MATERIAL: Photography
TYPE: Photographs (loose)
DIMENSIONS: Over-all measurement is: 15 by 12 1/8 inches, and the photo without the lighter border measures 9 5/8 by 7 5/8.
CONDITION: The photograph is in good condition for its age, with some surface scratches and frayed edges and corners. It is mounted on another piece of lighter color photograph paper that also has some edges frayed. The card is in acceptable condition with scuffing, edges and corners frayed, and a moisture stain in the lower right corner.   Also noted in the lower right corner is : Buehman, and noted in center on reverse also in red colored pencil is: 4 Col, (indication this photo was published in the newspaper, most likely the Tucson Citizen). To the right edge of the reverse also shows Buehman's notes of B-123, which corresponds to his list of photographs he documented.
ITEM ID: 3791

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University of AZ, Tucson, Arizona Territory: Buehman Photograph of Early Tucson Dignitaries

Photo of Millard Mayhew Parker, 3rd President of University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona from January 2, 1917 to Jan 7 1926, seen here with other early Tucson Arizona Territory dignitaries and educators at University of Arizona.A rare historical photograph from renown photographer Henry Buehman’s personal photographs, and taken 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, and also shows the famous Tucson Arizona Territory female, Mary Bernard Aguirre, a noted educator, seated at far right.

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.