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    Two Oklahoma Land Rush Photographs, "The Start" by A. A. Forbes ca 1889. The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 was as much a celebration as it was an attempt to settle the region, considered some of the best unoccupied public land in the country. The rush started at high noon on April 22, 1889 with an estimated 50,000 people lined up for their piece of the available two million acres, and countless thousands more looking on. Here we have two nearly identical images by A.A. Forbes, each taken as the land rush began and the first of the 50,000 set off to stake their claims. Images measure approximately 7.5" x 4" and are affixed to slightly larger mounts, one of which bears Forbes' ink stamp on verso. Although one image is less exposed than the other, both are in fine condition.

    Condition: Fine


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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