Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Ella Whitney, c. 1880-1885
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Unidentified, Taber Studio
Studio Location: 8 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California.
Name(s): Ella Whitney
Description: Cabinet card of Marcella (Ella) Whitney in an oval frame. Ella has short curly bangs, characteristic of the 1880s, and the rest of her hair is pulled back. She has a large black lace shawl draped over her shoulders and pinned at her chest.
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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: “Duplicate copies will be supplied at reduced rates; when ordering the same it is sufficient to state the name in full. This negative will be preserved for two years, or for a longer…”
Date: c. 1880-1885
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-36
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