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: P11-B1b1

Description: Rock Island Train and workers

Date of origin:

Type: Print

Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/16

Condition: Good


[front] Jim Miller Ed Campbell (in cab) Mexican laborers O.B. Wimmer on tender [back] Jim Miller lived at Liberal, Kansas when he won this Carnegie medal for trying to rescue man and boy buried in cesspool. HEC 6 [6 is circled] Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver Colo. 80125 [back note] Harry: I wrote Geo. Miller asking if he wanted this old picture of his father, and he didn’t mention it in his reply, so guess he didn’t. It would be worthy preserving in museum, because he’s (Jim Miller) the one who got the Carnegie Medal for trying to rescue those w men buried in cave-in. I had the complete acct. in Times not too long ago. — Maurine


Miscellaneous Info.:

Four men in front of engine No. 1442. Attached car 1442 (both of Rock Island Railroad) sits in front of elevator. Car has load of rock or some other material (tender?)

Other Info.: Note says the photo is from Maurine, possible Maurine Tate?Photo is in a mat/frame. Frame is 7 7/8 x 9 15/16″

Related to:

Subject: Ed Campbed, elevator train track tender Carnegie Medal, Jim Miller, Liberal Kansas George Miller, Mexican laborers, O.B. Wimmer, railroad cars railroad engine No. 1442, Rock Island Railroad train, Southwest Daily Times,