Whitney, Nancy Jane "Jennie" 1981-835-11

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Nancy Jane “Jennie” Whitney, 1871


Photographer: Unidentified photographer, Bradley & Rulofson Studio

Studio Location: 429 Montgomery Street, California


Name(s): Nancy Jane “Jennie” Whitney

Description: Carte de visite of Nancy Jane (Jennie) Whitney's bust in an oval frame. The sepia tone denotes albumen processing on paper. Whitney's hair is pulled back and she is wearing a headband with a bow. She appears to be wearing a silk dress with braided detailing along the collar and buttons. Her collar is fastened into a bow and she is wearing a choker. Photo is nearly identical to 1981-835-16, but her head is turned away from the camera. The rounded corners and the oval frame of the card date the photo to the early 1870's, when Nancy Jane was 15 years old.

Biographical Note: Nancy Jane (Jennie) Whitney was born 1855 to Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. Her siblings include; Calvin E., Cleora, Arthur L., Leona, Marcella, Albion, and Clara.

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Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 5.75 x 9.75 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:1871 Jennie. Bradley & Rulofson 429 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal. Additional copies can held at any time”

Date: 1871

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-11

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