John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Ernest Bauer, c. 1880-1899
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: John Quincy Reed (b. 1842, Massachusetts, d. 1902)
Active in Petaluma: 1874-1898
Biographical Note: Reed worked from several different studios during his time in Petaluma. In 1874 his studio was in the “American Hall, Main Street,” thereafter it was “Over Wells, Fargo & Co’s. Ex. Office, Main St” and finally it was “Brick Block, opposite McGuire’s Drug Store, Main Street.” According to Palmquist, Reed was charged with arson for setting fire to property in Petaluma at the corner of Cleveland and College Avenues.
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 452-53; Mautz, pg.134.
Name(s): Ernest Bauer
Description: Cabinet card of a young Ernest Bauer's bust. Bauer's hair parted on the side. The large bow tie suggests he as dressed in the "Lord Fauntleroy" trend of the 1890s.
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Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.5 cm
Medium: albumen photographic print mounted on cardstock
Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s);
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Date: c. 1880-1899
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1979-80-03
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