Unidentified Boy 1994-633-46

George Ross’ Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Boy, c. 1864-1869

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: George Ross (b. Feb. 2, 1832 Edinburgh Scotland; d. ******, 1893 Petaluma, CA) 

Active in Petaluma: 1862-1893

Biographical Note: Unlike the other 19th century Petaluma photographers, Ross lived in Petaluma for many years. Arriving in Petaluma in 1855 at age 23, he began his profession as a photographer in 1862, moving his studio within the city several times as noted on his various cdv imprints.  For a short time he was also part of a photographic studio partnership, Ross and Ormsby, on Main Street in Petaluma. Ross died in Petaluma and was buried ******

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 461-463; Mautz, pg.136. 

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Unknown

Description: Carte de visite of an unidentified family (Man-standing, woman-sitting, infant-held up by mother). The man has on a three-piece suit with a bow tie, and has facial hair. The woman's hair is pulled back, and she appears to be wearing a hoop skirt. The woman's skirt, and the two line border with different widths dates the photo between 1864-1869.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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: (describe imprint, type text of any

handwritten script)

Date: c. 1864-1869

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-46

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