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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

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 School, Undated

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2016-007-1.jpg

Chilocco Indian Schools, Undated

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2016-007-6.jpg

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  • Subject: Indians of North America -- Missions. X

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