George Ross’ Portrait Photograph of Emma Elder and Ida Brown, April 23rd, 1874
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): Emma Elder and Ida Brown
Description: Carte de visite of Emma Elder standing and her hands resting on a sitting Ida Brown. Both girls have their hair half up-half
down and are wearing dark dresses with white collars.
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Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 6.25 x 10.5 cm
Medium: albumen photographic print mounted on cardstock
Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s);
identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added
Description, Reverse: (describe imprint, type text of any
Date: April 23rd, 1984
Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)
Owner: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1984-289-05
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