John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Rose Bailey Stone, c. 1880-1888
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: John Quincy Reed (b. 1842, Massachusetts, d. 1902)
Active in Petaluma: 1874-1898
Biographical Note: Reed worked from several different studios during his time in Petaluma. In 1874 his studio was in the “American Hall, Main Street,” thereafter it was “Over Wells, Fargo & Co’s. Ex. Office, Main St” and finally it was “Brick Block, opposite McGuire’s Drug Store, Main Street.” According to Palmquist, Reed was charged with arson for setting fire to property in Petaluma at the corner of Cleveland and College Avenues.
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 452-53; Mautz, pg. 134.
Name(s): Rose Bailey Stone
Description: Cabinet card with beveled edges of Rose Bailey Stone's bust. Bailey has short bangs and the rest of her hair is pulled back. Only her dark lace blouse is visible. She has a chain hanging around her neck and flowers pinned to her chest. Bailey's hairstyle, dress, and Reed's duration in Petaluma date the photo to the1880s.
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Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.5 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: N/A
Date: c. 1880-1888
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-03
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