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Collection Name Austen Family Papers
Title [Portrait photograph of Alice Austen, Trude Eccleston, and Julia Bredt]
Date September 12, 1892
Description This is an individual item contained within archival collection MS001.

Portrait photograph, carte-de-visite format. Bust portrait of Alice Austen (left), Julia Bredt (center), and Trude Eccleston (right). Photo is on a tan cardboard mount with gold edges. Printed inscription on left border of mount: "I. Almstaedt / TOMPKINSVILLE, S.I." Reverse side of mount has a handwritten pencil inscription in Alice Austen's handwriting: "Monday / Sept. 12th / 1892." Printed inscription on reverse of mount: "I. Almstaedt / Portrait and Landscape / PHOTOGRAPHER, / TOMPKINSVILLE, S.I. / Publisher of Photographs of Staten Island Scenery."

(Keywords: New York)
Biography and History Alice Austen (1866-1952) was a noted amateur photographer who lived her entire life on Staten Island. Here she poses for a portrait with two of her friends.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 2" H. x 4" W
Acquisition Gift of Alice Austen
Catalog Number 49.002.0004
Object Name Print, Photographic
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS001.005
Subjects Portrait photographs
Friendship
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Creator Almstaedt, Isaac
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Bredt, Julia
Eccleston, Trude
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.