MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: 14 inches wide x 8 7/8 inches
CONDITION: This large photograph is in good condition with rounded and creased corners, some surface scratching. On the reverse, it is noted in pencil, "1880-1881", and Buehman's numbering of B94, also in pencil, 4 col., indicating it was published in a newspaper (probably Tucson Citizen) It is not a glossy photo, and 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: 3909
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Tucson, Arizona Territory: Photograph

Decade: 1880s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: 1880-1881
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.