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Title [Wagonette, V. & C. Ward, and Miss Miller]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 11, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Caroline Ward (left) and a woman identified as Miss Miller sit in a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage pulled by two horses; a driver wearing a suit and top hat is seated in front, holding a whip. Violet Ward stands behind the carriage, holding a parasol or umbrella; a large dog stands in front of her. They are in front of the vine-covered porch of the Ward family home. Identified by the photographer's inscription as "Wagonette, V. & C. Ward, and Miss Miller. Fine clear day. 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 1890."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Maria (known by the nickname Violet) and Caroline Ward lived in a mansion built by their father, General William G. Ward, on Grymes Hill in Staten Island. Violet was a close friend of the photographer Alice Austen.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Horses
Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Maria E.
Ward, Caroline Constantia
Catalog Number 50.015.6675
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2013.
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