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Title Eccleston Blunt sitting down
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 25, 1896
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Outdoor scene in Lake Mohonk, New York. A young boy, Clarkson Eccleston Blunt, smiles as he sits on a lawn in front of a rustic wooden bench, near a log building. He has a short haircut, and wears a dark jacket over a light-colored striped dress. In the background are trees in bloom and a wooden fence.
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Clarkson Eccleston Blunt (born in 1894) was the son of Alice Austen's friends Albert C. and Edith (Eccleston) Blunt. This photo was taken while on a visit to Lake Mohonk, a popular summer resort area in New York's Hudson Valley.

The Eccleston family's vacation to the area was reported in the "Personal Notes" column of the Richmond County Advance on August 8, 1896: "Rev. Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Eccleston and family are spending the month of August at 'Mountain Rest,' near Lake Mohonk."
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Blunt, Clarkson Eccleston
Catalog Number 50.015.7240
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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