George Ross’ Portrait Photograph of Albion Paris Whitney, c. 1872-1876
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: George Ross (b. Feb. 2, 1832 Edinburgh Scotland; d. ******, 1893 Petaluma, CA)
Active in Petaluma: 1862-1893
Biographical Note: Unlike the other 19th century Petaluma photographers, Ross lived in Petaluma for many years. Arriving in Petaluma in 1855 at age 23, he began his profession as a photographer in 1862, moving his studio within the city several times as noted on his various cdv imprints. For a short time he was also part of a photographic studio partnership, Ross and Ormsby, on Main Street in Petaluma. Ross died in Petaluma and was buried ******
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 461-463; Mautz, pg. 136.
Name(s): Albion Paris Whitney
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Biographical Note: Albion Paris Whitney was born on September 15, 1825 in Corinth, Maine to William and Olive Whitney. Whitney married Susan Eastman in 1850 and in 1861 he and his family moved to California. His children include: Calvin, Cleora, Arthur, Nancy Jane, Leona, Marcella, Albion, and Clara.
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…)
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Date: c. 1872-1876
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-34
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