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Collection Overview

Title: MS 100 - L.A. Huffman Collection, 1875-1931Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Huffman, Laton Alton (L.A.) (October 31, 1854 - December 28, 1931)

Extent: 42.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/05/1999. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Abstract

The L.A. Huffman Studio Collection consists of personal correspondence from family and acquaintances, particularly W.T. Hornaday, as well as personal financial documents and manuscripts written by Huffman. The collection also includes all business correspondence, and photographic images produced by Huffman and other photographers.

Collection Historical Note

One of the premier frontier photographers, L.A. Huffman was born October 31, 1854 in Iowa. He learned about photography from his father, who owned a photography studio. In 1878 he undertook a dangerous winter journey to Ft. Keogh, Montana, to serve as post photographer. While there, he photographed soldiers at the fort as well as American Indians and citizens in nearby Miles City.

            In order to supplement his income, Huffman started a small cattle ranch, served as a hunting guide, and hunted animals himself, always taking along his 50-pound homemade camera and often developing his photos on the spot. His experiments with exposure and lens openings allowed him to capture action shots of early roundups and cowboy activities that are unique for his time. His subject matter was also novel, particularly in his photographing of American Indians performing traditional activities. Consequently, his images of Plains Indians and early cowboy ranching scenes are considered some of the best of this era.

            Huffman’s images of the last of the wild buffalo herds in Montana Territory are especially important since they are the only ones of their kind, especially those of hide-hunters skinning their kill.  Aside from his photography, Huffman also played an active role in the early development of eastern Montana. He served as a school board member, county commissioner, and in 1893 was elected to the Montana House of Representatives. L.A. Huffman died in Billings, Montana, in 1931.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Accruals: 2002 gift

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Thomas Minckler

Acquisition Method: Purchase


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[Series 1: Personal Papers],
[Series 2: Business Papers],
[Series 3: Photographs],
[Series 4: Oversize Papers and Photographs],
[Series 5: Artifacts],
[Series 6: Addition, 2010],
[All]

Series 6: Addition, 2010Add to your cart.
Box 41Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.01: Correspondence - Incoming, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.02: Correspondence - Postcards, June 25, 1927; September 16, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.03: Expenses - Subscriptions - Yellowstone Journal, 1929-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.04: Expenses - Repairs, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.05: Correspondence - M.C. Pfunder to L.A. Huffman, January 23, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.06: Correspondence - Incoming - E. Poland, November 12, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.07: Correspondence - Incoming - Pacific Coast News Association, June 16, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.08: Correspondence - Incoming - P. Hayes, December 23, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.09: Correspondence - Incoming - L.H. LaromAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.41.10: Correspondence - Incoming - F.H. Graver, June 11, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.11: Correspondence - Incoming - Edmond H. Guerin, Jr.Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.12: Correspondence - Incoming - Sherwood Wheaton, April 18, 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.13: Expenses - Loan - Custer County Building Association, May 11, 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.14: Correspondence - Incoming - Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway - Envelope Only, January 1, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.15: Expenses - Travel - Great Northern Columbia River Historical Expedition - Ticket Stub - Chicago to Seaside, Oregon, July 15, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.16: Correspondence - Incoming - W.H. Hookes, June 19, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.17: Correspondence - Incoming - Lula McClary HarrisAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.41.18: Card - Columbia River Historical Expedition, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.19: Correspondence - Incoming - Defender Photo Supply, May 23, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.20: Correspondence - Incoming - B.E. Calkins, January 17, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.21: Correspondence - Incoming - Kathryn H.?, August 22, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.22: Correspondence - Incoming - Forrest Crissey, February 11, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.23: Correspondence - Incoming - A.B. ChattinAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.41.24: Correspondence - Incoming - Ralph U. Herbison, February 17, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.25: Correspondence - Tommy to Patiskawapa from Red River, New Mexico, August 24, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.26: Correspondence - Incoming - Tommy, July 29, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.27: Correspondence - Tommy to Patiskawapa, May 10, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.28: Correspondence - Tommy to Patiskawapa, May 22, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.29: Correspondence - Incoming - Tom and Frank, April 21, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.30: Correspondence - Incoming - Tom and Frank, September 20, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.31: Correspondence - Outgoing - Tommy, April 12, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.32: Correspondence - Maida to the Lewis-Dredley Household, ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.41.33: Correspondence - Incoming - Unknown Author (Signed in Runes), June 30, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.34: Expenses - Taxes - Miscellaneous Tax Receipts, 1905-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.35: Expenses - Taxes - State of Montana, County of Custer, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.36: Correspondence - Incoming - R.H. Daniels Insurance, October 3, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.37: Legal - Stock Certificates - Black Panther Oil & Refining Corporation - Certificate #4826, April 11, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.38: Correspondence - Incoming - Montana Mutual Oil Syndicate, February 26, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.39: Correspondence - Incoming - City of Miles City, Montana; Expenses - Taxes - City of Miles City, Montana, January 18, 1926; December 19, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.40: Books - Second Annual Report of the American Bison Society, 1908-1909Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.41: Expenses - Taxes - Miscellaneous Tax Receipts, 1906-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.42: Expenses - Taxes - Montana, 1893, 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.43: Correspondence - Incoming - Miscellaneous Envelopes, 1925-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.44: Expenses - Loans - Commercial State Bank - Satisfaction of Mortgage, March 29, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.45: Correspondence - Incoming - John J. Bagley & Company, December 1, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.46: Legal - Bankruptcy, June 18, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.47: Expenses - Advertising - Northwest Post Card & Souvenir Company, January 10, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.48: Correspondence - Outgoing - Advertisements - Envelope, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.49: Expenses - Loans - William Tibbles - Satisfaction of Mortgage, October 7, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.50: Correspondence - Incoming - United States Building and Loan Association, July 27, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.51: Expenses - Loans - Custer County Bank and Phoenix Assurance Company Ltd. of London, April 17, 1917; October 7, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.52: Advertisement - "It's The Wheat" Plus Intelligent Milling - Features Huffman Photo, 1880, May 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.53: Expenses - Loans - Mrs. Mary Jensen, January 10, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.54: Correspondence - Mark H. Brown to Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Scott, July 20, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.55: Expenses - Funeral - Laton A. Huffman, December 31, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.56: Business - L.A. Huffman: The Huffman Pictures - Blank InvoicesAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.41.57: Advertisement - Calendar - Huffman Photo "15 Buffaloes Grazing" (Attached to Board), 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.58: Expenses - Loans - Custer County Bank and W.C. McClintock, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.59: Books - The Scovill Photographic Series: The Grammar of Photo-Engraving by H.D. Farquhar, 1893Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.60: Photo - Eliza Edwards (Grandfather Skinner's Oldest Sister) - 2 imagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.41.61: Photo - Portrait of Unknown Woman, Late 1800sAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.41.62: Magazines - Sunset Magazine, September 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 100.41.63: Photos - Miscellaneous Photographs of Individuals and Places (Some by Huffman)Add to your cart.
Box 42Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.01: Correspondence - Incoming - David Goss, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.02: Correspondence - Incoming - Morris H. Briggs, May 26, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.03: Magazine - Railway Review - Unknown Article on Big Horn River - p.445-448, September 30, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.04: Legal - Warranty Deed - Patrick Doran to L.A. Huffman, March 7, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.05: Legal - Bill of Sale - H.C. Smith to L.A. Huffman, April 27, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.06: Legal - Abstract of Title - (SE 1/4, E 1/2, SW 1/4, NE 1/4, Section 35, Township 18, North of Range 41, East of Montana Meridian) Containing 320 Acres - No. 5936, April 11, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.07: Photo - Black Panther Oil Corporation (Hand Tinted), 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.08: Photo - Black Panther Oil Corporation (Hand Tinted), February 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 100.42.09: Business - Huffman Pictures - StampAdd to your cart.
Folder 100.42.10: Personal - Bible, 1884Add to your cart.

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[Series 4: Oversize Papers and Photographs],
[Series 5: Artifacts],
[Series 6: Addition, 2010],
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