Unidentified Woman 2001-178-03

Hugh S. Anderson’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Woman, 1875

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Hugh S. Anderson (b. between 1820 and 1828 Scotland)

Active in Petaluma: 1874 or 1875 -1876

Biographical Note: Anderson worked as an ambrotypist and paper photographer in Eureka, CA (1858-1865); Hydesville, CA (1859-1860); San Francisco, CA (1866-c.1895) and Petaluma, CA (1875-1876). Between 1875 and 1876 Anderson operated the H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery at 649 Main Street, Petaluma, California

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 82-84; Mautz, pg.77

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Unknown

Description: Carte de visite on a young unidentified woman with a single border. The girl has short curly bangs, a flower in her hair, and the rest of her hair loose. She is wearing a corseted dress with scalloped detailing across the chest, and chain hanging from her collar. There is a large plaid bow on her large white lace collar, and a choker around her neck. The single border, woman's fashions, and Anderson's duration in Petaluma date the card to 1875.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size:  carte de viste, 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: H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery, Main Street, Petaluma, California.

Date: 1875

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2001-178-03

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