Horace E. Hunt’s Portrait Photograph of Mabel Black Putnam, c. 1896 - 1900
THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:
Photographer: Horace E. Hunt
Name(s): Mabel Black Putnam
Description: Cabinet card of Mabel Black Putnam. Putnam has short curly bangs and the rest of her hair is pulled back. She is wearing a dress with big sleeves, characteristic of the late 1890's. There is pleating along the chest, ruffles around the sleeves, and a high collar. The photographer’s embossed signature, and Putnam's dress date the photo to the late 1890's.
Biographical Note: Mother of Rutherford Putnam, the husband of Petaluma mayor Helen Putnam. It seems Mabel B. Putnam was the namesake for Rutherford and Helen's daughter.
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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: “Mother of Rutherford Putnam”
Date: c. 1896 - 1900
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-01
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