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Title Mrs. Cooper, Miss Worth & Mrs Snively
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 28, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Three women are seated in chairs on the porch of a house. In the foreground are porch columns and a planter with flowers in bloom. The woman at right is Eliza M. Snively; she sits in a Windsor chair. The woman in the center is Eliza Snively's mother, Angelica (Schuyler) Crosby Cooper; she is seated in a wicker chair. The woman at left, Miss Worth, is in a turned chair. Two other chairs and a small table are also on the porch. The inscription on the negative sleeve identifies the group as "Mrs. Cooper, Miss Worth & Mrs. Snively, Bennington."
(Keywords: Vermont)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The woman identified only as Mrs. Snively in a number of Alice Austen photographs is Eliza M. Snively. Eliza married Rev. Thaddeus A. Snively in 1878, but newspapers reported that they separated in June 1891, and in October 1892 she filed for divorce "on the ground of intolerable severity" and requested permanent custody of their two sons. One of the newspaper articles noted "Mr. and Mrs. Snively have had their summer residence at Bennington for a number of years, and she is now living at that place."

The woman identified in this photograph as Mrs. Cooper is likely Eliza Snively's mother, Angelica (Schuyler) Crosby, who married John Taylor Cooper in 1859 (her second marriage).
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Porches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Snively, Eliza M.
Cooper, Angelica (Schuyler) Crosby
Catalog Number 50.015.6580
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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