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Pawnee in a Tipi

Description: Photograph of Pawnee men, women and a child gathered in a tipi. Baptiste Bayhylle, fifth from left, was a Pawnee interpreter and scout. Photograph taken by William S. Prettyman and Cornish in 1889.
Date: 1889
Creator: Prettyman and Cornish
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Home of William H. Ropp in Cimarron City

Description: Photograph of a log cabin with a team of bulls and people standing outside. The photograph is captioned "Home of William H. Ropp. 1889. Cimarron City, Payne County." Three people in the photograph are identified as "a neighbor's girl," Julia, and Lue Parks.
Date: 1889
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0182]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "the realism of Swearingen's photograph of the entertainers at the club Theatre takes much of the romantic glamour from Hollywood's version of western theatres but detracts nothing form the interest in this rare picture. The company included five men, three women and two child performers, a bull fiddle player, two violinists, a cornetist a trombonist and a drummer. Footlights were seven shielded kerosene lamps."
Date: 1889
Creator: Swearingen, Harmon Theodore
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0177]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "June 28, 1889 -- This picture ought to start some discussions among the old-timers. It's the Noble street bridge across Cottonwood creek, which divided east and west Guthrie. A concrete viaduct four blocks long is now located where this bridge stood. The viaduct passes over the creek and the Santa Fe."
Date: June 28, 1889
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0241]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Guthrie's first brick building was not long in taking shape and by May, when Swearingen returned to the town the National Bank Block had its first occupants: Grant Stanley, Lawyer, Whitley-Orput loans and investments and the McNeal Little Banking Company. Even in 1889 everyone liked to "mug the camera" even if it meant stopping work."
Date: 1889
Creator: Swearingen, Harmon Theodore
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0244]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Swearingen's photograph long outlived this early banking institution whish was organized overnight as a self constituted firm that folded soon afterwards. Outdoor salesmen such as the operating near the bank appear in many of the young photographer's pictures."
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Swearingen, Harmon Theodore
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0232.0174]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Except for a few hurriedly constructed frame buildings, Guthrie was for a considerable time, a city of tents. Signs on tents indicated law and land offices, lunch rooms and hotels, blacksmith shops and grocery stores. The tent city extended for some distance on both sides of the railroad tracks."
Date: April 27, 1889
Creator: Swearingen, Harmon Theodore
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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