Chrisman Collection

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.


Call No: P15-A3b1

Description: Rock Island Railroad Depot

Date of origin: 1890s

Type: Print

Size: 4 11/16 x 6 5/8

Condition: Good


[front] Don’t mark photo! [back] Reduce photo to 4 x 2 3/4″ [back note 1] Copy G-3 The Rock Island railway depot was one of the fine buildings in Liberal. A fine masonry building was at the east end, where the group stands. Photo courtesy Maurine and Crompton Tate. [back note 2] Harry: Crompton said to give his copy of the picture to the museum, too. Mrs. Watson Rogers at Rock Island (granddaughter of the McDermotts) said she might be able to identify some of the people from old pictures she has. — Maurine Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [on building] Liberal Lunch, cigars and tobacco Hotel Lunch Lunchroom

Provenance: Private Collection — Maurine and Crompton Tate

Miscellaneous Info.:

Three men and seven women stand in front of Rock Island Depot in Liberal, KS.

Other Info.: Photo is on carboard mat/frame. Frame is 6 15/16 x 8 15/16″

Related to:

Subject: Depot fire cart, flag, Greer House, Liberal Kansas, Maurine and Cromptom Tate, McDermott’s Hotel Dining Room, Mrs. Watson Rogers, Rock Island Railroad Depot, train track,