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: P226-F1a

Description: Photo of May Jackson

Date of origin: 1910s

Type: Print

Size: 5 1/16 x 7

Condition: Good


[front] Miss Jackson who committed suicide and buried in Liberal Cemetery. Al[z]. Barnes Circus. Red lines framing face with x to the left and a big x over words. [back] Reduce to 3 1/4 x 2 3/4″ Copy D-3 [D-3 circled] Property of HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [stamped twice] [HARRY E. CHRISMAN Liberal, Kansas address stamped once and covered with Denver address stamp]


Miscellaneous Info.:

Comment note C12 attached to P226: Above, May Jackson, 18, who took her life over the love of her circus bandmaster sweetheart. Below, the gravestone erected by the citizens of Liberal, Kansas, in the Liberal cemetery where she is buried.
Photo has tape on top back.

Other Info.:

Related to: C11-H1c (Caption to May Jackson Grave), C12-F1a (Caption to photo of May Jackson), C13-F1b (Caption from photo of Ed A. Woeckener), P225-H1c (May Jackson – gravestone), P226-F1a (Photo of May Jackson), P227-F1b (Ed A. Woeckener),

Subject: Barnes Circus, Ed A. Woeckener, Liberal cemetery, May Jackson, suicide,