Bradley & Rulofson’s Portrait Photograph of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Tomasini, Date N/A
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Bradley & Rulofson, Montgomery, San Francisco, California
Name(s): Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tomasini
Description: Cabinet card of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Tomasini. Mrs. Tomasini is wearing a bustled, corseted dress with pleated cuffs on the sleeves, a lace collar, and a necklace. Mr. Tomasini sits next to her in a studio chair, wearing a three-piece suit with a ribbon tie, slicked and combed hair, and a moustache. The small text at the bottom of the card, the stamp on the back, and Mrs. Tomasini's dress date the card to the late 1870s.
Biographical Note: Possible relation to A. F., George, and Dorothy Tomasini. The Tomasini family owned Tomasini Hardware store, which later became Rex Hardware.
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Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.5 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: “Mr. + Mrs. Louis Tomasini. Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, United States, The World Vienna 1873, Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal.”
Date: c. 1875-1880
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1992-X-21
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