Antique 1908 Native American Mexican California Man Tribal Badge Photo RPPC

$750.00

The town of Imperial California was incorporated along with others in the Mexicali Valley by the Imperial Land Company beginning in the year 1900. Our sitter may well be local authority given his stature, the manner of his dress and the tribal badge like star painted over his breast. With the town's founding only either years prior, it is worth consideration that...

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The town of Imperial California was incorporated along with others in the Mexicali Valley by the Imperial Land Company beginning in the year 1900. Our sitter may well be local authority given his stature, the manner of his dress and the tribal badge like star painted over his breast. With the town's founding only either years prior, it is worth consideration that he was a go between the town and corporation. 

Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very good condition with smudges and thumb creases to margins and one corner. Compelling portrait and rare glimpse.