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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.
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
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.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Landscape photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Barton, Charles
Catalog Number 50.015.6588
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2013.
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