Elder, Emma Coggeshall (also see Coggeshall) 1984-289-06

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Emma Elder, c. 1877-1880

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Lewis Dowe (b. 1838, New Hampshire)

Active in Petaluma: 1877-1880

Biographical Note: Dowe worked in Petaluma as both a “view” and portrait photographer.  After leaving Petaluma he worked in San Francisco, operated as a traveling photographer and by 1904, was working to repair musical instruments.

Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 95.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Emma Elder

Description: Carte de visite of Emma Elder's bust. Her curly hair is pulled back. She is wearing a white lacy dress, high collar, and flowers pinned at the base of her neck. Elder's fashions and Dowe's duration in Petaluma date this photo between 1877-1880.

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Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: carte de visite, 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; L. Dowe, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.

Date: c. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1984-289-06

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