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Name Austen, E. Alice
Other Name(s) full name: Elizabeth Alice Austen. Nicknames Lollie, Lolla, & Ping
Born March 17, 1866
Place of Birth Clifton/Rosebank, Staten Island, NY
Died June 9, 1952
Place of Death Staten Island, NY

Associated Records

Image of Austen Family Papers - [Portrait photograph of Alice Austen, Trude Eccleston, and Julia Bredt]

Austen Family Papers - [Portrait photograph of Alice Austen, Trude Eccleston, and Julia Bredt]

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)

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Card, Greeting -

Three-dimensional greeting card with a cord at the top to hang for display (or as a Christmas tree ornament). Lozenge-shaped cushion covered with beige satin and edged with off-white silk fringe, backed with cardboard; at center of cushion is an applied circular greeting card, surrounded with beige silk and metallic braid cord. The card is color-printed with a sprig of lilies of the valley with ivy and a printed inscription, "May / thy Christmas be all / Love and Happiness". Reverse side has handwritten inscription in ink on cardboard, "Miss Austin. [sic] / from / Florence Wolf." The reverse side also has a penciled mark, possibly the number "19". (Keywords: Floral, Holiday)

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Postcard -

Picture postcard with color-printed illustrations of scenes in Bremen, Germany: "Das Rathaus. / Echo-Saal / BREMEN, Rathskeller. / Grosse Halle." Fine print at lower left identifies publisher: "WASSERKAMPF & ROBBY, HANNOVER". Handwritten inscription: "Our first / night on shore / came here with a very jolly / Bride & Groom - No end of fun - / Have had dinner at another [sporty?] / place - So glad to be on Shore - Very / pleasant trip - Typical German place / Wine & Beer galore. Lots of love / Gertrude". The reverse side is addressed to "Miss Winifred Tate / Twilight Rest / Green Co. / N.Y. / U.S.A. / Haines Corners." Reverse also has printed headings and stamps. Postmarked in Bremen, Germany

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Card, Greeting -

Greeting card. Color printed and slightly embossed illustration of a pink rose with foliage. Printed inscription below: "Accept this card, I pray, / With hopes and dearest wishes freighted; / 'Twill reach you, if 'tis not belated, / The morn of Christmas Day." Reverse side has handwritten inscription, "For Grandma / with love from / Alice / Christmas / 1883." (Keywords: Floral, Holiday)

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Fan -

Rigid fan (handscreen). Die cut cardboard in the shape of a sunflower has a chromolithographed illustration on each side. Front has image in a circle of a young man and woman kissing while seated in a rowboat, with a border of yellow sunflower petals. Reverse side has an image of a young woman in a rowboat, reaching down to pick lotus flowers from the water. Bamboo handle. Printed inscription on front: "H.C.F. KOCH & SON. DRY GOODS. / 6TH AVE. & 20TH ST. NEW YORK / DONALDSON BROTHERS, FIVE POINTS, N.Y." Printed inscription on reverse: "H.C.F. KOCH & SON, / COSTUMES / & WRAPS." (Keywords: Accessory, Retail, New York City)

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Card, Greeting -

Greeting card. Rectangular sheet of cardboard with an attached shape of an artist's pallette, decorated with a hand-painted scene of sailboats and flying birds. (Some of the birds are in slight relief.) Reverse side has handwritten inscription, "With kind regards & best wishes / from F.E.L. / Exmas 1886"

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Fan -

Rigid fan (handscreen). Die cut cardboard in the shape of a maple leaf has a chromolithographed illustration on each side. Front has an image of a young girl standing in a field holding a rake over her shoulder, surrounded by depiction of a leaf in autumn colors. Reverse side is an image of a leaf in autumn colors. Bamboo handle. Printed inscription on front: "Presented by / WM HILL'S SONS & CO / BROADWAY & 10th ST." Printed inscription on reverse: "WM HILL'S SONS & CO / DRY & FANCY GOODS. / Broadway cor. 10th St. New York. / DONALDSON BROTHERS, FIVE POINTS, N.Y." (Keywords: Accessory, Retail, New York City)

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Card, Trade -

Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous illustration of a high-wheel bicycle race, with the bicycle wheels made of spools of "CLARK'S / MILE END / SPOOL COTTON" thread. A man and woman are on the lead bicycle; the woman turns and waves her handkerchief at the riders behind her, who have fallen to the ground with their bicycles. Printed inscription on reverse lists the advantages of Clark's Mile-End Spool Cotton Best Six Cord. Printed at bottom of inscription on reverse: "Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, N.Y."

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Card, Greeting -

Greeting card. Color printed illustration of a line of rabbits riding high-wheel bicycles along a path in a snowy landscape, with a crescent moon in the sky. Printed inscription above and below: "A MERRY CHRISTMAS. / By ' Rabbit ' Transit 'mid snow and icicles / We bring our Christmas wishes on bicycles." Reverse side is blank.

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Card, Trade -

Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous illustration of four infants seated at a table; two of the infants wear caps. Three of them hold spoons and one holds a nursing bottle. In the center of the table is a white can with a blue eagle and blue print: "Trade Mark of the NEW YORK CONDENSED MILK CO. / GAIL BORDEN / EAGLE BRAND / ...". Parts of highchairs are visible behind two of the children. Printed in lower right corner: "COPYRIGHTED 1887 BY THE N.Y. CONDENSED MILK CO." Printed on reverse: "GAIL BORDEN / EAGLE BRAND / CONDENSED MILK. / ... It is simply pure milk of the best quality, from which a large percent- / age of water has been evaporated, combined with the finest grades / of r

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Card, Trade -

Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous illustration of a woman and a man in an interior. The woman is seated at a table, sewing; next to her is a man seated in a chair. He is tied up with thread from a large spool on the floor with label "CLARK'S / MILE-END / SPOOL COTTON". Printed caption at top of card: "HOW TO KEEP HUSBANDS AT HOME, NIGHTS." The reverse side has advertising text for Best Six Cord. Printed at bottom on reverse: "Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, N.Y."

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Card, Trade -

Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of the Statue of Liberty. Her pedestal and her torch are spools of thread. Manhattan is visible in the background, with the Brooklyn Bridge at far right. Inscription on top spool: "BEST / IN THE / WORLD". Inscription on spool that serves as her base: "A / SUPERIOR SILK / IS MANUF. BY / THE / BRAINERD and / ARMSTRONG / CO." Inscription on either side of the statue: "The Bartholdi Statue of Liberty / The Largest in the World / The Brainerd & Armstrong Co's Spool Silk / The best in the World". Printed at bottom edge: "MAYER, MERKEL & OTTMANN. LITH. 21-25 WARREN ST. N.Y." Printed on reverse: "The Bartholdi Statue / OF / Liberty Enlightening the

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Card, Trade -

Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a girl with wings, standing on a butterfly. Printed inscription in upper left corner: "Compliments of / C. GOOHS, / GROCER, / Stapleton, S.I." Printed number in lower left corner: "52A". Reverse is blank. (Keywords: New York)

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Card, Trade -

Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a woman's face peering through a hole in a newspaper page with "articles" about Hood's Sarsaparilla; page is titled "HOOD'S LATEST" and has the date "1884". Printed on reverse: "Hood's Sarsaparilla / Is prepared in the most careful manner by men fully conversant / with all the details of practical pharmacy..."; it goes on to list the ingredients, the ailments it will cure, and testimonials. Inscription continues: "Purifies / the / Blood / Strengthens / the / System /... / 100 Doses One Dollar /..."

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Card, Admittance -

Admission card. Flat circular card with printed inscription in black: "Clifton Tennis Club, / DANCING. / 25 CENTS". Handwritten inscription in pencil (appears to be Alice Austen's handwriting): "Fete Champetre / Saturday June 24th / 1892". A small circular hole is punched at the top. (Keyword: New York)

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Notecard -

Notecard. Rectangular off-white cardboard with printed and handwritten inscription: "Clifton, S.I. / My Dear Miss Austen / The Officers of the Clifton Ladies' / Tennis Club wish to thank you for past / kindness to the Club and to ask if you / are willing again to contribute one loaf / of cake to it during the summer. / If you consent to do so you will be / notified three days in advance, at what / date to send your gift to the Club House. / Very cordially, / A.T. RIPLEY, [the name is crossed out] / Secy. / Bessie Townsend". (Keyword: New York)

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Card, Greeting -

Greeting card. Rectangular sheet of cardboard with an illustration of light purple flowers and a sprig of ivy. Printed inscription above and below: "In wishing you a Christmas gift, / This blessing I would crave for you, / If fortune smiles or sorrow frowns, / May loving hearts / to you be true! / Clara Simmonds / Wishing you a / bright and / happy / CHRISTMAS." Reverse side has handwritten inscription, "With love & good / wishes of H. N. Errington / Decr 25. 1889". Reverse also has printed trademark for "RT&S / ARTISTIC SERIES" and maker information in fine print, "RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS. LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK / DESIGNED AT THE LONDON STUDIOS AND PRINTED AT THE FINE ART WORKS IN SAXONY. / CO

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Card, Greeting -

Greeting card (holiday postcard). Color-printed illustration of a man and woman in folk costume holding hands, each also holding an evergreen tree tied with red ribbons. Printed inscription at either side of figures, "GOD JUL". Reverse side is addressed to "Miss / Gertrude L. Tate / 215 Gates Ave. / Brooklyn N.Y. / U.S.A." and has handwritten note, "A merry Christmas, / a happy New Year / and all good wishes / from yours / Uncle [Berthold?] / [US?] 15.12.07". Reverse also has printed heading, "BREFKORT / Postkortti - Carte Postale - Postcard" and publisher, "Imp. Axel Eliassons Konstforlag, Stockholm"; postmark has "KJOBENHAVN / GJEDSER" and "15.12.07. T.-93". Postage stamp value is 10 ore.

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Card, Greeting -

Greeting card (holiday postcard). Black and white printed illustration of poinsettia flowers. Printed inscription "MAY / THIS CHRISTMAS / BE YOUR / HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS"; fine print at lower left: "Copyright - 1911 0 G.A. Co." Reverse side is addressed to "Miss Alice Austen / Clifton / Staten Island" and has handwritten note, "With best wishes / from / Amy S. [illegible]". Reverse also has printed headings and publisher information "Copyright 1911, G. A. Co., Cin.". Postmarked in New York, Dec. 22, 1911. Postage stamp value is one cent. (Keywords: Floral, Holiday, Twentieth Century, New York City)

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Card, Greeting -

Greeting card (holiday postcard). Color-printed and embossed illustration of red flowers, with patterned gold band above and printed inscription below in gold lettering, "A / Joyful / Christmas". Reverse side is addressed to "Miss Alice Austen, / Rosebank, / Staten Island, / N.Y." and has handwritten note, "Merry Xmas and a / Happy New Year from Alma, Betty & Oswald. / 231 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, Cal." Reverse also has printed headings. Postmarked in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 20, 1911. Postage stamp value is one cent. (Keywords: Floral, Holiday, Twentieth Century, New York City)