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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 234

L. A. Huffman 1926 Commemorative Postcards

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Offered in this lot is the Original 1926 L. A. Huffman Battle Of The Little Big Horn 50th Anniversary Commemorative issuance of fifteen (15) photo postcards. Huffman took the photographs depicted in postcards #1 & #2 in 1877, one year after the battle. Known as the "Photographer of the American West", frontier photographer L. A. Huffman (1854- 1931) captured the spirit of the American West like no other artist. As comfortable photographing the haunting images of the plains Indians as he was the working cowboy, Huffman accurately recorded a passing way of life on the American western frontier. Arriving in Fort Keogh, Montana Territory, in 1879, ten years before Montana would become a state, Huffman realized the importance of recording the end of the open range, the untamed western landscapes, the plains Indian, and the last of the buffalo herds. While many painters and photographers created art that romanticized the West, Huffman photographed everyday life, ranging from ranching and hunting scenes to landscapes of Yellowstone National Park. While living in Miles City, Montana, he captured unique images of frontiersmen, cowboys, Native Americans, soldiers, and city folk from the area. In 1976, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. These postcards are in amazingly good overall condition, age tanning and minimal foxing noted, postcards measure 3.5"W x 55.5"L