Petaluma Photo Parlors, Joslin & Co.’s Portrait Photograph of Louise Formschlay, c. 1890-1895
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.
Name(s): Louise Formschlay
Description: Cabinet card of Louise Formschlay's bust, who appears to be in her late teens. Formschlay is wearing what appears to be a black dress with a big black velvet collar. A diamond shaped brooch is fastened at her neck. Her bangs are curly, and the rest of her hair is pulled back. Her fashion dates the photo to the early 1890s.
Biographical Note: add, augment
Bibliography: add, augment
Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 11 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: N/A
Date: c. 1890-1895
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-80-15
Reproduction rights: The Petaluma Museum Association makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to the digitized images here reproduced. These images are intended for personal or research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Association. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use.