Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 47: Self-Portrait Print by L.A. Huffman with Hat and Portfolio

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Framed Self-Portrait Print by L.A. Huffman with Hat and Huffman Marked Leather Portfolio

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,000

Framed Self-Portrait Print by L.A. Huffman with Hat and Huffman Marked Leather Portfolio

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Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 48
Class: Other
Description:

This grouping contains three very desirable pieces associated with the legendary Montana photographer, L.A. Huffman (1854-1931). Huffman is known for his photography portraying the changes in nature and lifestyle of the Montana frontier. The centerpiece of the lot is a self-portrait, almost certainly taken by Huffman himself, though no markings are visible. The portrait appears to have been taken later in his life, likely c. 1925-1931, and shows him wearing a pinstriped suit and a light colored wide brimmed hat. A very similar hat is included in the lot with John B. Stetson & Co. marked interior headband and a Jos. Sullivan Farm Implement and Heavy Hardware tag. Also included is a large leather photo portfolio marked "HUFFMAN PICTURES/MILES CITY 1878" and "THE INDIAN COWMAN/BUFFALO/SHEEPMAN PLOWMAN", a list of many of the subjects of his pictures. Provenance: The John Fox Collection

Rating Definition:

The print is very fine with some scattered very light blemishes and some scattered light handling/storage marks on the frame. The hat is fair with extensive wear, crumpling, and a couple worn holes. The portfolio is very good with some mild wear.



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