This gelatin dry plate negative was taken by in the Aultman Studio (Trinidad, Colo.) by Oliver E. Aultman (1867-1953) in 1905. The Aultman Studio register identifies the individual who ordered the portrait as Harry O'Khiro. The image depicts two men. Both stand next to an ornate wicker chair. The man on the right rests his hand on the arm of the wicker chair. The man on the left has one hand in his pocket. A watch chain hangs from his vest. Both wear three-piece suits and ties. The man on the right also wears an overcoat. A studio back drop hangs behind them. An oriental rug lays at their feet.
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 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).
Donated by Glenn Aultman, 2000