Links to Digitized Collections That Include
Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers
The Boggs Family Photographs
A collection of photographic prints of the Boggs family, the Petaluma Adobe and information regarding the family’s stay at the adobe the winter of 1846-47
The Cabinet Card Gallery, Viewing History, Culture and Personalities Through Cabinet Card Images
A popular blog containing an extensive collection of captioned cabinet cards
California Historical Society: Online Catalog
The CHS lists 8 portraits from Petaluma.
The Carl Mautz Collection of Carte de Visite, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Carl Mautz’ extensive collection of CDVs is owned by the Huntington but is not currently available for research. The collection contains many images by Petaluma photographers, and hopefully it will be made available to the public soon.
The Charles Martin Family Portrait Photographs
A collection of 60 photographic portraits of the Charles Martin family
The Giorgi Portrait Collection of Stockton Pioneers
A collection of early Stockton California pioneers portraits including photos by John Quincy Reed and other photographers who worked in Petaluma
The Grabhorn Collection of Nineteenth Century Photographic Portraits & Calling Cards
A collection of approximately 1000 photographic prints and 9 cased photographs housed at the Bancroft Library, University Of California, Berkeley
Peter E. Palmquist Collection of Male Photographers in the American West Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This exceptional and extensive collection contains more early Petaluma portraits than any other outside of the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum.
Portrait File of the Bancroft Library
Portraits of identified individuals and groups primarily associated with the San Francisco Bay Area, including pioneers, artists, literary figures, community leaders....
San Francisco History Center Collection of Cartes de Visite, The April (Wayne) Portrait Photograph Collection
A collection of carte de visite from the San Francisco Bay area and beyond
San Francisco History Center Cabinet Card Collection
This is a collection of over 300 cabinet cards mostly from San Francisco studios. Images from Petaluma include three by Anderson: one unidentified, one depicting Annie Pixley and a third depicting L.P. McCarthy & Wm. H. Barnes; one by Dowe, subject unidentified; one by Ormsby, subject unidentified.
The Sonoma County Library Photograph Collection, Sonoma Heritage Collections
This is the extensive photographic collection of the Sonoma County Library’s History & Genealogy Library, Petaluma History Room, Sonoma County Wine Library and other, smaller archival collections.
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The T. P. Peter Image Collection
A personal image collection of approximately 20,000 + cdv and cabinet cards
The William C. Darrah Collection of Cartes-de-visite Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Special Collections Library, Historical Collections and Labor Archives
This collection includes 62,608 CDV images; 15 were created by Petaluma photographers.