Peters, Clifford Leslie 1991-IDI-05

E. R. Healy Gallery’s Portrait Photograph of Clifford Leslie Peters, c. 1896-1905

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographers: Edwin Ruthven Healy (b. 1856-1923) & Addie G. Healy (b. Petaluma, California July 1860-?)

Active in Petaluma: 1896-1905+

Biographical Note: By 1879 E. R. Healy was working as a painter in Petaluma. In 1880 he moved to Alameda, California but returned to Petaluma in 1881 to marry Ada “Addie” Gossage, a native of Petaluma.  They moved numerous times but returned to Petaluma by 1896 to open the Ground Floor Photography Studio at 816 ½ Main Street.  They ran the studio together until 1905 when Edwin decided to start a mining company.  Addie continued to run the studio until 1908 when they departed Petaluma for Berkeley, California.  They were both buried in Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma. 

Bibliography: Palmquist, Shadowcatchers, pgs. 111-112; Mautz, pg.109. 

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Clifford Leslie Peters

Description: Cabinet card of Clifford Leslie Peters, age one year old. Peters sits on a studio drape wearing a white gown. The embossed text at the bottom of the card, and photographer’s duration in Petaluma dates the photo between 1896-1905.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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: Clifford Leslie Peters. Age One Year.

Date: c. 1896-1905

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1991-IDI-05

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