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Croft, Thomas, 1849-1909

 Person

Biography

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 25 Collections and/or Records:

Chief Pa-Ship-Pa-Ho, Sac and Fox, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 14
Identifier: 2016-007-14
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Other: Undated

Chilocco Indian School, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 1
Identifier: 2016-007-1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Other: Undated

Chilocco Indian Schools, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 6
Identifier: 2016-007-6
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Other: Undated

Comanche Town near Fort Sill, I. T., Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 2
Identifier: 2016-007-2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Other: Undated

Indian Ghost Dance, approximately 1895

 Item — Box: 1, item: 7
Identifier: 2016-007-7
Scope and Contents A cabinet card depicting Two flags, one the United States of America, the other unidentified, are in the center of a large circle of people seated outside. There are gaps in the circle where there is no one sitting. A single tree is within the circle to the right of the flags. "Indian Dancers" are likely Otoe and/or Osage, and the location is near Hominy, Oklahoma. "7" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.Title taken from front of photograph. Printed on...
Dates: Other: approximately 1895

Kiowas, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 18
Identifier: 2016-007-18
Scope and Contents

A cabinet card depicting a Kiowa woman with two children. Ink stamp of T. Croft, Oklahoma City on back. "10" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Lacks the Croft imprint on front

Dates: Other: Undated

Little Bow's Teepee. Kiowa, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 10
Identifier: 2016-007-10
Scope and Contents

A cabinet card depicting a plains lodge, or tipi. "14" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.

Dates: Other: Undated

Moncah-Godle, Kiowa Girl, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 19
Identifier: 2016-007-19
Scope and Contents

A cabinet card depicting a Kiowa girl with a doll. Note that some other versions of this image describe her as Mohicahgoy (the daughter of Hummingbird). "26" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.

Dates: Other: Undated

No-Pa-Wy, 19th Century.

 Item
Identifier: 1931-004-3-S59a
Scope and Contents Two men stand in front of a lodge on either side of the door, facing one another. Man identified as No-Pa-Wy standing in fron of an "Kaw Indian Bark House." Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.Title taken from front of card.Photographer: Croft.Printed on front of card top left: "Croft."Printed on front of photo bottom: "No-Pa-Wy. Kaw Indian Bark House."Printed on front of card bottom left: "Arkansas City,...
Dates: 19th Century.

No-Pa-Wy, 19th Century.

 Item
Identifier: 1931-004-3-S59b
Scope and Contents

Two men stand in front of a lodge on either side of the door, facing one another. Two people identified as No-Pa-Wy standing in fron of an "Kaw Indian Bark House." Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.


Title taken from front of photo.

Photographer: Unknown.

Printed across front of photograph: "No-Pa-Wy. Kaw Indian Bark House."

Dates: 19th Century.

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