The Postcards of L.A. Huffman
Montana Frontier Photographer

by Bev Allen
and Gene Allen

published by Gene and Bev Allen

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • L.A. Huffman, celebrated photographer of the Montana frontier, was known for producing photographs using a variety of formats over his 52-year career. From 1906 to 1928 he published four different groups of postcards - three sets of printed cards and an unknown but relatively few real photo cards. His real photo postcards are rare and hard to find. This book provides new information about a previously little-known dimension of Huffman's work. Featuring several sets of printed postcards and his real photo postcards, this book will be a welcome addition to any L.A. Huffman or postcard collector's library.

128 pages, 8 1/2, 62 b/w photos, 154 color photos, paperback

ISBN 10: 1591522129
ISBN 13: 9781591522126

MARCH 2018


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Bev Allen align= Gene and Bev Allen are both natives of Jamestown, ND. In 1963 they moved their family to Bozeman, MT where Gene would pursue a graduate degree in wildlife management from what was then Montana State College. After Gene's retirement in 1989 as a career with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, they turned their collecting hobby into a business: Gene Allen, Books. After nearly 30 years and hundreds of shows across the western states it continues to keep them interested and busy. They now live in Helena, MT.

During their 60 years together, Gene and Bev have always collected. Starting with family-related antiques and firearms of the West, to western art in the 1960s and 1970s, and to their current interest in books and photographs - all reflect their interest in Montana and the Old West. Collecting photographs by L.A. Huffman was a natural combining of many of those interests and has been a special focus for more than 25 years. During that time they have put together a large collection of his vintage works, many of which were used in Larry Peterson's 2003 book L.A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West. In 2014 they published The Collotypes of L.A. Huffman, Montana Frontier Photographer. They continue to add to their collection and knowledge and hope readers benefit from this latest offering about the work of L.A. Huffman.

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