Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Henry Silsby, c. 1869-1875
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Unidentified photographer, Hodson, Santa Cruz, California
Name(s): Henry Silsby
Description: Carte de visite of Henry Silsby's bust in an oval frame. Silsby wears a suit with a dark vest, white shirt and dark bow tie. He has large sideburns and a connecting handlebar mustache. The oval frame, and Silsby's large sideburns date this photo to the late 1860s/ early 1870s.
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Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 5.75 x 10.25 cm
Medium: albumen photographic print mounted on cardstock
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Description, Reverse: “Hodson, Santa Cruz”
Date: c. 1869-1875
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-21
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