Lodge, David 1992-IDI-07-p15-p29

Bryan R. Johnson’s Portrait Photograph of David Lodge, c. 1863-1867


Photographer: Bryan R. Johnson (b. c. 1834 New York State)

Active in Petaluma: c. 1863 - 1867

Biographical Note: B.R. Johnson worked as a daguerreotypist, ambrotypist and photographer in San Francesco, CA (c.1856-1857); Benicia, CA (1858); Oakland, CA (1860) and Petaluma, CA (c.1863-1867).  In 1863 he established “Johnson’s Premium Pioneer Photographic Gallery” in Doyle’s Block Building on Main Street, Petaluma; in1864 he relocated his studio to Petaluma’s Phoenix Block and then back again to Doyle’s Block this time over the Morris Cigar Store.  Johnson advertised himself as doing “First Class Work” and his studio as outfitted “in the most splendid style” featuring “the late improved frosted Lites, more generally used in the Eastern Cities.”  In 1865 he studied the recent improvements in photography at the gallery of Mathew B. Brady in New York City and then returned to his Petaluma studio where he continued until at least 1867. 

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 325-326; Mautz, pg. 114.


Name(s): David Lodge

Description: CDV of a young boy standing next to a studio chair.

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Format / Size:  carte de visite, size N/A

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:David Lodge”

Date: c. 1863-1867

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1992-IDI-07-p15-p29

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