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Title [Cornell boys with new automobile]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1910
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Side view of a car with the top folded back. Three boys are looking at the car: one boy stands in the driver's seat, one stands on a chair and leans into the engine, and the youngest sits on the running board, pointing toward the engine. There are leaves on the ground; houses, a fence, and bare trees are in the background.
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The children in this photograph are brothers Robert and Wallace Gordon Cornell, and their stepbrother Donald L. Nichols, of West New Brighton, Staten Island. Their father, William W. Cornell, owned a local car dealership.
Earliest Date 1907
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Automobiles
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Cornell, Robert A.
Cornell, Wallace Gordon
Nichols, Donald Leroy
Catalog Number 50.015.7170
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 2013.
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