Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Lucey Murphey, c. 1888 - 1892
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Unidentified photographer, Imperial Studio, 267 Main St., Stockton, California
Name(s): Lucy Murphey
Description: Maroon cabinet card of Lucy Murphey's bust. Her hair is pulled back and her head is tilted to the side. Murphey is wearing a dress with buttons going up the bodice and a brooch pinned at the base of her black collar.
Biographical Note: Lucy is possibly the mother to Georgia, Harry and Lewis Murphy, and sister-in-law to Jeanette Murphey.
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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: "Aunt Lucy Murphey was Grandma Stevenson's sister. Grandma was Sarah Grant Bruton. Lucy Bruton, her sister, married George Murphey and they lived in Petaluma. Frankie, Jean & I visited them when Jean & I were in- m. George Murphey in Oakdale. Buried, died in Petaluma Sonoma Co Ca bur Cyprus Cemetery."
Date: c. 1888-1892
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 2014-791-36
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