This disbound album contains 123 photographs taken by photographer A. Frank Randall between 1883 and 1888. The images include
studio and field photographs of Apache Indians
taken during the United States military campaign to capture Apache renegades during the Apache Wars. Notable portraits
include those of A. Frank Randall, Geronimo, Naiche, and Nelson A. Miles. There are also some scenes of Indian agencies and
camps in Arizona. The last part of the album ends with views in Southern
California, including Rancho Camulos, scenes of Santa Barbara, missions, and San Diego. There are also views of Guaymas, Mexico.
A. Frank Randall was born March 2, 1854, in Massachusetts. Little is known about his early years, but in 1883, he accompanied
General George Crook's expedition as a newspaper
correspondent and photographer in the campaign to capture Apache Indians in Mexico. For the next four years, Randall traveled
around Arizona and New Mexico photographing
various Apache tribes, including the Chiricahua, Warm Springs, Mescalero, and Jicarilla Apaches. In 1887, Randall moved to
California and spent his final years in Alameda
County, where he died of a heart attack on March 4, 1916.
123 photographs in 1 disbound album; prints 18 x 11 cm. (7.25 x 4.5 in.)
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