We found this vintage black and white photo in an old scrapbook. It shows a woman in a skirt and sleeveless top, holding a handbag standing to the right of Ed Ryan. Ed Ryan wrote a book titled "Me and The Black Hills", which was published in 1951, according to our research. Ed was a prospector who worked in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
From what we could find, Mr. Ryan was born June 23, 1856.
On the left side of the photo, written in ink it says Ed Ryan Author of Me & Black Hills.
On the back, written in pencil it states: Ed Ryan, Old Prospector, Author of Me & The Black Hills.
The photo measures approximately 4 1/2 inches tall by 2 3/4 wide.
The photos is slightly curved towards the bottom and is in otherwise very good vintage condition.