E. R. HEALY GALLERY’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF EDMOND HASKINS & UNIDENTIFIED MAN, C. 1986-1905
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographers: Edwin Ruthven Healy (b. 1856-1923) & Addie G. Healy (b. Petaluma, California July 1860-?)
Active in Petaluma: 1896-1905+
Biographical Note: By 1879 E. R. Healy was working as a painter in Petaluma. In 1880 he moved to Alameda, California but returned to Petaluma in 1881 to marry Ada “Addie” Gossage, a native of Petaluma. They moved numerous times but returned to Petaluma by 1896 to open the Ground Floor Photography Studio at 816 ½ Main Street. They ran the studio together until 1905 when Edwin decided to start a mining company. Addie continued to run the studio until 1908 when they departed Petaluma for Berkeley, California. They were both buried in Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma.
Bibliography: Palmquist, Shadowcatchers, pgs. 111-112; Mautz, pg. 109.
Description: Cabinet card of an unidentified girl, around age 5. The child has bangs and straight hair. She is wearing a white ruffled dress with large sleeves, and is sitting on a backwards-facing wicker chair. One hand rests on her cheek, and the other on the post of the chair. The wicker furniture, child's large sleeves, and photographer’s embossing date this card to the late 1890s.
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Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.5 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: N/A
Date: c. 1896-1905
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-60
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