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Portrait of a surveyor
Tintype, carte de visite size
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs
Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs - Auction (Skylight Gallery Catalog 25, September 27, 2007, #37)
Kneeling boldly, with one knee on an outcropping of papier-m"ché rock, his instrument aimed like a telescope at some distant horizon, this surveyor seems a spiritual descendent of the great western explorers -- perhaps midway between Lewis & Clark, and the modern surveyors employed to determine whose fence posts or utility lines are located on whose side of 1/2 acre plots.