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Title Tennis grounds at Fort, officers playing
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 6, 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of tennis courts on the grounds of Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, as seen from an elevated vantage point. Three men are playing tennis on the court in the foreground; another man stands at right next to a folding chair. The fort's structures are seen along the left side of the image and in the background. Cannons are visible on the grounds beyond the tennis courts.
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Fort Wadsworth, located on the northeastern shore of Staten Island, is one of the nation's oldest military fortifications. Today it is part of the National Park Service's Gateway National Recreation Area.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Tennis
Tennis courts
Forts & fortifications
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6706
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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