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Title Old man & cart going fishing
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 22, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A man with a white beard drives a two-wheeled horse-drawn cart on a dirt road in Staten Island, New York. In the background is a rural landscape. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / No. 93 / Old man & cart going fishing / Fine clear day. / 11.15am D. / 20 ft Inst / Wed. Oct 22nd / 1890."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen's title for this photograph suggests that she was not acquainted with the man in the cart, but simply found him to be a picturesque subject for a photo.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Carriages & coaches
Horses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5533
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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