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Title Little Parmeles & A. Alburger in wheelbarrow
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 18, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Two young children sit in a wheelbarrow, while a third child holds the handles. The original negative sleeve has Alice Austen's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / 86 / Little Parmeles & A. Alburger in wheelbarrow / Fine, clear day. / 10 ft / 11 am / Inst / D. / Sat. Oct 18th / 1890".
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Mary (Butler) Alburger and Alice (Butler) Parmele were sisters who grew up near Alice Austen in Clifton, Staten Island. They and their children appear in several Austen photos.

In this photo, Alice B. Alburger (born in 1888) is seated in the wheelbarrow at left. The other children are probably her cousins, Charles Roome Parmele Jr. (born in 1887) and Henry B. Parmele (born in 1888).
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Alburger, Alice B.
Parmele, Henry Butler
Parmele, Charles Roome Jr.
Catalog Number 50.015.5440
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2013.
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