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Laton Alton Huffman Photographs
Wyles SC 656  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Laton Alton Huffman Photographs,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1905, 1913
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 656
    Creator: Huffman, Laton Alton
    Extent: .05 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Laton Alton Huffman Photographs. Wyles SC 656. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains four black/white copy prints of a Montana roundup, taken by Western photographer Laton Alton Huffman, of Miles City, Montana, ca. 1905, 1913. There are two copies of one print that appears as image no. 114 in Mark Herbert Brown and W. R. Felton's Before Barbed Wire: L. A. Huffman, Photographer on Horseback (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1956). In the book, that image bears the caption "Evening at the Roundup: Big Pumpkin [Creek]." A third print shows the same scene, but from a slightly different perspective, and is dated 1905. The fourth print is a close-up of cattle bones on the plains and is dated 1913.
    Brown and Felton noted that Ruth Huffman Scott of Miles City, Montana, owned the Huffman negatives when their book was published (1956) and that prints from the negatives still were available to collectors at that time. It seems probable that the four prints in this collection are such later copy prints.
    In addition to Before Barbed Wire, Brown and Felton also wrote The Frontier Years: L. A. Huffman, Photographer of the Plains (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1955). Both works have extensive bibliographies and notes about sources.