New-York: Sarony, 1860s. Original document. Full-length, sepiatone image with excellent contrast, shows Harte standing in front of an ornate, carved slant-top desk, wearing pants, vest, and wide-lapel overcoat, right hand in his pocket, left hand holding several leaves of paper, and looking at the camera. Captioned "Brete Harte" Fine. Item #040302
Harte (1836-1902) went to California in 1853, worked as a miner, teacher, newspaperman, and wound up writing fiction based on the colorful characters of the California Gold Rush.