Croft, Thomas, 1849-1909
Thomas F. Croft moved to Arkansas City from Illinois in 1885. In 1894 he likely took the famous photograph of the Land Run Opening the Cherokee Strip for settlement while working for a photographer named Prettyman. In 1896 he took the first known image of a tornado in action during a visit to Oklahoma City. He regularly traveled to Indian Territory to shoot images of Native Americans, such as the one we are examining. Later on in his career he moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory.
Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:
A cabinet card depicting a wooded area where Chief Pa Ship Pa Ho stands before a mat covered shelter. "18" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front. Card is damaged.
A cabinet card depicting Chilocco Indian school with a group of people playing baseball. This is a more complete image of the cropped 2016-007-6.
A cabinet card depicting Chilocco Indian School with a group of people playing baseball. This is a cropped version of 2016-007-1. "6" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.
A cabinet card depicting several people and 16 tipis. Ink stamp of T. Croft, Oklahoma City on back. "2" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Lacks the Croft imprint on front.