African American settlers in Oklahoma. Believe me,they are very prosperous for those days (white or black).She has a beautiful dress, he has a suit and the children are very well dressed.If you check out other pioneer pictures you will see by comparison, how well to do they are. And they had the money to pay a traveling photographer. Biddy Craft
Charles Siringo - He "rid the Chisholm trail" driving 2,000 head of cattle from Austin to Kansas, knew old Tascosa when it was home to raucous saloons, red Light districts, and a fair share of violence; he led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the Kid, later became a Pinkerton detective. Then he wrote a first hand account about his life that is a recognized true classic of Texas history, called A Texas Cowboy.
1861. "Some wives insisted on staying with their husbands, which may have been the case with this woman, judging by her housewifely pose alongside a soldier, three young children, and a puppy. In addition to taking care of her own family, she may have worked as a camp laundress or nurse."