Eastman, Benjamin 1981-835-31

Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Benjamin Eastman, c. 1880-1890

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  Unidentified, Conan Artistic Photographers, Congress St., Portland, Oregon.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Benjamin Eastman

Description: Cabinet card of Benjamin Eastman. He has a large white beard and his hair is combed back. He is wearing small glasses as well. The imprint on the back dates the card back to the 1880s.

Biographical Note: Possible relation to Susan Eastman, who married Senator Albion P. Whitney. Her father perhaps?

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 1890 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: “Benjamin Eastman, Mrs. Whitney was an Eastman. Conan Artistic Photographer, Congress St., Portland.”

Date: c. 1880-1890

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1891-835-31

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