MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 5 x 3 3/4 inches, 1/4" borders
CONDITION: The photo over-all is in good condition, but has some yellowing, especially on the reverse, Kodak Velox (not heavy paper), as you can somewhat see through it, with light scratches on front surface. There are white borders around the edges varying in measurement of 1/8 to 1/4 inches, reverse is blank.
NOTES: A rare historical photograph. This photo may have been produced by a negative at a later date in the Buehman family studio. White lettering at the bottom of the photo. This photo has never before been offered for sale. It was privately purchased directly from Buehman's granddaughter, Lucy, in the 1980's.
ITEM ID: 3874

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Arizona Territory: Vintage Photo Apache Rations Handout

Decade: 1880s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

This photo shows a building in the background of an facility for the handing out of Rations in San Carlos, Arizona Territory. There are several Natives waiting to receive Rations, looks to be more woman and a couple of men as Indian security. This photo shows three Apache Indian Soldier/Scouts for security. The one looking around the doorway has a very familiar face.

Name: Henry Buehman
Type: Photographer
Artist Information: Henry Buehman was a German-born American photographer and politician. After completing his apprenticeship, Buehman traveled to the American West, where he worked and traveled before settling in Tucson, Arizona Territory. There he purchased a portrait studio and operated a financially successful photography business. Periodic trips through the surrounding areas allowed Buehman to compile a large portfolio of scenic and Native American images in addition to his portrait work. His accomplishments as a photographer led to opportunities in other fields and Buehman eventually became the mayor of Tucson from 1895 till 1899.Buehman died from pneumonia on December 19, 1912.   Following his death, Tucson acquired approximately 65,000 negatives showing the city's people and surrounding areas.   After his death, Buehman's son Albert assumed control of Buehman Studio until his retirement in 1949.   Albert's son Remick then took over the studio before selling it two years later.  Over 250,000 negatives produced by three generations of Buehmans were purchased by the Arizona Historical Society in 1967.   Buehman Canyon in the Santa Catalina mountains is named in his honor.