Whitney, Nancy Jane "Jennie" 1981-835-16

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Nancy Jane “Jennie” Whitney, July 1870

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Unidentified photographer, Bradley & Rulofson

Studio Location: 429 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California.

THE SITTER(s):

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. 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.

Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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: “Jennie Whitney aged 15 year July 1870. Bradley & Rulofoson, 429 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal.

Date: July 1870

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-16

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