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Croft, Thomas, 1849-1909

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1849-03-12 - 1909-04-10

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 2 Collections and/or Records:

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, Kansas."...
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.