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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: 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: 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
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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: 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.