E.A. Williams, Survey Crew

Erastus A. Williams, U.S. Surveyor General, with survey crew, circa 1892, Bismarck, ND.
Note the survey transit and chains draped over the shoulders and held by the two chain men. E.A. Williams, a prominent member of the state legislature from 1872 - 1916, served as U.S. Surveyor General from 1890 until 1907.