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: P257-I2

Description: Jack rabbit roundup

Date of origin: 1935

Type: Print

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2



[back of photo] #3 Western Kans Jack Rabbit Roundup. Showing a small part of the pen. The woman, who helped on the drive, is looking to see that all the rabbits are dead and not left to suffer. The rabbits are processed for animal food. Mink raisers use them. Farmers feed them to hogs and chickens. Young jacks are good eating an etimated 10,000 to 20000 were killed on this drive. 20 of these jacks will eat as much wheat, grass as a cow. They damage vegetation more in dry years because the vegetation does not respond and they eat into the roots. Given me by Lee Larrabee HC
[front of photo] Photo by C. A. Smith — 1935


Miscellaneous Info.:

Photo is of a corral filled with dead rabbits. A woman is checking for survivors. There are people standing in the corral and outside of the corral.

Other Info.: This photo was stapled together with 2 other photos P552 + P553.They were stapled on the left side with tape over the staples. The tape has aged and no longer sticks. Yellow tape marks on back of P257.

Related to: P123-I2 (Jack rabbit roundup), P552-I2 (Jack rabbit roundup), P553-I2 (Jack rabbit roundup), P77-I2 (Jack rabbit roundup), P78-I2 (Jack rabbit roundup),

Subject: Clubs, guns, jack rabbit round up, Men, rabbits,