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Title [Billiou-Stillwell-Perine house]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1922
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Exterior rear view of a portion of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. A gnarled tree is at the center of the image and a wicker chair is visible on the porch; the door to the lean-to is open. Vertical orientation. The negative is marked "E-15" near the edge.
(Keywords: New York City, HRT, Twentieth Century, Perine House)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This house, built ca. 1662, is an amazing survivor from the very earliest days of European settlement and the oldest building on Staten Island. It stands at 1476 Richmond Road in Dongan Hills and is owned by the Staten Island Historical Society, Historic Richmond Town.

Alice Austen created this photograph around 1922, during the period when she and her companion Gertrude Tate were operating the Box Tree Tea Room in the Perine House.
Earliest Date 1921
Latest Date 1923
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.7121
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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