Penry, Edward 1979-80-04

Petaluma Photo Parlors, Joslin & Co.’s Portrait Photograph of Edward Penry, c. 1887-1895


Photographer: Amon James Tuft Joslin (b. 1839 Rockwood, New York, d. 1913 San Benito County, California)

Active in Petaluma: 1893+

Biographical Note: Joslin is associated with a controversial ambrotype taken of Abraham Lincoln in Danville, Illinois dated to May 27, 1857. By sometime in 1893, Joslin had moved to Petaluma and taken over George Ross’ Petaluma studio opposite the American Hotel on Main Street. By 1910 Joslin had moved to Yreka California where he continued working as a photographer.

Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 115.


Name(s): Edward Penry

Description: Cabinet card with uneven scalloped edges of Edward Penry's bust. Penry's hair is short, and he has a faint moustache. He is wearing a suit with a striped tie. There appears to be a chain hanging from his vest. The tone of the photo and the scalloped edges date the photo to the late 1880s to early 1890s.

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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: “Edward Penry. City Councilman. Maze store”

Date: c. 1887-1895

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1979-80-04

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