(COLORADO MERCHANT COMPANY)
Large format mounted photograph, 7" x 5" b/w, depicting several working men perched on a horse-drawn carriage about to leave a shipping dock with a bed full of cargo, ca. 1910. Both the carriage and building are owned by the Southern Colorado Mercantile Company, based in Trinidad and owned by local banker John Aiello. The firm gained some fame in Colorado for being on the winning side of lawsuits over debts owed and the manner in which they were repaid. A nice representation of mercantile practice and dress in early twentieth century Western America. Minor soiling at top right corner, else fine.