Miles City, MT: L.A. Huffman, (c.1882). 72. Stereoview. Albumen photograph [9 cm x 16 cm] / [3.5" x 6.25"] on a curved light blue Huffman mount [10 cm x 18 cm] / [4" x 7"] Gentle age toning to extremities of mount. Strong contrasts. Item #7257
Nice view of four loaded pack mules and a teamster. Huffman produced this view on a hunting trip he went on with George Shields and Jack Conley to the Big Horn Mountains in 1881
Laton Alton Huffman (1854 – 1951) was born in Iowa and learned the craft of photography from his father. In the summer of 1878 he apprenticed at Moorhead, Minnesota, with the later famous Yellowstone Park photographer F. Jay Haynes. By December 1878 Huffman obtained his first professional appointment as a civilian post photographer at Fort Keogh, Montana Territory, near Miles City. This position gave him his start on what turned out to be a lifetime project, that of photographing eastern Montana and northern Wyoming during the last two decades of the western frontier.