|Title||Group on Petria|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||August 9, 1888|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
|Description||Original glass plate negative. View of three people lounging in a wooded area at the edge of a lake. Trude Eccleston (center) sits on the ground, leaning against a tree. Two men are reclining on boulders: Charles Barton (left) and H. Wright (right). A rowboat is in the water at left.|
|Ownership and History||
Trude Eccleston was a close friend of photographer Alice Austen. Here they are visiting Mahopac, New York, a popular 19th-century summer resort about 50 miles north of New York City. The inscription on the negative envelope identifies the location as Petra, an island in Lake Mahopac.
Trude Eccleston and Charles Barton married in November 1900.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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