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: P261-A3p

Description: The Billy Custer Store at Arkalon

Date of origin:

Type: Print

Size: 4 3/4 x 9 7/16



[back] 5 col [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [note] THE BILLY CUSTER STORE AT ARKALON Lee Larrabee is the clerk, shown at both sides of the picture, since the picture was taken in two shots. Mr. Custer sits at the desk. Jess McCoid once told how, at Fargo Springs, Custer and another man quarreled in a card game, took to the street, fired a cylinder of cartridges each from revolvers at each other. Failing to score a hit, the two made up again, finished the card game. From an original picture owned by Mrs. Frank Stefan, 711 N. Sherman, Liberal


Miscellaneous Info.:

Photo is of the inside of a store. There are 2 men sitting in chairs and 2 men behind the counters. Looks like same man behind counters at opposite end of store. There are 2 possibly 3 men standing in the store. There is a woodstove. There is a kerosene lantern hanging from the ceiling. Products line the shelves and floor.

Other Info.: Photo has tape tear mark and tape on top back.

Related to:

Subject: Arkalon, Arkalon Kansas, barrel, Billy Custer, clerk, inside store, Lee Larrabee, merchandise, Store,