Untitled (Californio man dressed as a vaquero)
c. 1855
4.5 in HIGH x 3.6875 in WIDE x .75 in DEEP
(11.43 cm HIGH x 9.37 cm WIDE x 1.90 cm DEEP)
Gift of anoymous donor.


Small wood and leather encased ambrotype. The leather has tooling in a floral pattern with two brass latches at the right side. Inside cover of the case is light red velvet. On the left side is the ambrotype photograph of a man dressed in vaquero clothing on glass. He is resting one hand on a table. The photograph is matted with a gold material with wavy edges.

This ambortype was formerly in the collection of John McWilliams for more than 20 years. He is a well-known expert on Gold-Rush era clothing. [DHJ 1/19/11]

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