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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: L15-  
Descriptive Title: Letter from Miss Lemert   Type: Letter
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5.5 x 8.5"   Condition: good
Text: Man had a "shell" (saddle) looked like something that bad few stolen from the Indians. He arrived for Penny Brothers. Caught big steer that had broken [rank] several times from the thoroughbred herd. Steer made hard run and Texas man's riata ass tried first. Jerked the old flat tree clean out of saddle, left cowboy looking mighty foolish. Miss J[can't read} Bernard Lemert
Misc Info: Text is very hard to read. Penmanship is very poor and the age of the document doesn't help.
Subject:
saddles
Cowboys
steer
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CallNo: N1-E1a5  
Descriptive Title: Chester Byers at Pendleton, Oregon, roundup   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 11 10 Kodak Safety Kodak Safety Chester Byers Roping Pendleton, Oregon (copyright R.R. Doubleday)
Misc Info: cowboy pulls steer during roping contest; grandstands full of people
Subject: Chester Byers
roping
Pendleton Roundup
Pendelton, Oregon
R.R. Doubleday
cowboy horse
steer rope rodeo rodeo arena
Kodak fence
sign grandstands
spectators
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CallNo: N44-E1a5  
Descriptive Title: Frank Smith bulldogging at Pendleton, Oregon, Round-Up   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 90679; Frank Smith Bulldogging Pendleton Round-Up ([copyright symbol] 1923 R.R. Doubleday); Kodak
Misc Info: Cowboy wrestles steer at rodeo; cowboy on horse to left; cowboy with steer; horse running beside cowboy and steer; circular track; grandstands full of people
Subject: Frank Smith
bulldogging event
Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Oregon
R.R. Doubleday
cowboys
horses
rodeo rodeo arena steer
Kodak fence track
grandstands spectators
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CallNo: N51-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Ray Bell in steer roping contest   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 90673; Kodak safety film; Ray Bell in steer roping contest, (Doubleday)
Misc Info: Cowboy on horse twirls a rope to catch a steer at a rodeo; horse and steer are running to the left; cluster of other cowboys and horses in background at right.
Subject: Ray Bell
steer roping
Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
cowboys
horses
steer
rope or lariat
trees fence Kodak
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CallNo: N54-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Charlie Johnson thrown from wild steer   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 90662; Charlie Johnson throw from wild steer. (1923 R.R. Doubleday copyright)
Misc Info: Bull throws rider to ground; bull is facing right; rider lands on head, legs straight in air; fence with people on it in background; trees in background.
Subject: Charlie Johnson
steer
R.R. Doubleday
cowboys
rodeo
rodeo arena
trees
fence
spectators
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CallNo: N5-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: John Hartwig on "Bovolo Pug"   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1922   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 2 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film John Hartwig thrown from "Bovolo Pug" (copyright 1922 R.R. Doubleday)
Misc Info: Cowboy is bucked off of a bull at a rodeo
Subject: John Hartwig
"Bovolo Pug"
R.R. Doubleday
steer
bull
bull riding
rodeo
rodeo arena
cowboy
fence Kodak trees
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CallNo: P101-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Mable Strickland roping at Pendleton Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Mable Strickland roping Pendleton Roundup
Misc Info: Photo is of a woman with hands thrown up in air after roping steer at rodeo
Subject: Mable Strickland
roping
Pendleton Roundup
Pendleton
horse
steer
rodeo
rodeo arena
grandstands
spectators fence trees hill flag
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CallNo: P104-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Frank Smith bulldogging at Pendleton Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Frank Smith Bulldogging Pendleton, Round- (© 1923 R.R. Doubleday)
Misc Info: Man jumps off running horse to wrestle steer while other cowboy on horse is running behind him. Grandstands are full of people.
Subject: Frank Smith
bulldogging
steer wrestling
Pendleton Round-up
Pendleton
R.R. Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
track
cowboy horses grandstands spectators fence
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CallNo: P105-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Charlie Johnson thrown from steer at rodeo   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Charlie Johnson throw from Wild Steer (1923 R.R. Doubleday Copyright) [back] 1923
Misc Info: Cowboy is thrown off of bucking steer at rodeo. People are standing in arena behind him. Other people are sitting on something above and behind him.
Subject: Charlie Johnson
steer
R.R. Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
bull riding
cowboys
fence
trees
spectators
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CallNo: P113-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Ray Bell steer roping   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] y Bell in steer roping contest, (Doubleday) [back] Ray Bell in steer roping contest (Doubleday)
Misc Info: Man chases after steer during roping contest. He's swinging the rope or lasso from a horse.
Subject: Ray Bell
steer roping contest
Doubleday
steer
cowboys
horses
lasso
mountains
trees
shadows
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CallNo: P42-E1a5  
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Descriptive Title: Steer Roping   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Chester [s is backwards] Byers Roping, Pendleton, Oregon. (Copyright R.R. Doubleday); [sign in picture] THE ROUN [horse is in way of words] P 1 [back] Chester Byers Steer roping - Pendleton, Ore. © By R.R. Doubleday No Date
Misc Info: Man on horse roped the steer which is completely off the ground with head closest to the ground. Grandstand full of people.
Subject: Steer roping
steer
cowboy
rodeo
Doubleday photo
Chester Byers
Pendleton, Oregon
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CallNo: P432-D1b  
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Descriptive Title: Long Horn Steer   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] I [back] I [I is written over with a circled 2] 2 [2 is circled] Opposite pg. 1 Return Photo To - HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [job form] Job Name Ohio Univ Job No. 43044 Page XIV Half-Tone [ check mark] 65% 10 - 60
Misc Info: Photo is of a group of longhorns. The 2 in the front are facing camera. There is a hill behind them with trees and brush on it. The grass is up to their hocks.
Subject: long horn steers
cattle
animals
plains
steers
  Related to:  P436-D1b.
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West" Photo has tape on top and bottom back.    

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
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E26
M/F12
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West" Photo has tape tear marks on back top.    

CallNo: P54-D1b  
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Descriptive Title: Oxen   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 2 1/4 (with red lines) [back] TW 6/67 A-42 Please return this photo after using to: [stamp] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215. [there are 3 stamps of this but 2 are illegible] [note] The result of crossing the Hereford with the Longhorn --- a big, rough, heavy-horned, heavy-hoofed animal. These steers (oxen) were photographed at Fort Larned, Kansas in the 1950s. Owner unknown. Photo by author (underlined). (on side of note) 34% 27 1/2 - 3 (line seperating text) Return after pubication to (right arrow) Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 (at right on note) Please!
Misc Info: 2 oxen with halters on. Standing in a corral (fenced) with a feed trough in background.
Subject: Oxen
Hereford
Longhorn
steers
Fort Larned, Kansas
1950s
Harry Chrisman photo
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P74-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Bareback bronc rider   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Harry E. Chrisman private collection
Size: 8 x p 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] Credit - Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas. [stamped twice]; Negative of this pic in Mrs. Roger's files, but owned by HEC. [note] Con Jackson aboard Quanah Parker - Riding the horse with circingle, double-hand hold, horses head free. A rough way to ride. Try it, sometime! Con Jackson was one of the better bucking horse riders in southwest Kansas and the Neutral Strip. Con caught and broke wild horses with Perry Bright [righ circled with line going to top of page towards Brite] Brite. He also did some contest riding, capturing top prizes wherever he showed. He liked to set out with his friend, Walt Naylor (as they did to the Kingman Fair, one time and [insert symbol] in 1900) "try out a few broncs for size." Con was also a good roper and won contest money in the steer roping contests. At that time they roped Texas longhorns, range-raised, wild stock. Con later worked for a meat packing house as xxxxxxx livestock buyer. Burris Wright and Frank Peacock both said, "Con was one of the best." -- Photo courtesy Mrs. [insert symbol] Mary Elizabeth Rogers
Misc Info: Cowboy riding a bareback bronc in a corral with one rail broken. Picture has fuzzy background. Looks like possible horses and people behind the fence.
Subject: Con Jackson
bucking horse
Quanah Parker (horse)
Southwest Kansas
Neutral Strip
Perry Brite
Walt Naylor
Kingman Fair
steer roping Mary Elizabeth Rogers
Texas Longhorns Burris Wright Frank Peacock
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.