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Title Osgood Nichols
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 3, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Osgood Nichols sits in a rocking chair on the lawn of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island; he looks directly toward the camera. He wears a dark jacket, striped pants, and a bowtie, and he holds a boater in his right hand. Part of the Clear Comfort porch is visible to the right. Inscription at bottom center of image: "E.A.A." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / 24 1/2 / Osgood Nichols / In shade / 10 ft 6 P.M / D / Sun Aug 3d 1890."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen's friend James Osgood Nichols (1868-1950) received his law degree from Harvard in 1893. He later worked as a transit lawyer in New York City.

Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Nichols, James Osgood
Catalog Number 50.015.5476
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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