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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: N11-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Jessy Roberts at Scotch Bluff Rodeo   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: July 4-5-[8] 1922   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 13/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 2 1 Safety Film Kodak Safety Film Photo by C.F. Smith Jessy Roberts Scotch Bluffs Rodeo July 4-5-8 1922
Misc Info: Woman rides saddlebronc at rodeo; stands with people in background
Subject: Jessy Roberts
Scotch Bluffs Rodeo
Scotch Bluffs
C.F. Smith
spectators telephone pole
woman cowboy
saddlebronc
horse
rodeo rodeo arena
grandstands
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CallNo: N129-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cow laying down on the plains   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 Has a box of red lines around cows.
Misc Info: Longhorn cow lays down on the plains in front of several trees. The cow is looking at the camera. There is another cow sitting in the background among the trees. There is a telephone pole in the background also. A box of red pencil is drawn around the two cows.
Subject: longhorn cows
cattle
plains
trees
telephone pole
highwires
Kodak
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CallNo: N130-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn bull   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 9/16 x 2 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film Has a box of red drawn around bull.
Misc Info: Bull standing in the plains in front of several trees. Looks like it might be a longhorn. He is facing left in the photo. A box of red pencil is drawn tightly around the bull.
Subject: longhorn bull
cattle
cow
trees
telephone pole wires
Kodak
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CallNo: N133-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cattle behind large tree   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 A box drawn in red pencil is around the cattle and house in the background.
Misc Info: A herd of longhorn cattle are in the background. In foreground is a large tree. There is a house or other building also in the background, along with a telephone pole and lines. Four cows are standing and several are laying down in the field. A box drawn in red pencil is around the cattle and house in the background.
Subject: longhorn cattle
tree
house
building
telephone pole
telephone pole lines
Kodak
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CallNo: N135-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Longhorn cow sitting on the plains   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 A box in red pencil is drawn around the cow.
Misc Info: One longhorn cow sits on the plains, facing the camera. There are several trees and a telephone pole and telephone pole lines in the background. A box in red pencil is drawn around the cow.
Subject: longhorn cow
cattle
trees
plains
telephone pole
telephone pole lines
Kodak
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CallNo: N136-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Cattle herd with some longhorns   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 There is a red box drawn around the closest group of cattle.
Misc Info: A herd of cattle stand among trees on a pasture or on the plains. There is a house or other building in the background, and a telephone pole and lines. There is one longhorn visible in the bunch. There is a red box drawn around the closest group of cattle.
Subject: cattle
longhorn cattle
telephone pole
telephone pole lines
trees
house
building
pasture
plains
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CallNo: N137-D1b  
Descriptive Title: Two longhorn cows and one calf   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [on side of negative] Kodak Safety Film There are 3 red lines drawn around cows.
Misc Info: A longhorn cow and a calf sit on the ground behind a shrub or small tree. Another longhorn cow is on the left side of the negative, but only its head is visible. The cattle could be in a pasture or on the plains. Telephone poles and lines are in the background.
Subject: longhorn cattle
cows
calf
trees
telephone poles
telephone pole wires
pasture
plains
Kodak
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CallNo: N141-D1a2  
Descriptive Title: Herd of cattle on the plains or in a pasture   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 There is a box drawn in red pencil around the cow laying down and the cattle behind it.
Misc Info: Herd of cattle in a pasture or on the plains. There is one large cow (longhorned, perhaps) sitting on the ground. There is a house or building on the far left side of the negative, with trees and a telephone pole and telephone lines in the background. A dirt road or path is in the foreground of the negative. There is a box drawn in red pencil around the cow laying down and the cattle behind it.
Subject: cattle
longhorn cattle
house
building
trees
telephone pole
telephone pole lines
pasture
plains
Kodak
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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: N164-A6  
Descriptive Title: Electric box outside of a Rock Island Depot or other building   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Some kind of metal structure; looks like an electric box with slats in the sides. Buildings in the background look like the same buildings from N163, so the box is probably in front of the Rock Island Depot or other building in the same area.
Subject: electric box
metal structure with slats
buildings
trees
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
  Related to:  E15
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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: N33-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Leonard Stroud twirls a lasso   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: Leonard Stroud 0675
Misc Info: Cowboy twirls lasso, possibly at a rodeo; buildings and telephone poles in background
Subject: Leonard Stroud
lasso
lariat
rope
rodeo
cowboy
buildings
trees
telephone poles
cowboy boots
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CallNo: P100-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Stagecoach race at Pendleton Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Stagecoach race Pendleton Round-up. (Doubleday)
Misc Info: Two stagecoaches race along track; grandstands in background are full.
Subject: stagecoaches
race
Pendleton Roundup
Pendleton
Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
track
grandstands
spectators cowboys horses telephone poles tree
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CallNo: P102-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Leonard Stroud trick roping   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [front] Leonard Stroud [back] Leonard Stroud trick roping
Misc Info: Man twirls a lariat (rope or lasso) (name on front looks like it's printed with a typewriter).
Subject: Leonard Stroud
trick roping
rope lariat lasso
rodeo
buidlings
telephone poles
trees
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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: 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: P25-C1c  
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Descriptive Title: Blizzard of 1957   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] ROCK ISLAND GOLDEN[S] [back] 24 ; 36 [36 is circled] ; [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; [photo has lines drawn on back]
Misc Info: Snow drifts almost as high as train. Three people stand in train entrance; one standing on snowdrift; more people in background on snow.
Subject: snow drifts
Rock Island Train
Golden [s]
people
Liberal area
telephone poles
fences
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Other: Photo has stains on back. Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P303-A5e  
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Descriptive Title: Fort Sam at Houston, Texas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1917   Provenance:
Size: 2 3/16 x 4   Condition: very good
Text: [stamped on front of photo] Copyrighted by C.W. Henningsen, San Antonio, Texas. [back of photo] Part of Ft. Sam, Houston, Texas 1917
Misc Info: Buildings, automobiles and houses in the background of a town scene. There is a line of automobiles and trucks in the forefront of the photo, and visible are the tops of several buildings, possibly bunkers. Large houses are in the background.
Subject: Fort Sam
Houston, Texas
automobiles
buildings
houses
trees
telephone poles
C.W. Henningsen
San Antonio, Texas
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CallNo: P3-B1b  
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Descriptive Title: Orange train wreck   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1902   Provenance:Chrisman Collection - private
Size: 4 9/16 x 6 5/16   Condition: fair
Text: [front] An other picture of the orange train wreck. [back note] In 1902 the engine of one train crashed into the caboose of a fruit train. Oranges were scattered all over the tracks at Liberal, KS. Dr. J.C. Watkins was obliged to use an axe in cutting a trainman's leg off to extract him from the wreckage near the boiler. The man was deadheading back to his home. Dr. Watkins later lived at Harlingen Texas. Photo from Chrisman Collection. 8 24 65 % [on back] Train wreck on Chi & Rock Island at Liberal, Kansas, circa 1902. Engine of one train hit caboose of second train. Trainman's leg had to be cut off to free him from engine. Several carloads of oranges were scattered [pell mill] over the right-of-way. 8 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D. Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts, Liberal, KS Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Photo is of a wrecked caboose, train engine. Cars sit on tracks. Crowd gathered, some working on train. Debris and other items litter the ground.
Subject: orange train caboose
train engine
gathered crowd
debris
Liberal, Kansas
telephone poles
steam from engine
train cars Harlingen Texas barrel
building train track Dr. J.C. Watkins
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CallNo: P58-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Tumbleweeds   Type: Print
Date of Origin: spring 1957   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: good
Text: [back] 40 [40 circled] Tumbleweeds move into town. Spring 1957 Liberal, Kansas Blue Bonnet Courts shown in picture Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [back note] 40 [40 circled] Note tumbleweeds atop telephone poles. Tumbleweeds moved into town and piled to rooftops in Blue Bonnet Courts, Liberal, Spring of 1957. You can image hitting 20-foot stacks of them in the railway cuts, with the engine doing 60 to 70 MPH! Photo from Chrisman Collection [sentence underlined]. 24 102%
Misc Info: Arrows on picture point to tumbleweeds in telephone wires. Tumbleweeds are stacked at back of Blue Bonnet Courts houses.
Subject: tumbleweeds
Liberal, Kansas
Blue Bonnet Courts
telephone poles
dirt street or alley
barrels
house
wooden posts
barrel lid
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CallNo: P80-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: Sacajawea Memorial Ceremony   Type: Print
Date of Origin: February 25, 1970   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/8 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [?] Sacagawea Memorial tablet. Three Forks, Mont., Oct. 2, 1914 [back] Frame No. 22 Copied Fairfield Foto Film Date Feb. 25 1970
Misc Info: Photo is of a crowd gathering around marker in Three Forks, Mont. Train is coming through town in background. There are automobiles and horse drawn carriages in the photo. Buildings and electric or phone poles are visable.
Subject: Sacajawea Memorial Marker
gathered crowd
Three Forks, Montana
buggies
cars
horses
buildings
silo
telephone poles
houses train mountains
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CallNo: P93-E1a4  
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Descriptive Title: Jessy Roberts at Scottsbluff, Neb., rodeo   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 4, 5, 6 1922   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] By C.F. Smith Jessy Roberts Scotch Bluffs, Rodeo July 4-5-6 1922 [back] Jessy Roberts Scottsbluff, Nebr., Rodeo July 4-5-6 1922 Photo by C.F. Smith, 1922
Misc Info: Woman rides saddlebronc at rodeo with spectators in the background.
Subject: Jessy Roberts
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
rodeo
rodeo arena
C.F. Smith
saddlebronc
grandstands
spectators
light or telephone poles
building
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CallNo: P9-C1c  
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Descriptive Title: Blizzard of 1957   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:Southwest Daily Times
Size: 8 1/16 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [back note] Even the snow-plows stalled in the deep cuts when high winds drifted them full of snow. Photo by Joe Cannon, Southwest Daily Times. 24 c/o [Jones] 75 % [back] 5 24 Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Snow plow is stuck in large, long snow drift. Three people on right side of ditch, three or four on left side; one man standing on drift by plow.
Subject: snow drifts
snow plow
people
Liberal area
telephone poles
dirt
ditch cuts
fence
Joe Cannon Southwest Daily Times
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CallNo: PC5-D2a  
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Descriptive Title: Broom corn crop in Liberal   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:private collection - Maurine and Crompton Tate
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] #53 Always Something (letter "s" is backwards) doing at Liberal. [back note] A Saturday street scene during the booming broom-corn years in Southwest Kansas. Photo courtesy Maurine and Crompton Tate. Don't mark photo! [back] When hardware its hardware, can't even buy a snap in it, was in the harness shop also, but did not talk with the owner Edison. Was in the court house also. Aug had some business there in regards school bonds he is treasure of their district. Aug. is having quite a time out here. Sunday we are invited out to dinner. There is a family here from Chester, Neb., by the name of John Preifert. Harry E. Chrisman - Return Pic; Post Card Correspondence here (short vertical line) Place Stamp Here; Name and address here; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 Liberal, Kansas (word ACTUAL written on right side)
Misc Info: Busy street scene with wagons full of broom corn. Downtown Liberal, Kansas, street scene.
Subject: broom-corn
downtown Liberal, Kansas
wagons horses farmers
Southwest Kansas Lands building
Star Grocery building
Edison owner of hardware store
John Preifert
telephone poles street-side shops
Chester, Nebraska
Maurine and Crompton Tate
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