Museum logo

Photo Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Boathouse float, bathers
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 1, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description 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
Acquisition Museum Purchase
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.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Boathouses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Gregg, Charles N.
Gregg, Clarence R.
Scofield, Julia (Heyer)
Catalog Number 50.015.5871
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status Images and text in this database are copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.