This stereograph of an unidentified Ute man was made by photographer W. G. (William Gunnison) Chamberlain, circa 1880-1889. Chamberlain titled the photo "Ute Brave." The photograph was taken in an indoor studio with a painted landscape backdrop featuring a large tree, lake, and mountains in the background. This man is wearing a striped shirt, a dark-colored button vest, and white blankets with striped detailing along the edge. This man also has a patterned scarf around his neck and has one or possibly two different feathers at the back of his head. His hair is parted down the middle and is fashioned into two braids and secured with thin ties, possibly leather or cloth. The man is also holding a rifle by its barrel. The rifle, presumably resting on the ground, comes up to the man’s chest.
Photographer William Gunnison Chamberlain started his career creating daguerreotypes in Lima, Peru in 1847, and began working in Denver in 1861 after “chemical toxicity” required him to give up his Chicago-based photography studio that was operational from 1852-1859.