Henry D. Weenink was born in Wisconsin in 1862, of Dutch ethnicity. He took up photography and moved to Sioux County, Iowa in 1886. He had his main studio in Orange City, but he also opened a branch gallery in Ireton. In 1887, he moved to Dillon, Montana, where his photographs of Yellowstone and other places and people have drawn some attention. This photograph is unidentified. It could be of his father or other relative or acquaintance in Wisconsin, and thus used as an example of his work to attract customers.