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Title Chalet & view from Mt. Rest House, C. Barton & Trude
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 19, 1896
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Charles Barton and Trude Eccleston sit in a gazebo with a pointed thatched roof; a sweeping landscape with mountains is in the distance. Trude is seen from the back; Charles is seated on the opposite side of the gazebo, facing her.
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Trude Eccleston, a close friend of photographer Alice Austen, is seated in the gazebo with her future husband, Charles Barton. Trude and Charles married in 1900.

This photo provides a sweeping view of the area around Lake Mohonk, New York, a popular resort area. The Eccleston family's vacation to the area was reported in the "Personal Notes" column of the Richmond County Advance newspaper on August 8, 1896: "Rev. Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Eccleston and family are spending the month of August at 'Mountain Rest,' near Lake Mohonk."
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Gazebos
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Barton, Charles
Catalog Number 50.015.6285
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2015.
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