|Albumen print, Carte-de-visite, 1866|
Mount verso bears the Sutterley, Photographer stamp with the address "No. 37C Street, cor. Taylor, Virginia, Nevada."
Located two blocks east of Virginia City was a Chinese community of almost 2,000. They came to the state during the height of its mining days, and have been credited with doing much of the hard labor that helped establish the State.
Based on their dress of these subjects, they may have belonged to the upper classes of the Chinese residents. In addition, a second cdv, in the collection of the Univeristy of Nevada, Reno, ("Chinese Mary and Child", showing the same woman on the right of this carte and the little boy), lists Mary as the wife of the Chinese doctor in Chinatown. Perhaps further evidence of her status in the community.