Hugh S. Anderson’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Girl, 1875
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Hugh S. Anderson (b. between 1820 and 1828 Scotland)
Active in Petaluma: 1874 or 1875 -1876
Biographical Note: Anderson worked as an ambrotypist and paper photographer in Eureka, CA (1858-1865); Hydesville, CA (1859-1860); San Francisco, CA (1866-c.1895) and Petaluma, CA (1875-1876). Between 1875 and 1876 Anderson operated the H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery at 649 Main Street, Petaluma, California
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 82-84; Mautz, pg. 77.
Description: Carte de visite of a young girl's bust in an oval frame. She is wearing a dress with buttons going up the bodice and a white collar. She is also wearing a choker. Half of her hair is pulled up and secured with a fan-like accessory. The photo's format, girl's fashion, and Anderson's duration in Petaluma date this photo to 1875.
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Format / Size: carte de viste, 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: H. Anderson, Sunbeam Gallery, Petaluma.
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-666-29
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