Gale, Mrs. Otis 1979-80-2

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Mrs. Otis Gale, 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): Mrs. Otis Gale

Description: Cabinet card of Mrs. Otis Gale's bust. Gale appears to be sitting for the photograph in a dark dress with a chain and white scarf hanging from her neck. A lace collar sites on her shoulders. She is holding a book in her right hand. The photographer's duration in Petaluma dates this photo between 1877-1880.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 11 x 16 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: Mrs. Otis Gale Howard St

Date: c. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1979-80-2

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Gale, Otis 1979-80-01

Lewis Dowe’s Portrait Photograph of Mr. Otis Gale,  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): Mr. Otis Gale

Description: Cabinet card of Mr. Otis Gale's bust. Gale is wearing a dark suit with a chain hanging from the vest. Mr. Gale is slightly balding and has a large goatee. The photographer's duration in Petaluma dates this photo between 1877-1880.

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 11 x 16 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: Mr. Otis Gale Howard St

Date: c. 1877-1880

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1979-80-01

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Giles, George 1994-633-33

Flower’s Portrait Photograph of George Giles, Date N/A

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer: Flower, Weeping Water, Nebraska

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): George Giles

Description: Carte de visite of George Giles' bust. Giles is wearing a dark jacket, buttoned high with a white collar.

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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: George Giles

Date: N/A

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-33

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.

 

Griffin, Edwina 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

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. 

Grigsby St. John, Isabelle (also see Denman) 1992-IDI-01

Unidentified Photographer’s Portrait Photograph of Isabelle Grigsby St. John Denman, c. 1885-1890

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  Unidentified photographer, Bradley & Rulofson Studio, 429 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Isabelle Grigsby St. John Denman

Description: Cabinet card of Isabelle St. John Denman. Denman wears a corseted dress with buttons going down the bodice, and a chain hanging around her neck. She has a high collar, with a brooch pinned at the base of her neck. There are three rows of tassels along the skirt. Her hair is braided into a crown. She is sitting in front a studio scene of branches and leaves.

Biographical Note: Isabelle Grigsby St. John Denman is the second wife of Ezekial Denman, married August 5th 1877. Their daughter AnnaBelle St. John Whitney married Arthur Whitney, the son of Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman.

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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: “Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, United States, The World, Vienna 1873. Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal. Grandmother Denman Isabel Grigsby St. John Denman, Mother of Anna Belle St. John Whitney”

Date: c. 1885-1890  

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1992-IDI-01

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. 

Grigsby St. John, Isabelle (also see Denman) 1992-IDI-03

Taber’s Portrait Photograph of Isabelle Grigsby St. John Denman, c. 1890-1899

THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO:

Photographer:  Taber, 8 Montgomery St., San Francisco, California

THE SITTER(s):

Name(s): Isabell Grigsby St. John Denman

Description: Boudoir card of Isabelle Grigsby St. John Denman. Denman's hair is parted down the middle, slightly waved, and pulled back. She has on a black dress with an elaborate black lace collar. Pinned at her neck appears to be an ivory brooch of a girl's silhouette, with matching earrings. Denman's fashion, as well as the size of the card, suggest the photo was taken in the 1890s.

Biographical Note: She is the mother of AnnaBellle St. John Whitney who married Arthur Whitney, son of Senator Albion P. Whitney and Susan Eastman. It is unclear to which Denman Isabelle was married.

Family Affiliation:

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: Budoir card, approximately 13.5 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: “Mrs. C. Denman. Isabell Grigsby St. John Denman. Mother of AnnaBell St. John Whitney”

Date: c. 1890-1899

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1992-IDI-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.

 

Grover, Mrs. Carlton D. 1994-633-27

John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Mrs. C. D. Grover, c. 1880-1888

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): Mrs. C. D. Grover

Description: Cabinet card of Mrs. C. D. Grover's bust. Grover is wearing a dark dress with lace detailing on the chest with a high collar. A flower is pinned to her chest and her hair is pulled back besides her bangs. Assumed spouse of Carlton D. Grover

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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: c. 1880-1888

Condition: (note tears, foxing, fading)

Owner:  Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 1994-633-27

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.

 

Grover, Eleanor Nellie 1994-633-26

John Quincy Reed’s Portrait Photograph of Eleanor Nellie Grover, N/A

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): Eleanor Nellie Grover

Description: Cabinet card of Eleanor (Nellie) Grover. Grover is standing in a black dress with cinched ruffles diagonally across the chest and along the hemline and sleeves. She has a white flower pinned to her chest. Behind her is a rectangular box with a curtain hung over it. Possible relation to Carlton D. Grover

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THE PHOTOGRAPH:

Format / Size: cabinet card, approximately 10.75 x 16.25 cm

Medium: albumen photographic print mounted on

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, 1994-633-26

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.