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”.