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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
Description 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)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
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.
Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1891
Subjects Estates
Lawns
Landscape photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Alexander, Junius Brutus
Catalog Number 50.015.6786
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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