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: P264-A3j

Description: Red Cross Livery and Hospital

Date of origin:

Type: Print

Size: 6 15/16 x 10



[front] +RED CROSS+ LIVERY AND HOSPITAL [there is a sign in the left of the photo hanging in a doorway–unable to read–looks like it says Dr. McClure Veterinarian]
[back] Built by Will McClure + Marion Eidson in 1906 [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
[newspaper clipping glued to back of photo] “BUILT IN 1905 BY WILL McCLURE AND MARION EIDSON” is the inscription on the back of this old picture sent to friend here by Mrs. Ella Furnas of 533 Franklin St., Whittier, Calif. Mrs. Furnas, whose maiden name was Ella McClure, is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McClure, who were very early pioneer residents of Southwest Kansas, and who in later years lived in a two story house at the corner of Grant Ave. and Third St., where the Campion Clinic now stand. Mrs. Furnas is the widow of Marion Eidson, and Will McClure was her brother. She writes: “The picture was of the livery stable and animal hos-pital which was built on the lot on the north side of Second St. (200 block) where Bill Lampe’s livery stable had been in the early days of freighting from Liberal to the distant ranches. It marked the change from ‘cattle country’ to the ‘wheat era,’ which Southwest Kansas became with the advent of the automobile and oil in-dustry.”
SWDT – July 19, 1960


Miscellaneous Info.:

Photo is of a huge building with a man standing in a doorway. A man holding a horse. A man standing in front of huge opening in front of building. A man in a 2 horse buggy. The building looks like it’s made of huge bricks. On the far right there are buildings in the background. Looks like a person is in a hay pile sitting.

Other Info.: Photo has yellowed newspaper clipping glued to back. Unable to remove.

Related to:

Subject: Animals, Buggy, building, horses, Hospital, Men, Red Cross Livery, Stable, Veterinarian,