Whitney, Clara 1981-835-26

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Ella & Clara Whitney, c. 1885-1895


Photographer: Unidentified photographer, Chas Lainers Studios

Studio Location: 715 Market Street, San Francisco, CA


Name(s): Ella and Clara Whitney

Description: Unique format carte de visite of Ella and Clara Whitney. Only the girls' faces are visible. Ella's elaborate hairstyle and the pin used to hold it; this photo was taken in the late 1880's/early 1890's.

Biographical Note: Ella and Clara are the youngest daughters of Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. Their siblings include;

Calvin, Cleora, Nancy Jane, Arthur, Leona, and Albion.

Family Affiliation:

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Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 5 x 6.75 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: (describe imprint, type text of any

handwritten script)

Date: c. 1885-1895

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-26

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