Silsby, E. 1981-835-19

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of E. Silsby’s, c. 1870-1875


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?

Family Affiliation:

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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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