MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: 4 1/8 inches x 5 1/8 inches
COMPONENTS: -Photograph -We have the glass negative to this photo and it will be available.
CONDITION: This black and white glossy photo is in good condition for its age, with minimal surface scratching. Unmounted.
ITEM ID: 3742

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Tucson, Arizona Territory: Photo of Native American Woman by Henry Buehman

Henry Buehman of a Native American Old Woman Tucson Arizona Territory PhotoAntique Photograph of an old Native American woman in traditional dress, burden bag, and jewelry with walking stick. This photo is from the Henry Buehman collection, and was taken in the Arizona Territory by him. We have the glass negative to this photo and it will be available. The collection of Buehman photographs we are selling were purchased from his granddaughter, Lucy, in the 1980’s.

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.