Title: Oklahoma Indian and Cowboy Views, Photograph 19
Description: Photograph nineteen of twenty-four in Collection of Oklahoma Indian and Cowboy Views [ca. 1889] by William S. Prettyman and George B. Cornish. It is titled "Holding Down a Town Lot, Guthrie, April 22, 1889" and shows two settlers watching over their lots in what will be the town of Guthrie, OK. The gentleman in the foreground smoking the pipe is identified as P. Pearson (Peter Pearson), behind him is Dr. Acker; both men were friends of the photographer from Arkansas City, KS.
Date: April 22, 1889
Photographer: William S. Prettyman
Author: George B. Cornish
Item Type: Photograph
Collection: Native American/Western Photograph Collection (P23)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,36866
Location: P23, Box 1, Folder 2, Number 19
Local Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Indian Territory (Oklahoma); Guthrie, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Land Rush (1889)
Digital Format: JPEG
Notes: Notice that the man in the background (Dr. Acker) appears to be pointing a gun and sneering, in jest, at Mr. Pearson.
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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