Tomasini, Mr. Louis 1992-X-21

Bradley & Rulofson’s Portrait Photograph of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Tomasini, Date N/A

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  Bradley & Rulofson, Montgomery, San Francisco, California

THE SITTER(s):

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.

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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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