Edwards, Charlotte (also see Denman) 1991-X-47

Petaluma Photo Parlors, Joslin & Co.’s Portrait Photograph of Charlotte Edwards Denman, c. 1885-1895

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Amon James Tuft Joslin (b. 1839 Rockwood, New York, d. 1913 San Benito County, California)

Active in Petaluma: 1893+

Biographical Note: Joslin is associated with a controversial ambrotype taken of Abraham Lincoln in Danville, Illinois dated to May 27, 1857.  By sometime in 1893, Joslin had moved to Petaluma and taken over George Ross’ Petaluma studio opposite the American Hotel on Main Street. By 1910 Joslin had moved to Yreka California where he continued working as a photographer.

Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 115. 

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Charlotte Edwards Denman

Description: Cabinet card with even scalloped edges of Charlotte Edwards Denman. Denman wears the popular hairstyle of the 1880s, short curled bangs and topknot. She appears to have a white dress on with a black chiffon neckline and high white collar. Married Frank Denman in 1885.

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Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.25 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: Charlotte Edwards Denman

Date: c. 1885-1895

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1991-X-47

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