Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 46: Large Grouping of Photographic Equipment Attributed to Huffman

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Historic Grouping of Mostly 19th Century Photographic Equipment and Personal Effects of L.A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500

Historic Grouping of Mostly 19th Century Photographic Equipment and Personal Effects of L.A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West

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Catalog Page: 47
Class: Other
Description:

This grouping of cameras and photographic equipment is attributed to the legendary Montana photographer, Laton Alton Huffman, with some of the pieces being marked as such. This equipment is very likely some of that used by Huffman to take many of his famous photographs documenting life in the American west. Included are two wooden camera frames that look very similar to those manufactured by Eastman, two desirable Prosch Triplex shutters, a Korona folding studio stand, a Huffman marked leather portfolio, a Huffman labelled tin containing numerous Huffman post cards and some period photographs, a tube containing two maps of oil fields, a briefcase with camera equipment, and various other camera components including film holders. The lot looks every bit the part of a late-19th or early-20th century photographers kit. Provenance: The John Fox Collection

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The equipment is good or better overall, showing generally mild wear and some mechanical parts needing adjustment. A very interesting grouping of early photographic history attributed to one of the most famous photographers of the American west!



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