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Title End of House, kitchen & servants
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 4, 1887
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Side view of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. A woman is seated on a chair in the shade of the porch and three women stand behind her; a pug (probably Alice's dog Punch) stands at the feet of the seated woman. Vines cover the wall and roof. A water pump is visible on the right, and a doorway is open to the hall. The women are next to a small table that holds a basket and a ceramic pitcher. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Cramer / 131 / End of House, kitchen & servants / Fine day but some wind / 1. P.M. Stop 4. About 1 sec. / Dalh lense Thursday August 4th 1887."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1887
Latest Date 1887
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6556
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
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