Hugh S. Anderson’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Man, c. 1861-1865
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Hugh S. Anderson (b. between 1820 and 1828 Scotland)
Active in Petaluma: 1874 or 1875 -1876
Biographical Note: Anderson worked as an ambrotypist and paper photographer in Eureka, CA (1858-1865); Hydesville, CA (1859-1860); San Francisco, CA (1866-c.1895) and Petaluma, CA (1875-1876). Between 1875 and 1876 Anderson operated the H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery at 649 Main Street, Petaluma, California
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 82-84; Mautz, pg.77.
Description: Carte de visite of an unidentified man standing in a Civil War cavalry trumpeter's uniform with a hat. The photo appears to be post-mortem as there is a stand seen behind man's feet, and an odd bulging at his hips and torso. There is also a life-less expression on his face.
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Format / Size: carte de viste, approximately 6.25 x 10.5 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: H. Anderson, Sunbeam Gallery, Petaluma.
Date: c. 1861-1865
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-47
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