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Title Flash group
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 26, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view in a parlor, likely the Alburger family home, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Alice Austen stands at right, with Trude Eccleston seated in front of her. Thomas Linton Alburger stands behind his wife Mary, who is seated; she has her arm around her daughter Alice, who stands next to her. Thomas Jr. stands between Mary and Trude. They are posed in a parlor next to a fireplace; the mantelpiece is decorated with a mantel clock, a pair of candlesticks, and ceramic items, and a mirror hangs above. Inscription "E.A.A" in the lower right corner. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 527 / Flash group / Mary A. L. Alburger - / Alice A. Lin A. Jr / Trude E. EA Austen / Gas lit - 1 1/2 boxes powder / W.L. / 11 ft / 7.30 P.M / Sunday March 26th / 1893 / Germantown."
(Keywords: Self Portrait)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History On a visit to Germantown, Alice Austen and her friend Trude Eccleston posed for this photo with their friends Mary and Thomas Linton Alburger and the Alburgers two oldest children.

Mary (Butler) Alburger was a former Staten Island resident who moved to Germantown following her 1887 marriage to Thomas Linton Alburger, a merchant.

Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Alburger, Alice B.
Alburger, Mary S. (Butler)
Alburger, Thomas Linton
Alburger, Thomas Linton Jr.
Catalog Number 50.015.5438
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2017.
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