Lot 292: An assayer in Arizona,
October 29, 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: An assayer in Arizona, He’s holding a chisel to break off pieces from the rock that has been placed on the studio floor. He holds a piece of the rock in the other hand. There’s a bowl in front of him [to wash the rock?]. His rifle is at the right and a cartridge belt is on the ground at the left. He’s identified as A. B. Sampson in pen on the bottom margin, dated 1895. Sampson was one of the owners of the Baboquivari Gold and Silver Mining Company. By Buehman, Tucson.
Condition Report: This outdoor view is clean but slightly light.. [3-]