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Title Our kitchen
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1890-1900
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of the kitchen of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. At left is a large wooden cabinet with display shelves behind glass in the upper section and doors and drawers below; the upper section is filled with ceramic plates and bowls, and a glass pitcher. At right is a trestle table with a tablecloth; items on the table include ceramic pitchers, cups, and jar, a large metal bowl, and a lamp. A scale and balance tray hang from hooks on the ceiling; a towel hangs from a rope attached to the wall above the table. There is a calendar on the wall above the table (the year is not legible). The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Our kitchen."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Photographer Alice Austen took many photographs of the interior and exterior of her beloved family home.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Interiors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5244
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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