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Title [Peter Austen on the beach]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, Peter T.
Date ca. 1889
Collection Peter T. Austen Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Peter T. Austen stands on a beach, with the ocean in the background. He wears a hat, a suit with an open coat and a buttoned waistcoat with watch chain; his hands are in his trouser pockets. Location is probably Bay Head, New Jersey. Photo may be a self portrait or may have been taken by another person. Handwritten in red at top edge: "9.4."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Gift of Phyllis Borea
Ownership and History Peter Townsend Austen (1852-1907) was the uncle of noted Staten Island photographer Alice Austen. This photo was most likely taken in the shore town of Bay Head, New Jersey, where Peter and his wife Nellie and their three children vacationed during several summers in the 1880s and 1890s.
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1895
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, Peter Townsend
Catalog Number 84.059.0060
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
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