Hugh S. Anderson’s Portrait Photograph of Emma Elder, 1875
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Hugh S. Anderson (b. between 1820 and 1828 Scotland)
Active in Petaluma: 1874 or 1875 -1876
Biographical Note: Anderson worked as an ambrotypist and paper photographer in Eureka, CA (1858-1865); Hydesville, CA (1859-1860); San Francisco, CA (1866-c.1895) and Petaluma, CA (1875-1876). Between 1875 and 1876 Anderson operated the H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery at 649 Main Street, Petaluma, California
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 82-84; Mautz, pg. 77.
Name(s): Emma Elder
Description: Carte de visite of Emma Elder's bust in an oval frame. Her hair is half up-half down and she is wearing a dark blouse with a white and plaid collar. A necklace hangs around her collar. The card's oval frame, and Anderson's duration in Petaluma date this photo to 1875.
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Format / Size: carte de viste, 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: Emma Elder; H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery, Main Street, Petaluma, California.
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1984-289-08
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