John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Girl, 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: Cabinet card of a young girl sitting a studio couch with her legs tucked underneath her. He her is curled and she is wearing a white dress.
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Family Affiliation: Carter Family
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Format / Size: cabinet card, 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: N/A
Date: c. 1874-1898
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-80-45-p19-p14
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