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: N175-A2b6  
Descriptive Title: Abandoned Kansas Farm   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/8 x 1 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: On mat/frame: "Abandoned Kansas Farm" (Dust Bowl era) 1930-50 Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Pioneer Farmer + Family Photo by Day On negative envelope: "Abandoned Farm" Kansas Photo by Chrisman "Kansas Settlers" Photo by Day (Negatives)
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Subject: Farm
abandoned
Kansas
Dust Bowl era
1930-1950
Wagon wheel
Windmill
House
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P456
M/F2
E18
P451
N174
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CallNo: N80-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Old Rock House on Hardesy Ranch   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 11 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: House on plains; automobile beside house; windmill right behind house.
Subject: Old Rock House
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
Cimarron Meridian
plains
ranch
house
automobile trees
car windmill
Kodak Safety Film
  Related to:  P208-A2b11
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CallNo: N84-F2b1  
Descriptive Title: Negative of Tom Babbitt's Family   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1880-1900   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 2 7/16"   Condition: excellent
Text: left to right, Salema Myers, Mary Preston, Roy, Mama, Willis and myself.
Misc Info: Picture of Tom Babbitt and his family at their home near Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Subject: Tom Babbitt
Salema Myers
Roy Babbitt
Willis Babbitt
Mary Preston
Mrs. Babbitt
windmill water tank house
  Related to:  P218-F2b1
N85-F2i
N86-F2f1
N87-F2a1
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CallNo: P116-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Bob Hall on   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] "Benjamine Franklin" goes over backward with- Bob Hall, Ritzville Round-up (copyright 1923 R.R. Doubleday) [back] 11
Misc Info: Cowboy gets bucked off saddlebronc; horse looks like it's standing almost straight up and about to tip backward. There is an automobile on other side of fence. Next to automobile is a horse.
Subject: Bob Hall
Benjamine Franklin
Ritzville Roundup
Ritzville
R.R. Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
fence
windmill
buildings cowboy horses automobile saddlebronc
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CallNo: P203-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Tepee in front of houses   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] V.A. Kear builder of sod town; 2 miles east of Dighton, Kansas; Return to Harry C; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Picture is of 4 buildings with a tepee in front of them. There are 3 cars, 1 wagon, 1 buggy, 1 windmill and 1 American flag. Photo has stains on back.
Subject: Tepee
houses
cars
automobiles
windmill
wagon
V.A. Kear
sod town
Dighton, Kansas
Teepee
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CallNo: P208-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old Rock House on Hardesy Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: Old Rock House on Hardesty Ranch Okla. Panhandle NW 1/4, Sec. 23, in Twp.[Turp.] 1, North of Range 19, East of Cimarron Meridian.
Misc Info: House on plains; automobile beside house; windmill right behind house. Photo has tape on top left back.
Subject: Old Rock House
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
Cimarron Meridian
plains
ranch
house
automobile
trees
car windmill
  Related to:  N80-A2b11
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CallNo: P246-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: house and family   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [back] 2 col [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of a family sitting and standing on their front porch. Photo is taken from a distance. It is a one story home with another building directly behind it. There is a chimney on the roof and a windmill in the far right behind the house. There are trees behind the house and bushes in front.
Subject: Family dwelling
House
Family
Home
Building
Trees
Windmill
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CallNo: P456-  
Descriptive Title: Abandoned Farm   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: Q. It must have be disappointing for old-timers who have returned to their homesteads to see them settling back to the earth? A. Positively. One old man said:"My old claim was a great disappointment of weeds, stunted trees, my abandoned shack and broken-down windmill tower. It is most painful for one my age (77) to return to those scenes of 60 years ago and find no one there to greet me. All are gone now, gone, gone." Photo from author's collection.
Misc Info: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"
Subject: farm stead
wagon wheel
windmill
weeds
prairie
  Related to:  P450-
P451
N174
N175
E18
M/F2
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CallNo: P92-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Bareback riding at Alliance Rodeo   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1923   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/8 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Bareback riding Alliance Rodeo (Doubleday) 1923(?) [back] 1
Misc Info: Cowboy rides bareback at rodeo; other cowboys on horses stand by; vehicles lined up behind fence.
Subject: Alliance Rodeo
bareback
Doubleday
cowboys
horses
fence
rodeo arena
vehicles
windmill
buildings
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