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: N214-F2f6  
Descriptive Title: Harvesting wheat   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4   Condition: excellent
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Misc Info: Negative is of men harvesting wheat with horse and mule powered machines. There are 6 men in the picture.
Subject: Harvest
Wheat
Header
Header barges
wagons
Horses
Mules
Farmers
Men
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CallNo: N61-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Round-Up on Goodnight Ranch, Clark Co., Kansas   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 5/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 9; G10; Kodak Safety Film; Kodak Safety Film; Round-up on Goodnight Ranch Clark Co., Kas. "Day Photo"
Misc Info: Cowboys on horses in front of cattle herd; on the plains; two wagons, both with tops.
Subject: Goodnight Ranch
roundup
Clark County, Kansas
Day
Kodak
plains
cowboys
cow herd
cows
wagons horses
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CallNo: N83-B2a  
Descriptive Title: Wagons pulled by several teams of mules   Type: Negative
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Size: 2 7/16 x 2 1/2"   Condition: good
Text: Kodak safety film
Misc Info: teams of mules pull three covered wagons; possibly eight mules
Subject: covered wagons
mules
mule team
person
plains
supplies
shadows
Kodak Safety Film
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CallNo: P17-D2b  
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Descriptive Title: Watermelon farming   Type: Print
Date of Origin: ca. 1903 or 1904   Provenance:private collection - Mrs. Pearl Wartenbee Spratt
Size: 4 3/4 x 6 7/8   Condition: fair
Text: [front] Don't mark this photo! [back note] This rare old photograph taken on the Wartenbee claim in No Man's Land shows the processing of watermelon seeds from the whole melon. Man at left on wagon scoops melons into hopper of Crusher; melons are chewed up in hopper, drain pulp and seeds through the wire mesh into Pit. Rinds are thrown on pile. The Crusher is powered by horse team at right. When seeds are washed, dried and bagged they are ready for sale. Photo courtesy Mrs. Pearl Wartenbee Spratt, Mount Vernon, Mo. [back] (about 1903 or 4) 100 acres of melons grown for seeds [line with an x drawn] Al Lawder [x drawn] Jay Wartenbee [line and x drawn] Bill Love [ x drawn]Tommy Love Return to Harry Chrisman Liberal, Kansas Harry E. Chrisman 1024 W. 17th Ave. Denver, CO 80215 Harry E. Chrisman 1024 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 Picture from Mrs. Pearl Spratt nee Wartenbee Mount Vernon, Mo. [map drawn on back of picture showing Old Tyrone, the Rock Island railroad and the Wartenbee farm.]
Misc Info: Photo is of watermelon farmers. They remove seeds from whole watermelons. Rinds are thrown in pile at right. There is a machine in the center and wagons with horses on both sides. There is one man in the back of wagon on the left. There is a boy and a man holding a watermelon. There is another man in front of machine with hands on hips.
Subject: watermelons
Jay Wartenbee
Al Lawder
Bill Love
Tommy Love
wagons
horses watermelon seeds hopper pulp rinds
farming equipment crusher and pit
No Man's Land
Parl Wartenbee Spratt
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Other: Photo is in a cardboard mat/frame. Frame and photo is torn and taped on upper left corner. Frame has tape on back also. Frame is 8 x 1/16"    

CallNo: P229-A3j  
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Descriptive Title: C.M. Waters Livery and Barn   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1910s   Provenance:
Size: 6 15/16 x 8 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] Don't Mark photo! [back] C.M. Waters operated "Oklahoma Feed Yard" in Liberal in 1913 and "Oklahoma Wagon Yard" in 1914-1915-1916-1917-1918-1919-1920. His name then drops out of the old telephone directories so he must have left Liberal (or) perhaps, died. His wagon yard address was listed as "South Liberal" or South of Rock Island tracks. The street at lower right is believed to be (Liberal Iron and Metal) St. so the barn was about where lights Sporting Goods or Maliney Cleaners is in 1960.
Misc Info: Picture is attached to brownish cardboard mat/frame. Actual picture size is 5 1/16 x 7"
Subject: livery and feed barn
people
street scene
horses
wagons
Wagon yard
Feed yard
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P263-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Railroad and crowd of people   Type: Print
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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: P265-D2a  
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Descriptive Title: Broom Corn   Type: Print
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Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back] Broom corn? 5 col [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of 11 men standing. One is the foreground in holding broom corn. There is a women with 3 children standing beside her. They are on back right side of photo. There are 2 wagons loaded with broom corn in the right background. There are 2 buckets in the right foreground.
Subject: Broom corn
Harvest
Farmers
Family
Building
Wagons
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CallNo: P266-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Jerk-line mules and wagons   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: good
Text: [back] "Eight mules were hitched to three wagons and were driven with a jerk-line. The driver rode the nigh (near or left) wheel mule. A single line extended to the nigh lead mule; the off (right) lead mule was controlled with a jockey stick. The four -[?]pans were connected with a chain. The wagons were connected with stub tongues and chain. In crossing any sandy creeks, rivers or through the sand hills north of Jim Lane's (Beaver City, Okla.) we'd always drop our trail wagon, then [then crossed out] pull through with the lead wagon, then bring up the trail wagons, one at a time." Boss Neff, telling of his freighting experiences from Beaver City to Dodge City when working for Manny Leopard, in charge of Lie and Reynolds' freight wagons.
Misc Info: Photo is of three wagons attached together. There are 8 mules attached to the wagon with a man riding the left rear mule.
Subject: Jerk line wagon
Mules
Wagons
Driver
Beaver City, Oklahoma
Freight
Freighting
Dodge City, Kansas
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CallNo: P453-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Trail herds   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Cow camp of cattle outfit on the Cimarron, N.M. ; CREDIT DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY WESTERN HISTORY DEPARTMENT PHOTO BY Kirkland, Cheyenne, Wyo. [Kirkland, Cheyenne, Wyo. is crossed out] REPRODUCTION OF PRINT IS SUBJECT TO USE FEE ORDER # 03632 ; NOTICE THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW (TITLE 17 U.S. CODE) ; Cowboys (prints) ; F26325 ; Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Q. How big was a "trail herd" of cattle, and how many riders and others did it require to move them? A. Trail herds were of various sizes, from a herd of 500 or 1,000 head to those larger herds that came from Texas to Montana, 2,500 head to 3,000 head. Seldom over 3,000 head per herd. It took a dozen men to properly move them to market, or railhead. 1. The Boss Man. 2. A cook. 3. AWrangler for the horse herd of sixy-seventy head. 4. Nine cowboys to drive the cattle, if a large (2,500-3,000) herd. The [insert mark] TV outfit in New Mexico above, has 10 riders, plus the cook, and a cavvy of about 50-60 saddle-horses. ---Denver Public Library Photo.
Misc Info: Photo is of 10 men standing or sitting on horses. There are tents or tepees behind them. Behind the tepees are a herd of horses and a wagon. There appears to be a lake or some body of water behind the horses. One horse is standing in the water. There are a herd of cattle on the opposite side of the water.
Subject: Cattle trail
horses
cowboys
tents
Wagons
Cattle
Cimarron
New Mexico
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Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: PC19-B2a  
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Descriptive Title: Jas. Carr's teams   Type: Postcard
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Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 22. Jas. Carr's teams 148 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Teams of mules stand in line from stream to rocky hill; teams pulling wagons (possibly loaded wiht rock?)
Subject: Jas. Carr's teams
teams of mules stream
brush
rocky hill
wagons
rocks
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CallNo: PC23-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Chuck wagons at roundup   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1878   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Chuck wagons at Roundup, Early days of the west, 1878 No. A-25 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Made in U.S.A.; Correspondence; Address; Hetzel Photos, Dodge City, Kansas; Multakrom Post Card Co.
Misc Info: Several cowboys sit at campsite and eat. Chuckwagons in background.
Subject: Cowboys sitting eating
chuckwagons
dishes
saddles
blankets
plains
trees
campsite
round-up Hetzel Photos Dodge City, Kansas
early west Multakrom Post Card Co.
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CallNo: PC29-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo Bill Show   Type: Postcard
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Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Buffalo Bill Show 112 [back] 2nd from left is Ned Buntline 6th from right is Henry Purvis, Cody, Wyo. HP; Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: No correspondence; performers in Buffalo Bill show line up from left to right. Teepees and indians in background.
Subject: Buffalo Bill Show performers
cowboys
Indians
horses
tepees teepees
wagons
trees
buildings
Ned Buntline
Henry Purvis fence Cody, Wyoming
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CallNo: PC33-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Myron Goodwin   Type: Postcard
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Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] signs say "Arkansaw Traveler" and "Home or Bust." [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Correspondence Here; Name and Address Here; Myron Goodwin
Misc Info: No correspondence; single traveler in goat-pulled wagon. Signs say "Arkansaw Traveler" and "Home or Bust"
Subject: Myron Goodwin
one-passenger wagon
goat
luggage
crumbling building or mine
hand-made signs on wagons
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CallNo: PC36-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: Roundup at Saratoga, Wyoming   Type: Postcard
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Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Round Up Saratoga, Wyo. 103 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: No correspondence; cowboys make camp on plains during cattle roundup.
Subject: cowboys
horses
wagons
tents
stream
plains
cattle
Saratoga, Wyoming
round up
hills
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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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