Unidentified Woman 1978-80-45-p11-p9

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Woman, c. 1877-1880


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

Active in Petaluma: 1877-1880

Biographical Note: Little is known of Lewis Dowe.  He worked in Petaluma between 1877 and 1880 as both a “view” and portrait photographer. 

Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 95 


Name(s): Unidentified

Description: Cabinet card of a woman's bust. Her hair is gathered into a large curl and the collar of her dress is lacy and adorned with jewelry. 

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Family Affiliation: Carter Family

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Format / Size:  cabinet card, size N/A

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. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-80-45-p11-p9

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