Easterly & Company’s Portrait Photograph of John Doss, c. 1896-1905
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
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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