptive Title: Prairie land near table rock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] APR 61 [back] KODAK VELOX PAPER [stamped several times]
Misc Info: Photo is of an open area with a line of trees in the background.
Subject: Prairie
Table rock
No Man's Land
  Related to:  P250
P252-
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CallNo: P293-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman on horse   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: excellent
Text: [no text on back or front]
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry sitting on Old Dan. There is a huge tree directly behind them and more in the background. There is a fence and brush behind them. In the far background is a house and possible piles of hay.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
man
horse
prairie
saddle
tree
Old Dan
  Related to:  P542-
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CallNo: P436-D1b  
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Descriptive Title: Long Horn Steer   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/8 x 10 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] crop as shown make 5x7" [photo has red lines and x's on the front [back] I. Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] The "big, rough, Texas steers" that Jim Herron shipped to Valentine, Nebraska, to supply Indians of the Rosebud and Cheyenne Reservations, were similar to these Long-horns pictured above. Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Interior, Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge, Valentine, Nebr. [Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Interior, Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge, Valentine, Nebr. is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of longhorns on the plains. There are two in front facing the camera. There are hills and brush in the background.
Subject: long horn steers
prairie
  Related to:  P432-D1b
N212
E26
M/F12
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West" Photo has tape tear marks on back top.    

CallNo: P440-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Cy Hagadone and cowboys   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1880s   Provenance:
Size: 4 3/4 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Crop ; "Doc" Hagadone [photo has red lines and x's] [back] III [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS is crossed out] ; Return to - [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 50 [50 is crossed out] ; 49% ; 189 ; 150 18 ____ 132 3426 [note] "A Friendly Game along the Cattle Trail" This old photograph shows "Doc" Frank Hagadone, half-brother of Cy Hagadone, old Olive ranch foreman for Olive Brothers in the 1880s. The men are enjoying a friendly card game and a drink along the cattle trail. The time appears to be the late Eighties and no others in the photograph are identified. "Doc" Hagadone was familiarly known by many Texas and Montana cowboys, having ridden the trails as a cowboy many years. Cy Hagadone ranched in Nebraska in his later years. Cy passing on to his reward at Lexington (Old Plum Creek) not many years ago. Photo courtesy Mrs. George Hledik, Roundup, Mont., daughter of "Doc" Frank Hagadone. [Photo courtesy Mrs. George Hledik, Roundup, Mont., daughter of "Doc" Frank Hagadone. is underlined] Return Photo to [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Photo is of 5 men sitting on the ground playing cards. There are 3 saddled horses behind them. Three of the men are drinking out of bottles. There is open range behind them.
Subject: Cy Hagadone
cowboys
horses
card playing
prairie
Frank Hagadone
Doc Frank Hagadone
Olive Ranch
Mrs. George Hledik
  Related to:  P441-D1a2
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P441-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Cy Hagadone and cowboys   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1880s   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] "Doc" Hagadone ; III [back] III ; on pg. 62 ; Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Job Name Ohio Univ Job No. 43044 Page 62 Half-Tone [check mark] 65% 12-5 ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK
Misc Info: Photo is of five men sitting on the ground playing cards. Three of the men are drinking from bottles. There are three saddled horses behind the men. They are in an open range.
Subject:
horses
cowboys
card players
prairie
Cy Hagadone
Olive Ranch
Mrs. George Hledik
  Related to:  P440-D1a2
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P450-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Abandoned Kansas Farm   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1930-1950   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] "...my old claim on the Cimarron river was a disappointment of weeds, stunted trees, an abandoned shack and a broken-down windmill tower... It is painful for one of my age to return to the scenes of 40, 50 and 60 years ago."
Misc Info: Photo is of an abandoned farm. There are two buildings and a windmill. There is a wagon wheel in the foreground.
Subject: farm
wagon wheel
wind mill
buildings
prairie
kansas
  Related to:  P456-
P451
E18
M/F2
N174
N175
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P451-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Kansas Pioneer Farmer and Family   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1800s   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Photo by Day Doby, Kansas
Misc Info: Photo is of a family. The man is standing holding the lead ropes of two horses. The woman is standing with 3 little girls and a baby in a highchair. They are in front of a sod house.
Subject: family
farmer
horses
house
farm stead
prairie living
Day photo
  Related to:  N174
N175
P450
P456
E18
M/F2
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P456-  
Descriptive Title: Abandoned Farm   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: Q. It must have be disappointing for old-timers who have returned to their homesteads to see them settling back to the earth? A. Positively. One old man said:"My old claim was a great disappointment of weeds, stunted trees, my abandoned shack and broken-down windmill tower. It is most painful for one my age (77) to return to those scenes of 60 years ago and find no one there to greet me. All are gone now, gone, gone." Photo from author's collection.
Misc Info: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"
Subject: farm stead
wagon wheel
windmill
weeds
prairie
  Related to:  P450-
P451
N174
N175
E18
M/F2
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CallNo: P459-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Mitchell and Ketchum Graves   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Mitchell and Ketchum graves. Custer County, Nebraska
Misc Info: Photo is of a large marker with smaller markers on each side. They are at the base of a hill. There is a tree on the left side.
Subject: Mitchell and Ketchum Graves
Gravestones
trees
prairie
Custer County, Nebraska
  Related to:  P460-H1c2
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CallNo: P460-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Mitchell and Ketchum Graves   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1964   Provenance:
Size: 8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Scene of hanging (trees center, top) and temporary burial of Mitchell and Ketchum, cow rustlers, Custer County, Nebr. On Christ Estergard farm near Calloway, Nebr. Photo 1964.
Misc Info: Photo is of a tall marker with 2 smaller markers on each side. Photo is from behind markers. There are many trees and hills in background.
Subject: Mitchell and Ketchum graves
gravestones
prairie
trees
Cow rustlers
Calloway, Nebraska
Custer County, Nebraska
Hanging
  Related to:  P459-H1c2
Other: Photo has a small circle stain on back.    

CallNo: P474-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Hancock Family   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1800s   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/8 x 6 3/4   Condition: poor
Text: [back] CRH ; Pauline ; Lottie Grace ; C.E. ; Bud ; Button + Gilpin [horses] ; Early days in Liberal, Kansas CE Hancock and My Beautiful Darling wife and two Children nearly 60 years ago make megative + 16x20 Picture and now I am 88 years old and alone at home 10419 Mills Ave Whittier Calif ; Don't Mark Photo! [note] Life was austere in Liberal, Kansas [1911 is crossed out] after the Hancock's moved from their farm to town. Pauline and baby Bud are shown with the parents. Button and Gilpin munch [hay is crossed out] fodder from the wagon. Water was hauled in a barrel on sled, shown in foreground of photo. But soon Charles began to make money in the construction busi-ness and fortune smiled on the little family. Photo Courtesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. [Photo Courtesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a family standing on their doorstep. The door to the house is open. There is a broom leaning against house. There is a metal tub tipped over. There is a barrel in the front yard. There are two horses eating hay from a wagon. There is another wagon in front of the horses with a barrel in it. There are buildings in the background.
Subject: Hancock family
family
homestead
horse
barrel
house
prairie
Wagon
Fodder
Liberal, Kansas
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Other: Photo is on thick cardboard. There are stains on front and back. There is a tape tear mark on back top.    

CallNo: P524-D1e  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo herd   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Buffalo Cache, Okla ; Reduce to 2 1/2" x 2" ; Return to [arrow pointing down] Photo by HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] The last of the xxxxxxx Southern Herd of buffalo, seen by Charles Hancock and his father on their homestead in southwest Kansas in 1887 must have appeared much like this herd, and browsing on similar Oklahoma terrain. Photo by author. [Photo by author. is underlined] ; (This herd at Cache, Okla.) ; 1887 1874 ____ 13 [1st yellow sticky note] Crop About here [has a line going down] [2nd yellow sticky note] 100% 67% [67% is crossed out] .17 [.17 is underlined twice] Top HT. [has a line going down]
Misc Info: Photo is of a herdof buffalo on open range. There are 16 of them facing the right. There is a scrub tree in the left background.
Subject: buffalo
prairie
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Other: Photo has tape tear mark on back top. Photo has a diagonal line and a box on back. Note has tape on front top.    

CallNo: P527-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Photograph of drawing, horses and wagon   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] Thomas Connell [back] Reduce to 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; [there is a square drawn on the back] ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [yellow sticky note] Front Flap .16 [.16 is underlined twice] 42%
Misc Info: Photo is of a drawing. The drawing is of a wagon being pulled by two horses. There is a man driving the horses and there is cargo in the back of the wagon. There is a barbed wire fence on the hill above the wagon. There are hills in the background and brush in the foreground.
Subject: Horse-drawn wagon
Prairie
Horses
Brush
Fence
Hills
Thomas Connell
Man
Cargo
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Other: Photo has tape on back covering the address stamp. Yellow sticky note has tape on back.    

CallNo: P541-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 5 1/16"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM ; 6 ; [?] [back] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
N176
N177
Other: Photos P540 and P541 are together on the same photo paper.    

CallNo: P542-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman on a horse   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/16 x 4 3/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [no text on photo]
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry Chrisman riding a horse. The horse is running. Harry is wearing a hat. The horse has a saddle and bridle on. There is open area behind the horse.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
horse
prairie
Old Dan
  Related to:  P293-
Other: Photo has a yellow tape stain on back bottom.    

CallNo: P81-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Prairie Rose on   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] RIE ROSE ON "MISS CHEYENNE" FRONTIER DAYS (DOUBLEDAY) Prairie Rose - Cheyenne [back] Prairie Rose on "Miss Cheyenne" Frontier Days - Photo by Doubleday Dr. Palen, Cheyenne, say he believes she died in blizzard near Cheyenne - not while riding. No Date
Misc Info: Woman riding saddlebronc at rodeo. Grandstands full of people in background. Looks like this is a copy of a print since part of the word "Prairie" is cut off.
Subject: Prairie Rose
Miss Cheyenne
Frontier Days
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Doubleday
Dr. Palen
saddlebronc
rodeo
rodeo arena
grandstands crowd fence
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