Glenn, Jennie, and Charles Fox Aultman
This gelatin dry plate negative was taken by Oliver E. Aultman (1867-1953) on a family trip to Macksville, Kansas in 1908. The image depicts Charles Fox Aultman (1842-1918), Oliver's father; Susan Jane "Jennie" Aultman, Oliver's wife; and Glenn Aultman (1904-2000), Oliver's son. The three sit beneath a group of stout, coniferous trees outside of Charles Fox's home. Charles sits closest to the house. He wears a wide-brimmed hat and a suit. He has his arm around Glenn. Glenn wears a double-breasted coat with large, white buttons. He looks up at Jennie, who appears to be talking to him. Jennie wears a long, patterned dress. Charles Fox's house is partially visible behind the trees. It's white exterior, front door, and chimney can be seen.
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, 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