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Title Aunties roof Sofa end
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 6, 1911
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of the "Quarter Deck" at Clear Comfort (Austen House). The room is furnished with a wicker settee, a small table, and rugs; the table is filled with decorative items including figurines, a vase, a cup and saucer, and painted shells. The walls are decorated with prints and paintings, and numerous fans. A large Asian vase stands on the floor in front of the table, and an anchor hangs from the ceiling.
(Keywords: Clifton, New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Film Size 3.5 x 4.750
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen's uncle Oswald Muller traveled the world as a ship captain, and his wife Minn often accompanied him on the voyages. When not at sea, they lived in an upstairs apartment at Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. Their apartment included a glassed-in porch they called the "quarter-deck," and they decorated their space with the many souvenirs they collected on their journeys.
Earliest Date 1911
Latest Date 1911
Subjects Interiors
Fans
Sofas
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Muller, Minn
Catalog Number 50.015.5249
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2013.
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