Albert Bierstadt
[Painter, b. 1830, Solingen, Germany, d. 1902, New York.]

 We have a great many Indian subjects. We were quite fortunate in getting them, the natives not being willing to have the brass tube of the camera pointed at them. Of course they were astonished when we showed them pictures they did not sit for; and the best we have taken have been obtained without the knowledge of the parties, which is, in fact, the best way to take any portraits.