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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: M2-B1b1  
Descriptive Title: Rock Island Railroad Lines   Type: Map
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 x 8 3/4"   Condition: good
Text: Rock Island map with states and towns. [note] 14 (circled) 24 (circled) ss (circled) The map above shows the Rock Island Railroad lines extending into the southwest --- Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico -- on which the author served for 50 years. The inset map shows the heartland section of the United States covered by this great railroad system. Map used by permission of the Rock Island Lines. Copyright by Rand, McNally, & Co., Chicago, Ill.
Misc Info: note on back is in seperate sleeve.
Subject: Rock Island Railroad
Kansas
Oklahoma
Texas
New Mexico
Missouri
Arkansas
Louisiana
Southwest Chicago, Illinois
Rand McNally & Co.
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CallNo: N126-B1b  
Descriptive Title: Train crossing the plains   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [at bottom of negative] 82 Kodak
Misc Info: Positive image on negative paper. A train is moving through a town in the background. There is a field and dirt road on the picture. Train's engine is billowing smoke.
Subject: train
railroad tracks
train engine
smoke
town
church steeple
plains
dirt road
crops
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C19
C20
Other: Color image.    

CallNo: N132-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Herd of longhorn cattle   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: A herd of longhorn cattle are on the open plains. There are hills in the background, and one tree on the left. Two cows are in the foreground, one slightly farther back to the right, and the rest of the herd in the background. Visible is part of a vehicle's window, like someone took the photo from the window of a car. Also visible is the road or highway.
Subject: longhorn cattle
hills
tree
plains
window of automobile
road
highway
Kodak
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CallNo: N144-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cattle viewed through a vehicle's windshield   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film A box drawn in red pencil is around the cattle, cutting out the vehicle's hood.
Misc Info: A small herd of longhorn cattle walk or run across the pasture or plains. A large tree in the foreground, to the right side. More trees and hills in the background. The photo was taken from the windshield of a vehicle, because the hood of the vehicle is visible in the photo. The road the vehicle is traveling on is also visible. A box drawn in red pencil is around the cattle, cutting out the vehicle's hood.
Subject: longhorn cattle
trees
hills
vehicle
dirt road
pasture
plains
Kodak
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CallNo: N154-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cattle grazing   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film There is a box drawn in red pencil around the majority of the cattle herd.
Misc Info: A herd of cattle, some longhorn, are grazing on a pasture or on the plains. There are hills in the background. There appears to be a road in the foreground of the photo. There is a box drawn in red pencil around the majority of the cattle herd.
Subject: longhorn cattle
cows
pasture
plains
hills
herd
road
Kodak
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N153
N155
N156
N157
Other: Negative N154 and N155 are attached on the same film strip. This negative was in an envelope with other negatives.    

CallNo: N163-A3b1  
Descriptive Title: Rock Island Depot or other railway building   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: Rock Island
Misc Info: Words written on the ground say Rock Island in front of a building, looks like it is probably a depot. Don't think it is the Liberal, Kansas, Rock Island Depot. There are other buildings in the background, and the automobiles look like they are from the 1950s era. There is a large, bare tree in front of depot building.
Subject: Rock Island Depot
buildings
trees
automobiles
railroad
telephone poles
  Related to:  E15
Other: Negatives N163 and N164 are together on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N167-H1f  
Descriptive Title: Fence line hung with dead coyotes   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: A fence line with dead coyotes hung on the posts. There is a ditch, paved road and telephone poles also in the negative.
Subject: fence line
dead coyotes
ditch
paved road
telephone poles
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P248
P249
N168
Other: Same as N168, but at a different angle.    

CallNo: N168  
Descriptive Title: Fence line with dead coyotes hung on it   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: A fence line with dead coyotes hung from the posts. There is a ditch next to the fence, and a road and telephone poles also in the negative.
Subject: fence line
dead coyotes
ditch
paved road
telephone poles
  Related to:  E15
Other: Same as N167, but at a different angle    

CallNo: P11-B1b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Train and workers   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] Jim Miller Ed Campbell (in cab) Mexican laborers O.B. Wimmer on tender [back] Jim Miller lived at Liberal, Kansas when he won this Carnegie medal for trying to rescue man and boy buried in cesspool. HEC 6 [6 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver Colo. 80125 [back note] Harry: I wrote Geo. Miller asking if he wanted this old picture of his father, and he didn't mention it in his reply, so guess he didn't. It would be worthy preserving in museum, because he's (Jim Miller) the one who got the Carnegie Medal for trying to rescue those w men buried in cave-in. I had the complete acct. in Times not too long ago. -- Maurine
Misc Info: Four men in front of engine No. 1442. Attached car 1442 (both of Rock Island Railroad) sits in front of elevator. Car has load of rock or some other material (tender?)
Subject: Rock Island Railroad train
Jim Miller
Ed Campbed
O.B. Wimmer
Mexican laborers
elevator train track tender Carnegie Medal
railroad cars railroad engine No. 1442
Liberal Kansas George Miller
Southwest Daily Times
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Other: Note says the photo is from Maurine, possible Maurine Tate? Photo is in a mat/frame. Frame is 7 7/8 x 9 15/16"    

CallNo: P14-B1b2  
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Descriptive Title: Passenger train   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Southwest Daily Times
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back note] "The Last Highball." Here the news photographer catches the last passenger train as she gets ready to leave Liberal, Kansas. The "no seats available" policy finally ended passenger service to this busy southwest Kansas town. Photo by Joe Cannon, Southwest Daily Times. 25 40 75% [back] 25 [25 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Railroad worker stands beside passenger train with one arm raised and hand pointing toward depot in background. Worker is in shadow.
Subject: Passenger train
railroad workers
depot building
cars
old wagon
Liberal Kansas
The Last Highball
train track light poles
Joe Cannon Southwest Daily Times
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Other: Photo has stains on back. Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P15-A3b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island Railroad Depot   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1890s   Provenance:Private Collection -- Maurine and Crompton Tate
Size: 4 11/16 x 6 5/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] Don't mark photo! [back] Reduce photo to 4 x 2 3/4" [back note 1] Copy G-3 The Rock Island railway depot was one of the fine buildings in Liberal. A fine masonry building was at the east end, where the group stands. Photo courtesy Maurine and Crompton Tate. [back note 2] Harry: Crompton said to give his copy of the picture to the museum, too. Mrs. Watson Rogers at Rock Island (granddaughter of the McDermotts) said she might be able to identify some of the people from old pictures she has. -- Maurine Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [on building] Liberal Lunch, cigars and tobacco Hotel Lunch Lunchroom
Misc Info: Three men and seven women stand in front of Rock Island Depot in Liberal, KS.
Subject: Rock Island Railroad Depot
Liberal Kansas
men women
McDermott's Hotel Dining Room
Greer House
Maurine and Cromptom Tate
train tracks wooden deck flags
Depot fire cart
Mrs. Watson Rogers
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Other: Photo is on carboard mat/frame. Frame is 6 15/16 x 8 15/16"    

CallNo: P161-B1b1  
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Descriptive Title: Rock Island's last steam locomotives   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1969   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] [emblem] Rock Island; The Rock Island's last steam locomotives were the twenty 5100-series, 4-8-4, Northerns, purchased from Alco in two seperate orders. Oil burners 5100-5109 were delivered in 1944, and two years later the railroad received coal burners 5110-5119. The engines were 109 feet long, weighed in at nearly 423 tons fully loaded, had 74-inch, roller-bearing-equipped drivers and operated on 270 pounds of steam pressure. [back] cancell this order 4/28/69 Mb
Misc Info: Print with two trains and caption at the bottom; top train is 5100; bottom is 5119; Rock Island logo at left of caption; back writing in purple and pencil.
Subject: Rock Island locomotives
Rock Island Railroad
steam locomotive
5100-series
telephone poles, buildings
Northerns
Alco roller-bearing-equipped drivers
oil burners 5100-5109 S-1920 S-1984
coal burners 5110-5119
railroad engines railroad tracks
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CallNo: P174-F2d1  
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Descriptive Title: Town band   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [front] V [back] Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] V Q. How large did a town have to be in the early days to afford a Town Band? A: The size of the town meant little, it was how many musicians lived there that counted. Liberal, Kansas, founded in 1888, when the CK & N Railroad reached there, had a town band the following year. Their (later) football team received its name from a remark by a visiting newspaper editor who heard the band play and said "They play like a band of wild Indians!" Thus the Liberal Redskins are the high school football team today.
Misc Info: Picture is of a band with 9 men and 2 boys. Each are holding a musical instrument.
Subject: Town band
band
Liberal, Kansas
CK & N Railroad
football team
Liberal Redskins
high school
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CallNo: P182-A3f  
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Descriptive Title: Commercial Hotel   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Broomcorn Corner Liberal Ks.; Pennell & Dunlap Real Estate; Commerical Hotel [back] The Commercial Hotel (on corner of Kansas Ave at Railroad St. ("Trail Street") Pennell & Dunlap - Real Estate looking toward "Quality Hill" West; circa 1900; Harry E. Chrisman Return; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of a street scene with wagons full of broomcorn. There is a hotel on right side and real estate building in the middle.
Subject: Commercial Hotel
Broomcorn Corner
Liberal, Kansas
Pennell and Dunlap Real Estate
Quality Hill
Kansas Avenue
Trail Street
Railroad Street
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CallNo: P245-A2a11  
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Descriptive Title: mud road or flood waters   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] 5 col [back] 5 col 2.2 [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of a street scene. Bottom of photo has curves in the corners. Maybe looking out of a pipe. Sky looks cloudy.
Subject: Flood water
road
buildings
fence
poles
trees
water
street
street scene
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CallNo: P248-H1f  
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Descriptive Title: Fence line hung with dead coyotes   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 a road on the left with a barbed wire fence on the right. The fence has coyotes hanging on each post. They are hanging with their tails over one side and body over the other. There are too many to count.
Subject: fence line
dead coyotes
ditch
paved road
telephone poles
coyotes
road
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N167
N168
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CallNo: P249-H1f  
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Descriptive Title: Fence line hung with dead coyotes   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] APR 61 [back] [stamped several times] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a road on the left with a barbed wire fence on the right. The fence has coyotes hanging on each post. They are hanging with their tails over one side and body over the other. There are too many to count.
Subject: fence line
dead coyotes
paved road
ditch
telephone poles
coyotes
road
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N167
N168
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CallNo: P263-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Railroad and crowd of people   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 7/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] 5 col "Four" [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D. APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of a huge group of people standing between a train and a railroad track. There are buildings behind the train. There is one automobile in the left side of photo and horse and buggys on the right side of photo. There is a man standing on the rail of the track. There are people on the train. There are electric or telephone poles by the buildings.
Subject: railroad train
train
crowd
people
car
Automobile
Buildings
Horses
Wagons
Poles
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CallNo: P275-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Street Grader   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Street grader 4 col. [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of an 8 horse and mule team hooked to a street grader. There are two men on the street grader, one is sitting and one is standing. There is a huge building in the background. There are buildings on both side of the huge building. These are in the background.
Subject: street grader
horses
men
building construction
dirt road
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CallNo: P327-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Texas Cattle Trail North of Dodge   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old Texas Cattle Trail North of Dodge where it crosses Sawlog Creek. [s Saw underlined] The Nebraska or "Olive Brothers" Trail. Ruts can be seen at left where they cross the Highway [Highway crossed out] Road. Many thousands of longhorns moved across here 1868-1884.
Misc Info: Photo is of an open area with a road starting in right bottom corner and extending through middle of photo. There is a fence line along the road and one telephone or electric pole showing. The road goes up a hill. There are buildings with a line of trees behind them on the left side of the road. Big white clouds in the sky.
Subject: Old Texas Cattle Trail
Dodge City
Fence
Road
Olive Brothers
Sawlog Creek
Longhorns
1868-1884
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P326
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P434-B1b  
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Descriptive Title: Railroad Building   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] VII [VII is crossed out] XII on pg 302 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] [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [job form] Job Name Ohio Univ Job No. 43044 Page 302 65% 12- 7
Misc Info: Photo is of railroad workers. There is a bridge with a train and track on it. There are men sitting on front of train engine and a man standing in front of train. There are 2 men on a hand rail car on the track to the left of train. There is a man standing on a wall that is not completely built yet. There are buildings in the background. There is a huge mountain in the background with something on the top.
Subject: Railroad
railroad workers
tracks
plateau
rocks
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Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West" Photo is on bottom back.    

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: P48-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Group in front of Depot   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1889-1890   Provenance:private collection - Maurine Tate
Size: 4 x 6 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] Taken in front of the Old Depot between 1889 or 1890 [Yellow note] copy M-1 (circled) Liberal, Kansas group on porch of first Rock Island R.R. Depot, Liberal, KS, 1889. Left to right: (insert symbol) Standing: J.U. Shade, Agriculture Agent for railroad; Myra McDermott; Will Lipscomb, R.I. Agent; Sitting, Olive Lipscomb; small girl, Mamie Roark; Mrs. Billy Newhouse (nee Florence Fouts); Mrs. Webb, hotel guest in speckled dress; Dave Jones, clerk; Mamie Hood; Belle Holloway (aunt of Mrs. T.J. Smith); Mrs. Bernard (Aunt Betty) Lemert, nee Smith; Tom McDermott, sitting; Lee Latty, R.I. Mail Clerk. Photo Courtesy Maurine Tate. (sentence underlined) [back] L. to R. J.U. Shade, Myra McDermott, Will Lipscomb (Rock Island Agent) standing, Olive Lipscomb (sitting), Mamie Roark (little girl), Mrs. Billy Newhouse (nee Florence Fouts), Mrs. Webb (guest at hotel) sitting in speckled dress, Dave Jones (clerk), Mamie Hood, Belle Holloway (aunt of Mrs. T.J. Smith), "Aunt Betty" Lemert (nee Smith) sitting, Tom McDermott (sitting), Lee Latty, Rock Island Railway mail clerk. (following text enclosed in box) Picture taken cira 1889-90 on porch of Old Rock Island Depot Hotel, Liberal, Kansas (formerly OMER Hotel) Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas (wavy line seperating text) Return Photo to: Harry E. Chrisman, 10245 W. 14th St., Denver, 80215
Misc Info: 5 men, 7 women and 2 children on porch of Rock Island Depot.
Subject: Rock Island Railroad Depot
Liberal, Kansas
J.U. Shade
Myra McDermott
Tom McDermott
Will Lipscomb
Olive Lipscomb Mrs. T.J. Smith
Mamie Roark Belle Holloway Mrs. Bernard Lemert
Lee Latty Dave Jones Maurine Tate Mamie Hood
Mrs. Billy Newhouse nee Florence Fouts Mrs. Webb
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CallNo: P525-B1b  
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Descriptive Title: Train crossing the plains   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] Reduce to 2 1/2 x 3" ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Please Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [yellow sticky note] 60% .25 [.25 is underlined twice] Back Flap
Misc Info: A train is moving through a town in the background. There is a field and dirt road in the foreground. Train's engine is billowing smoke.
Subject: train
railroad tracks
train engine
smoke.
town
church steeple
plains
dirt road
crops
  Related to:  N126
C19
C20
Other: Photo has tape covering address stamp. Photo has ink stains from address stamp.    

CallNo: P67-A3b1  
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Descriptive Title: Joseph B. Smalley Memorial Marker   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April '61   Provenance:Harry E. Chrisman collection
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front on marker] 1852-1922 Rock Island Lines seventieth anniversary October tenth. The memorial tree planted nearby is dedicated by the Rock Island in affectionate memory of Joseph B. Smalley who by his industry courage and loyalty through every vicissitude signally aided in the development of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway into a great transportation system devoted to the public service. [back] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] 11 (circled) 24 (circled) [right angle] The Memorial Marker to Joseph B. Smalley at Rock Island Depot in Liberal. A large tree stands near Smalley's marker. Smalley was a Rock Island man who distinguished himself in service. - Photo courtesy Harry E. Chrisman Collection (sentence underlined). 133%
Misc Info: Photo is of a stone marker on the ground. It is dedicated to Joseph Smalley.
Subject: Joseph B. Smalley
Rock Island Railroad
tree
memorial marker
Rock Island Depot
Liberal, Kansas
Harry E. Chrisman Collection
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CallNo: PC2-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Freight train wreck   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 8/13/38   Provenance:private collection - Turtle Studio, Liberal KS
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Wrecked freight train on R.I. RR at Arkalon Bridge - 8-18-38. Engine 5036. Cost $115,000. Wt. 733200 lbs. Power 67000 Drawbar. Booster 70000 lbs. Turtle Studio. 28 [back] Post Card Turtle Studio Kodak Finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans. 14 S. Kans. Ave. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [back note] Oil tankers and box cars were piled up like children's toys when Engine 5036 (cost $115,000; wt. 73,320 lbs) plunged through the bridge on flood-swollen Cimarron River. Turtle Studio, Liberal, Kansas photo. (sentence underlined) 32 (circled) 24 75%
Misc Info: Oil tanker, box car and engine wreck on bridge. Debris and cars in river.
Subject: freight train
oil tanker
box car - NYC 181306
Arkalon bridge
Cimarron River
Rock Island railroad
Engine 5036
Turtle Studio
box cars oil tanker GATX6538 Kodak finishing
trees debris oil tanker 5340 Liberal, Kansas
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CallNo: PC3-C2c  
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Descriptive Title: Freight train wreck   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: July or August 18, 1938   Provenance:private collection - Turtle Studio, Liberal KS
Size: 3 1/2 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Wrecked freight train on R.I. RR at Arkalon Bridge 8-18-38. Engine 5036. Cost $115,000. Wt. 733200 lbs. Power 67000 Drawbar Booster 70000 lbs. Turtle Studio. 21. [back] Post Card Turtle Studio Kodak Finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans. 14 S. Kansas Ave. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. 34 (circled) 75% Harry E. Chisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [back note] 34 (circled) 24 Engineer Walter Walker rode old Engine 5036 into the Cimarron when floods caused the bridge to give way, July 18, 1938.
Misc Info: Cranes pull engine from train wreckage. People look on from bridge, ground below.
Subject: train wreckage
Arkalon bridge
Walter Walker
train engine
railroad ties
two cranes
Rock Island Railroad
workers Engine 5036
Cimarron River people Turtle Studio
Liberal, Kansas Kodak Finishing
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CallNo: PC48  
Descriptive Title: road runner and rattle snake in finish battle   Type: 
Date of Origin: April 6, 1956   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: 
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Subject: Road runner
rattlesnake
Scottsbluff, Nebraksa
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