E.R. Healy’s Portrait Photograph of Byce Family, c. 1896-1900
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: E.R. Healy, Ground Floor Gallery, Petaluma, California
Name(s): Mrs. Lyman Byce and sons Malcolm and Elwood
Description: Full plate photograph of Mrs. Lyman Byce with sons Malcolm and Wilber (Elwood). The reddish brown denotes the photo was processed with gelatin or collodion. The infant is wearing a white gown and sitting on a blanket covered studio prop. The older son is standing, wearing a "Lord Fauntleroy" outfit. Mrs. Byce is standing behind the boys, wearing her hair in a bun, and a ruffled, Victorian-era dress with large sleeves.
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Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 20.5 x 27 cm
Medium: Gelatin or collodion on paper
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Description, Reverse: “Mrs. Lyman Byce and sons Malcolm and Elwood”
Date: c. 1896-1900
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-60-03
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