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Title Egg stand group
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date April 18, 1895
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of an outdoor market on Hester Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, with buildings in the background. In the center of the image, two women stand next to wooden crates filled with eggs. At left a man (with his back to the camera) works at a grinding wheel, perhaps sharpening knives. Behind the women are a wagon filled with produce, and a horse-drawn carriage. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "823 / Cramer / C / Egg stand group / Fine day bright / W.L. / 10.05 AM / Inst fast / Thursday April 18th 1895 / Hester Street."
(Keywords: New York City)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Markets
Carts & wagons
Street vendors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5933
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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