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Title Lunch club
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date February 26, 1904
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print. Interior view of the parlor at Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. Eight women are playing cards around an ornately carved table; four of the women are seated and four are standing. Alice Austen stands in the center. The woman seated at left is Trude Eccleston, and the woman seated next to Trude (second from left) is Julia (Marsh) Lord. At far left is a fireplace with a mirror above; there are several lamps on the mantelpiece. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Cramer / crown / Lunch club / Flash 1 box & / a half / Feb 26th 1904 / Dull day lamps / lighted."
(Keywords: Self Portrait, Posed Group, New York City)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1904
Latest Date 1904
Subjects Friendship
Card games
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Lord, Julia (Marsh)
Catalog Number 50.015.5566
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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