Whitney, Ella 1981-835-07

Richard Reece Percival’s Portrait Photograph of Marcella “Ella” Whitney, 1869

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): Marcella “Ella” Whitney

Description: Carte de visite of Marcella (Ella) Whitney sitting. The sepia tone denotes albumen processing on paper. Whitney wears and patterned dress with a scooped neckline.

Biographical Note: Marcella (Ella) Whitney was born April 23rd 1866 to Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. Her sibling include; Calvin E., Cleora, Nancy Jane, Arthur L., Leona, Albion, and Clara. Marcella married C. B. Wheaton of Alameda

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: Marcella Whitney Born Apr. 23 1866. R. Percival’s Gallery, Main Street, Petaluma, Cal. Ella Whitney year old Apr. 69. Negatives preserved.

Date: 1869

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-07

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