E. R. Healy Gallery’s Portrait Photograph of Flora Church, 1898
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.
Name(s): Flora Church
Description: Cabinet card of a young girl sitting in a wooden chair. She has on Victorian-era clothing.
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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…)
Description, Reverse: “Flora Church 1898”
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1979-425-02-p16-p9
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