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Unidentified Photographer

Missing! Henry E. Christopher

Date 1899
Dimensions Image: 2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.5 x 5.6 cm)
Paper: 8 7/16 x 5 7/16 in. (21.4 x 13.8 cm)
Print medium Print-Lithograph

Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection
Section: Identification
Henry E. Christopher, a grocery store salesman, went missing and was declared dead after a mutilated body found several months later was assumed to be his. A funeral was held, and his property was distributed to his heirs. After a ten-year absence, he returned to his sister’s house in Fresno, California, and refused to explain his disappearance. “He is in the best of physical health and is apparently perfectly rational,” the Los Angeles Times reported. “According to old acquaintances, except for a few gray hairs, he looks just the same as before he went away.”

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2010

Feedback Accession No. 2010.65.1