Silsby, Henry 1981-835-21

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Henry Silsby, c. 1869-1875


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

Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s); identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added color…)

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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