MATERIAL: Photography (Sepia)
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: The card measures 10 5/8 wide by 8 5/8 inches.
CONDITION: This photo is heavily yellowed of paper and pressed cardboard throughout. There is also evidence of moisture staining at edges. On the reverse in pencil is written B202, referencing Buehman's list of photos, but that page is absent from our files, so not readily identified. There is also in pencil, "Album, 3 Col(umn), (same size)" for newspaper publication. Upper right corner is missing.
NOTES: A great, 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: 3908

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Tucson, Arizona Territory: Residence

Century: 20th (1901-2000)
Notes: Late 1800's, early 1900's

A photo of a residence of Tucson or (nearby). The photo shows a man and woman seated in a horse drawn carriage, with a woman standing at an open gate in front of the residence. The top of a windmill can be seen behind the house.

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.