Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Clara Belle Ivancovich, May 18th, 1877
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Lewis Dowe (b. 1838, New Hampshire)
Active in Petaluma: 1877-1880
Biographical Note: Dowe worked in Petaluma as both a “view” and portrait photographer. After leaving Petaluma he worked in San Francisco, operated as a traveling photographer and by 1904, was working to repair musical instruments.
Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 95.
Name(s): Clara Bella Ivancovich
Description: Carte de visite of Clara Belle Ivancovich's bust in an oval frame. She has short curly bangs and the rest of her hair is pulled back. She is wearing a white ruffled collar, and crocheted bow.
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Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 6.25 x 10.5 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: Class picture May 18th, 1877; L. Dowe, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.
Date: May 18th, 1877
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2014-791-29
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