George Ross’ Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Man, c. 1863-1870
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: George Ross (b. Feb. 2, 1832 Edinburgh Scotland; d. ******, 1893 Petaluma, CA)
Active in Petaluma: 1862-1893
Biographical Note: Unlike the other 19th century Petaluma photographers, Ross lived in Petaluma for many years. Arriving in Petaluma in 1855 at age 23, he began his profession as a photographer in 1862, moving his studio within the city several times as noted on his various cdv imprints. For a short time he was also part of a photographic studio partnership, Ross and Ormsby, on Main Street in Petaluma. Ross died in Petaluma and was buried ******
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 461-463; Mautz, pg.136.
Description: Carte de visite of an unidentified man's bust. The man is wearing a three-piece suit with notch lapels, a tie, and an upturned collar. The lack of border on the card, and Ross' duration in Petaluma dates the photo between 1863-1870.
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Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 6.25 x 10.5 cm
Medium: albumen photographic print mounted on cardstock
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Description, Reverse: (describe imprint, type text of any handwritten script)
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-51
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