Whitney, Albie 1981-835-06

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.

THE SITTER(s):

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.

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment 

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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.

Date: 1871  

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-06

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