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Title Nellie, Miss Butler & children laughing
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 7, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Members of the Austen family pose on the steps of a house. Two boys and a girl stand with their arms outstretched on each other's shoulders, and two women are on the steps behind them. A doll sits on the stairs behind the children; a wicker baby carriage is visible on the porch.
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Peter T. Austen, photographer Alice Austen's uncle, lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he was a professor of chemistry at Rutgers College. This photo features Peter's wife Nellie (left) and their children William Munroe (left), Elizabeth Patty (center), and Oswald (right). The woman at right was their governess, Miss Butler. The photograph was taken in New Brunswick, most likely at the family's home.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Family
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, Peter Townsend
Austen, Nellie (Munroe)
Austen, William Munroe
Austen, Oswald Townsend
Austen, Elizabeth Patty
Catalog Number 50.015.5430
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2013.
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