|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||March 26, 1893|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
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|
|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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Alburger, Alice B.
Alburger, Mary S. (Butler)
Alburger, Thomas Linton
Alburger, Thomas Linton Jr.
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