Photograph of a painting depicting a sheriff sitting at his desk, aware that a man with a gun is standing behind him, California, ca.1898. The sheriff, an older man equipped with a sidearm attached to his belt, sits at his desk and pretends to be writing as he notices out of the corner of his eyes a man holding a gun to his back. The sheriff has droopy cheeks and wears a long mustache that droops downward. He has on the typical sheriff uniform adorned with a badge and his boots have spurs. The gunman is younger in appearance and sports a Spanish-style mustache. He is smoking a cigarette in one hand and holding a gun to the sheriff's back with the other. A pair of scissors has been knocked off the table and is falling towards a wastebasket that sits near the table. A spit pot (for chewing tobacco?) sits near the wastebasket. The window in the background has a crack that appears to have been caused by a bullet. The name on the painting, G.A. Mag, has been edited out from the photograph negative. Picture file card reads: "'Out West', 'The discomforted sheriff'".