In 1890, a photographer named J.E. Bacon took three photographs of an elderly gentleman named Gabriel Vittoria.

Known familiarly as “Old Gabriel,” he was said to be 151 years old. Gabriel was a Native American man who was born in Tulare County, California. During his lifetime, he converted to Christianity and helped build missions.

What do you think? Could Gabriel really have been 151 years old?

All photos courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Old Gabriel
Old Gabriel
Old Gabriel