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Title [Portrait of Edward Allen Low Shortt]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date December 25, 1899
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount. Full-length portrait of a young boy with shoulder-length hair. He is wearing an outfit with a long belted top over knickers. He holds a toy rifle; he is standing on a draped surface with a blank background (likely in the photographer's studio). Printed inscription on the mount below the photo: "I. Almstaedt TOMPKINSVILLE, S.I." Handwritten inscription in pencil on the reverse of the mount: "Edward Allen Low Shortt / Dec. 25th 1899." The inscription is in Alice Austen's handwriting.
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 5.750 x 4
Ownership and History Edward Allen Low Shortt (1896-1916) of Staten Island was three years old when this photo was taken. He was the son of William Allaire Shortt, an attorney and New York State Assemblyman. The Shortt family was related to photographer Alice Austen.
Earliest Date 1899
Latest Date 1899
Subjects Portrait photographs
Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Shortt, Edward Allen Low
Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number PH01.1033
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.