In the early 1900s, B.L. Dearing was a photographer in Chatham, Virginia. His studio was located in his house on Reid Street (behind the present-day post office on Main Street).
It is believed that this photograph was taken in his studio in Chatham. Mr. Dearing was looking into a mirror when he took this shot.
From the Dearing Family Collection, courtesy the Virginia/North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society (http://www.vancpgs.org/contents/index.php ), Danville, Virginia.