George Ross’ Portrait Photograph of Harriet, Matilda & Robert Noble, c. 1862-1893
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: George Ross (b. Feb. 2, 1832 Edinburgh Scotland; d. ******, 1893 Petaluma, CA)
Active in Petaluma: 1862-1893
Biographical Note: Unlike the other 19th century Petaluma photographers, Ross lived in Petaluma for many years. Arriving in Petaluma in 1855 at age 23, he began his profession as a photographer in 1862, moving his studio within the city several times as noted on his various cdv imprints. For a short time he was also part of a photographic studio partnership, Ross and Ormsby, on Main Street in Petaluma. Ross died in Petaluma and was buried ******
Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 461-463; Mautz, pg. 136.
Name(s): Harriet, Matilda & Robert Noble
Description: CDV of a grandmother sitting and her grandchildren standing next to her in clothes characteristic of the 1860s.
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Format / Size: carte de visite, size N/A
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: “Grandmother Harriet Noble, Matilda Noble, Robert Noble”; George Ross’ stamp
Date: c. 1862-1893
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1992-IDI-07-p5-p8
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