W. Brown’s Portrait Photograph of Lewis Murphey, c. 1888-1892
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: W. Brown, Modesto, California
Name(s): Lewis Murphey
Description: Cabinet card of a young Lewis Murphey sitting in a blanket covered studio chair. Murphey is wearing a pleated toddler's dress with a large collar, wool tights, and boots.
Biographical Note: Lewis is possibly the son of Lucy & George Murphey, brother of Harry & Georgia 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: “Lewis Murphey”
Date: c. 1888-1892
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2014-791-30
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