Armstrong, Sam 1979-425-02-p30-p18

Petaluma Photo Parlors, Joslin & Co.’s Portrait Photograph of Sam Armstrong, Date N/A


Photographer: Amon James Tuft Joslin (b. 1839 Rockwood, New York, d. 1913 San Benito County, California)

Active in Petaluma: 1893+

Biographical Note: Joslin is associated with a controversial ambrotype taken of Abraham Lincoln in Danville, Illinois dated to May 27, 1857.  By sometime in 1893, Joslin had moved to Petaluma and taken over George Ross’ Petaluma studio opposite the American Hotel on Main Street. By 1910 Joslin had moved to Yreka California where he continued working as a photographer.

Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 115.


Name(s): Sam Armstrong

Description: Cabinet card of a young child sitting, wearing a white dress with a black lace collar.

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Format / Size: cabinet card, size N/A

Medium: albumen photographic print mounted on cardstock

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

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Date: N/A

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1979-425-02-p30-p18

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