J.B. Johnson: San Jose, California, 1887. Boudoir card presenting a formal group portrait of sixteen well-dressed young men and women, captured in an outdoor setting. Verso inscription identifies subjects as members of the "Class of '87 / University of Pacific / San Jose / Cal. / Jan. 20, 1887." Chinese student Tong Sing is visible standing, fourth from left. Founded by Methodist ministers in 1851, the University of the Pacific was California's first chartered institution of higher learning.
Light toning and wear to edges/corners. Handstamp and contemporary notations present on verso at upper right.
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