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Title Cooking Club & table
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date May 3, 1887
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a kitchen. A cast iron stove is partially visible on the left. In the center, in front of the door, is a small table set with glasses, silverware, cups and saucers, a pitcher, and a frosted layer cake. At right is a wooden shelving unit filled with kitchenware including 2 majolica pitchers, a ceramic mixing bowl, metal pots and pans, a muffin pan, a wooden rolling pin, a sieve, and a can of "ROYAL / BAKING POWDER". The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Seed plate / No. 113 / Cooking Club & table / Not a very bright day / in secs / 1.50 Stop 4 1.45 P.M. / Tuesday May 3d 1887 / Dahl lense".
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen, Trude Eccleston, Julia Marsh, and another friend comprised the "Cooking Club," which met in a vacant Staten Island house that was loaned to them and cooked meals from their grandmothers' recipes.
Earliest Date 1887
Latest Date 1887
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6495
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2016.
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