Unidentified Women 2005-115-50

E. R. Healy Gallery’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Women, c. 1896-1905

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographers: Edwin Ruthven Healy (b. 1856-1923) & Addie G. Healy (b. Petaluma, California July 1860-?)

Active in Petaluma: 1896-1905+

Biographical Note: By 1879 E. R. Healy was working as a painter in Petaluma. In 1880 he moved to Alameda, California but returned to Petaluma in 1881 to marry Ada “Addie” Gossage, a native of Petaluma. They moved numerous times but returned to Petaluma by 1896 to open the Ground Floor Photography Studio at 816 ½ Main Street. They ran the studio together until 1905 when Edwin decided to start a mining company. Addie continued to run the studio until 1908 when they departed Petaluma for Berkeley, California. They were both buried in Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma. 

Bibliography: Palmquist, Shadowcatchers, pgs. 111-112; Mautz, pg. 109.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Unidentified

Description: Victoria of two unidentified women, one standing with her arm around the other sitting. Both women have large hats on with bows. Both women are wearing double-breasted jackets with large puffy sleeves, and gloves.

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Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 8.5 x 13 cm

Medium: albumen photographic print mounted on cardstock

Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s); identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added color…)

Description, Reverse: N/A

Date: c. 1896-1905  

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2005-115-50

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