Men and women in blackface pose in Rifle (Garfield County), Colorado; costume includes dresses of print or brocade fabrics, and hats with flowers. Some of the men are dressed as women. A man points at a cake.
The election was held August 19, 1861. Data was taken from Poll Books Volumes 1, 2 and 3. These books area also on microfilm at the Colorado State Archives, 1313 Sherman St. Room 120, Denver, Colorado 80203.