OP 15362-483

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of a full length portrait of Antonio Balenzuela (or Valenzuela) standing in front of an adobe brick structure. He holds a sword and has a gun in a holster strapped around his waist. Photograph possibly taken July 1909 (from original negative envelope). He may be from Pala or Mesa Grande.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-483/ 86:15900-1453/ IN REF BOOK/ Antonio Balenzuela/ M.G./ 1904

According to additional information provided by the community on 10/2011: His brothers were Santos and Lucas. Santos was married to Salvadora Griffith of Pala. Antonio Balenzuela’s last name is sometimes spelled Valenzuela. They lived on a Spanish land grant.