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Russell R. R. Holmes Painted Rock Heliographic Artist of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

He and his wife Allie Holmes and their 8 1/2 year old son Russell H. were in Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California from 1867-1874
By 1874 he was in San Luis Obispo and in 1877 he called him self Heliographic Artist at the Sun Beam Gallery, Morro Street, San Luis Obispo
He did both portraits and view work.
Russell R. R. Holmes
Circa 1880
Back of Sunbeam Gallery CDV card
R. R. R. Holmes
Circa 1880
Back of Photographic Artist,
San Luis Obispo, California
CDV card

Painted Rock photo said to have been taken in 1876, Chumash rock art on the Carrizo Plain in California.
Scanned from the original 5x8 wet plate glass negative by Russell R. R. Holmes.
This image is one of three from the original 5x8 wet plate glass negative's by Russell R. R. Holmes.
Photo accession CV # 89-033-0203
Birth: April 11, 1843, in Missouri, USA
Death: May 3, 1883 San Luis Obispo County, California, USA,
Arroyo Grande Cemetery
Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California

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