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Identifier: C Photo Album 259

Scope and Contents

Early views of Lawton, Oklahoma. Images show the growth of the town from tents to buildings in 1901, Comanche and Apache Indians, scenery, and the arrival and departure of the first train.


  • 1901

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


Cover title.


Inked on cover: "Oklahoma - Cities Lawton."


Inked on inside cover: "Lawton, Oklahoma."


Inked on first page: "Lawton scenes."


Album contains albumen, and gloss and matte collodion prints.


Titles of photographic prints penciled beneath images on album pages.


Formerly PAFI Album # 259

Table of Contents

Old Main Street. August 5th 1901 -- Corner of old G or Gooan [?] & Main Street August 5th 1901 -- Auction sale of Lawton Aug 6 -- 20 days later -- The first ten filling [i.e. filing] Aug. 6 -- Last ten filling [i.e. filing] 60 day later -- First bath house -- First water closet -- Young Comanche chief -- Two Comanche Indians -- Comanche squaws -- The same -- Apache Indian village -- Apart of the above -- Squaw with papoose -- Apache boys at Medicine Creek Bluff -- Comanche Indians & boys -- Quanah Parkers resident [i.e. residence] the Comanche Chief -- Fire -- Whirl wind -- The first train in Oct. 13 - 1901 -- The first out, Oct. 13 - 1901 -- Fifteen days old -- View between C & D Ave. -- C. Ave 30 days old -- C Ave. 90 days old -- D. Ave looking west. 90 days old -- D. Ave. looking east -- Signal Mountain -- Ft. on Signal Mt. built in 1836 -- Mt. scenery -- Mt. scenery -- Mt. Scenery -- Mt. Scenery -- Mt. Scenery -- Mt. Sherdan [?] -- Mt. Scenery -- Mt. Scenery -- Natural gas 2 1/2 mi of Lawton -- Excursion -- Our camping outfit -- 30 days later -- Indians at slaughter house -- A bunch of Indians -- First snow in Lawton -- A. J. Vick [?] Dec. 16, 1901 -- First post office -- [Four snapshots of woman and children].

Processing Information

some photographic prints soiled and stained.

Finding Aid for the Photographs[graphic]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States