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Title Interior of Clifton Boathouse showing bathing screens
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 1, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of the Clifton Boat Club clubhouse showing three bathing screens. In the center of the image is a piano and a young girl sitting on the floor. Women stand behind each of the three screens; the tops of their heads are visible. Women's undergarments are draped over the tops of the screens. The bathing screen to the far right has an Asian design. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / No. 408 / Interior of Clifton Boathouse / showing bathing screens / Fine sun in & out / W.L. / 12 secs / 40 ft / 11.30 am / 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.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Interiors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5870
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
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