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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: 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: N176-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman stands in front of Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [from back of original photo]H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Harry Chrisman stands in front of old, stone home. He is standing on the small cement porch. The home is two-story. According to the envelope the negatives came in, it is the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Irvin Green home
stone home
Palo Duro
boarded windows
vacant home
porch
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
P540
P541
Other: Negatives N176 and N177 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N177-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [from back of original photo] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
P540
P541
Other: Negatives N176 and N177 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N187-F2f8  
Descriptive Title: Man standing in front of counter at office   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Man is standing in front of a counter in an office or other building. He is holding what looks like a folded newspaper under his arm. There is a large window with small square glass in the background. There is a counter in front of him, with two cardboard boxes on it. There are drawers on the other side of the counter, facing the camera. The man is wearing glasses and a white button-down shirt.
Subject: man
counter
office
square windows
doorway
newspaper
boxes
Southwest Daily Times office
  Related to:  E16
N186
Other: Since Chrisman worked at the Southwest Daily Times, could this be the newspaper office in Liberal? The glass squares look like the same ones in the current building.
   

CallNo: N191-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Two-story home in background. A tall fencepost in the foreground, and a barbed-wire fence (which is falling down) in front of the house. The house is either vacant or abandoned. It is either rock or stone. There is a chimeny on the top and several windows. Also something in between the windows, looks like plywood or boards of some type. Open grassland around the house.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
rock home
stone home
two-story home
chimney
windows
posts
barbed wire fencing
  Related to:  E16
N191
Other: Found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, this is the Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro.    

CallNo: N74-B1a1  
Descriptive Title: Automobile with trailer in front of residential home   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: VP (triangle with top pointed right) 3; VP (triangle with top pointed right) 4; VP (triangle with top pointed right); 6041; Kodak 6041 [tag] 4G23
Misc Info: Car with trailer sits in driveway in front of residential house; trees, shrubs and bushes around house; large house with tile shingles. Other car in driveway.
Subject: automobiles
trailer
residence
home
trees
shrubs
driveway
yard garage Kodak
pillars bushes car roof
shingles windows archways
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CallNo: N77-B1a1  
Descriptive Title: Men in car with travel trailer   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: Kodak VP6041; Kodak VP6041; VP (triangle with top pointing right)17; VP (triangle with top pointing right)18 [tag] California 4W1764 [building] [?] Hofbrau
Misc Info: Two men sit in convertible automobile; car is pulling travel trailer; car parked in front of building
Subject: automobile
men
travel trailer
building
car
windows
doorway
steps railing fence
Hofbrau trees shrubs Kodak
street driveway California
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CallNo: P131-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Window   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] (red lines and x's) [back] No 3
Misc Info: Picture is of a window looking outside. Looks like a dirt road, 2 fields and a row of trees.
Subject: Ranch house
stone house
window
scenic view
Palo Duro Creek
Red Rock
Palo Duro
Irvin Green
No Man's Land
Oklahoma Panhandle Lisle, Illinois
  Related to:  M1-A5a
C5-A5a
E2-A5a
Other: Photo has tape tear mark on bottom back. Photo has a paperclip stain on top, left back.    

CallNo: P312-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Merchant home   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back of photo] One of the first houses in Liberal. The home of Mrs. Hattie Merchant who is shown before the building.
Misc Info: 2 copies of this photo exist. Copy 2 has no writing on it.
Subject: Merchant
Hattie Merchant
Liberal, Kansas
Building
House
Home
Bushes
Chimney
Rocking chair
Windows
  Related to:  P313
P314
P315
P316
P317
P318
Other: Copy 2 photo is of a woman standing in front of a house. The house has two chimneys, 3 windows showing, and 1 door showing. There is a rocking chair and a regular chair on the porch. There is some kind of table with a cloth over it and flowers on it. Looks like some kind of garden to the left of woman. Garden has some kind of chicken wire fence around it.    

CallNo: P352-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Green Stone House   Type: Print
Date of Origin: March 1980   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 4 7/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] The Green Stone House March 1980 Photo by Elias Caudell Lakewood, Colo
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of a two story stone house. There are windows visible on two sides of house. The front has a door. There is a chimney on the roof. Looks like its on a open plain.
Subject: Stone house
Building
Elias Caudell photo
Lakewood, Colorado
Open plains
Windows
Door
Scrapbook
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Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 24-A Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P399-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Don Bell   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1938   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] To Harry E Chrisman Don Bell 1938 [back] 72
Misc Info: Photo is of a man standing in front of a building. He is holding a saddle in his right hand and a bridle in his left hand. There is a window directly behind him. He is wearing a cowboy hat, boots, and jacket.
Subject: Don Bell
Cowboy
Harry E. Chrisman
Saddle
Bridle
Building
Window
  Related to:  P394
P395
P396
P397
P398
Other: Photo has tape on top front corners and tape marks on left bottom front side.    

CallNo: P500-A4  
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Descriptive Title: Glass blowing   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [front] A ; B ; C ; D ; E ; F [all letters are circled and boxed in white] [back] Reduce to 4 1/4 x 5" ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO. PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPT. PITTSBURGH 22. PA. NEGATIVE NUMBER 4237-22 [4237-22 is underlined] [note] Copy L-2 [Copy L-2 is underlined] ; The [insert mark] secret experiments conducted at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, before the turn of the century by American Window Glass Company in which C. E. Hancock participated, convinced many that sheet glass could be drawn flat from the melting tank. By 1918, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company engineers had explored this process thoroughly and had built the machine to draw the glass vertically [vertically is underlined] from the melting tank rather than to draw it horizontally. Like thick, viscous, molasses the molten glass clings to the "bait," flat steel bars the width of the sheet to be drawn, at the bottom of the machine. [insert mark] This cutaway photo view shows the molten sheet [insert mark] as it is fed from the bait into a series of rollers that move the solid sheet upwards. This is the Pennvernon Process. (a) conveyor belt moves (b) molten glass to [? is crossed out] (c) where it takes the "bait" and (d) the rollers gently raise the cooling sheet to (e) observation floor and on to (f) the cut-off floor where it is cut into sheets (g) [(g) is crossed out] and automatically placed on conveyor line. Photo coutesty Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. [Photo coutesty Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a cutaway section of a machine. There are two men working. There are letters circled with a white box around them. This aids in reading the note and telling which each process is in the picture.
Subject: glass blowing
Charles Hancock
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
American Window Glass Company
Pittsburg Plate Glass Company
Plate glass
Pennvernon Process
  Related to:  P499-
Other: Photo has tape and tape tear marks on top back. Photo is wrinkled on sides. Note has tape on top.    

CallNo: P506-B1a3  
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Descriptive Title: Inside of Hancock Trailer   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1935   Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] O [O is circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of inside of a trailer. There is a counter with a dresser under it. Dresser has 6 drawers. On the right is a bed. Above dresser is windows with curtains.
Subject: Hancock Trailer
Bed
Dresser
Curtains
Windows
  Related to:  P507-
P508-
P503-
P502-
Other: Photo is stained on back.    

CallNo: P540-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman stands in front of Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM ; 6 ; [5?] [back] H.E.C. in photo ; Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS ; X ; X
Misc Info: Harry Chrisman stands in front of old, stone home. He is standing on the small cement porch. The home is two-story. According to the envelope the negatives came in, it is the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Irvin Green home
stone home
Palo Duro
boarded windows
vacant home
porch
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
N176
N177
Other: P540 and P541 are together on the same photo paper.    

CallNo: P541-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 5 1/16"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM ; 6 ; [?] [back] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
N176
N177
Other: Photos P540 and P541 are together on the same photo paper.