This photo from the studio of Charles C. Pierce of Los Angeles, showing the relocation of Yaqui women by order of the Mexican government, has been listed on EBay. Pierce operated one of the most prolific studios in late 19th and early 20th century Los Angeles and documented many aspects of local life, including the bombing of The Times Building and the Aviation Meet, both in 1910. Pierce also acquired the works of other photographers, compiling an impressive resource of reference material.
As this photo demonstrates, Pierce’s subjects ranged far beyond Southern California. Although Pierce’s images are in several archives, the Huntington Library holds a particularly large collection, filling 63 boxes or 51.19 linear feet. The finding aid to Pierce’s photos is here.
Bidding on this photo starts at $195. As with anything on EBay, an item and vendor should be evaluated thoroughly before submitting a bid.