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Title [Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date 1886-1887
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on cream cardboard mount. View of several adjacent tennis courts at the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club in Livingston, Staten Island, as seen from an elevated vantage point. About 30 men and women stand in various places on the courts. Alice Austen is in the image; she is to the right of the net on the third court from the camera, wearing a dark jacket and a light colored skirt. She holds a tennis racket in her hands. The building in the background is the clubhouse of the Cricket Club.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 7 x 9
Acquisition Gift of Walter L. Evans
Ownership and History This photograph is reproduced in the 1976 book "Alice's World," by Ann Novotny, attributed to Alice Austen. However, it was re-attributed in the 1980s to Isaac Almstaedt after being discovered in an article in the November 1887 issue of "Outing" magazine. The article noted that all of the illustrations were based on a set of photos by Mr. Almstaedt.
Earliest Date 1886
Latest Date 1887
Subjects Tennis
Tennis courts
Tennis players
Athletic clubs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 48.019.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status 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.