Whitney, Calvin E. 1981-835-30

I.W. Taber’s, Portrait Photograph of Calvin E. Whitney, October 1876

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  I.W. Taber, Yosemite Art Gallery

Studio Location: 8 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Calvin E. Whitney

Description: Cabinet card of Clavin Whitney's bust. Whitney is wearing a suit, vest, white shirt, and bow tie. His hair is parted and combed. He has large sideburns that connect to his moustache.

Biographical Note: Calvin E. Whitney is the oldest child of Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. His siblings include; Cleora, Nancy Jane, Arthur, Leona, Marcella, Albion, and Clara.

Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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…)

Description, Reverse: “Compliments of C.E. Whitney Oct. 1876. Yosemite Art Gallery, I.W. Taber and T.H. Boyd. Montg. St. San Francisco, Cal. I.W. Taber & Co.”

Date: October 1876

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-30

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