Whitney, Ben 1981-835-27

Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Ben Whitney, c. 1882-1890


Photographer:  unidentified


Name(s): Ben Whitney

Description: Unique format portrait of Ben Whitney's bust in an oval frame with cartouche detailing. Whitney is wearing a suit and tie. He has a beard and combed hair. The gilted edges date this photo to the 1880's.

Biographical Note: Ben Whitney is possibly the brother of Senator Albion Paris Whitney.

Family Affiliation:

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Format / Size: Unique format, approximately 4 x 5 cm

Medium: albumen photographic print

Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s); identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added color…)

Description, Reverse: “Uncle Ben Whitney”

Date: c. 1882-1890

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-27

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