Doss, John 1978-666-10

Easterly & Company’s Portrait Photograph of John Doss,  c. 1896-1905


Photographer: George Bascombe Easterly (1859-1906); Easterly & Company

Active in Petaluma: 1892-1895

Biographical Note: Easterly opened a studio in Petaluma in 1892 and moved to Lake County 1895.



Name(s): John Doss

Description: Cabinet card of John Doss. Grandfather to Mert Doss, and brother to Frank Doss. The embossed text and artwork, as well as the card's borders, suggest that the photo was taken in the late 1890's. John stands with his arm resting on a white studio prop. Behind him is a painted studio backdrop. He is wearing a three-piece suit with a white tie and button up shirt. His hair is slicked and parted, and has a handle bar moustache.

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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


Description, Reverse: Mert’s Grandfather’s brother, Frank’s brother

Date: c. 1896-1905

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-666-10

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