Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Mary Jane Sproul, c. 1855-1865
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Name(s): Mary Jane Sproul
Description: 1/6th plate tintype of Mary Jane Sproul sitting on a wooden chair in a brass frame. Her hair is pulled back and secured with a tinted bow. There is tinting in her cheeks as well. She is wearing a gingham dress and her elbow rests on a blanket covered studio table. Mary Jane was the daughter of Roxanne King and John Sproul, and sister to Clara Belle Ivancovich.
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Format / Size: ambrotype, approximately 8 x 8.5 x 9 cm
Medium: Black lacquer on cast iron
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Description, Reverse: Mary Jane Sproul daughter of Roxanne King & John Sproul. Sister of Clara B. Sproul Ivancovich.
Date: c. 1855-1865
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2014-791-38
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