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Title J. Martin & A. Austen
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Alice Austen (right) and Julia Martin sit on benches under a tree. Both women hold small dogs on their laps: Alice holds a pug, probably her dog Punch, and Julia holds a small dog that appears to be the same dog identified in other photos as Chico. There is a woman's hat resting on a high tree branch at left. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "J. Martin & A. Austen". The location is not noted, but this appears to be the same tree seen in photo 50.015.6493, which was taken on the grounds of Clear Comfort (the Austen family house) in Rosebank, Staten Island.
(Keywords: Self Portrait, New York)
Film Size 4.250 x 6.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Julia Martin (born 1866) was a close friend of photographer Alice Austen. She grew up in Clifton, Staten Island, not far from the Austen family home. In the early 1890s she lived in Bennington, Vermont, and by the mid-1890s she was living in Santa Barbara, California.
Earliest Date 1887
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Friendship
Dogs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Martin, Julia
Catalog Number 50.015.6430
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2016.
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