MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: Over-all measurement is: 8 by 10 5/8 inches, and the oval photo measures 7 1/8  by 5 1/8  
CONDITION: This photo is in good condition with a surface issue at the top of the subject's head on the left, and below his lapel on the lower right.  The card is well-marked with gold impressed lettering at lower right, "H. Buehman Tucson A.T.", and the card has some wear intermittently on edges and corners. On the reverse is also stamped, "Buehman Studios Tucson A.T.". This stamp was erroneously represented in a book published several years ago. Also handwritten in pencil, "B-207", and according to Buehman's list of photographs/notes, corresponds to his documented photos. Printed in pen is: "President Parker". There is also handwritten in pencil on reverse notes from The Tucson Citizen newspaper, "Album 2 col", and part of a taped on notation of unknown reference.
NOTES: Lot of Eleven Photographs and Documents purchased from the estate of the renown photographer Henry Buehman. Henry Buehman (May 14, 1851 – December 19, 1912)
ITEM ID: 3790
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Tucson, Arizona Territory: Photo of Millard Mayhew Parker of the University of Arizona by Henry Buehman

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.

Information on Millard Mayhew Parker obtained from
Millard Mayhew Parker :
Presidential Order: 3rd president
Years: 1897-1901
Millard Mayhew Parker was born in Maine and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Before coming to the UA in 1897, he founded Pasadena Academy in California, which merged into Throop Polytechnic Institute, the forerunner of the California Institute of Technology.

He was vice president of Throop and came to the UA with excellent administrative skills. Parker recruited exceptional faculty during his tenure at the UA. He obtained funding from the Legislature for a new men’s dormitory, South Hall, and a joint manual training/assay building. He increased publications of the Agricultural Experiment Station, raised admission standards, encouraged athletics and supported the development of the University library.

Estelle Lutrell, the University’s first full-time librarian, joined the UA during Parker’s time. The president’s son and daughter both enrolled at the University. His son, George Parker, was elected captain of the football team. The team played the University’s first intercollegiate game with Tempe Normal School, which later would become Arizona State University, on Thanksgiving Day 1899. Tempe won 11-2 and was awarded the Territorial Cup. The cup is awarded to the winner of each UA-ASU football game. It is recognized by the NCAA as the oldest award given for a rivalry game in the nation.

In 1901, the Board of Regents re-employed Parker for another term with a $400 salary increase. But in short order, Chancellor William Herring asked for his resignation with charges of improper conduct toward “certain female instructors.”  The charges were never substantiated. But after being denied a hearing by the Board of Regents, Parker resigned and returned to Pasadena. He died there in 1928 at the age of 78. The University of Arizona later received endowment of $25,000 for a library as per his request.

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.