Item #54322 CAMILLUS S. FLY, (C.1849-1901):. History of Photography Monograph Series, Gregory S. Newman.

CAMILLUS S. FLY, (C.1849-1901): AN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST, WHO WAS RENOWNED FOR HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE SHOOT-OUT AT THE O.K. CORRAL AND HIS UNIQUE DOCUMENTATION OF THE CAPTURE OF GERONIMO.

[Tempe]: School of Art, Arizona State University, 1983. Fly, Camillus S. First edition. Small 8vo., [16] pp., 4 full-page b&w photos. Stiff wrappers. Fine. Item #54322

C.S. (as he liked to be called) was raised in Napa County, California, then married and moved to Tombstone, Arizona in 1879, where silver had been discovered. There, he opened a gallery and also panned. In October of 1881, a shooting broke out at the O.K. Corral and C.S.'s gallery was right next door. Although he was not able to get pictures of the event he did manage to get pictures of the McLowerys and Billy Clanton in their caskets. He photographed the formative days of Tombstone, Southwest landscapes, Indians, etc. His gallery advertised, "Color Work and Instantaneous Photographs... Copies may be had at any time." No. 4 of the History of Photography Monograph Series; limited to 200 copies.

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