McCleave, Robert 2004-315-04

Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Robert & Henry McCleave, c. 1865-1866

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: unidentified

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Robert & Henry McCleave

Description: Carte de visite of Robert and Henry McCleave. The older of the boys is standing, while the younger is sitting in a fringe studio chair. The older boy is wearing an unbuttoned jacket with a bow tie. The younger boy has on an infant's gown. The red tax stamp on the back of the image dates this card between 1865-1866. Of the three McCleave children (Carrie, Robert, and Henry) only one boy lived past their teenage years.

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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: One-cent stamp reads “U.S. Inter. Rev. Proprietary”

Date: c. 1865-1866

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2004-315-04

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