Unidentified Girls 1992-IDI-05

John A. Todd’s Portrait Photograph of AnnaBelle St. John Whitney & Children, 1889


Photographer:  John A. Todd,

Studio Location: 2126 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, California


Name(s): AnnaBella St. John Whitney and Unidentified Girls

Description: Boudoir card of AnnaBelle St. John Whitney with two young girls. Belle has short curly bangs, characteristic of the 1880s, and the rest of her hair is pulled back. She has on a patterned dress with a lace collar. The two girls in front of her have on white lacey dress. The sepia tone denotes albumen processing on paper.

Biographical Note: AnnaBelle, or Belle, St. John is the wife of Arthur Leslie Whitney and the daughter-in-law of Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. Belle's mother is Isabell Grigsby St. John Denman

Family Affiliation:

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Format / Size: boudoir card, approximately 13.5 x 21.5 cm

Medium: Albumen processing on paper

Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s); identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added color…)

Description, Reverse:Anna Whitney St. John Leslie.” Stamp reads: John A. Todd, Photographer, 2126 and 2128 Fillmore Street, Between California and Sacramento Streets, San Francisco, Cal.”

Date: 1889

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1992-IDI-05

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