Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Woman, c. 1877-1880
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
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.
Description: Cabinet card of a woman's bust. Her hair is gathered into a large curl and the collar of her dress is lacy.
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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-p26-p21
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