This gelatin dry plate negative was taken by in the Aultman Studio (Trinidad, Colo.) by Oliver E. Aultman (1867-1953) in 1907. The Aultman Studio register identifies the individual who ordered the portrait as J. Yoshida. It is important to note that names listed in the studio register may be inaccurate or misspelled. The image is a portrait of a young man dressed in formal clothes. The portrait shows only the man's head and bust. He wears a three-piece suit and tie. A studio backdrop is visible behind him. The negative shows signs of deterioration. Discolored areas appear along the edges of the negative.
The Aultman Studio (Trinidad, Colo.) operated out of Trinidad from 1889-2000. Oliver E. Aultman 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 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 photograph collection (Ph.00500).