MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: 10 inches wide x 8 inches.
CONDITION: This vintage photo may have been developed later than it was actually taken, and focus and exposure is not the best, but still an interesting street scene of Tucson. On the reverse of the photo in pencil, "Tu" can be read, but remainder is faded or smeared out, with only pencil indents at high magnification, to be able to read "Tucson". This photograph is in good condition with rounded corners, some surface scratching, minor indents. There is also some crazing of the surface around the edges.
NOTES: A rare historical photograph from renown photographer Henry Buehman's personal photographs, and photographed by him. The photo has never before been offered for sale. It was privately purchased directly from Buehman's granddaughter, Lucy, in the 1980's.
ITEM ID: 3907

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Tucson, Arizona Territory: Vintage Photograph of Tucson

Vintage photograph of Tucson street scene. At far left, there is a partial sign, J. Smith (Und)ertaker, and a sign right of center “Furniture Paints Oil and Glass”. There is a Lodging House sign behind the horseman, but the name is difficult to read.

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.