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: P439-D1a3

Description: Butchering on Custer Ranch Cimarron River

Date of origin: 1888

Type: Print

Size: 5

Condition: Excellent


[front] X
[back] X ; Return Photo To [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; [stamp] THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK
[note] Q. I have heard a cow has more than one stomach. Is this true?
A. Yes. This is shown in the photo above where Billy Custer and his wife and baby watch their butchers dress out a beef on their ranch on the Cimarron River, in Kansas, about 1888. The stomachs (plural) are shown in the front center of the picture. The liver and heart are in the pan. Photo courtesy Paul Custer, son.


Miscellaneous Info.:

Photo is of four men standing next to a carcass that is being dressed. The carcass is in an A-frame to support it. There is a pan in very front with organs in it. The stomachs are on the ground. There is a lady and young girl child standing behind the men. There is a fence behind them.

Other Info.: “The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West”

Related to: E25 (Butchering on Custer Ranch), M/F11 (Butchering on Custer Ranch), N211-D1a3 (Butchering on Custer Ranch), P442-A3p (Billy Custer and Lee Larrabee),

Subject: Billy Custer, butcher day, Butchering, Cimarron River, Paul Custer, ranchers,