John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Boy, c. 1874-1898
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.
Description: CDV of a boy standing next to a partially blanket-covered fringe chair wearing a suit with only the top button fastened.
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Format / Size: carte de visite, size N/A
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: John Reed’s stamp
Date: c. 1874-1898
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2004-315-03-p45-p45
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