|Title||[View of their place from Lou Alexander's piazza]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||October 30, 1891|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. A man and woman stand on the lawn near a walkway on the grounds of Effingham, the Alexander family's estate in Staten Island. In the foreground is a large garden urn on a pedestal with a stepladder and rake next to it. In the background are large trees in bloom.
(Keywords: Estate, Landscape, New York)
|Ownership and History||
Junius Brutus Alexander (1814-1893) moved from St. Louis to New York City in 1865, where he established the banking house of J.B. Alexander & Co. In 1875 he retired, and from the late 1870s until his death he lived at his country estate, known as "Effingham," in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. His daughter Louisa was a friend of photographer Alice Austen.
In 1897 the estate was purchased by the Richmond County Country Club, which remains in that location today.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Alexander, Junius Brutus
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