FASHION STATEMENT IN SAN FRANCISCO: STYLISH WOMAN AND HER BEAUTIFUL DRESS

This cabinet card is an image of a middle aged woman posing for her studio portrait. She is wearing a beautiful dress. The woman is probably quite wealthy to be able to afford to dress in such fine fashion. She is also well adorned in jewelry. Note her three strand necklace, her earrings, and her large ring. The photographer of this image is the studio of Edouart & Cobb, located at No. 504 Kearny Street, in San Francisco, California. To view other photographs by these photographers, and to learn some of their background information, click on cabinet card gallery’s category “Photographer: Edouart & Cobb.

WOMAN WEARING MASSIVE FUR COLLAR IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

A young woman poses for her photograph at Cobb’s Dore Gallery in San Francisco, California. The woman appears to have a live animal wrapped around her neck, but instead, she’s actually wearing a very intense fur collar. If she was living in modern day San Francisco, she would be a likely target for a lecture, or a paint job, from a PETA member. David Cobb was the proprietor of the Dore Gallery  (1881-1889) at the time this photograph was produced. Prior to operating the Dore Gallery, he was a partner in the Edouart & Cobb studio, which was also located in San Francisco. To see other images by  Cobb, click on the category “Photographer: Edouart & Cobb”.

ELEGANT LADY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

A beautifully dressed elegant lady poses for her portrait in San Francisco, California. She has long tight ringlet curls. A family of four could live under her tent-like dress. This cabinet card was produced by the studio of Edouart & Cobb. Edouart (1818-1892) was born in England and was the son of the famed silhouettist, Auguste Edouart. He was educated in England and between 1848 and 1850, he was a painter and daguerreotypist in New York City. He arrived in San Francisco in 1852 and worked as a landscape artist. By 1860, he opened a photographic studio where he was known for his watercolored photographs. In 1869 he joined David Cobb (1841-?) in a partnership in a photographic studio. The studio was located at 504 Kearny Street in San Francisco. Their partnership lasted until 1881. Cobb was active in San Francisco between 1863 and 1865, as well as between 1869 and 1889. In 1866 he worked in Grass Valley California. To see other photographs by Cobb, click on the category “Photographer: Edouart & Cobb”.