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Title Our house from end of front walk
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 6, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Front view of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. Photo shows the lawn, the walkway, and the house's ivy-covered facade. An elderly man with a beard is seated in a rocking chair on the porch; it is most likely Alice Austen's grandfather, John Haggerty Austen. Near him is a pug, most likely Alice's dog Punch. A hammock hangs on the porch at left, and at right is a telescope on a table. The image is slightly out of focus. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / No. 414 / Our house from end of / front walk / Fine, sunny day / W.L. / 9 am / 60 ft / Inst, slow. / Wed. Sept. 6th 1892."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, John Haggerty
Catalog Number 50.015.5223
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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