Whitney, Albie 1981-835-03

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Albie, Ella & Clara Whitney, c. 1877-1880

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Lewis Dowe (b. 1838, New Hampshire)

Active in Petaluma: 1877-1880

Biographical Note: Dowe worked in Petaluma as both a “view” and portrait photographer. After leaving Petaluma he worked in San Francisco, operated as a traveling photographer and by 1904, was working to repair musical instruments.

Bibliography: Mautz, pg. 95.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Albie, Ella & Clara Whitney

Description: Cabinet card of Albie, Ella, and Clara Whitney. Ella and Clara are wearing dresses with buttons down the chest. Clara sits on a fringed studio chair wearing white tights and leather boots, while Ella stands behind her. Albie stands next to Ella wearing a child's suit. The studio chair, and Dowe's duration in Petaluma dates the photo to the late 1870's.

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Family Affiliation:

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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: Albie, Ella, Clara

Date: c. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-03

Reproduction rights: The Petaluma Museum Association makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to the digitized images here reproduced.  These images are intended for personal or research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Association. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. 

Whitney, Albie 1981-835-06

Richard Reece Percival’s Portrait Photograph of Albion “Albie” Whitney, 1871

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Richard Reece Percival, (b. 1835 England, d. 1917)

Active in Petaluma: 1865-1875

Biographical Note: Percival arrived into Petaluma in 1865 and took up residence at the American Hotel. He managed the “R. Percival’s Gallery Main Street, Petaluma, Cal” between 1865 and 1875.

Bibliography: Mautz, pg.131.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Albion “Albie” Whitney

Description: Carte de visite of one-year-old Albion (Albie) Whitney's bust. Whitney is wearing a dark infant's gown with a scooped neckline.

Biographical Note: Albion (Albie) Whitney was born in Petaluma on April 10th 1870 to Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. His siblings include; Calvin E., Cleora, Nancy Jane, Arthur L., Leona, Marcella, and Clara.

Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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 color…)

Description, Reverse: Albie 1 year Apr 10th 1871 Born Petaluma April 10th 1870. R. Percival, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.

Date: 1871  

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-06

Reproduction rights: The Petaluma Museum Association makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to the digitized images here reproduced.  These images are intended for personal or research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Association. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use.

Whitney, Albie 1981-835-12

John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Albie Whitney, 1876

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: John Quincy Reed (b. 1842, Massachusetts, d. 1902)

Active in Petaluma: 1874-1898

Biographical Note: Reed worked from several different studios during his time in Petaluma.  In 1874 his studio was in the “American Hall, Main Street,” thereafter it was “Over Wells, Fargo & Co’s. Ex. Office, Main St” and finally it was “Brick Block, opposite McGuire’s Drug Store, Main Street.”  According to Palmquist, Reed was charged with arson for setting fire to property in Petaluma at the corner of Cleveland and College Avenues.

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 452-53; Mautz, pg. 134.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Albie Whitney

Description: Carte de visite of a young Albion Whitney sitting. Whitney is wearing a child's sailor-themed suit with striping along the collar, cuffs, and pants. He has on a white shirt, white socks, and a large dark bow tie. He is sitting on a fringe studio prop chair, popular in the late 1860's/early 1870's.

Biographical Note: Albion Whitney was born April 10th 1870 in Petaluma to Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. Her siblings include; Calvin E., Cleora, Nancy Jane, Arthur L., Leona, Marcella, and Clara.

Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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 color…)

Description, Reverse: J.Q. Reed, Photographic Artist. Over Wells, Fargo & Co’s Ex. Office, Main St., Petaluma, Cal.

Date: 1876

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-12

Reproduction rights: The Petaluma Museum Association makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to the digitized images here reproduced.  These images are intended for personal or research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Association. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. 

Whitney, Albie 1981-835-18

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Albion Whitney & Unidentified Man, c. 1885 - 1892

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Unidentified photographer, Zimmerman Portrait Gallery

Studio Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Albion Whitney and Unidentified man

Description: Carte de visite of Albion (Albie) Whitney and unidentified man. The photo is turned horizontally to incorporate the two men. Both men have parted and combed hair. Albie has a mustache. Both men wear fastened jackets with white shirts and ties. The photographer's foil text, men's fashion, and card format date this photo to the late 1880s. Cartes de visite went out of fashion around this time.

Biographical Note: Albion Whitney is the youngest son of Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. His siblings are Calvin E., Cleora, Nancy Jane, Arthur L., Leona, Marcella, and Clara.

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

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 color…)

Description, Reverse: N/A

Date: c. 1885-1892

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-18

Reproduction rights: The Petaluma Museum Association makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to the digitized images here reproduced.  These images are intended for personal or research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Association. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use.