Murphey, Harry 2014-791-31

W. Brown’s Portrait Photograph of Harry Murphey, c. 1888-1892 


Photographer:  W. Brown, Modesto, California


Name(s): Harry Murphey

Description: Cabinet card of a young Harry Murphey sitting in a fringe studio chair with one leg tucked underneath him. He is wearing a dress with pleats on the bodice, striped tights, and boots. Harry is possibly the son of Lucy & George Murphey, sibling of Georgia & Lewis Murphey, and related to Clara Belle Ivancovich.

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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:Harry Murphey b. Oakdale, Ca 1882 d. Vo 1928 eve of Thansgiving holiday m. Reta Offult daughter of John Petaluma abt 1908. Petaluma CA Argus Nov 1928.”

Date: c. 1888-1892

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2014-791-31

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