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Title [Our parlor]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 7, 1897
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of the parlor of the Austen family home, Clear Comfort, in Rosebank, Staten Island. Furnishings include ornately carved tables and an upholstered chair with an ornate crest at center of image; a fireplace with lamps and other accessories on the mantel; and an ornate shelving unit with ceramics and other decorative accessories. One window with shade and carved wooden valance is visible, as well as wallpaper, framed pictures, potted plants, carpet and rug. The ceiling has large wooden beams.
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The furnishings in the Austen family's parlor show the eclectic mix of decorative arts styles and potted plants that was characteristic of late Victorian interiors in America.
Earliest Date 1897
Latest Date 1897
Subjects Interiors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.7163
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2013.
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