Unidentified Family 2004-315-13-p1-p1

Petaluma Photo Parlors, Joslin & Co.’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Family, December 1893

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Amon James Tuft Joslin  (b. 1839 Rockwood, New York,

d. 1913 San Benito County, California)

Active in Petaluma: 1893+

Biographical Note: Joslin is associated with a controversial ambrotype taken of Abraham Lincoln in Danville, Illinois dated to May 27, 1857.  By sometime in 1893, Joslin had moved to Petaluma and taken over George Ross’ Petaluma studio opposite the American Hotel on Main Street. By 1910 Joslin had moved to Yreka California where he continued working as a photographer.

Bibliography: Mautz, pg.115.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Unidentified

Description: N/A

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, 10.5 x 16 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: December 1893

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2004-315-13-p1-p1

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