MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: Overall measurement is: 9 3/4 x 6 13/16 inches, and the photo image measures: 8 1/4 x 6 inches.
CONDITION: This is a very nice quality photograph, in good condition for its age, it has some light surface scratches/dots on the front and foxing on reverse. The dark brown glossy card has rounded corners and beveled edges with reflective gold finish at edges, it is in good condition with some expected wear at corners, also crimping at lower right corner. Photo has glossy finish in black and white, some clear residue above the subject. On reverse, Buehman Studios Tucson A.T. stamped on one edge, foxing at edges and a circular light brown stain at one corner.
NOTES: Antique. Rare.
ITEM ID: 3800

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Tucson, Arizona Territory: Photo of Cowboy and White Horse

Rare photograph from renown photographer Henry Buehman’s personal photographs, never before offered for sale. This photo was purchased directly from Buehman’s granddaughter, Lucy, in the 1980’s. the photo is of an unidentified gentleman and his horse.  PLEASE NOTE: There was erroneous information published in a book concerning Buehman’s photographs and this particular stamp. This photo has the stamp that was agreed by Lucy to have been made for confirmation and provide provenance to authenticate some of her grandfather’s photos that could potentially loose identification of his work through time. We also have the list of numbered photographs he documented of landscapes, trains, portraits of individuals, etc.

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.