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    Lieutenant C. E Dentler's Personal Photograph Album, Whipple Barracks, Arizona Territory, ca. 1890s. Fort Whipple was established in November 1863 one-mile northeast of Prescott in the Chino Valley after Camp Clark was abandoned. Cavalry and Infantry soldiers stationed there participated in many Indian engagements. The Whipple Barracks became the Headquarters for the Military Department of Arizona on April 15, 1870. The post was General George Crook's District of Arizona headquarters in 1882. Centrally located in the state, the fort had a major influence on all Indian affairs in the region. The old post was condemned in 1869; all the buildings were torn down and rebuilt. Post was discontinued in 1898 and re-garrisoned in 1902.

    Llbum consists of 57 Photographs, measuring approximately 8" x 5" and they are almost all albumens, there are also six loose photographs four of which are cyanotypes, two albumens and two ephemera items. Most of the images depict military operations on or near Whipple barracks. For instance, birds eye view, military marching, shooting rifles, military drills, bivouac, encampment in forest, images of Dentler with his troops, Dentler with Indian scouts, etc. very nice historical personal photo album. Album measures approximately 10.25" x 7.50".

    Condition:
    Fine-very fine, album missing back spine.


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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