Petaluma Photo Parlors, Joslin & Co.’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Woman, c. 1895-1900
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.
Description: Cabinet card of young unidentified woman's bust. The woman has large puffy sleeves, characteristic of the Victorian era. There are carnations pinned to her breast, and her dress has a high black collar. Her hair is pulled back into a chignon. Based on the photo's processing methods. The woman's fashions, and the photographer’s foil stamped artwork this card is from the late 1890s.
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Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.5 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: N/A
Date: c. 1895-1900
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-59
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