I purchased the subject undated studio portrait of a young woman taken by Evans, 1065 Washington Street, Oakland, CA. Evans and Van Etten operated a gallery at this address in about 1893 ("Biographies of Western Photographers: A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the 19th Century American West," by Carl Mautz [Carl Mautz Publishing, Nevada City, CA, 1997]). The photo is identified on the back of the mount:
Clara M. Alger, born May 1871 or 1873 in PA, appears in a Public Member Tree posted on ancestry.com. She was the daughter of George C. Alger, born Mar 1833 in VT, and Louisa (maiden name unknown), born about 1838 in NY. Clara is listed in the 1880 Census data for Oakland (resided at 1015 Webster Street), Alameda Co., CA; the 1900 Census data for Vacaville Township, Solano Co., CA; and the 19910 Census data for Vacaville, (resided on Callen Street), Solano Co., CA.