[San Francisco? n. p.], 1902. Black and white printed measures 3.75 x 4.75 inches on a 5.25 x 6 inch embossed mount. Some spotting and soiling to the mount; in very good condition. Item #16924
Annotated in pencil on the verso, "Mary Mombach, Mike Topp, Christine Topp, Dorothy. Aug. 1902." An obitiuary for Christine Topp in the San Francisco Call on July 10, 1904 puts the family in San Francisco; Mary Mombach was Christine's mother. This portrait notable for the camera that Mike Topp is holding and for the fact that Christine appears to be wearing a man's Stetson hat. (Despite the relatively serious mein on the adults in the photograph, this cataloguer has always been struck by the playfulness of the image.).