|Title||Boathouse float, bathers|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||September 1, 1892|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. View of a dock at the Clifton Boat Club boathouse, in Clifton, Staten Island; a sailboat is docked. A woman wearing a bathing suit (seen from the back) stands on the bow of the sailboat. Trude Eccleston, in bathing suit, stands on the dock, facing to the right. A man wearing a bathing suit stands next to her, with his arms crossed over his chest. A woman wearing a dress is seated on the dock, and another woman (or girl) is seen from the back. Several small wooden shacks are on the shoreline. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / No. 409 / Boathouse Float, bathers / Mrs. Scofield, Trude, Mr Gregg / Fine, sun in & out / W.L. / Inst. fastest / 11.50 am / 60 ft / Thursday Sept. 1st / 1892 / Cholera scare."
(Keywords: New York)
|Film Size||4 x 5|
|Ownership and History||
The boathouse of the Clifton Boat Club was located on the Staten Island shoreline just north of the Austen family's home.
"Mr. Gregg" could be Charles or Clarence Gregg of Port Richmond. The brothers founded Gregg's Hardware store on Richmond Avenue in 1888.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Gregg, Charles N.
Gregg, Clarence R.
Scofield, Julia (Heyer)
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