|Title||[View of Alexander's house through the trees]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||October 30, 1891|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. View of the house and grounds of "Effingham," the Staten Island estate of Junius Brutus Alexander. A large three-story house is seen from across a lawn. In the foreground a man and woman are seated on the lawn under a tree. In front of the house is a large urn on a pedestal.
(Keywords: 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 Mary 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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