Photographic portrait of Juan Batista Alvarado, ca.1840-1880. He can be seen from the chest up facing straight ahead. He is clean shaven, and his hair is parted on the right. He wears a jacket with a light colored shirt underneath with an upturned collar. A sort of scarf is visible around his neck. Half-tone print of a portrait.; Born at Monterey, Feb. 14, 1809. Died on the San Pablo rancho July 13, 1882. He was secretary of the Diputacion 1827-1834; member of the Diputacion 1835-1836; revolutionary governor 1835-1837; governor as interim 1837-1839; constitutional governor 1839-1842; colonel of defenses de la patria from 1847. He was married in the church of the Santa Clara Mission, August 24, 1839 to Maria Martina, Daughter of Francisco Maria Castro. The marriage was by proxy, the governor being sick at Monterey, and was celebrated before a large gathering of the California noblesse, the bridegroom being represented by his half-brother, Jose Antonio Estrada.