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Richard, chief cook & bottle washer
1870. <i>A Portrait of an Early California</i><i>Camp Cook<br /></i><br />(PHOTOGRAPH.) Richard, chief cook & bottle washer. c.1870. <br /><br />18.7cm x 22.7cm (mounted on contemporary paper board measuring 20.2cm x 25.5cm).<br />A beautiful photograph of an exhausted Western chef, sitting in a chair on the wooden porch in front of his tent dining room. Behind him is a table covered by a tablecloth, upon which sit plates (laid upside down, probably to prevent them from getting dusty), a water pitcher, a sugar bowl, tea cup, two glasses, and a bottle of something (beer or soda?). Appearing tan and weathered, Richard looks pensively off into the distance while a dog sleeps at his feet.<br /><br /> On the back is written in an early hand in blue pencil: "Richard chief cook & bottle washer-."<br /><br /> In good condition. <br /><br />
Bookseller: Ben Kinmont Bookseller [United States]
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