Unidentified Woman 2004-315-02-p24-p16

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.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Unknown

Description: Cabinet card of a woman’s bust. Her curly hair is pulled back and fastened with flowers. She has a large white frilly collar.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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, 2004-315-02-p24-p16

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