Hugh S. Anderson’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Girl, c. 1874-1876
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: CDV in an oval frame of a girl with curly hair pulled back. She is wearing a dress and has a choker around her neck.
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Format / Size: carte de viste, 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: Hugh Anderson’s stamp
Date: c. 1874-1876
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2004-315-1-p15-p17
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