John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Maude Clark, c. 1874-1883
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): Maude Clark
Description: Cabinet Card of Maude Clark, age 22 months at time of photograph. Clark sits on a studio prop couch with one arm on the rest. She is wearing a white lace ruffled dress and her appears to be in sausage curls.
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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); identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added color…)
Description, Reverse: Maude Clark was 22 months old when ? is now 5 years old.
Date: c. 1874-1883
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-80-22
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