John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Peter Claus, c. 1880-1888
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): Peter Claus
Description: Cabinet card of Peter Claus' bust, fireman. Claus' slicked, parted hair, and waxed handle bar moustache suggest the photo dates back to the 1880s. Claus is wearing a dark suit with a white button up shirt. A chain hangs from his vest, and there is a pin at the base of his tie.
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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: N/A
Date: c. 1880-1888
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1985-532-27
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