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Title [Mamma and the black cat]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 6, 1887
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Alice Cornell Austen stands on the lawn holding a cat in her arms. She is on the grounds of Clear Comfort, the Austen family house in Rosebank, Staten Island; a small section of the porch is visible behind her.
(Keywords: New York)

Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This image was published in the 1951 Life Magazine article "The Newly Discovered Picture World of Alice Austen," with this caption: "Alice's mother had her picture taken in the yard holding family cat Tristan, a name Alice gave it after having seen Tristan and Isolde."
Earliest Date 1887
Latest Date 1887
Subjects Pets
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, Alice Cornell
Catalog Number 50.015.6606
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2013.
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