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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

Ponca Indian Burying Ground, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 17
Identifier: 2016-007-17
Scope and Contents

A cabinet card depicting six wooden structures and a 48 star flag flying. "22" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.

Dates: Other: Undated

Ponca Indian Dancing Ground, approximately 1890

 Item — Box: 1, item: 13
Identifier: 2016-007-13
Scope and Contents

A cabinet card depicting captured a group of Ponca Indians at their dancing arena. Many are seated, and fabric banners and flags wave in the breeze. "17" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.

Dates: Other: approximately 1890

Ponca Indian squaw dance, 1894-07-21

 Item — Box: 1, item: 11
Identifier: 2016-007-11
Scope and Contents

A cabinet card depicting a number of Native Americans dancing with watchers observing. Many flags flying. "16" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.

Dates: Other: 1894-07-21

Ponca Indian Sun Dance, 1894-07

 Item — Box: 1, item: 4
Identifier: 2016-007-4
Scope and Contents

A cabinet card depicting a group of Ponca dancers. "4" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.

Dates: Other: 1894-07

Ponca Indian Sun Dance, 1894-07

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2016-007-4.jpg

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  • Subject: Ponca Indians. X

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Ponca dance. 4