Richard Reece Percival’s Portrait Photograph of Albion “Albie” Whitney, 1871
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Richard Reece Percival, (b. 1835 England, d. 1917)
Active in Petaluma: 1865-1875
Biographical Note: Percival arrived into Petaluma in 1865 and took up residence at the American Hotel. He managed the “R. Percival’s Gallery Main Street, Petaluma, Cal” between 1865 and 1875.
Bibliography: Mautz, pg.131.
Name(s): Albion “Albie” Whitney
Description: Carte de visite of one-year-old Albion (Albie) Whitney's bust. Whitney is wearing a dark infant's gown with a scooped neckline.
Biographical Note: Albion (Albie) Whitney was born in Petaluma on April 10th 1870 to Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. His siblings include; Calvin E., Cleora, Nancy Jane, Arthur L., Leona, Marcella, and Clara.
Bibliography: add, augment
Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 6.25 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: Albie 1 year Apr 10th 1871 Born Petaluma April 10th 1870. R. Percival, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-06
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