Unidentified Infant 2016-X-03-p17-p16

Lafayette Sheppard’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Infant, 1888


Photographer: Lafayette Sheppard (b. 1852 Ohio, d. 1940 Inglewood, California)

Active in Petaluma: 1888

Biographical Note: Sheppard arrived in California by 1880 and was employed in various occupations in various cities throughout the state.  In 1888 he was listed as a photographer in Petaluma and he produced many fine cabinet card portraits during his stay. 

Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 140. 


Name(s): Unknown

Description: Cabinet card of an infant sitting on a studio prop sofa. He is wearing a striped gown and is holding something, a toy perhaps, in his hand.

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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: 1888

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2016-X-03-p17-p16

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