Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Henry Waugh & Mrs. Waugh, c. 1877-1880
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Lewis Dowe (b. 1838, New Hampshire)
Active in Petaluma: 1877-1880
Biographical Note: Dowe worked in Petaluma as both a “view” and portrait photographer. After leaving Petaluma he worked in San Francisco, operated as a traveling photographer and by 1904, was working to repair musical instruments.
Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 95.
Name(s): Henry Waugh and Mrs. Waugh
Description: Carte de visite of Henry Waugh and his wife. Mrs. Waugh wears a corseted, bustled dress with bows on the skirt and blouse. There is cinched detailing along the skirt and sleeves, and pleated ruffles along the skirt's hemline. The collar of the dress is a lacy bow. Her hair is done in sausage curls. Her hand rest's on Henry's shoulder, who is sitting next to her. He wears a three-piece suit with a white tie and shirt. His arm rests on a studio prop table.
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Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 6.5 x 10.5 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: L. Dowe, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.
Date: c. 1877-1880
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1978-80-38
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