Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931

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L. A. Huffman spent most of his life photographing the area around his Montana home. He worked at Fort Keogh before starting his own studio selling prints of his glass plate negatives. His photos capture frontier and Indian life.

From the description of Colored photographs of the frontier, 1877-1886. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 62320522

From the description of The Huffman pictures, 1870-1910. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64064233

From the description of L. A. Huffman scrapbook, 1905-1930. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 62320524

The collection contains four black/white copy prints of a Montana roundup, taken by Western photographer Laton Alton Huffman, of Miles City, Montana, ca. 1905, 1913. There are two copies of one print that appears as image no. 114 in Mark Herbert Brown and W. R. Felton's "Before Barbed Wire: L. A. Huffman, Photographer on Horseback" (New York: Henry Holt and Comapny, 1956).

Brown and Felton noted that Ruth Huffman Scott of Miles City, Montana, owned the Huffman negatives when their book was published (1956) and that prints from the negatives still were available to collectors at that time. It seems probable that the four prints in this collection are such later copy prints.

From the description of Laton Alton Huffman Photographs, [ca. 1905, 1913] (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 63049668

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Stuart, Granville, 1834-1918. Granville Stuart papers, 1851-1957. American Primers
creatorOf Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931. Laton Alton Huffman Photographs, [ca. 1905, 1913] University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Stuart, Granville, 1834-1918. Granville Stuart, ca. 1900. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. Elmo Scott Watson collection of photographs, 1875-1936. Newberry Library
referencedIn Richard G. Badger papers, 1917-1932. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion), 1864-1926. Charles M. Russell's genuine portrayals of the old west by the greatest western artist, scrapbook 1905-1930 bulk 1925-1930. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Montana postcard collection, 1893-2008, bulk 1905-1950 Montana Historical Society Research CenterPhotograph Archives
referencedIn Alice Bullock Pictorial Collection, 1880-1979 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Linabury, Frank,. Frank Linabury collection on George Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn 1880-1951 (bulk1920-1930.). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931. L. A. Huffman scrapbook, 1905-1930. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931. Colored photographs of the frontier, 1877-1886. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Huffman, Laton Alton. Huffman, Laton Alton : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931. The Huffman pictures, 1870-1910. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith American Horse, Dakota chief, 1840-1908. person
correspondedWith Badger, Richard G. person
associatedWith Bad Gun, Mrs. person
associatedWith Black Wolf. person
associatedWith Brave Wolf. person
associatedWith Buffalo Hump. person
associatedWith Bullock, Alice, 1904- person
associatedWith Crabtree, Isaac. person
associatedWith Crittenden, John J. person
associatedWith Felton, W. R. (William Reid), b. 1874. person
associatedWith Fire Wolf. person
associatedWith Good Eye. person
associatedWith High Bear. person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Keogh, Myles Walter, 1840-1876. person
associatedWith Linaburry, Frank. person
associatedWith Linabury, Frank. person
associatedWith Man-On-The-Hill. person
associatedWith Montana Historical Society person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Plenty Bird. person
associatedWith Red Sleeve. person
associatedWith Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion), 1864-1926. person
associatedWith Scorched Lightning. person
associatedWith Spotted Bear. person
associatedWith Spotted Eagle. person
associatedWith Spotted Fawn. person
associatedWith Stuart, Granville, 1834-1918. person
associatedWith Sturgis, James G. person
associatedWith Tall Bear. person
associatedWith Two Moon. person
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Cheyenne Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Jennie, fl. 1900. person
associatedWith Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. person
associatedWith White Elk, Mrs. person
associatedWith White Hawk. person
associatedWith Wolf Voice. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West (U.S.)
Pumpkin Creek (Mont.)
Miles City (Mont.)
Powder River Valley (Wyo. and Mont.)
Great Plains
Powder River Valley (Wyo. and Mont.)
Lame Deer (Mont.)
Miles City (Mont.)
Great Plains
West (U.S.)
Yellowstone County (Mont.)
Montana
West (U.S.)
Subject
Cattle--Marking
Frontier and pioneer life
Indians of North America--Missions
Indians of North America--Pictorial works
Dakota Indians
Indian reservation police
Ranch life
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
Badlands
Cowboys
Sheep ranchers
Indians of North America--Funeral customs and rites
Indians of North America
American bison hunting
Cheyenne Indians
Occupation
Photographers
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Birth 1854

Death 1931

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