Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of E. Silsby’s, c. 1870-1875
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Unidentified photographer,
Studio Location: Hodson Studio, Santa Cruz, California
Name(s): E. Silsby
Description: Carte de visite of an elderly E. Silsby's bust in an oval frame. Silsby is wearing a suit with a dark vest, white shirt, and bow tie. He has grey hair, and is slightly balding. The oval frame and Silsby's clothes date this photo to the early 1870s.
Biographical Note: Possible relation to Henry Silsby, his father perhaps?
Bibliography: add, augment
Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 5.75 x 10.25 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: “Silsby a cousin of Father. Hodson Santa Cruz”
Date: c. 1870-1875
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-19
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