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Title Regiment goat & Mr. March
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 5, 1896
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A man in uniform pets a white goat with long curved horns. They stand on a lawn in front of a large military structure.
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen's notes refer to this photo as Kingston Barracks, Canada. Based on comparison with contemporary photos, it appears to be Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. According to the fort's website, the 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welch Fusiliers), stationed at Fort Henry in 1842 and 1843, had a goat mascot named "Billy." Perhaps the goat in this photo was a continuation of that tradition.
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Military facilities
Forts & fortifications
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6060
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2013.
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