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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: P417-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Olds' Grave at Adobe Walls, Texas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Unknown   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8   Condition: good
Text: [note with photo] OLDS' GRAVE AT ADOBE WALLS, TEXAS William Olds, killed after the battle at Adobe Walls when his gun accidentally discharged, was buried at this location. In the distance can be seen the mesa on which the last Indian was said to have been shot when Billy Dixon made a long-distance "scratch shot" with his powerful buffalo rifle, a U.S. Springfield 45-70 now at Canyon, Texas Museum.
Misc Info: Photo is of a pipe fence corner. It looks out through the pipe fence. There are plains all around it.
Subject: Olds' Grave
Adobe Walls, Texas
William Olds
Billy Dixon
Indian
Buffalo rifle
Springfield 45-70
Canyon Texas Museum
  Related to:  P416-
Other: Photo has tape on left top corner front.    

CallNo: P50-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Man with Mule   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [back] Ben F [in cursive] Hodges 36E
Misc Info: Man holding rifle, standing next to a saddled and bridled mule [possible dog lying in background]
Subject: Ben [F.] Hodges
mule
rifle
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Other: Picture is very fuzzy. Photo has glue stains, 3 circles on back right.    

CallNo: P63-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Family photo with dead jackrabbits   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] No. 28. You need not starve in the Southwest. The crop that never fails. Sure Mike [encircled with cartoon-like bubble] Are we all here? [encircled with cartoon-like bubble] Poor Mans Paradise
Misc Info: 1 donkey holding 2 children, 1 lawman, 1 woman holding child, a donkey holding 3 children. In front is rack holding 8 jackrabbits upside down. In back is building with snow on the side of it.
Subject: Family
children
Jack rabbits
donkeys
lawman
rifle
snow
  Related to:  N117
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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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CallNo: PC20-F2a5  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo hunters in Alcova, Wyoming   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] "Boney Earnest" - one time buffalo hunter Alcova, Wyo. 129 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: 6 hunters stand behind a dead buffalo
Subject: hunters
Boney Earnest
a dead buffalo
horses
rifles
Alcova, Wyoming
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