Burning of Tomás Gutiérrez, Lima, after 1872
overall: 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 in.
Cabinet photograph, albumen print on white card; Burning of Tomás Gutiérrez, Lima, after 1872; collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels as a shipmaster to South America; the Cathedral fo Lima (Roman Catholic) on the Eastern side of the Plaza de Armas (also known as the Plaza Mayor) in Lima, Peru, with a large crowd gathered out in front to watch the burning of Tomás Gutiérrez (murderer of President Jose Balta); handwritten on front "V.L. Richardson Y ??/ Fotografo/ Lima"; handwritten on back "Burning Gutierrez + Bro./ in the squar at Lima July 1872".