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Title [Jack and Marie's wedding group]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 22, 1891
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view. Posed group portrait of the wedding party of John Bowers (Jack) Eccleston and Annie Marie Parmele. There are nine men and seven women in the group. The bride and groom stand in the center; the bride wears a wedding gown and veil and holds a bouquet of flowers. Trude Eccleston stands in the back row, behind her brother. Identified in the envelope inscription as Jack and Marie's wedding group.
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Jack Eccleston (1866-1941) was the brother of Alice Austen's close friend Trude Eccleston. Jack married Annie Marie Parmele (born 1869) in St. John's Church in Clifton, Staten Island, where Jack's father, Rev. John C. Eccleston, was the rector.

The Staten Island Advance of Saturday October 24, 1891, printed a brief wedding announcement: "John B. Eccleston, son of Rev. J.C. Eccleston, on Thursday led Miss Marie Parmele to the altar at St. John's, Clifton. Staten Island's society filled the handsome church."

Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1891
Subjects Weddings
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Eccleston, John Bowers (Jack)
Eccleston, Marie (Parmele)
Catalog Number 50.015.6647
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2013.
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