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Title Miss Hoyt's parlor
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 1, 1889
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a parlor with a table in the center, and a smaller table with a tea set at right; behind the table is a standing lamp with an ornate floral shade. On the left are a spinning wheel and a piano, and on the right is a framed portrait of a woman, displayed on an easel. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Seed 26 / 385 / Miss Hoyt's parlor / Cloudy, not much light / 2.20 P.M / Stop 44 / 13 1/2 mins / Perken lense / Friday Nov 1st 1889."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History "Miss Hoyt" is Aline Hoyt, daughter of New York City financier Louis Thurston Hoyt. The Hoyt family's primary residence was at 392 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, but they also had a country estate in New Brighton, Staten Island (near Hoyt Avenue).
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1889
Subjects Interiors
Parlors
Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Hoyt, Aline
Catalog Number 50.015.6804
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
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