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Title [Alice Austen on porch of Clear Comfort]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1884-1886
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print on cardboard mount. A young Alice Austen, wearing a plaid dress, sits in a rocking chair and reads a newspaper on the porch of Clear Comfort (Austen family house) in Rosebank, Staten Island. The house interior is visible through the open door. The scene is framed by vines covering the porch trellises.
(Keywords: Self Portrait, New York)
Print size 6 x 8
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This photo of Alice Austen may be a self portrait, or it may have been taken by her Uncle Oswald Muller or her Uncle Peter Austen, both of whom were photographers.
Earliest Date 1884
Latest Date 1886
Subjects Self-portraits
Rocking chairs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.2474
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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