W. Brown’s Portrait Photograph of Harry Murphey, c. 1888-1892
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
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
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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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