Unidentified Man 1978-80-45-p1-p1

Lafayette Sheppard’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Man, 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): Unidentified

Description: Cabinet card of a man's bust in a trompe l'oeil effect of a curling scroll. The man has a moustache, and is wearing a suit with a pin at the base of the tie.

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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: 1888

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-80-45-p1-p1

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