Burnes, Frank 1978-666-06

Sutterley & Rendall’s Portrait Photograph of Frank Burnes, c. 1870s

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographers: James Kimball Sutterley (b. c. 1834, New Jersey) and

Stephen A. Rendall (dates unknown)

Active in Petaluma: September 24, 1870 - 1871

Biographical Note: Sutterley worked as a daguerreian with his brother, Clement Sutterley, in Chicago from 1857 to 1860.  By 1862 they had moved West working as itinerant photographers throughout Nevada, Idaho, Utah and California.  On September 24, 1870, Sutterley partnered with Stephen A. Rendall to establish, “Sutterley & Rendall, Photographers, Main Street, Petaluma, Cal” taking over the studio of Bryan R. Johnson.  They worked together until 1871 when the studio was sold to Richard Reece Percival.  The Sutterley brothers then reunited to establish a studio in Napa, California.

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 454, 533-537; Mautz, pg. 135 & 146.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Frank Burnes

Description: Carte de visite in an oval frame of an infant Frank Burnes. Burnes is wearing communion gown. Photo taken by Sutterley and Rendall in Petaluma.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size:  carte de visite, approximately 6.25 x 10.5 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: Frank Burne. Sutterley & Rendall, Photographer, Main Street, Petaluma, Cal.

Date: 1870s

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-666-06

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