This gelatin dry plate negative was taken in the Aultman Studio (Trinidad, Colo.) by Oliver E. Aultman (1867-1953) in 1893. The date and subject of the photograph are identified in the Aultman Studio register. Names that appear in the Aultman register may be inaccurate or misspelled. The register identifies the individual who purchased the portrait as either E. Johnson or L. D. McAlpine. The image depicts a studio portrait of a young man. Only his bust and head are visible in the portrait. He is posed with his head looking to the left. The young man wears a lightly colored checkered three-piece suit with a white pin-stripe button down shirt. He also has on a plaid neckerchief tied into a bow.
The Aultman Photography Studio (Trinidad, Colo.) operated out of Trinidad, Colorado from 1899-2000. Oliver E. Aultman (1867-1953) founded the studio and was its chief photographer until his son, Glenn Aultman (1904-2000) took over the business in the early 1950's. Otis A. Aultman (1874-1943), Oliver's younger brother, also operated at photography studio in the Trinidad area from 1892-1907. Several of his images are included in the Aultman Studio collection. While the Aultmans mostly produced studio portraits of Trinidad's residents, they also shot images of landscapes, streets scenes, mining operations, buildings, and local events. This photograph is part the Aultman Studio collection (Ph.00500).