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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 47 Collections and/or Records:

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

Sac and Fox Band, approximately 1890

 Item — Box: 1, item: 12
Identifier: 2016-007-12
Scope and Contents A cabinet card depicting a wooded area where Chief Pa Ship Pa Ho stands before a mat covered shelter, with numeroud other people, including women and children. "16" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.
Dates: Other: approximately 1890

Sac and Fox Bark House, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, item: 23
Identifier: 2016-007-22
Scope and Contents A cabinet card depicting a bark house with eight people outside, two of whom are children. Croft imprint on front.
Dates: Other: Undated

Sac and Fox Bark House, Undated

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2016-007-22.jpg

Sac and Fox Chief and Council, approximately 1890

 Item — Box: 1, item: 9
Identifier: 2016-007-9
Scope and Contents A cabinet card depicting a wooded area where Chief Pa Ship Pa Ho stands before a mat covered shelter, with nine of council members. "13" and "Hoyt" written on back in ink. Croft imprint on front.
Dates: Other: approximately 1890