Gabriel Lafond de Lurcy was a French navigator, explorer and adventurer that traveled around the world and visited the Philippines twice. He wrote about his experiences during these voyages and extensively described the people he encountered, their manners and customs in his two major works: Quinze Ans de Voyages Autour du Monde (1840) and Voyages Autour du Monde et Naufrages Célèbres (seven volumes, 1842-1845). Both publications contained lithographs of Manila and other parts of the Philippines.
The two men in the foreground, shown enlarged in the second image above, are likely native Filipino hunters working on de la Gironière’s estate. They wear long color dyed Barong Tagalog extending far down the thighs, cropped work pants and salakots on their heads. They also carry rifles and satchels.