Very good. Carte-de-visite (CDV) photograph, 6 x 10 cm, of Guatemalan military leader José Víctor Ramón Valentín de las Ánimas Zavala y Córdova in full dress uniform. Fine condition, identified by hand on the verso. No date or photographer credit, but acquired with others on a similar mount--and with the same handwriting on the back--that had the backstamp of itinerant American photographer William C. Buchanan, one of the first photographers to work in Guatemala. Likely 1860s. José Víctor Ramón Valentín de las Ánimas Zavala y Córdova was a close ally of Guatemalan President Rafael Carrera and played a signigicant role in war against William Walker in Nicaragua. Original photographs of Zavala, especially during his active military years, are quite scarce.