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Title Miss Hoyt & horses & phaeton standing
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 1, 1889
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A woman is seated in a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage (phaeton), drawn by two horses; she holds the reins in her left hand and a whip in her right hand. She wears a dark color dress, gloves, and a hat with a striped hatband. A man wearing a riding outfit and a top hat stands in front of the horses. The carriage is on the driveway of a stone and clapboard house with a Gothic style entrance; there are striped awnings on most of the front windows. The house is surrounded by trees in bloom; there are several potted plants on the lawn at left. Identified in the envelope inscription as "Miss Hoyt and horses and phaeton standing."
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The young lady in the carriage, identified only as "Miss Hoyt," is most likely Aline Hoyt, daughter of New York City financier Louis Thurston Hoyt. The Hoyt family's primary residence was at 392 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, but they also had a country estate in West New Brighton, Staten Island (near Hoyt Avenue).
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1889
Subjects Horses
Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Hoyt, Aline
Catalog Number 50.015.6669
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2013.
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