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Title [Passengers on Graf Waldersee]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 1, 1909
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original film negative. A group of four women, three men, and one boy sit on folding chairs on the deck of a ship. Alice Austen stands in the center, and Gertrude Tate is seated at right; they appear to be wearing matching sweaters and hats. Gertrude has a camera in her lap. The woman seated next to Gertrude holds a book in her hand, and the boy has his arm around the woman's shoulder. Other people are visible on the deck, including two men in uniform.
(Keywords: Self Portrait, Posed Group, Early Twentieth Century)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen took this photo on board the ocean liner Graf Waldersee, a part of the Hamburg America line. The ship was launched on December 10, 1898, and in April 1899 it made its maiden voyage from Hamburg to Boulougne to New York.
Earliest Date 1909
Latest Date 1909
Subjects Travel
Transcontinental journeys
Ocean liners
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Tate, Gertrude
Catalog Number 50.015.4696
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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