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Title S.S. Cleveland Cabin 219 Self over camera
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 1, 1912
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original film negative. Interior view of a cabin on a ship; furnishings include a dresser with a mirror and a sink, and two bunk beds at left. Alice Austen's face is reflected in the mirror. The negative was found with the photographer's original Premo Film Pack paper tab, with her handwritten inscription: "S.S. Cleveland / Cabin 219 / Self over camera / oblong photo / Fine / good light / Oct 1st / 1912 / 18 / open slot / counted 25 / 4 1/4 m / 12:30 pm."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen and her friend Gertrude Tate took numerous trips to Europe in the early 1900s. This photo was taken on board the ship S.S. Cleveland on their return trip home from Europe in 1912. The ship sailed from Cherbourg, France, on September 23, and arrived in New York City on October 2, 1912.
Earliest Date 1912
Latest Date 1912
Subjects Transcontinental journeys
Ocean liners
Self-portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.4255
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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