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Title M. Alburger children & Parmele children
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 18, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Outdoor setting, with a house in the background. Thomas Linton (Lin) Alburger is seated, holding an infant on his lap; he is surrounded by four children and a large black dog. Alice (Butler) Parmele stands at the far right edge of the image. The original negative sleeve has Alice Austen's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / No. 84 / Mr Alburger children & Parmele children / Fine, clear day / 10.30 am / D. 10 ft / Inst / Sat. Oct 18th / 1890".
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Mary (Butler) Alburger and Alice (Butler) Parmele were sisters who grew up near Alice Austen in Clifton, Staten Island. They and their children appear in several Austen photos. In this photo, Mary's husband Thomas Linton (Lin) Alburger is seated in the center, and his sister-in-law Alice stands at right. The infant is most likely Thomas Linton Jr., who was born July 28, 1890. The child seated on the ground to the left is Alice B. Alburger, born in 1888.

The two children at right, nearest to Alice (Butler) Parmele, are likely her two eldest children: Charles Roome Jr., born in 1887, and Henry B., born in 1888.

The boy standing at left is identified as "Howie" in a related photo.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Group portraits
Children & adults
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Alburger, Thomas Linton
Alburger, Thomas Linton Jr.
Alburger, Alice B.
Parmele, Henry Butler
Parmele, Charles Roome Jr.
Parmele, Alice (Butler)
Catalog Number 50.015.5439
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2013.
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