Eastman, Benjamin 1981-835-31

Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Benjamin Eastman, c. 1880-1890

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  Unidentified, Conan Artistic Photographers, Congress St., Portland, Oregon.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Benjamin Eastman

Description: Cabinet card of Benjamin Eastman. He has a large white beard and his hair is combed back. He is wearing small glasses as well. The imprint on the back dates the card back to the 1880s.

Biographical Note: Possible relation to Susan Eastman, who married Senator Albion P. Whitney. Her father perhaps?

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 1890 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: “Benjamin Eastman, Mrs. Whitney was an Eastman. Conan Artistic Photographer, Congress St., Portland.”

Date: c. 1880-1890

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1891-835-31

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Eastman, Flora 1981-835-15

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Flora Eastman, 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): Flora Eastman

Description: Carte de visite of Flora Eastman's bust in an oval frame. The sepia tone denotes albumen processing on paper. Eastman appears to have short hair, or short bangs, with the rest of her hair pulled back. She is wearing a blouse with white buttons and collar with three chevron stripes across the chest. The rounded edges, oval frame, woman's fashion, and Dowe's duration in Petaluma date this photo between 1877-1880.

Biographical Note: Possible relation to Susan Eastman, her sister perhaps? Susan Eastman was the wife of Senator Albion P. Whitney.

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: Flora - Daughter of Florella Eastman; L. Dowe, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.

Date: c. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-15

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Eastman, unidentified 1981-835-24

Ross & Ormsby’s Portrait Photograph of Unidentified Eastman Man, 1868

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographers: George Ross (b. Feb. 2, 1832 Edinburgh Scotland; d. 1893 Petaluma, CA) and Ormsby (Elon D.?) (dates unknown)

Active in Petaluma: 1868

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.  In 1868 he was also part of a photographic studio partnership, Ross and Ormsby, on Main Street in Petaluma.  Ross died in Petaluma and was buried in Cypress Hill Memorial Park in Petaluma.  Very little is known of Ormsby.

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 461-463; Mautz, pg. 129 & 136.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Unknown

Description: Carte de visite of an unidentified Eastman man. The man is sitting on a studio prop fringe chair. He is wearing a three-piece suit and has neatly combed hair. Ross & Ormsby's year in Petaluma dates this photo to 1868.

Biographical Note: Unidentified Eastman man, possible relation to Susan Eastman, the wife of Senator Albion P. Whitney.

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: Eastman 1871. Susan D.’s brother

Date: 1868

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1981-835-24

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Edstrom, Arthur 1983-32-10

McMillan’s, Portrait Photograph of Arthur Edstrom, Date N/A

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  McMillan

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Arthur Edstrom

Description: Gray scale photo of Arthur Edstrom, estimated to be in his early 20s. Edstrom appears to be wearing a corduroy jacket with a striped tie and a star tiepin. His hair is combed and parted. Possible relation to Ed Edstrom.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment 

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.25 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: N/A

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1983-32-10

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Edstrom, Ed 1983-32-09

McMillan’s, Portrait Photograph of Ed Edstrom, N/A

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: McMillan

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Ed Edstrom

Description: Cabinet card of Ed Edstrom's bust, estimated to be in his early 20's. Edstrom is wearing a corduroy jacket with a striped tie and a star tie pin. His hair is combed and parted. Possible relation to Arthur Edstrom.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.25 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: N/A

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1983-32-09

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. 

Edwards, Charlotte (see also Denman) 1991-X-09

George B. Rieman & Fred H. Pray, Portrait Photograph of Charlotte Edwards Denman, 1885

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  George B. Rieman & Fred H. Pray

Studio Location: 26 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Charlotte Edward Denman

Description:  Boudoir card of Charlotte Edwards Denman's wedding portrait. Denman is standing with her hands, gloved, and folded in front of her. She is wearing a corseted, bustled dress of silk. The skirt has a flower design, while the top has beaded tassels around the sleeves, and chest. Her veil hangs down her back and out of shot. She is standing in front of a painted studio backdrop. Boudoir cards are a type of cabinet card, though larger in size.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 13 x 21.5 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: (describe imprint, type text of any

handwritten script)

Date: 1885

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1991-X-09

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Edwards, Charlotte (also see Denman) 1991-X-10

Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Charlotte Edwards Denman, c. 1890-1899

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  Unidentified photographer, Bushnell Studio, San Francisco/Oakland, California

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Charlotte Edwards Denman

Description: Full plate portrait of Charlotte Edwards Denman (Mrs. Frank Denman). Denman's hair is parted in the middle, with short curly bangs, and pulled back into a bun. She is wearing a dress with very large sleeves, lace detailing on the chest, and a high collar. Faster film and camera developments in the 1890s allowed for photographers to take larger scale photos. Denman's sleeves and the format date this photo to the 1890s.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 27 x 21.5 cm

Medium: Full plate portrait

Description, Obverse: (identify group or individual, gender(s); identify pose, furniture & props; describe composition, background, added color…)

Description, Reverse: N/A

Date: c. 1890-1899

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1991-X-10

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Edwards, Charlotte (also see Denman) 1991-X-47

Petaluma Photo Parlors, Joslin & Co.’s Portrait Photograph of Charlotte Edwards Denman, c. 1885-1895

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

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. 

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Charlotte Edwards Denman

Description: Cabinet card with even scalloped edges of Charlotte Edwards Denman. Denman wears the popular hairstyle of the 1880s, short curled bangs and topknot. She appears to have a white dress on with a black chiffon neckline and high white collar. Married Frank Denman in 1885.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment 

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.25 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: Charlotte Edwards Denman

Date: c. 1885-1895

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1991-X-47

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. 

Elder, Emma Coggeshall (also see Coggeshall) 1984-289-06

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Emma Elder, 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): Emma Elder

Description: Carte de visite of Emma Elder's bust. Her curly hair is pulled back. She is wearing a white lacy dress, high collar, and flowers pinned at the base of her neck. Elder's fashions and Dowe's duration in Petaluma date this photo between 1877-1880.

Biographical Note: add, augment

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: Emma Elder; L. Dowe, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.

Date: c. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1984-289-06

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.

 

Elder, Emma Coggeshall (also see Coggeshall) 1985-X-33

Unidentified Photographer, Portrait Photograph of Emma Coggeshall Elder, May 1877

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  unidentified 

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Emma Coggeshall Elder

Description: Cabinet card of Emma Coggeshall Elder. Elder is standing, wearing a bustled, white, lace dress with full-length sleeves and gloves. Her hands are folded and she is holding a fan. Given the white dress, and the addition of "Coggeshall" to her name as opposed to other portraits of Elder, it could be suggested that this is her wedding portrait.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.5 x 14.5 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: Emma Coggeshall Elder. May 1877.

Date: May 1877

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1985-X-33

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.

Elder, Emma Coggeshall (also see Coggeshall) 1984-289-07

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Emma Elder, 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): Emma Elder

Description: Carte de visite of Emma Elder's bust in an oval frame. Her hair is pinned up and she is wearing a black blouse with a high white collar. The photographer’s duration in Petaluma dates this photo between 1877-1880.

Biographical Note: add, augment

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: Emma Elder; L. Dowe, Photographer, Petaluma, Cal.

Date: c. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1984-289-07

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.

Elder, Emma Coggeshall (also see Coggeshall) 1984-289-08

Hugh S. Anderson’s Portrait Photograph of Emma Elder,  1875

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Hugh S. Anderson (b. between 1820 and 1828 Scotland)

Active in Petaluma: 1874 or 1875 -1876

Biographical Note: Anderson worked as an ambrotypist and paper photographer in Eureka, CA (1858-1865); Hydesville, CA (1859-1860); San Francisco, CA (1866-c.1895) and Petaluma, CA (1875-1876). Between 1875 and 1876 Anderson operated the H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery at 649 Main Street, Petaluma, California

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 82-84; Mautz, pg. 77.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Emma Elder

Description: Carte de visite of Emma Elder's bust in an oval frame. Her hair is half up-half down and she is wearing a dark blouse with a white and plaid collar. A necklace hangs around her collar. The card's oval frame, and Anderson's duration in Petaluma date this photo to 1875.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size:  carte de viste, 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: Emma Elder; H. Anderson’s Sunbeam Gallery, Main Street, Petaluma, California.

Date: 1875

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1984-290-08

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Elder, Emma Coggeshall (also see Coggeshall) 1985-IDI-02

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Emma Elder, c. 1866-1875

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Unidentified photographer, Easton’s Photographic Gallery, Rochester, Minnesota

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Emma Elder

Description: Carte de visite of a young Emma Elder sitting. Her hair is pinned in sausage curls and she is wearing a dark dress and necklace. She is sitting in a fringe studio chair, dating this photo to the late 1860s/early 1870s.

Biographical Note: add, augment

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: carte de visite, approximately 6 x 10 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: “Emma Elder. Mezzo Tint Photographs, Exclusive Right, License Number 151. Easton’s Photographic Gallery, Rochester, Minn. Negatives preserved. Copies furnished at any time.”

Date: c. 1866-1875

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1985-IDI-02

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Elder, Emma Coggeshall (also see Coggeshall) 1984-289-05

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.

THE SITTER(s):

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.

Biographical Note: add, augment

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: (describe imprint, type text of any

handwritten script)

Date: April 23rd, 1984

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1984-289-05

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. 

Engle, Jennie 1992-IDI-07-p12-p18

Bryan R. Johnson’s Portrait Photograph of Jennie Engle,

c. 1863-1867

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Bryan R. Johnson (b. c. 1834 New York State)

Active in Petaluma: c. 1863 - 1867

Biographical Note: B.R. Johnson worked as a daguerreotypist, ambrotypist and photographer in San Francesco, CA (c.1856-1857); Benicia, CA (1858); Oakland, CA (1860) and Petaluma, CA (c.1863-1867).  In 1863 he established “Johnson’s Premium Pioneer Photographic Gallery” in Doyle’s Block Building on Main Street, Petaluma; in1864 he relocated his studio to Petaluma’s Phoenix Block and then back again to Doyle’s Block this time over the Morris Cigar Store.  Johnson advertised himself as doing “First Class Work” and his studio as outfitted “in the most splendid style” featuring “the late improved frosted Lites, more generally used in the Eastern Cities.”  In 1865 he studied the recent improvements in photography at the gallery of Mathew B. Brady in New York City and then returned to his Petaluma studio where he continued until at least 1867. 

Bibliography: Palmquist, pgs. 325-326; Mautz, pg. 114.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Jennie Engle

Description: CDV of a woman standing next to a studio prop chair wearing a hoop skirt, choker, and her hair pulled back

Biographical Note: Wife of Captain Engle

Family Affiliation:

Bibliography: add, augment

THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size:  carte de visite, size N/A

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: “Mrs. Jennie Engle wife of Capt. Engle”; Bryan Johnson’s stamp

Date: c. 1863-1867

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1992-IDI-07-p12-p18

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.

Griffin, Eltha 1979-425-01-p33-p21

George Ross’ Portrait Photograph of Eltha & Edwina Griffin, c. 1862-1893

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.

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Eltha & Edwina Griffin

Description: CDV of sisters, one standing and one sitting, both wearing ruffled dresses.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size:  carte de visite, size N/A

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: George Ross’ stamp

Date: c. 1862-1893

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1979-425-01-p33-p21

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