MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 inches
CONDITION: This glossy photo is noted in white lettering in lower right corner: "Burro Packed with Hay". The photo has some yellowing, especially on the reverse, 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 with Kodak Velox printed lightly. This photo may have been produced by a negative at a later date in the Buehman family studio.
NOTES: A rare historical photograph from renown photographer Henry Buehman's personal photographs, and photographed by him. 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: 3910

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Arizona Territory: Vintage Photo Burro with Payload of Hay

This photo shows a small building in the background of an Arizona Territory donkey with a large payload of hay over his body with only his head and lead showing and prepared to travel.

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.