Vonsen, George 1978-80-34

Unidentified Photgrapher, Portrait Photograph of George & Loretta Vonsen, c. 1884-1890


Photographer:  Unidentified, Abell & Priest Studio

Studio Location: 123 Market St., San Francisco, California 


Name(s): George and Loretta Vonsen

Description: Dark maroon cabinet card of George & Loretta Vonsen, parents of Sophie. George sits, wearing a suit with only the top button fastened. Loretta stands, with one hand on George's shoulder. She is wearing a corseted, bustled dress and has short curly bangs. There is an excess of studio props in the photo. George's jacket, the amount of props, and the color of the card date this photo between 1884-1890.

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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:George & Loretta Vonsen”

Date: c. 1884-1890

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-80-34

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