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Title Party at lunch Richmond Valley woods
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 2, 1891
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Scene of four women picnicking in the woods; they sit on the ground in front of a carriage. Trude Eccleston is at left, Violet Ward is second from left, Caroline Ward is third from left, and the woman at right is identified in the photographer's inscription as Miss Jenkins; she is holding a glass in her left hand. A dog is in the center of the group. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / 230 / Party at lunch / Richmond Valley woods / Fine, bright day / 2.15 P.M / W.L. / 10 ft / Mon. Nov. 2nd / 1891."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen posed this scene of her friends on a picnic in Richmond Valley, located on the south shore of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1891
Subjects Friendship
Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Caroline Constantia
Ward, Maria E.
Eccleston, Trude
Catalog Number 50.015.5508
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2016.
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